Dr. Shuki Friedman: 'New Kashrut Model Must Put an End to Chief Rabbinate's Monopoly'

“The Israeli kashrut system is simply bad,” said Dr. Shuki Friedman, Director of the Israel Democracy Institute's Center for Religion, Nation and State, in response to a deliberation earlier today by Israel's Supreme Court on the issue of the Chief Rabbinate’s monopoly on kosher certification.
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50% of Jewish public Hesitant to Expand Settlement Construction, Even with Trump at Helm

Latest Peace Index: 53% of Jewish Israelis oppose annexing territories.
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Israel Democracy Institute (IDI) Leaders Say ‘In Favor’ of Initiative to Limit Private Legislation and Raise Oversight Power of Members of Knesset

IDI President Yohanan Plesner: ‘This initiative is a step in the right direction and is essential for Israeli democracy. However, the notion of conducting hearings for appointments to top positions is potentially extremely harmful. Thus, its details – and necessity – must be further explored.’
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Israel Democracy Institute Scholars on the Proposal to Enable Religious Courts to Arbitrate on Civil Matters: ‘A Good and Balanced Proposal’

Ahead of vote on a bill that would enable religious courts to conduct arbitration with the agreement of both parties, similar to the arbitration that takes place in other frameworks, a policy statement sent to the Ministerial Committee on Legislation asks the committee to support the legislation.
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Professor Eytan Sheshinski joins the Israel Democracy (IDI) Institute as a Senior Researcher in the Center for Governance and the Economy

Top Israeli economist has joined IDI as a senior researcher in the Center for Governance and the Economy, under the leadership of Dafna Aviram-Nitzan.
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Dr. Shuki Friedman: Religious Status Quo is Dead

The Post that was Never Written

This is what the prime minister of Israel should have posted on his Facebook page following the conviction of Sgt. Elor Azaria, the “Hebron Shooter” who shot and killed an incapacitated terrorist.
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IDI in the Media on Elor Azaria
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The Israel Democracy Institute Ahead of Deliberations on the V-15 Bill  

 IDI Releases 2016 Israeli Democracy Index 



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