MembersIsrael Doesn’t Know How to Explain Itself

Israel’s foreign diplomacy lacks direction because it ignores the Bible.

| Topics: FOREIGN AFFAIRS, Bible
Israel foreign affairs lacks a strategy because it ignores the Bible.
Photo: Yonatan Sindel/Flash90

Since its inception Israel has been called to be a nation set apart. Heeding that call can make things tricky on the modern diplomatic stage.

Every Israeli government over the past 73 years has strove to effectively communicate the Jewish state’s position to the rest of the world. Some have done so more successfully than others. The point is that foreign affairs is seen as crucial to Israel’s wellbeing and long-term survival.

And yet, Israel’s foreign affairs are a mess.

A State Comptroller report issued in 2020 noted that 35 different government bodies are engaging in foreign affairs in one way or another without any centralized coordination. Furthermore, the budget for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is not sufficient to cover even its basic needs, let alone execute a comprehensive diplomatic strategy.


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