Visions

Reut Group’s mission to create and scale innovative models to effectively tackle critical challenges facing Israel and the Jewish people, begins with the formation of visions which provide a conceptual framework within which we can focus our work. Our main visions are Model Society and Israel 15, Israel as the Nation State of the Jewish People and National Security for Israel at 75.


Model Society and the ISRAEL 15 vision

The ISRAEL 15 Vision calls for Israel to become one of the fifteen leading nations in terms of quality of life, organized as a network of resilient and prosperous communities and making a significant and distinct contribution to humanity. This vision requires a period of sustained high and inclusive economic growth, and has inspired multiple projects by the Reut Group including: strategic frameworks for national transformationsregional transformations, and community inclusiveness. Our vision is currently being realized in our work on leapfrogging the city of Tsfatleapfrogging the Western GalileeSmart Communities, as well as the 21st Century Tikkun Olam,  XLN and TOM initiatives.  

Key documents:

Regional Leapfrog Model (Hebrew)

Leapfrogging the Periphery

Israel’s New Social Contract for Growth, Inclusiveness and Community Building

Principles and Guidelines for Achieving a Socioeconomic Leapfrog

Vision for Tsfat in 2021


Israel as the Nation State of the Jewish People

This vision calls for Israel to realize its mission as the nation state of the Jewish People, an anchor for its collective resilience, prosperity and leadership. This vision has inspired Reut’s work on Jewish Peoplehood, the Israeli Diaspora and our new project on the future of Israel-Diaspora relations. It also inspired Reut’s founder, Gidi Grinstein, to write his first book Flexigidity: The Secret of Jewish Adaptability and the Challenge and Opportunity Facing Israel.  

Key documents:

Israel and the Jewish World – A New Relationship

The Israeli Diaspora  as a Catalyst for Jewish Peoplehood

Engaging The Israeli Diaspora: Toronto as a Case Study


National Security: Israel at 75

Reut’s work in the field of national security is inspired by our strategic framework Israel at 75: A New National Security Vision (see clip). Our key focus has been on Israel’s fundamental right to exist, through the ARC (ADL-Reut Collaboration) and Firewall Israel projects, both of which are based on Reut’s extensive work in this area since 2006.

Key documents:

The Delegitimization Challenge: Creating a Political Firewall

The Assault on Israel’s Legitimacy: London as a Case Study

A new National Security Vision for Israel’s 75th Year

The Gaza Flotilla: The Collapse of Israel’s Political Firewall