They bring a deep connection to the Jewish state and an ability to think outside the box, says a co-founder of the Israeli-American Council.
The president recognized the obvious, and we should have welcomed it, says the senior rabbi at Stephen Wise Free Synagogue in New York.
Some analysts believe the move was a rebuke to violent protesters and forces the Palestinians to face reality.
Is it possible to imagine an "undivided Jerusalem" that also accommodates Palestinian aspirations for a state and capital of their own?
"We hope one day to see a world in which all inhabitants of the land enjoy equal access to the city’s cultural and material resources," the scholars say.
Thirty years ago, American Jews understood that if Soviet Jews were being silenced, American Jews would have to be loud.
The president's son-in-law and alleged efforts to quash a U.N. resolution rebuking Israel have moved front and center.
More than 800 African-Americans have played in Israel's premier league. An unexpected number have become citizens and ambassadors for the country.
Hours before Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely was scheduled to leave for the Czech Republic, the Prime Minister's Office reportedly told her to stay put.
Hotovely said that she did not intend to offend lone soldiers serving in Israel or their families, or Jewish families who have members who served in the U.S. army.