On Monday, May 20, 2013, journalists, academics, and other thought leaders gathered around the IDI roundtable for a discussion of confidentiality of journalistic sources and the limits of freedom of the press in Israel.
On the eve of Shavuot, IDI Vice President Prof. Yedidia Stern responds to the State Comptroller's findings on conversion and calls for a solution that will enable 318,000 Israelis from the former Soviet Union to receive the embrace of Jewish identity that they deserve.
As part of the April Peace Index survey, Israelis were asked whether they support or oppose allowing women to pray wearing prayer shawls and phylacteries at the Western Wall. Prof. Tamar Hermann, head of IDI's Guttman Center for Surveys, reveals the findings.
In an op-ed in Haaretz, Attorney Amir Fuchs welcomes the "Blue and White Human Rights" initiative of the Institute for Zionist Strategies, stressing that human rights in Israel should not be seen as the exclusive purview of the Left.
In this issue: IDF Military Advocate General's update on Pillar of Defense investigations; UN Report on Operation Pillar of Defense; Israeli High Court of Justice rejects petition to cross-examine ISA agent in administrative detention case; Israeli Security Cabinet updates foreign terrorist List in accordance with UN Security Council decisions.
Ze'ev Jabotinsky was a Jewish nationalist who was strongly committed to the security of the Jewish people and to the integrity of the Land of Israel. But he was also an avowed liberal democrat and a staunch devotee of equality. In this booklet, IDI Vice President Prof. Mordechai Kremnitzer and Attorney Amir Fuchs explore Jabotinsky's philosophy, which refutes the claim that democracy and liberalism belong to the left.