Israel

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

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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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Rosh Hashanah or January 1st?

When does the year start for Israelis – the first of January or the first of Tishrei? Most of us conduct our daily lives according to the Gregorian (non-Hebrew) calendar and are not aware of the Hebrew date on any given day. Even special personal days, such as birthdays or wedding anniversaries, are usually celebrated on their Gregorian dates. Our…
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איתמר בן גביר

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

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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  
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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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Herzl and the First Zionist Congress: Then and now

We need a new Herzl and a new Zionist Congress, not for the purpose of establishing a state or defining identity, but to breathe the spirit of solidarity and Jewish brotherhood into an era of strife Although Israelis report being happy on a personal level, they take a critical attitude toward the state and to what is happening in Israel’s…
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Israel’s Coalition Didn’t Fail. It Set a New Bar

Whatever happens, a once unthinkable coalition created just over 365 days ago opened the gate to a new and thrilling possibility of cooperation. A dam has broken.
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Israel’s Elections Reawaken U.S. Jews’ Trauma

While many Israelis dismissed ‘government for change’ as nothing more than a marketing stunt, most U.S. Jews welcomed what they considered a major change.
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Background Papers

Should Moral Considerations be Brought to Bear in Foreign and Security Policy? Attitudes of Israeli Jews

Main findings of the Report A large majority of Israeli Jews feel that Israel is a moral country and that the IDF is a moral army. A large majority believes that in foreign and defense policy, interests and moral considerations must be balanced. However, the more prevalent tendency is for a balance that prioritizes interests over morality. There is a…
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An Inclusive Jewish Nationalism Opens Itself to Refugees

Some of the voices that have characterized Israeli nationalism in recent decades betray the memory of Egypt.
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