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Israeli and American Jews know little about each other, new study finds

By Shira Hanau

(JTA) — American and Israeli Jews don’t know much about one another, according to a study released Monday.

Still, both groups expressed an affinity for the other in the poll by the American Jewish Committee.

Among American Jews, a total of 40 percent said their knowledge of Israelis was either nonexistent or weak, and another 21 percent ranked their knowledge of Israelis as medium, while 37 percent said they received a “strong” education about Israel.

Among Israeli Jews, a total of 69 percent said...

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