Matthew Cassel uses his own Jewish background to explore the Jewish-American community's support for Israel. (Al Jazeera)

Matthew Cassel uses his own Jewish background to explore the Jewish-American community’s support for Israel. (Al Jazeera)

In Al Jazeera’s Correspondent series, Matthew Cassel explores his own Jewish background in his native Chicago, and talks to local temples, rabbis, friends, and family about their feelings on Israel and the Arab-Israeli conflict.

Cassel delves into Judaism in modern Israel, and how Israeli policies have affected the lives of millions of Palestinians.

Finally, he works to understand how Israel has affected Judaism in America and the Jewish-American community and how religious beliefs have turned into a political cause that enjoys such active support in the United States.

Watch his two part series here

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