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Voting Patterns in Knesset Elections 2021 Vs. 2020
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Voting Patterns in Knesset Elections 2021 Vs. 2020

In the March 2021 elections, Israel's fourth in two years, voter turnout was down throughout the country. Yet a comparison to the last round of elections in 2020 shows how a more substantial downturn in voting in religious and rightwing strongholds resulted in a significant weakening of Netanyahu's Likud party.

Why is Public Trust in the Supreme Court Falling?
Op-ed

Why is Public Trust in the Supreme Court Falling?

In an age of waning trust in state institutions and an ongoing health and democratic crisis, the public must be able to look towards the courts as a staunch defender of human rights and democratic structure.

Final Election Results 2021
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Final Election Results 2021

One of the most striking elements to emerge from the preliminary results is that the current Knesset is going to be much more fragmented

A Minority Government? A Prime Minister from a Small or Medium-Sized Party? You’d Be Surprised…
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A Minority Government? A Prime Minister from a Small or Medium-Sized Party? You’d Be Surprised…

Prof. Ofer Kenig presents examples of parliamentary democracies in which the Prime Minister is from a small party.

 

What’s Wrong with Israel’s Political System?
Op-ed

What’s Wrong with Israel’s Political System?

Four elections in two years failed to produce decisive results - what's wrong with Israel's political system and is there is any way out of its current political stalemate?

The Return of Direct Elections for Prime Minister?
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The Return of Direct Elections for Prime Minister?

Prime Minister Netanyahu is promoting legislation that that will institute direct elections for prime minister. How would this proposal work? Will it resolve the political stalemate? Would the Supreme Court rule on its legality? IDI experts weigh in.

 

The Return to Balfour: Israel’s Supreme Court Strikes Down Coronavirus Regulations Curbing the Right to Protest
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The Return to Balfour: Israel’s Supreme Court Strikes Down Coronavirus Regulations Curbing the Right to Protest

The latest judgement in a series of legal challenges to controversial measures adopted by the Israeli government in response to COVID, shows that the Supreme Court still plays an important role in checking government excess and reaffirming basic democratic and human rights values

Breaking Israel’s Political Deadlock
Podcast

Breaking Israel’s Political Deadlock

IDI President Yohanan Plesner and BICOM Director Richard Pater discuss Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's options for forming a government, possible alternative coalitions and what to look out for in Netanyahu’s trial.

 

Knesset Swearing-In Ceremonies Should be Celebratory. This One Wasn't

Knesset Swearing-In Ceremonies Should be Celebratory. This One Wasn't

The lack of any reason to celebrate was symbolized by the proceedings at the Jerusalem District Court, where the prime minister was charged with serious criminal offenses

Minority Governments: Why Smaller Is Not Necessarily Worse
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Minority Governments: Why Smaller Is Not Necessarily Worse

In the wake of the results of the elections to the 24th Knesset, it would seem that a minority government is the most likely option that would enable the formation of a government and prevent yet another election

Despite it All – Israelis Must Vote
Op-ed

Despite it All – Israelis Must Vote

Fourth election in less than two years – so why should Israelis go out and vote?

The March 2021 Elections: The Fence-Sitters
Op-ed

The March 2021 Elections: The Fence-Sitters

Those who still haven’t made up their mind about who they will vote for in less than a month is much higher than it was before the elections in March 2020 – how will it effect the outcome?

The Views of Israeli Voters
Special Survey

The Views of Israeli Voters

What are the views of Israelis on a range of subjects, and how do these views relate to their decision on who to vote for in the upcoming elections?

Using Electronic Bracelets
Op-ed

Using Electronic Bracelets

Electronic bracelets should be used only after restricting access to information and ensuring its security

Democracy watchdog chief Yohanan Plesner: Don’t take Israel’s democracy for granted
Podcast

Democracy watchdog chief Yohanan Plesner: Don’t take Israel’s democracy for granted

Ben Caspit talks this week with Yohanan Plesner, who warns that the undermining of Israel’s democracy may seem unconceivable, but is indeed possible.

