This groundbreaking overview of the situation of conversion in Israel presents, for the first time, full data about conversion in Israel, analyzes the achievements and failures of the government's conversion policy, and recommends ways to promote conversion in Israel.
Journalistic confidentiality is not protected under Israeli law, although it has received some protection from the courts. This policy paper provides recommendations for systematic regulation of journalistic privilege in Israel.
In response to the International Criminal Court decision to reopen the investigation into the events of the Mavi Marmara, Prof. Amichai Cohen issued a legal opinion that raises questions regarding the rationale of the decision.
On Wednesday, May 27, 2015, IDI Research Fellow Dr. Tehilla Shwartz Altshuler chaired a session entitled “The New Journalism: How Digital Media Changed the Rules” at an international conference in Jerusalem. Click to view the session in its entirety.
The Israeli government's decision to cancel the previous government's conversion reform will perpetuate a situation in which hundreds of thousands of Israeli citizens who see themselves as Jews are prevented from being officially recognized as such. Read IDI's proposal for a State Conversion Bill.
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.