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Israel and the Diaspora – 4 Israeli views

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Published: 20 August 2016

Last updated: 4 March 2024

Healing the rift between Israeli and American Jews – Ofir Richman – Jewish Journal 17.08.16
‘We Israelis actually don’t know much about these Americans. We are not accustomed to their sense of commitment and community, to other perspectives and reflections on Jewish life, to their challenges and their diversity — and to the extent of their connection to Israel.’

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Olympic Jews? – Uri Avnery – Jewish Business News 20.08.16                                                                                                       Israel is – by its own official definition – a “Jewish state”. It claims to belong to the Jewish people...  So why does no one in Israel take the slightest interest in the medals won by Jews and Jewesses in other national delegations?

As an Israeli, I don’t want a dime of my taxes going to Jews in Diaspora – Uri Misgav – Haaretz 19.08.16
It isn’t that I’m mad at the Jews of America. On the contrary. I don’t nurse any grudge against them. But I also don’t feel any sense of responsibility for them.

Israel no longer requires deluge of dollars from Diaspora Jewry, new book argues
– Dan Goldberg – Haaretz 23.07.16
Israel presents a two-faced image to Diaspora Jews to maximize donations, says Sydney-based Israeli political scientist.


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