Mordecai Kaplan on American Jews and Israel


“The role of American Jewry in relation to Eretz Israel is similar to the role of the American home front in relation to the battle front during the recent world war. Were it not for the backing of the home front, or for the fact that America proved to be the ‘arsenal of democracy,’ the most clever strategy and the most arduous valor on the battle line would have been of no avail. Similarly, American Jewry will for a long time have to give moral, political, and economic support to the Eretz Israel enterprise, which is the deciding factor in Israel's struggle for survival in the modern world.”