Articles

Default Image

Articles Search

Filter

Close Filter
A Prime Minister on Trial: Qs and As
Article

A Prime Minister on Trial: Qs and As

How long will the proceedings take? What about immunity? Has there ever been a sitting PM anywhere who faced criminal charges? (Yes, one). Dr. Amir Fuchs answers all the questions.

Recommendations for the Incoming Justice Minister
Article

Recommendations for the Incoming Justice Minister

After three contentious election campaigns Israel's new government has been sworn in. IDI's experts weigh-in with their recommendations on the most important issues on the agenda. 

Policy Recommendations for the Minister of Culture and Sports
Article

Policy Recommendations for the Minister of Culture and Sports

After three contentious election campaigns Israel's new government has been sworn in. IDI's experts weigh-in with their recommendations on the most important issues on the agenda. Edna Harel-Fisher presents recommendations on cultural policy.

The Rule of Law Over the Ruler
Op-ed

The Rule of Law Over the Ruler

It's one of democracy's substantial achievements: just like every citizen, Netanyahu will stand before 3 judges, whose task is to decide whether he is innocent or guilty

Second Wave is a Matter of Time
Press Release

Second Wave is a Matter of Time

More than half of Israelis think a second wave is a matter of time and 39% think that the return to normalcy is too fast

 

 

play
Article

IDI's Legal Experts Hold Online Briefing Ahead of Netanyahu's Trial

With Prime Minister Netanyahu's groundbreaking trial is set to commence next week, Professor Yuval Shany, IDI's Vice President of Research, and Dr. Amir Fuchs, the head of the Defending Democratic Values Program, briefed journalists on how the court process will proceed and the long-term legal implications of trying a sitting prime minister.

Arab Society in the Wake of the Coronavirus: Policy Recommendations
Article

Arab Society in the Wake of the Coronavirus: Policy Recommendations

After three contentious election campaigns, Israel's new government has been sworn in. IDI's experts weigh-in with their recommendations on the most important issues on the agenda. Dr. Nasreen Hadad Haj-Yahya and Ayman Saif on the urgent challenges facing the 35th government to address the significant economic gaps that between Israel's Jewish and the Arab populations.

Israel’s Cease-Fire Government Should Promote Healing, Not Division
Op-ed

Israel’s Cease-Fire Government Should Promote Healing, Not Division

Netanyahu and Gantz could use their unity government to put in place a 'democratic ceasefire' and speed Israel’s economic recovery rather than entrenching political deadlock.

Improving Israel's Security and Resilience
Article

Improving Israel's Security and Resilience

After three contentious election campaigns Israel's new government has been sworn in. IDI's experts weigh-in with their recommendations on the most important issues on the agenda. Prof. Amichai Cohen writes about the matters that should be at the top of the agenda to improve Israel's security and resilience.

IDI Supports Enacting the “Norwegian Law”
Press Release

IDI Supports Enacting the “Norwegian Law”

Knesset members should be available for parliamentary legislation and oversight

Israel’s 35th Government: A Portrait
Article

Israel’s 35th Government: A Portrait

After 18 months of political deadlock, Israel’s 35th government was sworn in - and in many ways it's quite unique.

Live Broadcasts from the Supreme Court
Op-ed

Live Broadcasts from the Supreme Court

Live broadcasts brings a breath of fresh air and a better understanding of the Supreme Court

Don’t Call It a Comeback
Op-ed

Don’t Call It a Comeback

In mature democracies, parliaments are regaining their relevance in the coronavirus era.

No Justification Whatsoever
Op-ed

No Justification Whatsoever

The establishment of the Netanyahu-Gantz government required many compromises.That being said, there is absolutely no way to justify the extravagant size of the new government

Over Half of Jewish Israelis Support Annexation
Israeli Voice Index

Over Half of Jewish Israelis Support Annexation

The Israeli Voice Index for April 2020, found that 52% of Jewish Israelis support Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's stated policy of extending Israeli sovereignty in the West Bank, however only 32% believes Israel will move forward with this in the coming year.

