On March 9, 2014, IDI presented a preliminary draft of a Declaration of Human Dignity, which has been produced under the auspices of its Israel Speaks Human Dignity initiative, to President Shimon Peres, who has extended his patronage over the project.
Do students in the religious Zionist hesder yeshivot really contribute less to the Israel Defense Forces than other men who serve in the army? IDI Researcher Dr. Benny Porat does the math and comes to an interesting conclusion.
In an advertisement in the Israeli press, IDI President Dr. Arye Carmon and Vice Presidents Profs. Yedidia Z. Stern and Mordechai Kremnitzer warn that the Shaked Committee's proposal for regulating ultra-Orthodox military service is not smart and not constitutional.
IDI Vice President of Research Prof. Yedidia Stern warns that the Shaked Committee's recommendation to grant permanent exemptions from military service to ultra-Orthodox men of draft age during a three year "adjustment period" is both inequitable and ineffective.
Should the State of Israel recognize "Israeli" as a nationality rather than defining citizens as Jewish, Arab, and Druze? IDI Vice President Prof. Yedidia Stern and Jay Ruderman assert that it is imperative for the State of Israel to continue distinguishing between citizenship and nationality.
On March 5, 2014, IDI conferred its Outstanding Parliamentarian Award for 2013 to MK Amram Mitzna and MK Michal Rozin at a ceremony at the Knesset, which took place in the presence of Speaker Yoel (Yuli) Edelstein.
In an op-ed in Makor Rishon Prof. Mordechai Kremnitzer explains the importance of the fifth meeting of IDI's Police and Society Forum, which was dedicated to the question of partnership and transparency in the relationship between the Israel Police and Israel's Arab citizens.
While sign language is accepted as a language throughout the Western world, until recently, people who communicate through sign language were forced to marry in a different way than other people in Israel. Now available in both Hebrew and English, this responsum by IDI's Rabbi Dr. Benny Lau changed that reality.
Prof. Mordechai Kremnitzer explains the importance of the fifth meeting of the Police and Society Forum, which was dedicated to the question of partnership and transparency in the relationship between the Israel Police and Arab society.
In testimony before the Knesset Law, Constitution, and Justice Committee, Amir Fuchs argued that the Bill to Fight Terror anchors into law inappropriate regulations from the time of the British Mandate.