What is a Jew?
According to the Encyclopedia Britannica, “A Jew is a person of Jewish ancestry, or, more generally, a member of the Jewish people.
He or she is a descendant of the ancient Jewish people of Israel, who are descendants of the Biblical Israelites, the descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.”
It goes on to describe “the Jewish religion, culture, identity, religion, language, customs, traditions, and practices, including Jewish religious observances, Judaism, and the Jewish state.”
In the United States, Jews are a large and powerful ethnic group, which comprises roughly 20 percent of the population.
According to Jewish data, they comprise 25 percent of all residents of the country, and comprise 50 percent of Americans who are classified as Jewish.
According the Pew Research Center, there are approximately 1.4 billion Jews worldwide.
They are the second-largest religious denomination in the world after Christians, after the Catholic Church.
In addition, according to Pew, Jews make up 20 percent to 35 percent of America’s population.
Jewish organizations, which are comprised of some of the most powerful and influential organizations in the United State, are able to exert significant influence on the American political process.
According Jewish data available through the Pew Center, Jews have influence in the executive branch of government in the White House, Congress, state legislatures, and state legislatures across the United Kingdom.
Additionally, in Israel, Jews wield significant influence in government in both national and local elections.
They control most of the parties in the country’s national parliament and are responsible for most of Israel’s foreign policy decisions.
In a recent study, the Pew Religious Landscape Study revealed that the number of Jewish-Americans increased by 20 percent over the past two decades.
The report also revealed that Jews are also more likely to identify as liberal than conservatives.
“In our survey, Jewish Americans reported more liberal attitudes on issues of social justice and racial justice than non-Jewish Americans,” the study found.
In 2018, the American Jewish Committee (AJC) reported that, “There is a growing gap between Jews and non-Jews in terms of their support for Jewish issues, including voting, voting preferences, and attitudes toward the U.S. political system.”
The AJC stated that Jewish voters support a strong Israel in the Middle East, but not in other areas of the world.
“There are no national borders, and there is no nation-state.
It is up to Jews in Israel and in Israel’s allies to determine their own future.
It does not matter what happens to the Palestinians.
What matters is the survival of the State of Israel.”
In 2017, the AJC also reported that a majority of Jewish voters favored an aggressive foreign policy that does not align with the United Nations.
“The growing number of Jews who are pro-Israel is not surprising, given the growing role of Jewish communities around the world, the strong influence that Jewish institutions and organizations play in American politics, and Jewish members of Congress and state governments,” the AJCC stated.
However, it also added that the growing Jewish presence in politics, including the Supreme Court and the US Congress, is the result of a number of factors.
“Jewish voters also make up a disproportionate share of voters in states where Democrats have been more successful in winning seats in recent elections,” the report stated.
The AJCC also noted that “Jewish voting patterns are more strongly influenced by economic issues than political issues.
While they also tend to support candidates with more centrist political philosophies, Jews overwhelmingly support candidates on economic issues.”
According to AJP data, “The Jewish vote has consistently shown an increasing presence in US congressional elections since 2000.”
The Jewish vote in 2018 was more than double that of the non-religious population.
“Jews have historically voted for Democratic candidates,” AJP reported.
In the 2018 election cycle, Jewish voters were “more than twice as likely as non-Israelis to vote for a Democratic candidate.”
However, Jewish voter turnout is at an all-time high, with the AJCE reporting that in 2018 “the average Jewish voter cast nearly 20 percent more ballots than nonreligious voters.”
According the AJCP, “This year’s election has been marked by increasing support for Democrats and the increasing support of non-Christians for candidates from both major parties.”
According Jewish sources, the Jewish vote is expected to grow even more in the 2020 election cycle.
The Pew Research Report reported that Jews make “more progressive” choices than nonbelievers in their vote choice.
Jewish sources also report that “Jews are more likely than non Jews to say that a candidate’s position on issues related to Israel is important in shaping the way they vote.”
According Pew data, Jewish and non Jewish Americans “tend to vote on issues that are closely related to their own community.”
For example, “a majority of Jews say that they are concerned about the future of the Israel-Pal