The Tel Aviv Review Podcast

Pride and Prejudice: The State of Israeli Democracy at 70

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Yohanan Plesner discusses with Tel Aviv Review podcast hosts Gilad Halpern and Dr. Dahlia Scheindlin the past accomplishments and future challenges of democracy in Israel. Ahead of the 70th Independence Day celebrations, IDI's president reflects on the astonishing transformation from British rule to a vibrant start-up nation. While taking pride in the young state’s many achievements - Israeli democracy is still under enormous security pressures, which magnify the vulnerabilities of its democratic institutions and values. The gains of the past cannot be taken for granted in future.