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2010 Annual Assessment

In 2010 the Jewish people started to face challenges which seem to be qualitatively different than those with which it has been confronted hitherto. Among the developments which represent these challenges we find the following: the breakdown of direct talks between Israelis and Palestinians and attempts to introduce a solution imposed from outside; a de-legitimization campaign directed against Israel which involves numerous geographical locations and arenas; popular uprisings involving government and regime change in the Middle East; a perception of the decline of American economic and political power and the economic and political rise of China, India and other emerging powers such as Brazil and Turkey; possible changes in the attachment to Israel among young Jews in the Diaspora.

The following section on Policy Directions and Strategic Agenda briefly describes these and other developments and where appropriate, suggests policy directions.

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