Tag: American Jews

The global right is threat to US Jews — but a natural home for Israelis

Israeli supporters of Donald Trump hold a support rally ahead of the U.S. presidential elections, in Beit Shemesh on November 2, 2020. (Yaakov Lederman/Flash90)

The 2020 U.S. presidential election brought into sharp relief the contrast between the American and Israeli Jewish communities, the two main centers of the Jewish world. According to post-election surveys, American Jewish support for the Democrats remains extremely high, at 77 percent (up from 70 percent in 2016). President Donald Trump was estimated to have received a mere 21 percent of the Jewish vote. In Israel, however, surveys have shown that Israeli Jews prefer Trump to Biden by 70 percent to 13 percent.

The global right is threat to US Jews — but a natural home for Israelis