‚Majority of Israelis see US Jewry as vital to security‘

23.03.2011                      17.Adar ll, 5771


'Majority of Israelis see US Jewry as vital to security'

Poll: 73% of adults say Israel can learn a lot from religious pluralism of American Jewish community; MKs to take Diaspora study tour.

The majority of Israelis believe that the US Jewish community is vital to their country’s security and political existence, a Teleseker poll carried out last week on behalf of the Israel and Boston-based Ruderman Family Foundation has revealed.
Carried out to coincide with the launch of the new Ruderman Fellowship Program, which aims to educate Knesset members about the intricacies of the organized Jewish community in the US, the poll saw an overwhelming 87 percent of respondents answering "very important" and "quite important" to the question: "How important is the American Jewish community to Israel’s security and political existence?"…