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What Do Parliamentary Aides Think of the Work of Members Of Knesset?
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What Do Parliamentary Aides Think of the Work of Members Of Knesset?

Researchers surveyed aides in 40 Knesset offices. Of those, 92% of aides says they think MKs do not come prepared for Knesset committee meetings and that the Knesset is not succeeding in properly supervising the government (95%).

The Ultra-Orthodox Community's New Trend: From Isolationism to Involvement
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The Ultra-Orthodox Community's New Trend: From Isolationism to Involvement

In 2017, we have to ask: Who is ultra-Orthodox? What are the boundaries of ultra-Orthodox society? What are the boundaries of ultra-Orthodox identity within the Israeli sphere?

Battling Over Equality
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Battling Over Equality

Israel's very legitimacy as a Jewish state is under attack.

Israel at 69 — Not What You Think
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Israel at 69 — Not What You Think

Ahead of Israel Independence Day: If we are willing to turn down the volume of the extreme voices and listen instead to the mainstream representatives in each of Israel's sectors, we will find cause for optimism about the shared Israeli future.

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The State of Israeli Democracy: How Do Israelis Feel About Israel?

Those who get their information about Israel from the outside, might think the situation in Israel is not so great. But inside Israel, citizens are fairly proud, unified and optimistic.

Personal Holocaust, Personal Responsibility
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Personal Holocaust, Personal Responsibility

As a second generation Holocaust survivor, Dr. Shuki Friedman says that, "beyond the responsibility of building our own lives and the state, there is also a personal responsibility not only to remember, but to pass on remembrance to the next generation."

 

Equal Opportunity for Israeli Arabs
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Equal Opportunity for Israeli Arabs

 

Recent findings by the Central Bureau of Statistics on the Israeli labor market reveal that 80% of the country's Arab citizens are employed in jobs with difficult physical conditions. Watch a Research Reel about the NEET phenomenon among Israel’s Arabs.

Senior Israeli Reporters Discuss the Need for a Free and Independent Press

Senior Israeli Reporters Discuss the Need for a Free and Independent Press

Especially now, it is important to remember: There is no watchdog that is more important, that barks louder or is more effective at safeguarding Israeli democracy.

The Festival of Freedom and Responsibility
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The Festival of Freedom and Responsibility

The truly great task is to push ourselves to be accountable, personally and nationally, to the question of purpose.

Passover: Nationalism, Freedom and Humanism
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Passover: Nationalism, Freedom and Humanism

The Exodus from Egypt is what brought Israelites their freedom and made them into a nation.

The State of Israeli Democracy: How does Israel Measure Up?

The State of Israeli Democracy: How does Israel Measure Up?

There is a sizeable gap between the way Israelis view their political situation and the way the world assesses the Jewish state.

Turning Back the Tide
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Turning Back the Tide

To tackle the crisis of democracy we must restore the public's faith in its governing institutions.

Jerusalem Report: Welcome to 21st Century Politics
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Jerusalem Report: Welcome to 21st Century Politics

Poorly funded and under threat from personalization and social media, political parties are in decline.

Under the Radar Screen?
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Under the Radar Screen?

Israel's security agencies have sweeping surveillance powers, but are subjected to few checks and balances.

Terrorism in the Digital Age
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Terrorism in the Digital Age

How does Israel confront terrorist threats in an era of online incitement and lone-wolf attacks?

Israel's Next Economic Miracle?
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Israel's Next Economic Miracle?

Haredim and Arabs must be integrated into society and economy to take the start-up nation to the next level.

Flexonomics
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Flexonomics

In a dynamic labor market, challenged by technological disruption and increasing longevity, flexibility is key.

A Threat to the Foundations of Jewish Peoplehood
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A Threat to the Foundations of Jewish Peoplehood

Leaving issues of religion and state to an ultra-Orthodox monopoly is leading to estrangement between Israel and the Diaspora. New arrangements must be reached.

Democracy at Risk
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Democracy at Risk

Citizens must lead the way in the battle against political corruption.

Baltimore and Ramla
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Baltimore and Ramla

The author proposes a number of policy recommendations that could help Israel’s Arab population, and could be applicable to any society that suffers from socioeconomic segregation and related challenges. This article was first published by Jmore.

Security and Democracy in the Modern Era
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Security and Democracy in the Modern Era

Israel has been in a state of emergency since 1948. But the nature of the threat has changed over-time—from full-scale military invasions to isolated airplane hijackings, from suicide bombings to missile attacks, and most recently, cyber and lone wolf terrorism.
These ever-evolving threats necessitate new responses and strategies.

Privacy Matters in the Digital Age
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Privacy Matters in the Digital Age

Priavcy is a requirement for the proper functioning of any democratic society.

Hijab, Kippah, Crucifix
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Hijab, Kippah, Crucifix

The ruling by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) that a company is permitted to terminate its worker for wearing religious dress is a sad demonstration of the words of Ecclesiastes: “And moreover I saw under the sun the place of judgment, that wickedness was there; and the place of righteousness, that iniquity was there.”

The Mobileye Acquisition is Proof that AI Needs Guidelines
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The Mobileye Acquisition is Proof that AI Needs Guidelines

The sale of Mobileye to Intel is not surprising when you consider that last year MIT Technology Review ranked the Jerusalem-based company as one of the 10 smartest companies in the world. As such, the real story is the relationship between government, society, and technology.

Time for the Start-Up Nation to Build a Start-Up Government
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Time for the Start-Up Nation to Build a Start-Up Government

Earlier this year, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced that “the time has come for the Start-Up Nation to also have a Start-Up Government.” I agree. But can it be done?

The Most Dangerous Terrorist in Israel is Someone You’ve Never Heard Of
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The Most Dangerous Terrorist in Israel is Someone You’ve Never Heard Of

It is almost certain that readers of this article will not recognize the name of this man, the terrorist who caused more damage to Israel’s security than any other attacker in recent years. His name is Abdel Fattah al-Sharif, 21, from Hebron.

In Governments Run by Humans, Freedom of Information is Necessary to Prevent Corruption
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In Governments Run by Humans, Freedom of Information is Necessary to Prevent Corruption

What is the state of freedom of information in Israel? Like in the US, there is good and bad news.

Israel Exemplifies Rise of Personalized Politics
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Israel Exemplifies Rise of Personalized Politics

Donald Trump’s surprise win seems to illustrate the awesome power of the Internet-savvy individual in politics.

Women in Politics: 2017
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Women in Politics: 2017

There has been a substantial increase in the amount of women serving as Ministers of the Knesset since 1999.

Status of Women in Israeli Politics: The Good, The Bad and The Road to Full Equality
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Status of Women in Israeli Politics: The Good, The Bad and The Road to Full Equality

The impressive increase of women's representation in the Knesset has not translated into similar strides in other political spheres and senior executive positions.