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Is Bennett now pushing his agenda in Diaspora?

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Published: 23 August 2016

Last updated: 4 March 2024

Is Israel trying to turn American Jews into Orthodox right-wingers? – J.J. Goldberg – The Forward 19.08.16
The Israel-Diaspora Initiative was formulated to strengthen Jewish identity by working with a broad, interdenominational alliance of Diaspora Jewish movements and ideas. But it is in fact launching with just three partners: Hillel International and two right-wing Orthodox Jewish outreach organisations, Chabad-Lubavitch and Olami Worldwide. Jewish Agency bowed out because contrary to spirit of the initiative when adopted.

And see:

Jewish identity plan raises ire of non-Orthodox Jews in US - Or Kashti – Haaretz 19.08.16
Rabbi Rick Jacobs, president of the Reform Movement in North America: ‘The program’s idea was reciprocity in Israel-Diaspora relations, in contrast to the current decision, in which the government is dictating a narrow view of Judaism to the Diaspora… This is unacceptable to the large majority of Jews here.’

Is Israel exporting Orthodox bias to all Jews?
- Shmuel Rosner - Jewish Journal 18.08.16
It is not impossible that the right thing, in this case, was to allocate funds to two Orthodox-tilting organisations. Having said all that, the ministry and Mosaic United ought to be careful and take the public’s view into account: it is easy to lose the confidence of Diaspora Jewry. It is especially easy for a ministry whose head is the ultra-nationalist-Orthodox Bennett.

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