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Why African Americans Should Support the State of Israel | United with Israel

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The Jewish people and the African American community both have a shared history of affliction, persecution, and enslavement. Just as the Jews were slaves in Egypt and suffered much persecution throughout their 2,000 years living in a Diaspora, so were the African Americans enslaved and endured much discrimination in America. 

For this reason, many Jews sympathized with the African American struggle for freedom and this sympathy would lead to many prominent African American leaders sympathizing with Zionism. Indeed, both African American and Jewish leaders saw parallels between African American history in America and Jewish history. Thus, both the African American and Jewish community have common values, thus illustrating why the African American community should support Israel............

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