social protest

Publications Regarding social protest



Why are the Ethiopian Israelis Angry?

Only rarely can a protest totally uproot racism and discrimination, but a strong leadership can negotiate for change


The Mueller Report: What it Teaches Us

Can the Mueller report shed light on the labyrinth of cyber connections, which are at the basis of the suspected criminal activity? Probably not.

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Is It a Very Scary Time for Young Men?

The monthly Peace Index of the Israel Democracy Institute and Tel Aviv University finds that: 44% of Jewish and Arab Israelis agree with President Trump’s statement that “It’s a very scary time for young men” – the percentage among men who agreed was significantly higher than that among women.


The Debate Over Planned Deportation of Eritrean and Sudanese Nationals

Deporting people against their will to the countries they escaped from evokes strong and disturbing recollections of dark episodes in Jewish history.


What About Democracy?

In an op-ed published in Haaretz, IDI Vice President Mordechai Kremnitzer and researcher Attorney Amir Fuchs point out that despite the assault on democratic values witnessed in the outgoing Knesset, "democracy" does not seem to be on the agenda in the current election campaign.


Listen to the Language: The Young People's Protest of 2011

In this op-ed, Dafna Gruber, Head of IDI's Young Leadership Forum, reflects on the wave of social protest in the summer of 2011, and points to what it reveals about the nature of young people in Israel today. 


The Democratic Year in Review: The Knesset's Missed Opportunity

The period of the Jewish High Holidays is a time of reflection and introspection. In this op-ed, originally published in Yedioth Ahronoth on September 26, 2011, IDI Vice President of Research Prof. Yedidia Z. Stern reflects on the gap that emerged between the agenda of the Knesset and the agenda of the Israeli public during 2010-2011 and expresses hope that the message of the social-economic protest of the summer of 2011 will point the Knesset in the right direction in the year to come.


Trajtenberg Did Not Rise to the Occasion

The establishment of the Trajtenberg Committee was a significant and substantial step in the social justice movement, but many found the Committee’s recommendations to be disappointing. IDI Senior Fellow Dr. Momi Dahan shares his views on the Committee's recommendations.


A New Social-Economic Agenda for Israel

In an op-ed, originally published on the Ynet website, IDI Senior Fellow Dr. Momi Dahan reflects on the wave of social protest of the summer of 2011 and stresses that the response to the protest must be a new social-economic agenda.


The Ethiopian Israeli Protests

What is the media's responsibility in covering the protests of the Ethiopian community against and what are the problems in the coverage?