Eliana Rudee, jns.org
image from entry, with caption:Aliyah Annotated columnist Eliana Rudee (right) and Hannah Lilly in Israel
“Do Israeli Jews care what American Jews think?”
Whenever Israelis join the army, the gun they’re issued is marked “property of the United States of America.” Israelis are very aware how powerful America is and are therefore quite concerned with what American Jews think. It is also important to them that American Jews understand the situation in Israel and the bias against Israel in the media. Israel is investing a lot of money for “hasbara” (public diplomacy) of foreign policy because of this. Whether it’s helping or not is a different question.