Pro-Israel rally in Guatemala during Operation Protective Edge in 2014
Pro-Israel rally in Guatemala during Operation Protective Edge in 2014
Photo: Israel
Pro-Israel rally in Guatemala during Operation Protective Edge in 2014

Survey: Half of Diaspora Jews want regular contact with Israel

25% want to establish body that will advise Israeli government on issues concerning world Jewry; 50% believe Jewish people's common destiny is ensuring well-being, security of Israel and Jews worldwide

Yaniv Pohoryles‎‏ |
Published: 06.03.20 , 12:34
Nearly half of Diaspora Jews are interested in regular contact with the State of Israel to promote initiatives and activities connecting Jews, says a survey conducted by Genesis Philanthropy Group, a collective of foundations focusing on strengthening Jewish engagement around the world.
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  • Almost 50% of voters said that the common destiny of the Jewish people is a world in which the State of Israel and Jewish communities around the world continuously support each other in initiatives of mutual respect, frameworks for dialogue, and a wide range of activities for Jews of all ages.
    Pro-Israel rally in Guatemala during Operation Protective Edge in 2014 Pro-Israel rally in Guatemala during Operation Protective Edge in 2014
    Pro-Israel rally in Guatemala during Operation Protective Edge in 2014
    (Photo: Reuters)
    A quarter of Diaspora Jews want to establish a democratically elected body of Jews from around the world to which the government of Israel will turn for advice on issues of concern to world Jewry.
    Moreover, half of the respondents believe that the Jewish people's common destiny is ensuring the well-being and security of Israel and Jews worldwide.
    President Reuven Rivlin and Jewish Agency Chair Isaac Herzog speak to Jewish leaders around the world ahead of the Passover holiday, April 2020 President Reuven Rivlin and Jewish Agency Chair Isaac Herzog speak to Jewish leaders around the world ahead of the Passover holiday, April 2020
    UK Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis is visible on the screen as President Reuven Rivlin and Jewish Agency Chair Isaac Herzog speak remotely to Jewish leaders around the world ahead of Passover, April 2020
    (Photo: GPO)
    The survey is part of the Our Common Destiny initiative - launched by Genesis Philanthropy Group and the State of Israel, under the auspices of President Reuven Rivlin – whose goal is to unite the Jewish people worldwide around a common goal and provide a better future for the people and mankind as a whole.
    The document compiles values and principles that are meant to connect and unite all Jews, wherever they live.
    Some 12,000 Jews from around the world have already filled the survey, which will remain open until the end of the year, and its findings will be presented to President Rivlin, featuring new perspectives from all over the world.
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