"They are intent on preventing the development of a Palestinian state. To put it bluntly, they want all of it. They want all of Palestine. ... This is something that Netanyahu said openly and without any reservations when he was not in government," explains Henry Siegman, the former head of the American Jewish Congress and the Synagogue Council of America.
"For many American Jews, Israel has become the content of their Jewish religious identification," Siegman says. "There’s much more to Judaism and to the meaning that you give to your Jewish identity than support for the likes of Netanyahu."
He adds: "The one thing Israelis do not want to do is live in a world where America is not there to have their back." #Israel #judaism #Palestine #Gaza