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IDI Hurvitz Conference: More must be done to meet the moment, economically and militarily

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Eli Hurvitz Conference: Morning Sessions

A Majority of Jewish Israelis See a Hostage Deal as a Higher National Priority Than Military Action in Rafah
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A Majority of Jewish Israelis See a Hostage Deal as a Higher National Priority Than Military Action in Rafah

A new survey by the Israel Democracy Institute's Viterbi Center for Public Opinion examined what should be the highest priority in terms of Israeli national interest: military action in Rafah or a deal to release the hostages held by Hamas.

Alternative Yeshivas and Changing Perspectives Among Haredi Youth
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Alternative Yeshivas and Changing Perspectives Among Haredi Youth

Dr. Asaf Malchi's research explores the perspective of yeshiva students, their personal and social challenges and highlights a subgroup of 'alterative yeshivas' and their shifting perspectives on vocational training and employment.

A Fair Draft Law, What Would That Look Like?
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A Fair Draft Law, What Would That Look Like?

IDI's Dr. Gilad Malach explains what a fair draft law for the ultra-Orthodox would look like. One that would distribute the burden over Israel's security more equally while enabling young Haredi men to integrate into the job market.

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Webinar

JFNA & IDI Webinar on Israel’s Economy with Prof. Karnit Flug and Bloomberg News’ Galit Altstein

IDI's Prof. Karnit Flug, VP of Research and the William Davidson Senior Fellow for Economic Policy joined Jeff Schoenfeld, Chair of the Jewish Federation's Israel and Overseas Committee and Bloomberg's Galit Altstein to discuss the implications of the ongoing war in Gaza on Israel's economy.

International Law and the War in Gaza
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International Law and the War in Gaza

IDI's Prof. Amichai Cohen answers a series of questions on international law and its dealings with the laws of war.

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Webinar

Following the Supreme Court Reasonableness Hearing: Where are we Now?

Yohanan Plesner, president of IDI and Prof. Yuval Shany, a Senior Fellow at the Center for Democratic Values and Institutions met with reporters to discuss the historic Supreme Court hearing on the repeal of the reasonableness doctrine.

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Webinar

In Anticipation of the Knesset’s Vote on the “Reasonableness Standard” – What Happens Next?

With the Knesset set to hold its final vote on curtailing the “reasonableness standard,” what happens next? What are the implications of removing this type of oversight on governmental decisions, and is there still a possibility for compromise ahead of the vote?

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Briefing by IDI President Yohanan Plesner Following the Suspension of the Judicial Overhaul

Briefing by IDI President Yohanan Plesner Following the Suspension of the Judicial Overhaul.

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Understanding the Proposed Reforms in the Israeli Government

Understanding the Proposed Reforms in the Israeli Government - Heidi Gantwerk, President of the Jewish Federation of San Diego in conversation with IDI's Prof. Amichai Cohen, Senior Fellow at the Center for Security & Democracy. 

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How the New Government Policy Affects Israel's Economy & Foreign Policy

The effects of the judicial overhaul on Israel's economy and foreign relations: Jeffrey Shoenfeld, Chair of the Jewish Federations of North America in conversation with Prof. Karnit Flug, IDI's Vice President of Research and William Davidson Senior Fellow for Economic Policy and Elliot Abrams, Council of Foreign Relations and former senior advisor to presidents Reagan, Bush & Trump. 

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International Press Briefing with Yohanan Plesner, President of IDI

An analysis of President Herzog's reform compromise proposal from March 15th and public and political response.

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Understanding Judicial Reform in Israel with Dr. Amir Fuchs

The Jewish Federations of Cleveland was joined by Dr. Amir Fuchs, senior researcher the Israel Democracy Institute at the Center for Democratic Values and Institutions to discuss how Israel is undergoing many changes in its government. 

Moderated by Judge Dan A. Polster.

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Constitutional Reform in Israel - How should it be done?

President of IDI, Yohanan Plesner, describes the judicial reforms that would make Israeli democracy stronger and transform a moment of crisis into an historical constitutional opportunity.

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How Are Judges Selected in Israel?

How Are Judges Selected in Israel?

Dr. Guy Lurie Answers a Few Common Questions

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How does the judicial system in Israel work?

Prof. Suzie Navot explains the judicial overhaul and its dangers in a way we can all understand.

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How will the judicial reform impact Israel's hi-tech sector? Shlomo Dovrat

How will the judicial reform impact Israel's hi-tech sector? Shlomo Dovrat, co-founder and General Partner at Viola Ventures, Chairman of the Aaron Institute for Economic Policy explains the crucial role the hi-tech industry plays in Israel's economy and the stark implications of the judicial overhaul on its future.

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Nobel Prize Winning Economists on Implications of the Judicial Overhaul

Prof. Eric Maskin and Prof. Paul Milgrim, both Nobel Prize laureates, express their concern over the proposed judicial overhaul during a special conference held at IDI on the econonic consequences of the reform.

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Prof. Suzie Navot Presents Principles for Constitutional Reform

"Lets talk about the rules of the game to ensure that Israel remains both Jewish and democratic, today and tomorrow"

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Explainer

Prof. Amichai Cohen on the importance of protecting the Israeli Supreme Court

Why is the Supreme Court's independence so important to Israeli democracy and what are the proposed reforms attempting to achieve? Listen to a short explanation by Prof. Amichai Cohen, senior fellow at IDI.

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Webinar

JFNA-IDI Webinar - Israel's New Government

Eric Fingerhut, CEO and President of the JFNA with Yohanan Plesner, President of IDI and Prof. Suzie Navot, VP of IDI discuss the new government's legislation proposals and the future of Israeli democracy. January 2023.

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Overview

Prof. Amichai Cohen: a historical overview of Israel's current constitutional crisis

Prof. Amichai Cohen, Senior Fellow at IDI, the Center for Security and Democracy, provides an in-depth historical overview of Israel's constitutional crisis and the background to the currently proposed judicial review reforms, particularly, the "override clause".

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Speech

President Reuven (Ruvi) Rivlin Speaking at the Judicial Reform Conference 2022

President Reuven (Ruvi) Rivlin speaking at the Fix It Don't Destroy It Judicial Reform Conference at the Israel Democracy Institute, December 2022.

 Israel's Judiciary: Reform or Ruin

Israel's Judiciary: Reform or Ruin

Is Israeli democracy in danger? 

Prof. Amichai Cohen, Senior Fellow at the IDI's Center for Security and Democracy and Adv. Shlomit Ravitsky Tur-Paz, Director of the Joan and Irwin Jacobs Center for Shared Society join in a lively discussion hosted by The Times of Israel, delving into all sides of the looming High Court override clause proposal.  

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Conversation

Prof. Alan Dershowitz in conversation with Dr. Jesse Ferris at IDI’s Judicial Reform Conference

Prof. Alan Dershowitz in conversation with Dr. Jesse Ferris at IDI’s Judicial Reform Conference 2022.