J Street: Shared Values: Fault Lines in the American and Israeli Jewish Communities

The strength of the US-Israeli relationship has long been ascribed to our countries’ “shared values.” Yet we are witnessing growing gulfs within and between both the American Jewish and Israeli Jewish communities. This pertains to attitudes on human rights, pluralism within Judaism and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. In an age of global hyper-partisanship, in which cultural and political chasms are widening, can we still say we have “shared values?” What are the implications for our relationship moving forward?