Shaking the Wrong Hand? How the Israeli Zionist Left Perceives the Support of the American Christian Right

UNCA Author/Contributor (non-UNCA co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Daniel Arnon, Student (Creator)
University of North Carolina Asheville (UNCA )
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Peter Hascke

Abstract: Since 2001, the Israeli right has dominated every government, and has been the primary policy maker. In the 2013 elections the center-left gained four seats in its parliament, running on a platform of domestic issues. The perceived calm and permanency of the occupation in the West Bank and Gaza, has allowed Israelis to focus primarily on these issues. Economic and political support of Israel by American individuals and governments has been strong, and recently deemed unshakable. Until recently, the core supporters of Israel in the U.S. were from the Jewish community. However, in the past two decades the Christian Right has become increasingly vocal in its support of Israel, and has formed a strong alliance with conservative Israeli governments and organizations. This study explores, through interviews with the Israeli leftist elite, the attitudes of this emerging power bloc toward the American Christian Right.

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UNC Asheville - Journal of Undergraduate Research
Language: English
Date: 2014
Israel, foreign policy, Christian conservatives,

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