The Eli Hurvitz Conference on Economy and Society (formerly the Caesarea Forum) will bring together leading economists, government ministers and officials, prominent business people, public servants, academic experts, and other top representatives from the public and private sectors.
Can democratically-elected legislatures pass anti-democratic laws? As the Knesset's summer session begins, on the docket are a number of potentially populist bills. Dr. Amir Fuchs, head of IDI's Defending Democratic Values program, answers this timely question in the first video of our new series, "Research Reel."
"The political echelon has an obligation to support IDF senior commanders in the face of unwarranted public criticism so that they will not be deterred from doing their important work. It is acceptable for senior officers to voice criticism, publicly, of negative social phenomena, such as racist statements and incitement to violence, that conflict with the IDF's core values and impede the army’s ability to execute its mission," Plesner said.
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.
Throughout the night, the public will be able to attend discussions, lectures, readings, panels, concerts and performances. The audience will experience philosophy in a whole new light – by night!Find out more