Geopolitics

To Deter Iran, Give Israel a Big Bomb

The best way to ensure Tehran doesn’t gain the capability to make a nuclear weapon is for the U.S. to empower its ally.
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Annual assessment for 2022 – main recommendations

The 2022 Annual Assessment

JPPI’s Jewish World Dialogue: The State of Israel, the Diaspora, and the Nation-State Law

Palestinian Weakness is a Curse for Israel, Not a Blessing

Biden Middle East Trip: Where National Polarization Meets Party Polarization

US Ponders Agonizing Handshake in Saudi Arabia It Wants to Avoid

Moral Considerations in Foreign Policy and Israel’s Moral Failure

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

Measuring the Politicization of Israel in Congress

The War in Ukraine: Implications for the Jewish People (Hebrew Event)

Speaking with the Ambassadors

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

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

2021 Annual Assessment

Should Israel be apprehensive following the US abandonment of Afghanistan?

How can Israel convince gentiles if it can’t convince Jews?

Iran as a Challenge to the Jerusalem-Washington-American Jewry Triangle

Israel’s confrontation with Hamas is a strategic wake-up call

Climate Change, Israel and the Jewish People

The downside of Blinken’s encouraging confirmation hearing – opinion

India, Israel, and the Jewish People – Book Review in The Journal of Indo-Judaic Studies

Trump’s defeat ends the Israeli right’s long celebration

On Israel-Palestine, Biden Is Not Just Another Version of Obama

Must Israel ‘support Washington to face down Beijing?’ – analysis

No substitute for Oslo and the ‘new Middle East’ – opinion

Israel’s Interests amid Increasing US-China Tensions

The Geopolitical Arena in the Shadow of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Don’t Give Up on the Two-State Solution

The Global Positions of China and the US, Before and After the Coronavirus Crisis

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

The Strategic Triangle: Jerusalem-Washington-American Jewry

The Evolving World Order: Implications for Israel and the Jewish People

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

Israeli And Diaspora Jews: ‘We Are Siblings, Not Cousins’

China, Israel, and the United States: Triangular Pressures

Will Netanyahu Surrender to the Annexation Camp?

Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu’s landmark visit to India

The Geopolitical Landscape – Growing Uncertainty in light of the Trump Presidency

India’s Israel relations, the Middle East and China

Memories of an Anti-Semitic State Department

Geopolitics

Geopolitical Landscape

India, Israel and the Jewish People – Book Launch Closing Remarks

Ambassador Stuart Eizenstat – India, Israel and the Jewish People

Ambassador Mark Sofer – India, Israel and the Jewish People

Ambassador Pavan Kapoor – India, Israel and the Jewish People

Ambassador Dennis Ross – India, Israel and the Jewish People

Op-Ed: Red Lines Belong to the People

India, Israel and the Jewish People

Op-Ed: Shifts in the West: Impacts on Israel and the Jewish People

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Address to JPPI Conference

Closing Remarks at the 2017 Conference on the Future of the Jewish People

Shifts in the West: Impacts on Israel and the Jewish People

Rising nationalism vs globalization 
and how it affects the Jews

Shifting Trends in the West and their Impact on Israel and the Jewish People

Amb. Dennis Ross – Foreign Policy Challenges Facing Trump Administration

Two Years since Narendra Modi’s Election Victory

The Relationship with the United States and the Triangle’s Resilience

The Regional System: Threats and Opportunities

The International System and U.S. Standing

An Opportunity for a Geopolitical Adjustment

Op-Ed: The Trump Win: Hoping for a Strong America to Advance a Peace Initiative

Amb. Dennis Ross – Doomed to Succeed: The U.S.-Israel Relationship from Truman to Obama

Elliott Abrams – Foreign Policy Implications of 2016 U.S. Presidential Election

Op-Ed: The Truth from the U.S.

Op-Ed: Securing an Acceptable Iran Deal in the Long Run

Dr. Henry Kissinger – Plenary with Amb. Dennis Ross

Geopolitical Challenges and the New Government

Op-Ed: A Speech and a Wake-Up Call

Op-Ed: Democratic Crisis or Jewish Catastrophe?

