Prof. Amichai Cohen argues that there is only one good way to prevent prosecution of Israeli soldiers abroad: Israeli authorities must conduct effective, independent, and genuine investigations in cases where there are suspicions of war crimes or other violations.
Recent studies find that more than 600,000 Israelis would not be eligible to marry through the Chief Rabbinate. And more than 60% of Israelis favor recognizing all types of marriage, including civil, Reform, and Conservative (Hiddush - for Religious Freedom & Equality). We need an alternative to marriage outside of the Chief Rabbinate.
In advance of the 2015 Knesset elections, IDI compiled a booklet of recommendations on how to reduce tension between religion and state in Israel for Israeli policy-makers, based on its extensive research over the years.