The Fifth Meeting of the Police and Society Forum

The Israel Democracy Institute
4 Pinsker Street, Jerusalem

On Monday February 17, 2013, the senior command staff of the Israel Police, led by Police Commissioner Yohanan Danino, spent a full day at the Israel Democracy Institute, as IDI's Police and Society Forum convened for the fifth time.

The meeting was dedicated to the question of partnership and transparency in the relationship between the Israel Police and Arab society, and was attended by senior personnel of the police, Arab public leaders, representatives of government ministries, civil society activists, and academic experts.

For additional information about the importance of this meeting for building a shared society in Israel, read the article by Prof. Mordechai Kremnitzer that was originally published in Hebrew in the Israeli weekly Makor Rishon.

Established in 2004 as a joint initiative of IDI and then Police Commissioner Shlomo Aharonishky, IDI's Police and Society Forum brings together the senior leadership of the Israel Police, IDI researchers, leading academicians, and public figures to discuss critical issues in the relations between the Israeli police and Israel's multifaceted civil society. Prominent members of the Forum include IDI President Dr. Arye Carmon, IDI Vice President of Research Prof. Mordechai Kremnitzer, State Attorney Moshe Lador, retired judge Saviona Rotlevy, and former Supreme Court Justice Dalia Dorner.