Israel as the focal point

Alliance magazine

The hopes and dreams of many Jewish philanthropists – and the communities they are part of – find their expression in the support of a range of causes in Israel. The run-up to and establishment of the state of Israel in 1948 created a major focal point for Jewish philanthropy worldwide.

Today, established Jewish communities in the US, Canada, Argentina, Australia, South Africa, France, Hungary, Germany and the UK (to name a few) have strong philanthropic ties to Israel.

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict makes these relationships highly charged – a source of pride and emulation to some but also of debate and criticism.

As the following profiles illustrate, the hopes and dreams of many Jewish philanthropists – and the communities they are part of – find their expression in the support of a range of causes in Israel.

 
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