Minister: Lack of connection to Diaspora a major problem

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January 25, 2012 12:12

 
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Diaspora youth's lack of Jewish identity is a major challenge facing Israel, Public Diplomacy and Diaspora Affairs Minister Yuli Edelstein said Wednesday.

"One of Israel's toughest problems is the lack of Jewish identity in a portion of Diaspora youth," Edelstein told a Jewish group in Brussels. "In the past, the words 'Holocaust,' 'rebirth of Israel,' 'Jerusalem,' and 'prisoners of Zion' sparked interest and strengthened connection, but today, a substantial part of the youth don't know what I'm talking about when I speak of the past."

Edelstein concluded by urging an improvement in Israel's relationship with the Diaspora.

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