 

Sanity Prevails: 11 to 0
Op-ed

Sanity Prevails: 11 to 0

Israel's High Court handed down a unanimous decision - and the public saw for themselves that there was no devious plot to undermine the separation of powers.

Moment of Truth for Judicial Restraint
Op-ed

Moment of Truth for Judicial Restraint

Many Israelis attribute a left-wing bias to the Supreme Court and accuse it of extreme activism, but the hearings that were broadcast live highlight the vast gulf between the Court's image and the reality

Coronavirus and Unemployment in Israel
Article

Coronavirus and Unemployment in Israel

Daphna Aviram Nitzan presents an analysis of unemployment in Israel in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

The Impact of the Corona Crisis on the Ultra-Orthodox Community
Israeli Voice Index

The Impact of the Corona Crisis on the Ultra-Orthodox Community

The corona crisis has had serious economic repercussions for many households, including for members of Israel's ultra-Orthodox community. Survey findings indicate that while most of the ultra-Orthodox plan to cut back on their current expenditures, there are also quite a few households in which one of the spouses plans on increasing the scope of his or her employment, and in about one-fifth of the households- one of the spouses who has not previously worked, intends to now join the workforce.

Protecting our Privacy: Alternatives to ISA Tracking
Article

Protecting our Privacy: Alternatives to ISA Tracking

ISA's tracking of civilians is being discussed in the Knesset Subcommittee for Secret Services. As Israel is beginning to emerge from a state of emergency, less invasive alternatives should be adopted.

The Rotation Agreement — One State, Two Governments
Op-ed

The Rotation Agreement — One State, Two Governments

The rotation mechanism agreed upon creates a governmental structure, unprecedented neither in Israel or anywhere else

PM Under Indictment - A Dangerous Precedent
Press Release

PM Under Indictment - A Dangerous Precedent

Allowing Netanyahu to form a government would constitute a conflict of interest and would result in a negative and irreversible precedent for the rule of law

Most Israelis Trust Government Health Officials on Corona
Press Release

Most Israelis Trust Government Health Officials on Corona

IDI Coronavirus Survey finds that nearly half the population is pessimistic about Israel’s economic prospects

Decade-Long High in Israelis' 'Sense of Belonging' 
Press Release

Decade-Long High in Israelis' 'Sense of Belonging' 

Special IDI Independence Day survey 92.5% of Jewish-Israelis and 77% of Arab-Israelis feel a part of Israel and its problems.

 

The Alternative Government
Article

The Alternative Government

IDI researchers testified before the Knesset's Special Committee: Personal and retroactive changes should not be made to legislation regarding the Prime Minister's legal status

Fighting the Coronavirus is Impacting Our Privacy
Op-ed

Fighting the Coronavirus is Impacting Our Privacy

Information is power. Governments and private entities that have access to vast troves of information have vast power.

Two Hedgehogs and a Hydra
Op-ed

Two Hedgehogs and a Hydra

This is a familiar plague: rewriting the game rules of democracy to suit changing political circumstances has become the norm in Israel.

Will the Coronavirus Defeat the Populism Epidemic?
Op-ed

Will the Coronavirus Defeat the Populism Epidemic?

The coronavirus is an international threat but will it stem the growth of populism around the world?

Coalition Agreement – What to Expect Moving Forward
Article

Coalition Agreement – What to Expect Moving Forward

IDI President Yohanan Plesner held an online media briefing and Q&A session on the new coalition agreement between the Likud and Blue and White parties.

Coronavirus and Haredi and Arab Communities
Op-ed

Coronavirus and Haredi and Arab Communities

In recent years, many comparisons have been made between two communities in Israel - the ultra-Orthodox and Arab Israelis. The coronavirus crisis has brought previously held assumptions into question.