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Israeli Attitudes Toward American Jews

(2018 - 2019)

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

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%