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 transformations, regional transformations, and community inclusiveness. Our vision is currently being realized in our work on leapfrogging the city of Tsfat, leapfrogging the Western Galilee, Smart Communities, as well as the 21st Century Tikkun Olam, XLN and TOM initiatives.
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.
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.