Occupied Jerusalem – On demographic and religious criteria, the Jewish Agency has based its organization of immigration campaigns from around the world to Palestine during the last decades.
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According to the institute’s researchers, the talk is about young Jewish families with high academic qualifications in medicine, technology sciences, and “high tech.” They are also connected to Israel, are not immersed in a mixed marriage with other countries, and maintain the characteristics of Jewish communities.
The timing of revealing the study on immigration comes in the context of the “religious Zionism” view of the re-colonization of Palestine in light of three major and defining events, the first of which is the formation of the new Israeli government with its ideological contradictions, a reflection of the demographic situation and the intellectual and political conflicts raging among the Jews.
It also comes in the context of attempts to rearrange the cards in the Middle East with the escalation of the role of some major countries, Turkey and Iran at the expense of the presence and influence of Israel, which is heading to strengthen its alliance with the Arab regimes through the “Abraham Agreement”. In addition to the recent event of Operation Sword of Jerusalem, which created a new state of Palestinian deterrence or attack.
secular and religious
Rabbi Eliyahu Kaufman, who is affiliated with the ultra-Orthodox, believes that the recommendations of the new study regarding the recruitment of “elite Jews” come to combat the religious and biblical character in Israeli society, and also in the context of the core conflict in historic Palestine, where 14 million people live between the sea and the river. Palestinians and Jews, including two million of the “48 Palestinians” who hold Israeli citizenship.
Kaufman tells Al Jazeera Net that the study reflects the general Israeli tendency towards creating a new case of Jews. “They want a new Jewish people…a young Zionist, secular, non-religious people, as it is clear that there is a shortage of Jews between the sea and the river.”
The rabbi points out that there are more than 1.5 million people who have been brought in since the 1990s who are not originally Jewish, in addition to the 500,000 who live in Israel without being classified under any religion.
On the reasons for choosing Brazil and Jews from Latin America, Kaufman says, “We are talking about communities, the majority of which are open, liberal, and not rooted in the Torah, despite their preservation of their Jewish identity, in contrast to the integration of Jews into the societies of Europe and Russia and their mixed marriage there, in addition to the existence of religiously extremist sects that do not believe in Zionism.”
attraction and migration
Kaufman believes that the incentives, whether financial, where immigrant Jewish families are flooded with gifts, tax breaks, free housing and privileges for many years, or even the Zionist ideology that he promotes in order to recruit Jews, lose their effectiveness and value.
Israeli research shows the return of 100,000 Jews of German origin to their homeland after being recruited by Jewish immigration campaigns, as well as about 50,000 of French origin.
Of the Jews in the country, there are 600,000 who have Portuguese citizenship, in addition to hundreds of thousands of Russian and Eastern European descent who were brought in while they were not Jews.
Rabbi Kaufman adds, “During 70 years, two million Jews have emigrated from the country, and 1.5 million Israelis live in America.” Moreover, “all American Jews who immigrated to Palestine refuse to give up their American citizenship, as past experiences have shown that in existential dangers, they all leave for their original homeland.”
demography and geography
The researcher in social and political issues, Dr. Salih Lutfi, believes that the study and its recommendations for bringing in “elite Jews” reflect the cycle of internal conflicts between Jews in the country, and the demographic and geography challenges faced by the Zionist project in historic Palestine.
Lutfi tells Al Jazeera Net that it also reflects the depth of the crisis that Israel is experiencing with regard to the demographic structure and societal segments of the Jews, the depth of the gap between the secular and the religious, and the demographic imbalance between the structures of Jewish sects, whether of eastern origin (Sephardic) or of Western origin (Ashkenazi).
The researcher in Israeli society believes that the conflict between secularism and religious sects, whether the anti-Zionist Haredi, which is governed by the teachings of the Torah, or religious Zionism, which combines the Torah, Zionism, modernity and secularism, reflects the essence of the hidden internal conflict between the Jews, which the Hebrew state keeps silent about.
currents and struggles
Lutfi believes that the results and recommendations of the study by bringing in “elite families of Jews” cannot be isolated from the populist situation that was perpetuated during the rule of former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, a policy that contributed to the decline of the Israeli middle class in social and cultural terms in favor of a state of populism that formed the backbone of the elections. Israeli and reflected the true image of the Jewish community.
The researcher added that “the issue of populism in Israel, which has been addressed by a lot of local and international research, serves as an alarm warning of the collapse of Israel in the existential and human sense.”
This case is based on the demand to bring in “elite Jews”, that is, economic, social and religious elites, in future immigration campaigns to curb the populist situation, says Lotfi.
Far from the populism created by Netanyahu, Israeli society, which carries with it contradictory Jewish societies, is witnessing a complex situation, a thorny social structure and religious conflicts between the Jewish currents.
Lutfi believes that “there is a religious persecution of the Haredim who tend to impose the teachings of the Torah, and a conflict with the secular trend, as well as religious Zionism, which mixes Haredi and biblical teachings while maintaining Zionism as its main axis.”
Concerns and warnings
The researcher in Israeli society estimates that the state of fear for the future of Israel as a Jewish state has taken root in the last decade due to the conflict of geography and demography between the sea and the river, and the presence of an Arab population majority in historic Palestine, and accordingly, “we will witness in the future campaigns to bring in elite families of Jews to confront the Palestinian presence.”
On the other hand, Lutfi says, “The data shows that Palestinian youths are not reluctant to emigrate despite the colonial policies practiced against them, in exchange for negative Jewish immigration from historic Palestine, especially among the secular among them, who return to their countries of origin in Europe and America.”