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The Next Generation: Changing Attitudes Towards Israel Among Younger Americans, Part 2: The Evangelicals

This event was the second in a three-part series examining the attitudes of young people in the United States towards Israel.

Since the 1980s Evangelicals have been one of the most reliable sources of political support for Israel in the United States. This had a profound effect on American foreign policy and contributed to the deepening ties between the United States and Israel ever since. 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– 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 U.S.-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:

Mordechai (Motti) Inbari | Professor of Religion, University of North Carolina-Pembroke 

Co-author of Christian Zionism in the Twenty-First Century: American Evangelical Opinion on Israel

 

Kirill M. Bumin | Associate Dean, Boston University Metropolitan College 

Co-author of Christian Zionism in the Twenty-First Century: American Evangelical Opinion on Israel

 

Daniel G. Hummel | Director of the Lumen Center and Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

Author of Covenant Brothers: Evangelicals, Jews, and U.S.-Israeli Relations and The Rise and Fall of Dispensationalism: How the Evangelical Battle over the End Times Shaped a Nation

 

Diane H. Winston | Professor of Journalism and Communications, Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, University of Southern California

Author of Righting the American Dream: How the Media Mainstreamed Reagan's Evangelical Vision

In the media

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

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