Yes, Dual Loyalty Is Possible

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Is it possible for an American Jew to be loyal to both America and Israel at the same time? Yes, it can.

As an American Jew, you are in a unique position.  You are from the country of your birth, and at the same time you are a part of the nation of Israel.  Because of this unique position, you have the right to immigrate and live in Israel.

When a Jew from diasporas (exile) moves to Israel they carry with them the identity of their place of birth. This identity includes their values and their way of life, which are then added to the greatest melting pot of cultures on earth.

This is where the concept dual loyalty comes into play…

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David Weissman was born in Queens, NY and served 13 years in the U.S. Army as a chaplain assistant, including two deployments to Afghanistan. Upon being honorably discharged he made the Jewish right of return (Aliyah) and moved to the city of Ashkelon in Israel where he experienced the war with Hamas in the summer of 2014. David is now a freelance writer living in the city of Efrat in the Jerusalem district.