Trump’s defeat ends the Israeli right’s long celebration
Published in the Times of Israel Trump’s defeat marks the end of the Israeli right’s four-year celebration. At the global level, Trump has significantly intensified the erosion of the liberal world order. In a world where human rights are underrated, the on-going Israeli occupation provokes less condemnation and the Palestinian plight has been pushed off the agenda. At the regional…
New Subjects in the Field
US Jews issue penalty card to the Israeli government
The basic facts are that the majority of non-Orthodox American Jews are liberal supporters of the Democratic Party and its values
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Is Evangelical Support for Israel Really Unequivocal?
Evangelical Christian Zionism and support for Israel is a multi-layered phenomenon that cannot be taken for granted.
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…
Despite the Gloomy Headlines, American Jewry has Grown in Size
American Jewry has grown in size, is largely connected to Israel, and the young generation can be engaged; is more diverse and divided than in the past Highlights from Prof. Leonard Saxe’s lecture at JPPI (edited by Dan Feferman). Despite (some of) the gloomy headlines from the recent Pew Study of American Jewry, along with reports about anti-Semitism, BDS and…
Dr. Gitit Levy-Paz
Dr. Gitit Levy-Paz is a fellow at JPPI. She has a Ph.D. in Political Science from Bar-Ilan University, an M.A. in Hebrew Literature from Ben Gurion University, and a B.A. in Political Science and Communication from Bar-Ilan University. Her work focuses on contemporary Jewish American identity from an interdisciplinary – sociological, political and literary - viewpoint. In addition to her work at the JPPI, she is a lecturer at Bar-Ilan University. Gitit was selected as a research fellow for the Israel Democracy Institute's program on Judaism and Human Rights and has received several other fellowships. She worked as a literary editor and wrote literary criticism for the literary section of Haaretz.