Implications for the Triangular Relationship: Jerusalem-Washington-the American Jewish Community

The Palestinian Challenge

The Iranian Challenge

The Global Context

2014 – A Strategic Crossroads

The Conference on the Future of the Jewish People, Glen Cove 2014

2014 – A Strategically Decisive Year

Dr. Shalom Salomon Wald – Rise and Fall of Civilizations: Lessons for the Jewish People

Anti-Christian terror is everyone’s concern

The Renewed Peace Talks

JPPI 2012-2013 Annual Assessment Presentation to the Israeli Cabinet

2013 – Elections in the United States and Israel

U.S. Ambassador to Israel, Daniel B. Shapiro at JPPI’s 2012 Conference

Amb. Stuart Eizenstat Presents His Newest Book

Prioritized Strategies for the Jewish People: 2012

Amb. Dennis Ross – Regional Developments

Amb. Daniel B. Shapiro – Opening Remarks

Amb. Dennis Ross – Chanel 2 Interview on “Iran Deal,” Peace Process

Remarks to the JPPI by US Ambassador Daniel B. Shapiro

Dr. Diana Pinto – The Peace Process From a European Perspective

Uncharted Waters, 21st Century Global Forces

Muslim Anti-Semitism

The 2010 Conference of the Jewish People Report

A Permanent Agreement: The Jewish Dimension

Op-Ed: Israel Is a Victim of Turkey’s Transformation

Op-Ed: The Morning After

Defense Minister of Israel, Mr. Ehud Barak, at JPPI’s 2010 Conference

Op-Ed: Debasing a Foundational Idea

Mega-Trends and the Jewish People

Assessment: Permanent Agreement, Jewish Dimension

Background: Mideast Peace, the Jewish Dimension

2030: Alternative Futures for the Jewish People

Muslim Anti-Semitism: The Challenge and Possible Responses

The Triangular Relationship of Jerusalem, Washington, and the American Jewish community

The Future of Israel Between Thriving and Decline

Policy Paper: China and the Jewish People

Researchers Team

Dr. Shalom Salomon Wald
Senior Fellow
Ambassador Avi Gil
Senior Fellow
Brig. General (Ret.) Michael Herzog
Dr. Dov Maimon
Senior Fellow
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Activity:

History of the Jewish Civilization and head of JPPI’s work regarding India and China.


Bio

S.Wald was born in 1936 in Milan, Italy. He grew up in Basel, Switzerland where he studied social sciences, history, and history of religions, graduating in 1962 as Ph.D. In 1964 he joined the Paris-based OECD (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development) where he stayed until his retirement in 2001. His career spanned education, technological innovation, science and technology policy, energy research policy and biotechnology policy. He was Head of the OECD/DSTI Biotechnology Unit. He joined the JPPPI in 2002 and worked on Jewish/Israeli relations with China; science and technology; and the history of Jewish civilization. Currently he reviews India-Israel-Jewish People links.

Three Reports written for JPPPI:
– China and the Jewish People – Old Civilizations in a New Era, Jerusalem 2004.
– “Science and Technology and the Jewish People”, JPPPI Annual Assessment 2005, Jerusalem 2005.
– Jewish Civilization at the Crossroads – Lessons from the History of Rise and Decline, to appear in 2010.

Three Research Papers written outside JPPPI:
– “China and Israel”, Encyclopedia Judaica, Second Edition, ed. Fred Skolnik, Vol. 4, Farmington Hills, 2007.
– “The ‘Confucianisation’ of the Jewish Community of Kaifeng: Jewish and Non-Jewish Historical Perspectives”, The Jews in Asia – Comparative Perspectives, ed. Pan Guang, Center of Jewish Studies Shanghai, The Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, 2007.
– “Chinese Jews in European Thought”, Youtai – Presence and Perception of Jews and Judaism in China, ed. Peter Kupfer, FASK, Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz, ed. Peter Lang, Frankfurt am Main, 2008.


Read more by Dr. Shalom Salomon Wald

6/19/2022

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

5/22/2022

Is there basis to Lavrov’s Comments on Hitler, Judaism and Antisemitism?

3/29/2022

Will China repeat America’s mistakes in the Middle East?

9/14/2021

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

9/13/2021

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

2/17/2021

Jewish Creativity Across the Ages – What About the Corona Age?

10/29/2020

Must Israel ‘support Washington to face down Beijing?’ – analysis

3/31/2020

The Global Positions of China and the US, Before and After the Coronavirus Crisis

3/20/2020

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

2/15/2019

Dr. Shalom Salomon Wald: Is There Such a Thing As a Jewish Gene?

