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Israel and the Jewish People: A New Contract for a New Century

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Since the creation of the State of Israel, the relationship between Israelis and Jews living abroad was based on the tacit agreement that Israeli's would build and defend Israel while Jews abroad would sustain it through financial support. With globalization transforming mass communication and Israel maintaining one of the strongest economies in the world, does this tacit agreement make sense today? How can Israel and the Jewish People build a stronger and more appropriate relationship for the next generation?

about the speaker

Einat Wilf is a Member of Knesset within the Independence Faction and serves on the Foreign Affairs and Defense committee. Previously, she served as a Senior Fellow with the Jewish People Policy Planning Institute, a Foreign Policy Advisor to Vice Premier Shimon Peres, and a strategic consultant with McKinsey & Company in New York. She holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of Cambridge and is the author of two books.