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Behind the Dissolution of the Knesset
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Behind the Dissolution of the Knesset

What majority is required to pass a law to dissolve the Knesset on the various readings? After the Knesset is dissolved, how do it and the Government function? What do things look like right now?

IDI Experts on the Proposed Bill to Lower the Electoral Threshold
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IDI Experts on the Proposed Bill to Lower the Electoral Threshold

Lowering the electoral threshold will only further fragment Israel's political system

Changes in the New Labor Market: A Tasks and Skills Analysis
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Changes in the New Labor Market: A Tasks and Skills Analysis

The rapid rate of technological development requires an examination of the changes in demand for workers, specifically in terms of the tasks that make up different occupations. This study offers such an examination along with recommendations for action

Israel’s Future Labor Market will Further Widen Gaps Between Jews and Arabs and Reduce Gender Gaps
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Israel’s Future Labor Market will Further Widen Gaps Between Jews and Arabs and Reduce Gender Gaps

A new study by IDI experts Prof. Yotam Margalit, Gabriel Gordon and Zak Hirsch finds that the Israeli Economy is transitioning towards occupations in which the main tasks require high analytical abilities and to a lesser extent interpersonal abilities. Occupations which mainly require routine-physical abilities are diminishing rapidly

Is There Any Way Out of Israel's Never Ending Election Cycle?
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Is There Any Way Out of Israel's Never Ending Election Cycle?

As Israel prepares for the dispersal of the Knesset, which will lead to the fifth election in less than four years, CNN's Hadas Gold spoke with Yohanan Plesner to unpack what all this means

Eli Hurvitz Conference Day 2 Summary
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Eli Hurvitz Conference Day 2 Summary

“The issue I want to talk about is extremists versus moderates. Those who want to destroy and tear apart, versus those who want to build. And that’s what these elections are about. This is the struggle we have to win.” Alternate Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Yair Lapid 

Intergenerational Mobility in Israel is Relatively Low
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Intergenerational Mobility in Israel is Relatively Low

New IDI study finds that only 14% of Israeli children in the bottom income quartile will reach the top quartile

Climate Innovation Report
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Climate Innovation Report

This report presents the results of the work led jointly by the Israel Democracy Institute and the Israel Innovation Institute - a proposal for government policy to promote climate innovation

Public Opinion Survey on Socioeconomic Issues
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Public Opinion Survey on Socioeconomic Issues

Despite the health and economic crisis that has affected Israel since March 2020, the share of those who say they are satisfied with their economic situation (“somewhat satisfied” or “very satisfied”) has risen from 28% in the summer of 2019 to around 33% in May 2022.

Intergenerational Mobility in Israel: Do Gaps Get Smaller from Generation to Generation?
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Intergenerational Mobility in Israel: Do Gaps Get Smaller from Generation to Generation?

This study examines patterns of intergenerational mobility and found considerable differences between different population groups

Innovation as a Growth Accelerator
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Innovation as a Growth Accelerator

Israel hi-tech sectors is one of the largest and most innovative in the world, accounting for around 10% of jobs in the country - but innovation to be limited to what is still a minority of the workforce. 

Eli Hurvitz Conference Day 1 Summary
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Eli Hurvitz Conference Day 1 Summary

Tamar Zandberg Minister of Environmental Protection: “On Sunday, together with Minister Karine Elharrar and Minister Orit Farkash-Hacohen, we will bring a precedent-setting NIS 3 billion government decision to promote innovation & climate change. This decision includes many of the removal of barriers proposed by the Israel Democracy Institute”

Israel's Worst Political Crisis Is Not Over
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Israel's Worst Political Crisis Is Not Over

A fifth election in three years, is a clear indication that Israel’s worst political crisis did not end when this government was sworn into office.

The New Israeli Dream: Quality Education for All
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The New Israeli Dream: Quality Education for All

Israeli public understands that the world into which our children are growing is computational, international and digital.

Five (Elections) in Less Than Four (Years)
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Five (Elections) in Less Than Four (Years)

Israel is about to hold its fifth election in less than four years. With elections taking place every 2.4 years, this places Israel first in the world in terms of frequencies of elections since 1996.

