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December 3, 2013 6:10 pm

Survey: Israeli-Americans More Positive About Israel the Longer They Live in U.S.

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JNS.org – A new study revealed that while 67 percent of Israeli-Americans who have lived in the U.S. for up to 10 years would “say positive things” about Israel when talking to a non-Jewish American, 78 percent of Israel-Americans who have lived in the U.S. for more than a decade would say positive things about their native country.

The study, released by the Israeli-American Council, surveyed nearly 1,660 Israelis living in 40 U.S. states.

“The purpose of the survey was to deepen our understanding of the landscape of today’s Israeli-American communities so that we can better provide services they need to fulfill our mission of strengthening the Jewish identity of the next generation and building bridges to the Jewish American community. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first survey of the Israeli-American community nationwide that has ever been conducted,” said Shawn Evenhaim, chairman of the Israeli-American Council.

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