Learn about "The Russification of Jewish-American Fiction" in this new article by my friend, Andrew Furman.
Personally, I've always appreciated the chance to pray for the well-being Israel (and, for that matter, for the United States), in the concluding part of a synagogue service. But in yet another example of political correctness run amok, "some American Jewish worshipers are finding themselves uncomfortable with the traditional Prayer for the State of Israel - and are changing it to suit their viewpoints." See the JTA article here.
I guess there's not enough talk of anti-Israel boycotts like this one and this one and this one out there already, so American Theatre magazine decided it was time to stir the pot.