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Jewish Values and Israel’s Use of Force in Armed Conflict: Perspectives from World Jewry

JPPI’s 2015 Dialogue process on “Jewish Values and the Use of Force During Armed Conflict” included a number of key research components: a comprehensive reading and in-depth analysis of background material on moral, social, and legal dilemmas faced by Israel with regard to the use of force, and Jewish approaches to the subject; several dozen seminars in communities throughout the world, some of which were facilitated by JPPI personnel while others were facilitated locally; distribution of a questionnaire to all participants alongside the discussion groups; analyses of opinion articles on the subject from all over the world; analysis of Dialogue survey results and written seminar summaries; a brainstorming conference for Jewish leaders in Glen Cove, New York, on the 2015 Dialogue topic and process.

Background materials produced by JPPI for the 2015 Dialogue process:

  • A background report prepared prior to the seminars;
  • A PowerPoint presentation for showing at the seminars, and detailed instructions to facilitators on how to use the presentation;
  • A questionnaire that was distributed to all the discussion group participants (attached above);
  • A document with interim conclusions prepared for the Glen Cove brainstorming conference;
  • A chapter in JPPI’s 2014-2015 Annual Assessment of the Situation and Dynamics of the Jewish People.