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It is widely assumed that the majority of American Jews provide unconditional support to any decision taken by the US in line with the declared interests of Israel. However, contrary to this popular assumption, this article documents that opinions of American Jews diverge significantly regarding Trump's Jerusalem Embassy decision.

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In this article, we try to provide a comprehensive explanation of the divergent responses of American Jews to the Jerusalem Embassy decision. To this end, we examine the policies of Israel toward the Palestinians since the late 1970s and the political and religious divisions within the American Jewish community as the main causes behind these divergent responses. We document and analyze how the decision has been perceived by different American Jewish organizations through interviews with their representatives.

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This page is a summary of: Reactions of the American Jews to Trump’s Jerusalem Embassy Move: Continuation of the Historical Pattern?, Alternatives Global Local Political, November 2018, SAGE Publications,
DOI: 10.1177/0304375419833557.
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