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Powerful demographic, cultural, and strategic currents in Israel and the United States are driving the two countries apart. In America, the once solid pro-Israel consensus is being corroded by a deepening divide between conservative Jews who fervently support the Jewish state and the more liberal, more ambivalent Jewish majority. In Israel, surveys of young Jewish citizens reveal a preference for right-of-center parties, a disdain for democracy, and, in some cases, a readiness to curb the civil liberties of non-Jews. Prospects for preserving a liberal Zionism against the pressures for "Greater Israel" are dimming as hopes for a two-state solution fade.
A Senior Fellow at the International Institute for Strategic Studies, Dana Allin comments and writes widely on the strategic challenges and historical, political and social roots of US foreign policy, with special attention in recent years to America’s Middle East dilemmas. Based in London, his writing has appeared in The Financial Times, International Herald Tribune, Wall Street Journal and more.
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