This study analyzes the State of Israel’s national system for conducting foreign relations, in light of far-reaching changes in the diplomatic arena. The analysis demonstrates the necessity for wide-ranging reforms in the structure, operations and organizational culture of the governmental bodies that make up Israel’s “National Diplomatic System” (NDS), including the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. A series of concrete recommendations for improving Israel’s international relations activity is presented, with the
goal of enhancing Israel’s ability to advance its international interests, security and standing.
The key recommendations are as follows: