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    YOUNGER AMERICAN JEWS FEEL LESS TIED TO ISRAEL http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/779479.html AMIRAM BARKAT, HAARETZ - Two recent studies challenge the
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      YOUNGER AMERICAN JEWS FEEL LESS TIED TO ISRAEL
      http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/779479.html


      AMIRAM BARKAT, HAARETZ - Two recent studies challenge the customary
      perception that Jews living in Israel and the United States, which
      make up 80 percent of the world's Jewry - belong to the same nation.
      One study indicates that Israel occupies a marginal place in the
      younger generation's Jewish identity. The other finds that Israeli
      pupils' knowledge of American Jewry is negligible. Both studies were
      conducted by the American Jewish Committee).

      The study on Israeli pupils was conducted by the Levinsky College of
      Education among 150 history and civics teachers. Only 13 percent of
      them said that the subject of U.S. Jewry had been studied at their
      school "at least once." More than 60 percent said the subject had not
      been studied at all and 25 percent could not answer the question. . .

      The study held in the U.S. summed up the findings of all the studies
      conducted among 1.5 million American Jews in their twenties and
      thirties. They all concluded that the state of Israel was not a
      central component in the young people's Jewish identity. For example,
      in a study conducted in 2000, Israel was placed 11th out of 15
      identity components presented to the interviewees.

      All the studies found that the younger the interviewees, the less
      sympathy they felt for Israel. The sense of belonging to the Jewish
      nation also fell the younger the respondent. For example, a study from
      2001 found that less than 30 percent of the young people felt they
      belonged to "the Jewish nation" compared to 42 percent of the 65 year
      olds and older people.

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