Terms of Office of Supreme Court Justices
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Terms of Office of Supreme Court Justices

In Israel, judges sit on the bench until they reach the age of 70, while advocates for changing the current method of their appointment often support the idea of limiting Supreme Court judges’ tenure.

Briefing: Judea and Samaria Regulation Law with Col. (res.) Dr. Liron Libman
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Briefing: Judea and Samaria Regulation Law with Col. (res.) Dr. Liron Libman

The bill to extend the regulations that apply Israeli law to Israelis living in Judea and Samaria failed to pass the preliminary Knesset plenum vote on Monday. Dr. Libman explains the law's history as well as the consequences of failing to pass it by the end of June 2022.

The Dramatic Consequences of Not Renewing the Judea and Samaria Law
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The Dramatic Consequences of Not Renewing the Judea and Samaria Law

The expiration of the Judea and Samaria Law will have dramatic consequences for both Israelis and Palestinians. Is there a way to bypass this expiration? Will Israelis residing in the territories be able to vote in the elections? What else is at risk?

The IDF’s Greatest Challenge
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The IDF’s Greatest Challenge

The model underlying the IDF’s success is in grave danger -  we must have the courage to change its outdated model of service

Bennett-Lapid Government - One Year
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Bennett-Lapid Government - One Year

One year since the formation of the Bennett-Lapid government: assessment of government’s performance tied to parties Israelis voted for

The Judea and Samaria Regulations Law: An Explainer
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The Judea and Samaria Regulations Law: An Explainer

The bill to extend the validity of regulations that apply Israeli law to Israelis living in Judea and Samaria failed to pass the preliminary Knesset plenum vote Monday - Dr. Libman explains the law's history and its implications

In the Footsteps of Ruth
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In the Footsteps of Ruth

Conversion in Israel must follow the example of Ruth so that we can extend our open arms to those seeking to join

The Strongest Military in the Middle East Should have the Ability to Open Combat Roles to Women
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The Strongest Military in the Middle East Should have the Ability to Open Combat Roles to Women

A broader public debate over the principle of equality is current in Israel and is one of the fundamental rights in a democracy - it should then be clear that the IDF must ensure gender equality - it is possible and must be done. 

A Year Later: Arab-Jewish Relations in Mixed Cities
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A Year Later: Arab-Jewish Relations in Mixed Cities

Before the next violent outbreak, let’s quickly address the needs of mixed cities.

Parliamentary Immunity: Explainer
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Parliamentary Immunity: Explainer

After two MKs - Ofer Kasif and Ahmad Tibi - were allegedly involved in violence against police officers, IDI experts Dr. Amir Fuchs and Dr. Assaf Shapira explain the reasoning for and parameters of parliamentary immunity.

 

Equality Now!
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Equality Now!

The problem with the Nation-State Basic Law is what it fails to mention - equality! Thus excluding Israel’s minorities who call the country home.

An Israeli Government with 59 MKs?
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An Israeli Government with 59 MKs?

Following the announcement by MK Ghaida Rinawie Zoabi that she no longer views herself as a member of the governing coalition, Dr. Assaf Shapira, Director of the Political Reform Program at the Israel Democracy Institute, examined the three instances in which a minority government of 59 MKs served in Israel.

Legislating the Right to Equality is a Must
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Legislating the Right to Equality is a Must

Israel is the only democracy whose constitution or basic laws omit all mention of the right to equality –leaving a gaping hole that must be filled.

Dissolving the Knesset: A Historical Survey
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Dissolving the Knesset: A Historical Survey

The Knesset might be dissolved before the end of its term – a phenomenon not unique to Israel, but rather common to almost every parliamentary democracy providing a degree of flexibility.

The Many Ways to Dissolve the Knesset 2022
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The Many Ways to Dissolve the Knesset 2022

The unlikely coalition that survived thanks to the one vote has lost the parliamentary majority. Does this mean that the Knesset will disperse and new elections will be held? Dr. Dana Blander explains the different ways in which the Knesset can be dissolved and discusses the relationship between these mechanisms and government stability in a parliamentary system.