The Israel Democracy Institute is an independent, non-partisan "think and do tank" dedicated to strengthening the foundations of Israeli democracy. Established in 1991, IDI supports Israel's elected officials, civil servants, and opinion leaders in four main ways:
Headquartered in Israel's capital city of Jerusalem, the Israel Democracy Institute grounds its vision on the principles of Israel's Declaration of Independence. These principles are an expression of the Zionist aspiration to found the State of Israel on the values of Judaism, humanism, liberalism, and fraternity. Our vision has three components:
Since its establishment in 1991, IDI has:
In 2009, in recognition of the Institute's achievements in the first 18 years of its existence, the State of Israel bestowed its highest honor upon IDI: The Israel Prize for Lifetime Achievement – Special Contribution for Society and State.
The complex process of constructing a stable democracy requires vision as well as strategy. No other institution offers this combination as effectively as IDI.
— George P. Shultz, Former US Secretary of State
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