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5 Democrat contenders for POTUS in 2020 are against anti-BDS legislation

Pro-Israel U.S. Voters, WAKE UP!
Poll conducted this year found a mere 27% of Democrats sympathize with Israel than Palestinians, as compared with 79% of Republicans.

BY MICHAEL WILNER

 

WASHINGTON – A bipartisan bill combating the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement making its way through Congress has earned the support of a majority of senators, save for a handful that share one thing in common: plans to run for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.


No senator who has expressed an interest in running for president this cycle – Senators Kamala Harris of California, Cory Booker of New Jersey, Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Kirsten Gillibrand of New York – has joined 57 of their colleagues to cosponsor the Israel Anti-Boycott Act. Continue Reading »

Pew Poll: Sanders supporters more pro-Palestinians than for Israel

 

While the American public are more sympathetic to Israel with 54% to 19% for the Palestinians, Clinton supporters are more likely to sympathize with Israel 47% to 27% for the Palestinians.

By HERB KEINON

 

Liberal Democrats, the group for whom US Senator Bernie Sanders is the most appealing candidate in the current presidential race, sympathize more with the Palestinians than with Israel, according to a Pew Poll released on Thursday.

Pew Survey: Hindus & Jews are most highly-educated in US

The Pew survey revels a 6.7% increase in the amount of Americans who do not affiliate with any religion, but having Islam as the fastest-growing religion, with a 0.5% growth.

By MICHELLE MALKA GROSSMAN

 

The Pew Research Center on Tuesday released its annual report on religion in the United States which showed that Hindus and Jews were the most highly-educated people in the country, as well as those with the highest incomes on average.

Young Jews rally in support of Israel in New York, July 20. – Photo: EDUARDO MUNOZ/REUTERS

According to the 2014 US Religious Landscape Study, 59 percent of Jews in the US said they were college graduates, while 77% of Hindus also said they were holders of academic degrees. Continue Reading »

Pew Report: Jews Continue to Leave Europe

The report estimated that from 9.5 million European Jews in 1939, to 3.2 million Jews in 1960, falling to 2 million by 1991, and then to 1.4 million in recent years.
Anti-Semitism appears to be on the rise on the continent, with some speaking of a new ‘exodus’.

By Ynetnews

 

The last several decades have seen a precipitous drop in the number of Jews living in Europe, according to a poll published Monday by the Pew Research Center.

Poster for the anti-Semitic rally

The report estimated that there were 3.2 million European Jews in 1960, which fell to 2 million by 1991, and to 1.4 million in recent years. Continue Reading »

Survey: Israelis’ confidence in Obama is higher than ever before

Latest Pew Research survey shows Israel as resolutely pro-U.S. & very supportive of its use of drones & surveillance, in the fight against terrorists.

 

The fact that Israelis are one of the most staunchly pro-American people in the world is not new. But that their confidence in Barack Obama’s ability to handle world affairs climbed dramatically in 2014 to reach an all-time high? That will surely surprise and confound both supporters and detractors of the U.S. president.

Obama in Washington

U.S. President Barack Obama, Washington, December 7, 2013. – Photo: AP

Nonetheless, these are some of the findings included a new poll on global attitudes released this week by the Pew Research Institute.

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Pew Survey Poll: American support for Israel at near record highs

Survey demonstrates massive American support for Israel.

U.S. Hispanics & Blacks sympathize with Israel more than twice as much as with Palestinians.

 

The US public’s support for Israel is at near-record levels, according to a Pew Research Center poll, despite the current violence and images of the destruction in the Gaza Strip playing out nightly on television screens across America.
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Samuel L. Jackson’s selfie at the Celebrate Israel Parade in NY, June1, 2014 – Photo: @SamuelLJackson / Twitter

Furthermore, the poll – carried out from July 8 to July 14 – indicates that support for Israel among blacks and Hispanics – demographic groups to which Israeli advocacy groups are increasingly reaching out – is more than double what it is for the Palestinians.

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Conservative American synagogues wrestle with non-Jewish participation

‘Since a large percentage of our younger families include interfaith marriages, we want to keep our children as loyal & involved Conservative Jews, and we realize that in order to do so, we need to be welcoming to their partners, spouses & families’

 

 

NEW YORK (JTA) — To an outsider, the battles might seem to be over trifles — in some cases, just a few feet.

Where may a non-Jewish parent stand in the synagogue during his child’s bar mitzvah? Can a non-Jew open the holy ark? Should non-Jewish synagogue members have voting rights?

A non-Jewish woman is among those at a Torah reading at Adas Israel Congregation in Washington. Many Conservative synagogues are finding new ways for non-Jews to participate in synagogue life. (Adas Israel)

A non-Jewish woman is among those at a Torah reading at Adas Israel Congregation in Washington.

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