10/02/2018

On Genetics and Jewish History

9/06/2018

The Innovation Challenge

9/05/2018

Israel’s Long Road to Asia

1/23/2018

Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu’s landmark visit to India

12/10/2017

India’s Israel relations, the Middle East and China

9/13/2017

Creativity and the Factors that drive Intellectual and Cultural Achievements

6/27/2017

India, Israel and the Jewish People – Book Launch Closing Remarks

6/19/2017

India, Israel and the Jewish People

2/10/2014

Dr. Shalom Salomon Wald – Rise and Fall of Civilizations: Lessons for the Jewish People

12/14/2004

Policy Paper: China and the Jewish People

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Activity:


Bio

Ambassador Avi Gil Served as the Director General of Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs from April 2001-November 2002. He also served as Director-General of Israel’s Ministry of Regional Cooperation, Deputy Director-General of the Peres Center for Peace; the Prime Minister’s Chief of Staff, Media Advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Minister of Finance, and Executive Policy Advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs. He has been closely involved in Israel’s policy-making and peace efforts, including the negotiations that led to the Oslo Accords and the peace treaty with Jordan. He is a Senior Fellow at the JPPPI and a was a close advisor to President Shimon Peres.


Read more by Ambassador Avi Gil

7/25/2022

Palestinian Weakness is a Curse for Israel, Not a Blessing

7/05/2022

US Ponders Agonizing Handshake in Saudi Arabia It Wants to Avoid

6/27/2022

Israel’s Elections Reawaken U.S. Jews’ Trauma

5/19/2022

The Israeli government must cooperate with J Street

2/15/2022

Erdan is fit to continue representing the Israeli government at the UN

12/27/2021

Next PA head will do more for Palestinians than Abbas ever did

11/02/2021

Is Israeli-Palestinian peace a dream for the naive?

9/23/2021

In Gilboa Prison, a Glimpse of Israel’s Impending Disaster

8/23/2021

Should Israel be apprehensive following the US abandonment of Afghanistan?

7/15/2021

How can Israel convince gentiles if it can’t convince Jews?

5/20/2021

Israel’s confrontation with Hamas is a strategic wake-up call

1/25/2021

The downside of Blinken’s encouraging confirmation hearing – opinion

12/09/2020

Avi Gil: An Insider’s Look on the Life of Shimon Peres

11/10/2020

Trump’s defeat ends the Israeli right’s long celebration

10/28/2020

No substitute for Oslo and the ‘new Middle East’ – opinion

9/02/2020

The Geopolitical Arena in the Shadow of the COVID-19 Pandemic

2/10/2020

Avi Gil: Thoughts on Trump’s peace plan

9/18/2019

The Geopolitical Arena

4/16/2019

The Evolving World Order: Implications for Israel and the Jewish People

4/11/2019

Ambassador Avi Gil and Dr. Shlomo Fischer: Israeli Elections Aftermath

2/22/2019

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

12/21/2018

Avi Gil: Concluding 2018

8/29/2018

Summary

8/29/2018

The Triangle’s Jewish Side

8/29/2018

The American Side of the Triangle

8/29/2018

The Jerusalem-Washington-American Jewry Triangle

8/29/2018

Hamas

8/29/2018

The “Ultimate Deal”

8/29/2018

The Palestinian Arena

8/29/2018

Turkey

8/29/2018

Jordan

8/29/2018

Egypt

8/29/2018

Saudi Arabia

8/29/2018

ISIS

8/29/2018

Syria

8/29/2018

Hezbollah

8/29/2018

Iran

8/29/2018

The Regional System: threats and opportunities

8/29/2018

The International System: U.S. status and performance and the implications for Israeli strategic resilience

8/29/2018

Introduction

8/29/2018

Navigating Stormy Geopolitical Arenas

2/16/2018

Will Netanyahu Surrender to the Annexation Camp?

12/18/2017

The Geopolitical Landscape – Growing Uncertainty in light of the Trump Presidency

12/04/2016

An Opportunity for a Geopolitical Adjustment

2/21/2016

Op-Ed: The Truth from the U.S.

5/10/2015

Geopolitical Challenges and the New Government

2/04/2015

Op-Ed: Democratic Crisis or Jewish Catastrophe?

8/07/2014

2014 – A Strategic Crossroads

6/03/2014

Israel as a Jewish and Democratic State

3/11/2014

2014 – A Strategically Decisive Year

9/07/2013

The Renewed Peace Talks

2/01/2011

A Permanent Agreement: The Jewish Dimension

10/14/2010

Background: Mideast Peace, the Jewish Dimension

1/01/2010

2030: Alternative Futures for the Jewish People

Activity:


Bio

Michael Herzog is a Brigadier General in reserve. He was discharged in August 2010 from long service in the IDF, which included, among other things, combat as an infantryman in the Yom Kippur War, a long career in the Intelligence Division, the head of the Strategic Planning Division in the Planning Division (AGT), the military secretary to the defense minister and chief of staff Minister of Defense (a total of six years in the last two positions, with four defense ministers).

