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Intergenerational Mobility in Israel is Relatively Low
Press Release

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
Research

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
Research

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.

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
Press Release

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
Op-ed

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.

Terms of Office of Supreme Court Justices
Article

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
Op-ed

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
Israeli Voice Index

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
Op-ed

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
Op-ed

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
Op-ed

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!
Op-ed

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
Op-ed

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. 

The Democratic Ethos and the Rules of the Political Game
Op-ed

The Democratic Ethos and the Rules of the Political Game

As Israel celebrates its 74th birthday - what must be done to bolster social solidarity? Education, education and education!

50% Jewish Israelis support Jewish Prayer on the Temple Mount
Israeli Voice Index

50% Jewish Israelis support Jewish Prayer on the Temple Mount

50% of Jewish Israelis support allowing Jews to pray on the Temple mount – 38% because it is proof of Israel’s sovereignty over the site and 12% because it is a religious commandment.

Elon Must
Op-ed

Elon Must

Dreams of free content and equality are often highjacked and tightly controlled by wealthy people with a hearty appetite for attention.

Holocaust Memorial Day? We Have Already Forgotten
Op-ed

Holocaust Memorial Day? We Have Already Forgotten

The Israeli discourse on Holocaust remembrance lacks depth and is too far removed from profound and complex study of the critical significance of its Jewish, as well as of its universal, lessons.

Holocaust Remembrance Day 2022 - The Israeli Voice Index
Israeli Voice Index

Holocaust Remembrance Day 2022 - The Israeli Voice Index

As Israel prepares to mark Holocaust Remembrance Day (Thursday), IDI’s Viterbi Family Center for Public Opinion and Policy Research examined how Jewish Israelis relate to this solemn day.

Q&A: A Guide to the Perplexed: "Defecting" from a Parliamentary Faction
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Q&A: A Guide to the Perplexed: "Defecting" from a Parliamentary Faction

Ahead of the Knesset House Committee’s debate and vote to declare MK Amichai Chikli as a ‘defector’ - what is a parliamentary defector, how are they designated as such, and what are the repercussions? IDI experts Dr. Chen Friedberg, Dr. Assaf Shapira have all the answers.

In the War on Terror, Not All Means are Justified
Op-ed

In the War on Terror, Not All Means are Justified

Harsh measures often have unintended consequences – and, when it comes to collective punishment, they also have troubling moral implications

Israelis Looking Forward to Celebrating the Holidays
Israeli Voice Index

Israelis Looking Forward to Celebrating the Holidays

A special IDI survey finds that while Israelis are divided on whether hametz (leavened foods) should be forbidden on Passover from public institutions such as hospitals, over 96% of Jewish Israelis say they plan on holding a Seder this year.

The Israeli Economy: Basic Facts, Recent Developments, Strengths and Challenges
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The Israeli Economy: Basic Facts, Recent Developments, Strengths and Challenges

Prof. Karnit Flug, Vice President of Research and William Davidson Senior Fellow for Economic Policy at the Israel Democracy Institute, as well as the former Governor of the Bank of Israel on Israel’s economy after two years of the global pandemic and political crisis in Israel in conversation with Talia Dekel from the Jerusalem Press Club.