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The New American Zionism

Theodore Sasson


This book challenges the conventional view of waning American Jewish support for Israel. Instead, it shows that we are in the midst of a shift from a “mobilization” approach, which first emerged with the new state and focused on supporting Israel through big, centralized organizations, to an “engagement” approach marked by direct and personal relations with the Jewish state. Today, growing numbers of American Jews travel to Israel, consume Israeli news and culture, and focus their philanthropy and lobbying in line with their personal political viewpoints. As a result, American Jews find Israel ... More

Keywords: Israel, American Jews, Jewish state, Israeli news, Israeli culture

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780814760864
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814760864.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Theodore Sasson, author