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Dramatic Spike in #civilwar chatter on Israeli social media

A dramatic rise of 9,000% in recent days brings JPPI to call out politicians and leaders responsible for inciting cannibalistic rhetoric in an already fractured Israeli society

Amb. Dennis Ross: “The Jewish community in the United States is a strategic asset not to be trifled with”

The relationship between President Biden and the new government is not likely to result in a major crisis in the U.S.-Israel relationship because Biden has a warm spot in his heart for Israel
Democracy

Israel – Two Perspectives and the Zionism of the 21st Century

Last month, the Vice President of the Jewish People Policy Institute, Dr. Shuki Friedman, appeared at the Z-3 conference at the JCC in Palo Alto and spoke about the meaning of Zionism in the 21st century. Here is the text of his talk
Democracy
Religion and State

The new Israeli officials seeking to redefine Jewish identity

Religious Zionism’s focus on rebranding Israeli society could test the Jewish state’s already fragile relationship with more liberal Diaspora Jewish communities
Religion and State
Haredim

It’s time to promote advancement of ultra-Orthodox working women

The government encourages Haredi men who are absent from the employment pool to join it, but what if it offered incentives for training to the women instead?
Haredim
US Jewry

A narrow government with Ben Gvir and Smotrich threatens US-Israel ties

Shared values are a cornerstone of the relationship – appointing senior ministers that incite against Arabs would be a gift to anti-Israel progressives.
US Jewry
Diaspora

Minister Nachman Shai: It is time for a new paradigm in Israeli-Diaspora

It is time we change the paradigm between Israeli-Diaspora relations. This week in Basel we celebrated the 125th anniversary since the first Zionist Congress, led by Theodor Herzl. Herzl. photo: Carl PietznerHerzl Herzl’s vision came true beyond all expectations. Zionism achieved one of the greatest successes of the Jewish people, if not the greatest. The Jewish people were finally granted…
Diaspora
Diaspora

Germany Offers a Special Fund of 12 Million Euros for Ukrainian Holocaust Survivors

Germany agreed to one of its most extensive financial reparations packages ever to the world’s remaining Jewish Holocaust survivors. Ambassador ( Ret.) Stuart E. Eizenstat: “This is the first time in recorded history that a defeated nation in a war has voluntarily paid compensation to individual civilian victims.” The compensation package was announced during an event in the Jewish Museum…
Diaspora
איתמר בן גביר

People gathered around MK Itamar Ben-Gvir. Photo by Gil Tanenbaum/TPS

Elections

Listen: An interview with Dr. Shlomo Fischer on the Ben-Gvir phenomenon

Sociology expert Dr. Shlomo Fischer, a senior fellow at the Jewish People Policy Institute, expands on extremism in Israeli politics. Listen: Main image credit: Gil Tanenbaum/TPS  
Elections
צעדת התפוצות בירושלים. צילום: אסתי דזיובוב TPS

צעדת התפוצות בירושלים. צילום: אסתי דזיובוב TPS

Diaspora

How Much Should Israel Value Jewish Interests Over its Own?

The crisis with Russia surrounding the Jewish Agency raises the question again: what price is Israel willing to pay for solidarity towards Diaspora Jewry? The true nature of the current Jewish Agency crisis with Russia is unclear. Russia claims its basis is legal: the Agency has violated local procedures governing the operation of foreign organizations on its soil. In Israel,…
Diaspora