- See JPPI’s 2014 Dialogue report: “Jewish and Democratic: Perspectives from World Jewry”
- A Pew survey conducted among U.S. Jewry in 2013 found similar results, using the same question: 48% responded that they do not believe that Israel is making a sincere effort to reach a peace settlement with the Palestinians while 38% responded that they do believe that Israel is making a sincere effort to reach a peace settlement with the Palestinians.
- The interim conclusions were presented in a Jewish Leadership conference in Long Island, U.S.A in May 18-19, 2015, and served as a further platform for discussion.
- In response to the survey question “How do you think Jews in your community feel about Israel’s recent armed conflicts”, 14% answered that Jews in their community feel “detached” and an additional 6% responded that members of their community feel “embarrassed”.
- See: Steven M. Cohen and Jack Wertheimer, “The Shrinking Jewish Middle – and How to Expand It,” JTA, November 2014. See also the chapter on Jewish Identity and Identification in this Annual Assessment.
- Ilan Zvi Baron, Obligation in Exile The Jewish Diaspora and Israel Critique, (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2015); and “Israel is Tearing the Jewish Communities Apart”, Haaretz, February 2015.
- Jonathan Freedland, “Liberal Zionism after Gaza,” New York Review of Books, July 2014. Further examples of such criticism can be found in the final report concluding the 2015 Dialogue.
- Atlanta; Barnegat, New Jersey; Bogota, Colombia; Budapest, Hungary; Chicago; Cleveland; Dallas; Glenside, Australia; Johannesburg, South Africa; London, UK; Los Angeles (The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, The American Jewish University and Hillel at UCLA); Melbourne, Australia; New York; Paris, France; Pittsburgh; Porte Alegre, Brazil; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Saint Louis; Sao Paulo, Brazil; Stamford; Tenafly, New Jersey; Toronto; Washington; and several young adult groups of Masa participants in Israel.
- For example, 17 out of 19 participants in the seminar in Glenside, Australia agreed with this.
- 10. 85% of the respondents agreed with the statement “IDF shows more restraint than other armies,” most of them strongly, while only 5% strongly disagreed with the statement.
- 59% strongly agreed with the statement, and an additional 9% somewhat agreed, 30% somewhat disagreed with the statement and only 2% strongly disagreed.
- Washington DC JPPI seminar, April 19, 2015, notes by Shmuel Rosner and Alexis Bock Robbins.
- “Community Bonds and Israel”, Annual Assessment 2013-2014, JPPI, 2014.
- 32% of respondents believe that Israel should conduct its armed conflicts without regard to the views of Diaspora Jews.
- Workmen’s Circle/Arbeter Ring 2012 “Younger Jews, both under age 35 and between 35-44, are much less enthusiastic about Israel’s stance about the conflict. On the measure of “trust in Israeli leaders,” the younger respondents rank 20 points lower than their parents’ generation.”
- Shmuel Rosner, “Debating Religion and State, Debating Distancing,” JPPI, 2011.
- Paris, CRIF JPPI seminar, March 3, 2015, notes by Dov Maimon.
* For the full report on the 2015 Israel-Diaspora Dialogue see: Shmuel Rosner, “Jewish Values and Israel’s Use of Force in Armed Conflict: Perspectives from World Jewry,” JPPI, July 2015. The report can be found on our website: www.jppi.org.il.