Herzog has been involved in all of Israel’s peace talks with the Palestinians, Syrians and Jordanians since 1993. Between May 2009 and March 2010, he served as a special envoy of the Prime Minister and the Minister of Defense in efforts to drive the political process.

He has also served and is serving as a research fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.

In 2021 Herzog was named Israel’s Ambassador to the US.


Read more by Brig. General (Ret.) Michael Herzog

6/28/2021

Iran as a Challenge to the Jerusalem-Washington-American Jewry Triangle

5/19/2021

Discussing the Gaza Dilemma with Military Expert Michael Herzog

11/09/2020

On Israel-Palestine, Biden Is Not Just Another Version of Obama

8/27/2020

Michael Herzog: Israel’s Treaty With the United Arab Emirates

5/19/2020

Michael Herzog: Will Israel annex the west bank this summer?

3/31/2020

The Global Positions of China and the US, Before and After the Coronavirus Crisis

2/21/2019

Brigadier General (Res.) Michael Herzog: Israel’s upcoming security challenges

3/29/2018

The International De-Legitimization Campaign Against Israel

7/23/2015

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

2/02/2011

Attitudes Toward Israel and the Jewish People

12/15/2010

Op-Ed: Israel Is a Victim of Turkey’s Transformation

10/17/2010

Op-Ed: Debasing a Foundational Idea

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Activity:

(עברית) אחראי על דסק אירופה במכון


Bio

Senior Fellow at JPPI, Dov Maimon leads the “Grand Strategy toward Islam” project, the “Israel-Diaspora New Paradigm” project and the Institute’s activities in Europe.

Among his action-oriented work, he is a member of the Advisory Committee for Improving access to Ultra-Orthodox to Higher Education chaired by Professor Manuel Trajtenberg. He is also the author of the Action Plan for bringing the developing mass migration of French Jews to Israel. Commissioned by governmental agencies, the plan was adopted by the Israeli Cabinet on June 22nd 2014.

Born in Paris, he earned a B.Sc. from the Technion (Haifa, Israel), a MBA from Insead (Fontainebleau, France), a M.A in Religious Anthropology and a Ph.D. in Islamic and Medieval Studies from the Sorbonne University. He is a laureate of the prestigious prize “Grand Prix du chancelier des universites 2005” awarded to the best French PhD work in Literature and Human Sciences. He is also a graduat of the Mandel School of Educational Leadership. Formerly an High-Tech industry entrepreneur, Dov is teaching at the School of Business Administration of the Ben Gurion University.


Read more by Dr. Dov Maimon

6/24/2022

The Rise of the French Anti-System Parties: Implications for European Jewry

4/27/2022

And the One Who Does Not Know How to Ask

3/07/2022

These are the implications for Russian Jewry if Russia wins

11/15/2021

Europe needs to allow Jews to practice shechita

11/10/2021

Climate action in Israel as a bridge for Jewish peoplehood

7/21/2021

Is the Future of European Jewry in Danger?

7/21/2021

Is the Future of European Jewry in Danger?

5/09/2021

Climate Change and the Jewish Question

9/08/2020

Integrated Index: Anti-Semitism

4/05/2020

The Growth of the Haredi Communities in the Diaspora: Expanding Civic and Political Engagement

3/08/2018

An Integrated Jewish World Response to Israel’s Migrant Challenge

12/08/2016

Comprehensive Three-Dimensional Index on anti-Semitism in Europe

3/23/2015

JPPI’s Emergency Plan for French Aliyah

11/28/2013

The Cultural Dimension of Jewish European Identity

2/21/2013

“The Haredi Challenge”

8/23/2012

The Circumcision Crisis

1/03/2012

The Jews of France in 2030

1/01/2012

Learning Jewishness, Jewish Education and Jewish Identity

3/07/2011

Arevut, Responsibility and Partnership

2/21/2011

Muslim Anti-Semitism

2/02/2011

Back to the Future, European Jewry

10/01/2010

Background: European Jewry in 2030

12/28/2009

Muslim Anti-Semitism: The Challenge and Possible Responses