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2016 Annual Assessment

This portion of the annual assessment considers the sources and uses of Jewish people wealth for Jewish people purposes. In previous years we have offered insights into issues of priority and allocation of funding. In this year’s assessment we look at three different issues in the creation of material resources for affecting Jewish people outcomes. First, we will present an overview of the prospects and domestic controversies surrounding exploitation of Israel’s newly discovered fossil fuel riches. This is followed by a discussion of the structure of Israel’s economy – in fact, its two largely separate economies – as reflected in an increasing balance of evidence from OECD and domestic economic observers. Finally, we discuss the broad trajectory of Jewish giving in the United States.