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.
About the Author: Yishai Fleisher is the Contributing Editor and PR manager at the JewishPress.com, and Israel's only English language broadcast radio show host (Galey Yisrael 106.5FM). Yishai is 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, they have two children, and they live on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem.
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