Loyalty and Criticism in the Relations between the World Jewry and Israel

By Gabriel Sheffer

The Israeli Presidential Conference 2011, June 2011

Loyalty to Israel and criticism of it by world Jewry is an important issue, and more complex than people usually think. This issue in not limited to public or secretive statements of harsh or mild criticism of Israeli governments and their policy. Loyalty and criticism are closely linked to many aspects of events and changes taking place in the Diaspora and in Israel. In this context, there is no doubt that Diaspora Jews and Jews from Israel are now experiencing fundamental and significant changes and face basic problems which affect mutual loyalty and criticism between Diaspora Jews and Israelis. Since the  origins and nature of these changes which affect loyalty and criticism are complex, they must be thoroughly examined. This is a brief discussion of these changes followed by an analysis of their impact on loyalty and criticism in the current relations between the World Jewry and Israel.

Topic: Diaspora Relations, Israel-Diaspora Relations, Young Adults, Generational Issues, Israel Attachment

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Coverage: Israel , World

Language: English

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Sheffer, Gabriel. Loyalty and Criticism in the Relations between the World Jewry and Israel. The Israeli Presidential Conference 2011. June 2011: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=11840


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