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Changing Attitudes Towards Israel Among Younger Evangelical Christians

The Next Generation Part 2

Co-organized by the UCLA Y&S Nazarian Center, the Center for the Study of the United States at Tel Aviv University, the USC Casden Institute for the Study of the Jewish Role in American Life, and the Sady and Ludwig Kahn Chair in Jewish History at UCLA.

About the Discussion

Since the 1980's, Evangelicals have been one of the most reliable sources of political support for Israel in the United States. This has had a profound effect on American foreign policy and contributed to the deepening ties between the United States and Israel. However, recent data suggests that younger Evangelicals today may not necessarily share in the “fervent embrace” of Israel that has characterized earlier generations. Are younger Evangelicals turning away from Israel—and if so, why? Are they expressing growing sympathy for Palestinians? What is responsible for this generational divide? How has the recent war in Gaza impacted Evangelical views? And what does this all mean for the future of US–Israel relations? This interdisciplinary panel of academic experts will tackle these timely questions and present new data and analysis on what appears to be a transformative moment in the “special relationship” between the United States and Israel.


About the Speakers



Moderator: Dr. Yoav Fromer | Head of the Center for the Study of the U.S., Tel Aviv University



DISCLAIMER: The views or opinions of our guest speakers and the content of their presentations do not necessarily reflect the views of the UCLA Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for Israel Studies. Hosting speakers does not constitute an endorsement of the speaker's views or opinions.