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Israeli Attitudes Toward American Jews

(2018 - 2020)

See also AJC Surveys of Israeli Jewish Opinion
Comparison of American and Israeli Jewish Opinion

Has a rift grown between American Jewry and the State of Israel? [not exact wording] (i24NewsOctober 6, 2020)

There is a rift but it can be mended
47%
There is no rift, only debate
35%
There is a rift but it cannot be mended
12%

Are American Jews "correct" or "mistaken" to support the Demcratic Party? [not exact wording] (i24NewsOctober 6, 2020)

Correct
36%
Mistaken
48%

To what extent should the Israeli government take into account the implications of its decisions on Diaspora Jewry? (Mitvim, September 2019)

 
Jews (2019)
Arabs (2019)
Total 2018
Total 2019
To a large or moderat extent
52%
37%
47%
50%
To a small extent or not at all
37%
25%
38%
35%
No opinion
11%
38%
15%
15%

On the subject of support for Israel by U.S. Jews, which of the following most closely matches yor opinion? (Haaretz, (October 24-25, 2019)

U.S. Jews should support Israel More
51%
U.S. Jews support Israel enough
33%
U.S. Jews should be more critical of Israel
3%
Support of U.S. Jews is not important
13%

Should Israel take the opinons of U.S. Jews into account?

Israel should take the opinons of U.S. Jews into account
31%
Israel does not have to take the opinons of U.S. Jews into account
46%
Don't know
23%

To whom do you generally feel closer: non-Jewish Israeli citizens or Diaspora Jews? (Haaretz, (October 24-25, 2019)

Closer to non-Jewish Israeli citizens
10%
Closer to Diaspora Jews
52%
Equally to both
38%

American Jewish support of Israel is essential for the security of the State of Israel.
(UJA-Federation Survey of Israeli Jews, January 2018)

Strongly Agree

41%

Agree

40%

Don't Know

3%

Disagree

13%

Strongly Disagree
4%

A strong and thriving American Jewry is important for the future of Israel.
(UJA-Federation Survey of Israeli Jews, January 2018)

Strongly Agree

32%

Agree

42%

Don't Know

3%

Disagree

18%

Strongly Disagree
5%

To what extent do you feel that Jews in Israel and Jews in the United States share a common destiny?
(UJA-Federation Survey of Israeli Jews, January 2018)

To a Great Extent

30%

To Some Extent

45%

Don't Know

2%

Not Much

20%

Hardly at All
4%

To what extent does it seem to you that Jews in Israel and American Jews should be responsible for one another's welfare?
(UJA-Federation Survey of Israeli Jews, January 2018)

To a Great Extent

59%

To Some Extent

34%

Don't Know

2%

Not Much

4%

Hardly at All
1%

A Jew can lead a much more meaningful Jewish life in Israel than in the United States.
(UJA-Federation Survey of Israeli Jews, January 2018)

Strongly Agree

36%

Agree

29%

Don't Know

3%

Disagree

22%

Strongly Disagree
10%

To what extent should the Israeli government take into account the views of Jewish leaders in the U.S. with respect to status of the Reform and Conservative movements in Israel?
(UJA-Federation Survey of Israeli Jews, January 2018)

To a Great Extent

13%

To Some Extent

26%

Don't Know

6%

Not Much

23%

Hardly at All
32%

To what extent should the Israeli government take into account the views of Jewish leaders in the U.S. with respect to regulation of how people pray at the Kotel?
(UJA-Federation Survey of Israeli Jews, January 2018)

To a Great Extent

15%

To Some Extent

25%

Don't Know

4%

Not Much

22%

Hardly at All
35%

To what extent should the Israeli government take into account the views of Jewish leaders in the U.S. with respect to building settlements in the Territories?
(UJA-Federation Survey of Israeli Jews, January 2018)

To a Great Extent

8%

To Some Extent

21%

Don't Know

4%

Not Much

27%

Hardly at All
40%

To what extent should the Israeli government take into account the views of Jewish leaders in the U.S. with respect to regulation of conversion in Israel?
(UJA-Federation Survey of Israeli Jews, January 2018)

To a Great Extent

15%

To Some Extent

27%

Don't Know

4%

Not Much

23%

Hardly at All
31%

To what extent should the Israeli government take into account the views of Jewish leaders in the U.S. with respect to peace negotiations with the Palestinians?
(UJA-Federation Survey of Israeli Jews, January 2018)

To a Great Extent

7%

To Some Extent

25%

Don't Know

4%

Not Much

27%

Hardly at All
37%

To what extent should the Israeli government take into account the views of Jewish leaders in the U.S. with respect to treatment of Israeli Arabs?
(UJA-Federation Survey of Israeli Jews, January 2018)

To a Great Extent

6%

To Some Extent

21%

Don't Know

4%

Not Much

28%

Hardly at All
41%