In a legal opinion against the "Israel Hayom Law," IDI's Prof. Mordechai Kremnitzer and Dr. Tehilla Shwartz criticize the bill as impinging on freedom of the press and as an ineffective move against the challenges of the Israeli media market.
The latest Peace Index poll surveys attitudes toward Jewish prayer on the Temple Mount, Prime Minister Netanyahu's motive for renewing building in the territories, US-Israel relations, Sweden's recognition of the Palestinian state, and terror attacks in Israel.
Prof. Amichai Cohen, Adv. Tal Mimran, and Prof. Yuval Shany discuss the key points of the UN Security Council resolution that condemns the abuse of human rights by the Islamic State, and note important points that they believe are missing from the resolution.
On November 5, 2014, Prof. Mordechai Kremnitzer and Dr. Amir Fuchs submitted a legal opinion opposing proposed legislation that would allow the Knesset to end the tenure of a member who supported an armed struggle against Israel during a time of war.
Nineteen years after the murder of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, IDI Vice President Prof. Mordechai Kremnitzer explores the background, meaning, and ramifications of this event, taking a hard look at some of the dangers he sees in Israeli society today.
On the 19th anniversary of the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin, IDI Vice President Prof. Yedidia Stern asserts that if the annual memorial day for the late prime minister were to be observed as Israeli Democracy Day, Rabin's legacy for the future would be even greater.
Rabbi Yitzhak Ben David shares thoughts on the alignment of the Memorial Day for Yitzhak Rabin on the Gregorian and Hebrew calendars, which challenges us to find a renewed reconciliation between Israeli democracy and Jewish civilization.
On the 19th anniversary of the Rabin assassination, Rabbi Dr. Benjamin (Benny) Lau, head of IDI's Human Rights and Judaism in Action project, looks at how the youth of Israel have chosen to commemorate this event and shares a vision of hope.
On November 3-4, 2014, IDI brought together government decision makers, leading figures from the academic world, representatives of the Third Sector, and experts from the business sector for Israel's leading economic policy planning conference.
IDI, which drafted a comprehensive bill for regulating conversion in Israel together with ITIM, welcomes the government decision on conversion and takes pride in the role we played, with the full knowledge that much work still lies ahead.
Prof. Yedidia Stern examines the role of religion in the Israeli army, stressing that the supremacy of the state must be the highest order and warning that the preferences of individuals must not be allowed to take control of the public military sphere.
In an op-ed in Haaretz, IDI Vice President Yedidia Stern asserts that there is a conflict of interest between the Attorney General’s two functions—as State Attorney and State Prosecutor—and argues that the office must be split in two.
Adv. Ido Rosenzweig presents an overview of the history of the Mista’arvim— elite units of Israeli soldiers disguised as local Arabs —that analyzes the legality and implications of the use of such undercover units for law enforcement and combat operations under international law.
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