The Jewish People Policy Institute’s 2015 Dialogue was held under the wider umbrella of its Pluralism and Democracy project, which is supported by the William Davidson Foundation. The Dialogue process encompassed unmediated study of Jewish public positions highly relevant to Israel via 40 discussion groups and seminars involving members of Jewish communities around the world.2 Questionnaires were also administered in this framework, and research on the Jewish public as a whole was analyzed – including studies on Jewish populations with thin attachments to Israel and organized Diaspora Jewish life. The findings that emerged from these activities formed the basis for an integrative concluding discussion in the form of a brainstorming conference held in Glen Cove, NY (May 18-19, 2015). Senior figures in American Jewish leadership, rabbis, intellectuals and academics took part in the conference discussions.
Article Library / Structured Jewish World Dialogue
- Table of Contents
- Main Conclusions
- The Military Operation in Gaza and Allegations against Israel
- Israel-Diaspora Tensions and Jewish Reactions to Operation Protective Edge
- What do Jews Expect of Israel?
- Do Diaspora Jews Think that Israel Should Take them into Consideration?
- Is Israel Willing to take Diaspora-Jewish Opinions into Account?
- Political Views and the Strength of the Israel-Diaspora Relationship
- Jewish Ethics as a Source for Israeli Policy in Wartime
- How Israel Acts, and How it is Perceived
- The Effect of Israel’s Recent Wars on Diaspora Jews
- Jewish Youth and Israel: Discrepancies over the Use of Force
- Appendix A: Background on the Seminars, Their Advantages and Limitations
- Appendix B: Data from the Survey Administered to Dialogue Participants
- Appendix C: Questionnaire handed out to the Dialogue participants
- Appendix D: Technical data, including a list of participating communities and participants