Israel-Diaspora Relations for the 21st Century
Makor Rishon is reporting that the Israeli Prime Minister’s Office has decided to sponsor a conference intended to help nurture the next generation of Diaspora leadership. The author of the article Ariel Kahana, writes that there was some opposition among certain government ministries, since the goals of the conference are a strengthening of Diaspora communities and leadership, something that some see as contradicting what they understand to be the Zionist ideal of all Jews moving to Israel.
The conference in question will take place in parallel to the next General Assembly, which will take place this coming November in Israel. Previous plans included increased financial support for activities in Diaspora communities, but budgetary constraints have shifted the focus to nurturing the next generation of Diaspora leaders.