How Israelis view the diaspora so to better bridge the divide between Israel and World Jewry

Thursday, March 11, 2021

Our Chairman, Robert Singer, spoke today in a special event in Yad Kennedy near Jerusalem, in partnership with

Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Keren Kayemet Le'Israel (JNF) and Bitula Jewish Heritage Foundation to plant a tree as a token of commemoration of the Jewish community of North Macedonia who perished in the Holocaust. The event was held in the presence of Stevo Pendarovski the President of North Macedonia, Gary Koren, Deputy Director-General for Euroasia and Western Balkans at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Dan Oryan, the Ambassador of Israel to North Macedonia.


During his address, our Chairman said: "We are pleased to take part in another significant collaboration of the Center for Jewish Impact with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs led by Ambassador Dan Oryan. Together with KKL-JNF and Bitula Jewish Heritage Foundation, we will continue to commemorate the memory of the Northern Macedonian community, especially on this symbolic day. We would like to invite more organizations to join us in this important commemoration project."

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

As part of our work at the Center for Jewish Impact we seek to strengthen Israel’s relationship with the worldwide Jewish community and to complement the efforts of Israel’s Government in bridging the divide between Israel and the wider world. With that in mind we commissioned a poll to try and understanding how Israelis view the diaspora so we can better strengthen the relationship between Israel and the diaspora.















To what extent do you agree or disagree with the claim that Diaspora Jews have no right to interfere in what is happening in Israel because they don't live in Israel

strongly agree 18.1

somewhat agree 48.3

somewhat disagree 29

strongly disagree 3.8


Do you think that as a result of the corona plague and the cessation of visits to Israel and the Diaspora, the connection between Israel and Diaspora Jewry was damaged?

strongly agree 8.5

somewhat agree 34.2

somewhat disagree 49.7

strongly disagree 7.6


Do you think the election of the Biden administration will strengthen or weaken the relationship between American Jews and Israelis?

Wil definitely strengthen 5.2%

Will likely strengthen 45.3%

continue to weaken 44.5%

Will definitely weaken 5%


To what extent do you agree or disagree with the statement that despite the security situation, the safest place for Jews is in Israel and therefore Diaspora Jews should immigrate to Israel?

Strongly agree 35.4%

Somewhat agree 40.8 %

Somewhat disagree 20.1%

Strongly disagree 3.8%


Do you think that Diaspora Jewry constitutes the first line of defense against elements that are hostile to Israel?

Strongly agree 9.3%

Somewhat agree 46.1%

Somewhat disagree 39.2%

Strongly disagree 5.4%


Method: The study was conducted as part of a representative online survey among 503 respondents, aged 18 and over, who constitute a representative sample of the population in the Jewish localities in the State of Israel (Internet surfers).


The survey was conducted during the third week of December 2020.


the margin of era is +/- 4.38%, at a statistical significance of 95%.


For a more detailed analysis of our polling results, an Excel document is available for download (in Hebrew)