A new poll put out by the Jewish Democratic Council of America finds that about quarter of U.S. Jews believe Israel is an apartheid state, and is committing genocide against the Palestinians. And one fifth of American Jews under 40 believed Israel doesn’t have the right to exist. Minister for Diaspora Affairs Nachman Shai said that a lot of work has to be done to correct this attitude and strengthen ties with world Jewry. He also told reporter Arieh O’Sullivan that the government would be fostering better relations with all streams of Judaism and he blasted the takeover by Orthodox groups of the egalitarian prayer section at the Western Wall for the Tisha B’Av prayers.