By N. Rubin
The Oslo strategy of September 1993 to January 2001 finally led to an enduring holiday in American Judaism's conventional wall-to-wall aid for any Israeli executive. Drawing on huge new resources, Rubin analyzes what this intended for the yank and Israeli Jewish communities―critical constituencies in prior and destiny negotiations.
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In its aftermath, US secretary of state Henry Kissinger spent exhaustive months engaged in what became known as “shuttle diplomacy,” flying from Jerusalem to Cairo to Damascus and to various other regional capitals as he maneuvered the complicated pieces of the Middle East chess board The Rabin-Peres Years ● 45 in favor of disengagement accords. 7 It not only set an example of extended presidential involvement but created the first major paradigm shift for American Jews. They and the rest of the world began thinking that peace between Israelis and Arabs might become a reality.
B’nai B’rith International’s office at the United Nations, which once gave much focus to the Soviet Jewry cause, is now principally focused on helping Israel at the United Nations. 27 Meanwhile, the daily rhythm of American Jewish life was replete with education on and promotion of the State of Israel’s well-being. To enhance such connections, by the 1990s, a trip to Israel had become a rite of passage for “committed Jews” and their families. So it was not surprising that a 1995–96 study of Conservative Jews found that 81 percent of children about to have or who had just had a bar or bat mitzvah said they were willing to visit Israel with a teenage group.
A large focus of the AJCommittee’s international diplomatic outreach is pro-Israel activism. The ADL puts a large focus on monitoring anti-Israel activity by journalists, cultural elites, and political figures. B’nai B’rith International’s office at the United Nations, which once gave much focus to the Soviet Jewry cause, is now principally focused on helping Israel at the United Nations. 27 Meanwhile, the daily rhythm of American Jewish life was replete with education on and promotion of the State of Israel’s well-being.
American Jewry and the Oslo Years by N. Rubin