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April 9, 2018--- (Left to right) Yohanan Plesner, President of the Israel Democracy Institute, Sean Taube of Taube Philanthropies, Amir Elstein, IDI Board of Directors, MK Yuli Edelstein, Speaker of the Knesset and Ron Huldai, Mayor of Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality inaugurated the Democracy Pavilion and signed the Declaration of Independence.

 The proposed amendment which will strip the Supreme Court of the power to invalidate legislation (“the British model”), or alternatively, would allow the Knesset, by a vote of 61 of its members to reinstate a law that the court has struck down (“the override clause”) pose a grave threat to every single Israeli citizen. 

Israel is a success story on many levels — social, economic, scientific, and in terms of protecting its security. Nevertheless, many of its citizens see the country as treading water. What is the source of this dissonance?

Yohanan Plesner discusses with Tel Aviv Review podcast hosts Gilad Halpern and Dr. Dahlia Scheindlin the past accomplishments and future challenges of democracy in Israel, reflecting on the astonishing transformation from British rule to a vibrant start-up nation. The gains of the past cannot be taken for granted in future.




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By:
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English Policy Papers
Cover:
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Center:
Center for Religion, Nation and State, The Ultra-Orthodox in Israel
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By:
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English Books
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Political and Electoral Reform
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By:
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English Books
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1
By:
Prof. Tamar Hermann, Mr. Chanan Cohen, Fadi Omar, Ella Heller, Tzipy Lazar-Shoef
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English Books
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Center for Democratic Values and Institutions, Arab-Jewish Relations

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Publication Date:
2017
By:
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Series:
English Books
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Center:
Center for Religion, Nation and State, The Ultra-Orthodox in Israel
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1
By:
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English Books
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Center:
Center for Religion, Nation and State, The Ultra-Orthodox in Israel

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Publication Date:
2017
By:
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Series:
English Books
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Center for Democratic Values and Institutions, Arab-Jewish Relations
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1
By:
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Series:
Hebrew Books
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