Yonatan Schimmel works as a representative of  the World Zionist Organization (WZO), Jewish Agency and B’nei Akiva in Scandinavia. He and his family have lived in Stockholm for two years. He have a bachelor’s degree in social work and a master in non-profit management.

Session: Israel in the eyes of Diaspora Jewry – Source of pride or a burden?

During the lecture, we will try to examine the relationship between the communities in the Diaspora and the state of Israel.  Together we will try to deal with questions such as:

Are Diaspora Jews obligated to support Israel? Always? In every situation? In every forum?

Can Diaspora Jews openly oppose the policy of the State of Israel?