Beyond the public policy sphere there are a lot of real ways to support Israel in the United States, and they are all non-partisan. There is a desperate need to bolster Jewish education about Israel and support programs dedicated to strengthening the connection between Diaspora Jews and and Israelis such as Birthright and Friends of the IDF. There are also wonderful organizations working on building Israel’s infrastructure like hospitals, schools and communities, and they need help. Amazing research is being done in Israel, and new startups could use seed money. By taking part in the plethora of real build-Israel initiatives Americans can take part in the rebirth of Israel.
And ultimately, American Jewry should be focused on transitioning their life to Israel, the Jewish State, where they are most needed and where they can make the greatest impact.Yishai Fleisher
About the Author: Yishai Fleisher is a Contributing Editor at JewishPress.com, Chief Editor at JNi.media, talk-show host, and International Spokesman for the Jewish community of Hebron, an Israeli Paratrooper, a graduate of Cardozo Law School, and the founder of Kumah ("Arise" in Hebrew), an NGO dedicated to promoting Zionism and strengthening Israel's national character. Yishai is married to Malkah, and they live on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem with their children.
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