The Six Day War and Israel-Diaspora Relations: An Analysis of Quantitative Indicators

By Sergio DellaPergola, Uzi Rebhun, Rosa Perla Raicher

Avraham Harman Institute of Contemporary Jewry, 2001

Thirty years later, having the benefit of some historical perspective, we can try to assess the impact of the Six-Day War on the relationship between Israel and Diaspora Jewry. One question of some interest is whether the Six-Day War was basically a factor of continuity or discontinuity regarding various preexisting aspects of the relationship, or - to broaden the question - concerning various central processes in Jewish history and society. Questions of such broad import are usually dealt with by means of thorough historical analysis of the facts and their implications, and by attentive consideration of the role possibly played by memory in reshaping the nature and meaning of the past events themselves. This chapter follows a much simpler course, by describing and briefly discussing a variety of trends concerning Israel-Diaspora relationships, all of which lend themselves to quantitative measurement. It is through the compilation and presentation of selected statistical materials, rather than through a well-defined theoretical construct, that we hope to shed some light on the question whether and to what extent the Six-Day War was a turning point in the mutual relationship between Jews in Israel and in the rest of the world.

Topic: History, Diaspora Relations, Israel-Diaspora Relations, Israel Attachment, War, Data

Page Number(s): 11--50

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Coverage: Israel , United States , World

Language: English

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DellaPergola, Sergio. Rebhun, Uzi. Raicher, Rosa Perla. The Six Day War and Israel-Diaspora Relations: An Analysis of Quantitative Indicators. Avraham Harman Institute of Contemporary Jewry. 2001: 11--50.


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