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The Governance Law raises the electoral threshold from 2% to 3.25%. IDI Researcher Dr. Ofer Kenig asserts that while there is nothing wrong with a moderate increase, increasing the electoral threshold so dramatically, in a single step, will cause a great deal of damage.
IDI's monthly Peace Index survey indicates that a majority of Israelis will accept results of a peace referendum even if they personally differ. 74% of Israeli Jews believe that the US is applying more pressure on Israel than on the Palestinians and that 64% do not trust Kerry on security.
Dr. Haim Zicherman surveys the situation within Israel's Haredi community on the eve of the Knesset vote on the "Haredi Draft Law" designed to regulate the service of ultra-Orthodox men in the Israel Defense Forces and create a more equal sharing of the burden.
On March 9, 2014, IDI presented a preliminary draft of a Declaration of Human Dignity, which has been produced under the auspices of its Israel Speaks Human Dignity initiative, to President Shimon Peres, who has extended his patronage over the project.
Should the State of Israel recognize "Israeli" as a nationality rather than defining citizens as Jewish, Arab, and Druze? IDI Vice President Prof. Yedidia Stern and Jay Ruderman assert that it is imperative for the State of Israel to continue distinguishing between citizenship and nationality.
While sign language is accepted as a language throughout the Western world, until recently, people who communicate through sign language were forced to marry in a different way than other people in Israel. Now available in both Hebrew and English, this responsum by IDI's Rabbi Dr. Benny Lau changed that reality.
Prof. Mordechai Kremnitzer explains the importance of the fifth meeting of the Police and Society Forum, which was dedicated to the question of partnership and transparency in the relationship between the Israel Police and Arab society.
In testimony before the Knesset Law, Constitution, and Justice Committee, Amir Fuchs argued that the Bill to Fight Terror anchors into law inappropriate regulations from the time of the British Mandate.