New report by the Reut Group calls for revival of Jewish community relations field due to its crucial role in fighting contemporary anti-Semitism and the boycott movement

New report by the Reut Group calls for revival of Jewish community relations field due to its crucial role in fighting contemporary anti-Semitism and the boycott. Read more here...

Decline of Traditional Mediators Between Israel and the Diaspora

The world is changing fast, but Jewish institutions? Less so. Today the Jewish world is experiencing a decline in old models of Jewish legacy institutions. This decline poses a new challenge to Jewish communities in the United States and elsewhere. In our recent paper, we argue that the traditional mediators must be updated, and that … Continue reading Decline of Traditional Mediators Between Israel and the Diaspora

The opportunity in September for Israel re-engagement

In a paper published by the Washington Institute for Near East Policy (WINEP), Tal Becker examines the scenarios likely to unfold at the UN this September, the regional and domestic factors, and the various implications of potential UN recognition of Palestinian statehood. While he notes potential threats, he also considers potential opportunities such as preservation … Continue reading The opportunity in September for Israel re-engagement

The Israel Action Network Introduced

The network of Jewish Federations is set to launch an innovative initiative to catalyze the North American Jewish community response to the campaign to advance Israel's delegitimization. The project, called the Israel Action Network (IAN), will be directed by Senior Vice President of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) Martin Raffel, who introduced the … Continue reading The Israel Action Network Introduced

Has the Israeli Government changed its attitude towards the Jewish world?

The recent passing of a draft of the budget for 2011-2012 by the Israeli Cabinet reveals the government’s priorities for the coming year (Hebrew). Two line items in particular suggest a change in what the Government of Israel perceives its role to be in the Jewish World: the  allocation of funds to the Ministry of … Continue reading Has the Israeli Government changed its attitude towards the Jewish world?