According to recent estimations, there are more than one million Israelis living in the diaspora today. Most of them (about 800,000) live in the United States, and there are some large concentrations of Israelis in countries such as – Canada, England, Germany, the Netherlands, Russia, and Australia.
This phenomenon of growing number of Israelis who have chosen to live in the diaspora creates a reality in which the national institutions of the state of Israel are required to voice their opinion on significant issues related to this phenomenon and towards strengthening the connection between the Israelis abroad and the State of Israel. The need only intensifies when it comes to members of the second and third generations and their attitude towards the State of Israel and their connection to their Jewish identity.
The Department of Irgoon and Israelis abroad is working on a special and meaningful delegation to address these issues.
The delegation is designed to bring Israeli influencers to meet and learn about the Israeli and Jewish community abroad, our goal is for them to comprehend the Israeli phenomenon in the Diaspora, understand the daily reality of those Israelis and their needs, and learn about existing models of Israeli communities and Israeli education. More importantly, for them to think of ways to change the current policy and budgets allocated towards this issue, help promote and expand the discourse that exists on this issue in the country.