A Mother’s - an Arab Mother’s - Voice
Op-ed

A Mother’s - an Arab Mother’s - Voice

Anarchy reigns in Arab localities, terrorizing law-abiding residents who fear for their lives - it absolutely essential to put Arab families’ lost sense of security on the national agenda. The time has come to join hands

Israel’s Political System is Broken. Here is How to Fix It.
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Israel’s Political System is Broken. Here is How to Fix It.

Are the fourth national elections in less than two years due to political chaos or Prime Minister Netanyahu’s legal woes?

Attention Facebook and Outbrain: Paid Content Is Now Political Ads in Israel
Op-ed

Attention Facebook and Outbrain: Paid Content Is Now Political Ads in Israel

Israel's Central Election Committee made a landmark ruling: promoted content online - even to real news reports - is political advertising

The Better to Support their Families: The Education of Ultra-Orthodox Women
Op-ed

The Better to Support their Families: The Education of Ultra-Orthodox Women

Ultra-Orthodox women’s employment in Israel has undergone a revolution in recent years—that is, the diversification of the occupations in which they are employed

Arabs in the Labor Market and COVID-19
Special Survey

Arabs in the Labor Market and COVID-19

The survey indicates that economic inequality between the Arab and Jewish populations in Israel has increased as a result of the COVID-19 crisis

Only 29% of Israelis think the Elections will Resolve the Political Stalemate
Israeli Voice Index

Only 29% of Israelis think the Elections will Resolve the Political Stalemate

February Israeli Voice Index finds that 32% of Israelis support suspending the PM's trial if he wins the election and forms the next government. Also growing support on the Center-Right for Arab-Jewish political cooperation

How to Boost Employment of Arab Women? Invest in Educating Arab Men
Op-ed

How to Boost Employment of Arab Women? Invest in Educating Arab Men

Arab women are closing the gap in education – but this achievement is not reflected in the job market. What can be done?

Gender Integration of IDF Combat Units is a Supremely Moral Issue
Op-ed

Gender Integration of IDF Combat Units is a Supremely Moral Issue

Despite the significant changes resulting from the expansion of women’s service in IDF units, gender still remains a criterion for screening the assignments of military personnel in 2021

Women's Representation in the Knesset and the Government: An Overview
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Women's Representation in the Knesset and the Government: An Overview

Women still constitute less than 30% of all Knesset members and the percentage of female cabinet members in the government has never risen above 23.5%

Another Victim of the Pandemic: Our Fundamental Rights
Op-ed

Another Victim of the Pandemic: Our Fundamental Rights

There is no doubt that the Government has an obligation to employ meaningful measures against the pandemic, but the ease with which it was willing to infringe basic rights—is most disturbing

NEET Young Adults in Arab Society
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NEET Young Adults in Arab Society

A new IDI study on NEET (Not in Employment, Education, or Training) finds close connection between academic education and NEET in young adulthood

Changes in Work Patterns and in Demand for Skills in the Post-COVID Labor Market
Special Survey

Changes in Work Patterns and in Demand for Skills in the Post-COVID Labor Market

Insights from 2020 Israel Democracy Institute Surveys and from the World Economic Forum’s Future of Jobs Report 2020

Former Minister of Justice Avi Nissenkorn Joins the Israel Democracy Institute
Press Release

Former Minister of Justice Avi Nissenkorn Joins the Israel Democracy Institute

As part of his role at the Institute, Nissenkorn will promote initiatives focused on adapting the labor market to the post-COVID era, to improve government function and to fortify IDI’s efforts to strengthen democratic institutions and the rule of law.

Conversions Now Have Official Recognition
Press Release

Conversions Now Have Official Recognition

"These conversions now have official recognition of what is perhaps the most important Israeli law: the Law of Return" 

ISA Contact Tracing – Supreme Court Decision
Press Release

ISA Contact Tracing – Supreme Court Decision

Israel's Supreme Court ruling on ISA's contact tracing is a reflection of the government’s decision-making processes during COVID