Diaspora and Israel

Publications Regarding Diaspora and Israel

Articles

Press Release

The Failures of the State Conversion System

A new book from the Israel Democracy Institute
exposes the failures of the State conversion system over three decades

Op-ed

From Peoplehood to Brotherhood

“It was the best of times; it was the worst of times.” Dickens’s words seem a highly apt way of describing the current state of the Jewish people, and the relationship between the two largest Jewish communities in the world – those in Israel and the United States.

Article

Israel's Religion and State Rift is a Minefield for American Jews

Thought leaders recommend an ‘all in the family’ perspective when it comes to challenges between Jews in Israel and the Diaspora.

Press Release

Rabbinate’s criteria to recognize of rabbinical courts abroad - problematic

IDI on the Rabbinate’s publication on the recognition of rabbinical courts abroad: "A potential strategic blow to Israel’s connection with Diaspora Jewry and a serious operative problem for many Jews in Israel"

Article

Being Able to Say No

How can we reverse the growing rift between Israel and diaspora Jewry? Both sides have their work cut out.

Article

Israel-Diaspora Rift Isn’t As Bad As You Think

The rift between the Israeli Jewish community (as opposed to the Israeli government) and the U.S. Jewish community is not as deep as it is portrayed in the media.

Article

Nation-State Law Explainer

The Israel Democracy Institute Answers Your Questions.

Article

Q&A about the Nation-State Law

Amend the Nation-State Law and Add: "Jewish, Democratic and Equal"

Op-ed

Strengthening Jewish Peoplehood In The Diaspora — But Not In Israel

In the bill’s final wording, the state only commits itself to act within the Diaspora to strengthen the ties of Jewish peoplehood – as if actions taken inside the Jewish state, like the reneged-upon Western Wall compromise, have no bearing on the rest of the Jewish world.

Press Release

Letter to the Israeli Government on the Nation State Bill

The Israel Democracy Institute issued a letter to the Prime Minister regarding the Nation State Billl, asserting that if the value of equality is not anchored in the legislation alongside the other enumerated national characteristics of the state, the law may eventually erode Israel's democratic character