2021 Annual Assessment

The Situation and Dynamics of the Jewish People

PROJECT HEAD: Shmuel Rosner

Dan Feferman, Shlomo Fischer, Shuki Friedman, Avi Gil, Inbal Hakman, Michael Herzog, Gitit Levy-Paz, Dov Maimon, Steven Popper, Uzi Rebhun, John Ruskay, Noah Slepkov, Adar Schieber, Yedidia Stern, Shalom Salomon Wald

Barry Geltman

2021 Annual Assessment

Noa Tishby is a longtime Israeli resident of the United States, where she has enjoyed a successful acting and film production career. Tishby was responsible for the sale of the television series In Treatment to HBO in 2006 – the first instance of an Israeli drama becoming an American series. Tishby recently published a book entitled Israel: a Simple Guide to the Most Misunderstood Country on Earth. The book is both an intimate account of Israeli history and an attempt to address the conflicts that polarize Israeli society – the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in particular. The work offers historical, social, and cultural information about Israel, and strives to convey the great complexity of Israeli life and the Israeli situation to non-Israelis. Against the background of a trend toward distancing between American and Israeli Jews, Tishby’s book stands out as an attempt to bridge existing knowledge gaps. It will be published this year in Hebrew as well.