President Reuven Rivlin calls for new ‘vision’ in Israel-Diaspora relationship

January 11, 2018 Agencies
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Israeli President Reuven Rivlin has called for a new partnership to be forged between Israel and the Jewish Diaspora to deal with global development issues.

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and President Reuven Rivlin
Photo: Mark Neiman

“The time is ripe for creating a vision and a general strategy for the next 30 years, as a coordinated process involving the government and the private market,” Rivlin said at the Globes Israeli Business Conference.

“Within that, there is room for looking at joint action with the Jewish Diaspora on this and other matters, and for creating a new axis of partnership,” he said.

Rivlin also said the Jewish state would “strive for a reality in which Israel the innovator and Israel with all its capabilities, together with Diaspora Jewry, will be a main partner in dealing with global development problems.”

The Israeli president’s proposal to bolster the country’s ties with the Diaspora come amid a growing rift between U.S. Jews and Israel on key social, religious and political issues, including egalitarian prayer rights at the Western Wall.

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