Geopolitics

When the government believes its own slogans the country’s in trouble

Too many of our future ministers will likely be unwilling to test their assumptions or leave room for doubt – that’s a recipe for disaster

New Subjects in the Field

Opinion Articles

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.
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Special Reports

Annual assessment for 2022 – main recommendations

The Jewish People Policy Institute (JPPI) Releases 2022 Annual Assessment of the Situation and Dynamics of the Jewish People, Indicators of Jewish Safety and Well-being in Decline Main Recommendations • Diaspora communities (with the assistance of Israel) should prioritize significant Jewish education projects – financially, socially, and institutionally • Philanthropy in Israel, by both individuals and institutions, should be encouraged,…
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Reports

The 2022 Annual Assessment

The Situation and Dynamics of the Jewish People Project Head: Shmuel Rosner Contributors: Gabriel Abensour, Nadia Beider, Dan Feferman, Shlomo Fischer, Shuki Friedman, Avi Gil, Noa Israeli, Dov Maimon, Steven Popper, John Ruskay, Adar Schieber, Noah Slepkov, Yedidia Stern, Shalom Salomon Wald, Haim Zicherman Editor: Barry Geltman
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Opinion Articles

Palestinian Weakness is a Curse for Israel, Not a Blessing

Credit: Malachi Jacobs / Shutterstock.com Political reality reveals fascinating paradoxes. Sometimes a curse holds a blessing and sometimes a blessing carries a disaster. For example, the growing threat of Iran, which many Israelis fear, serves our interest in deepening relations with the Arab world. At the same time, Palestinian weakness, which many Israelis welcome, calls into question the Jewish character…
Opinion Articles
Opinion Articles

Biden Middle East Trip: Where National Polarization Meets Party Polarization

Bipartisan congressional support for Israel is eroding and being replaced by political barbs that use Israel a weapon to score political points.
Opinion Articles
Opinion Articles

US Ponders Agonizing Handshake in Saudi Arabia It Wants to Avoid

Biden’s expected visit to Saudi Arabia shows that even a great power cannot be guided by moral considerations alone. How is Israel struggling with this dilemma?
Opinion Articles

Moral Considerations in Foreign Policy and Israel’s Moral Failure

There are no moral standards in the global arena What is morality? I do not intend to offer a philosophical definition of the term, but one could simply say that these are rules that distinguish between good and bad behaviors. At a higher level, these are rules of conduct, some of which are designated as fundamental values or norms pertaining…
Opinion Articles

Judging the ‘Ethics’ of Israel’s Defense and Foreign Policy

Many issues of ethics in foreign policy are not clear-cut and easy to solve. What is ethical for one side is unethical for another, what was ethical once is no longer ethical later.
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Publications

Measuring the Politicization of Israel in Congress

Main Findings: 66% of Congressional Democrats and 94% of Congressional Republicans have tweeted about Israel during the current session of Congress. During the past two sessions of Congress there has been a dramatic increase in the percent of tweets that politicize Israel. In the previous session of Congress, Republicans and Democrats mentioned politics more frequently in their tweets about Israel…
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