‘We're Outraged’: Liberal U.S. Jews Feel Betrayed by New Israeli Government

The arrival of the ‘coalition of change’ was meant to signal a new dawn in Israel-Diaspora relations after the toxic years of Netanyahu. Yet nearly eight months in, many U.S. Jews are mad as hell at Naftali Bennett

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When Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s 12-year reign came to an end last June, Reform and Conservative leaders in the United States didn’t bother concealing their relief. Their relationship with Israel’s longest-serving premier had long since hit rock bottom as his policies and rhetoric increasingly reflected the fact that his political fate had become dependent on the far right and ultra-Orthodox parties who scorned liberal, non-Orthodox Diaspora Jews.

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