Although rumors have been flying for weeks, the Israeli Foreign Ministry has confirmed to the Exponent that the future of the Israeli Consulate to the Mid-Atlantic region, which serves six states, but first and foremost our area, is being debated.
It would be easy for Israelis to abandon the quest for peace, given the Palestinian violence, intransigence and rejectionism over the past two decades. But Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has embarked on a new U.S.-led effort to reach peace.
No one who’s been paying attention to the state of American Jewry over the past two decades should be surprised by the sobering findings of the Pew study on U.S. Jews. But that doesn't mean we shouldn't act upon them.