According to this month's Peace Index 46% of Jewish Israelis support the government's initial position, which is that legislation must be passed so as to prevent the eviction of Amona, despite the Supreme Court decision that the outpost must be razed by December 25. Moreover, 43% believe that Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit's stated position, that the Knesset should not pass any laws that forestall the evacuation, should be adhered to.
Like America, Israel is now engaged in a battle over its identity. Religious and nationalist particularism is on the rise, and many fear that the Jewish State’s Zionist identity is threatened by a growing Arab minority and the unresolved conflict with the Palestinians.
Dr. Ofer Kenig discusses the multiple ways in which the United States has facilitated the voting process in order to improve voter turnout, and suggests that Israel adopt a number of these innovations.
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.