Episode Number
49
World Zionist Organization’s Yizhar Hess: Israel’s new government must mend rift with American Jews 
On Israel with Ben Caspit, an Al-Monitor podcast
World Zionist Organization’s Yizhar Hess: Israel’s new government must mend rift with American Jews
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Ben Caspit speaks this week with Yizhar Hess, vice chairman of the World Zionist Organization. Discussing the crisis created by the former government vis-à-vis the Jewish diaspora in general — and American Jews in particular — Hess says he is now pinning his hopes on the new government to change this reality. Hess says that despite the agreement among coalition partners not to change the status quo, some specific issues could be dealt with and resolved. First and foremost, the Western Wall guidelines for a praying space for progressive Judaism. 
Links:
New Israeli legislator smuggles Torah scroll for Women of the Wall - Al-Monitor: The Pulse of the Middle East 
Rift between Israel, US Jews deepens - Al-Monitor: The Pulse of the Middle East 
US Jews losing faith in Israel - Al-Monitor: The Pulse of the Middle East 
Israel's war between the Jews - Al-Monitor: The Pulse of the Middle East 
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