Policy Papers

China’s Rise, US Opposition and the Implications for Israel

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Political Extremism and the Jews

There is a natural tendency, when discussing political extremism and polarization, to assume that the extreme Right and the extreme Left are mirror images of one another. In so doing, one appears evenhanded, even broadminded, able to accept that one’s own side’s extremists are as bad as those of the other side. But today’s extreme Left and Right in the…
Israel-China Relations

China, the American Challenge and the Implications for Israel and the Jewish People

The US vs China: Confrontation Continues in 2021
Israel-China Relations
Israel Relations

Let’s Talk – Discussing the Future Among the Jewish People

A culture of to-and-fro is not only respected in Jewish custom, it is positively sanctified. . .We know we are not weakened by debate; we are strengthened by it. Today, however, I fear this is a lesson we need to learn afresh. –Israel President Reuven Rivlin, Forward, 8 February 2021 Talmudic discourse shows that Jews are encouraged to ask questions;…
Israel Relations
Education

Israel Advocacy and Israel Education — Leadership Must Decide

The conflation of Israel advocacy and Israel education has resulted in growing numbers of North American Jews ill prepared to understand and negotiate the complexity of contemporary Israel.
Education
Diaspora

The Diaspora Jewish Community, Post-Pandemic: Trends and Recommendations

The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically changed the way Jews practice and express their Jewishness. Because the possibility exists that things will not return to the pre-pandemic norm, measures must be taken to assist Diaspora Jewry address the recent developments and their impacts, turning them into opportunities for renewal and growth. The COVID-19 pandemic dramatically changed the way Jews practice and…
Diaspora
Geopolitics

The Future of the Current World Order: Implications for Israel and the Jewish People

The terrible human cost of World War II drove the United States to promote the establishment of institutions, rules, conventions, and agreements that would regulate, in the international sphere, such basic issues as arms control, trade, health, environmental protection, and more. This “world order,” which was forged during a period of American dominance and rooted in a multilateral approach to…
Geopolitics
Asia

India, Israel and the Jewish People

  INDIA, ISRAEL AND THE JEWISH PEOPLE Looking Ahead, Looking Back 25 Years after Normalization   With a Foreword by H.E. President Reuven Rivlin   Shalom Salomon Wald and Arielle Kandel
Asia
Identity

Raising Jewish Children: Research and Indications for Intervention

     Family, Engagement, and Jewish Continuity among American Jews   Sylvia Barack Fishman and Steven M. Cohen   Learning Jewishness, Jewish Education, and Jewish Identity   Sylvia Barack Fishman and Shlomo Fischer Contributors: Rachel S. Bernstein, Dov Maimon and Shmuel Rosner  
Identity

Jewish People Global Forum

At the meeting of the Knesset Committee on Aliyah, Absorption and Diaspora Affairs, which took place at the President’s Office on December 13, 2004, President Moshe Katzav and Chairperson MK Collete Avital decided to postpone actions to further the President’s initiative of a “Second House” until April 1st, 2005, following the commitment JPPPI undertook to submit a position paper on…