According to IDI's monthly Peace Index, 77% of Israelis do not believe that the recent agreement between Iran and the West will lead to the end of Iran's nuclear program. Additional topics surveyed include the relationship between Israel and its allies and the desire for peace among Palestinians and Israelis.
IDI President Dr. Arye Carmon recently appeared at a joint session of two Knesset committees and warned that the concept of referendum is antithetical to the principles of democracy. Find out why he has reservations about the "Referendum Bill" currently being debated.
In late November, IDI's Prof. Yedidia Z. Stern told the Shaked Committee on Haredi enlistment that criminal sanctions are not recommended for reaching ultra-Orthodox conscription goals. In an op-ed originally published in Makor Rishon, he explains why.
On Thursday, November 21, 2013, Shelly Yachimovich, the incumbent leader of the Labor Party, lost the party's leadership primaries, continuing a pattern that has gone on for years. Prior to the primaries, IDI's Dr. Ofer Kenig shared insights on this trend.
On October 6, 2013, IDI President Arye Carmon and Prof. Tamar Hermann of IDI's Guttman Center for Surveys presented the 2013 Israeli Democracy Index to President Shimon Peres. The findings are available for free download in both English and Hebrew.