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  • Israel’s budgetary transfer farce must be stopped

    June 24, 2014 | 5:00 pm

    This headline should be read very slowly. Not because it's an especially long or complex phrase, but rather because it teaches us a whole lot about the huge problem that exists because of Israel’s lack of “separation of powers.”
     
    The problem is the basic procedure of...
  • Knesset Speaker Dalia Itzik meets with local leaders

    July 23, 2008 | 4:24 pm

    On a break from her duties as Speaker of the Knesset, Dalia Itzik joined L.A. influentials for a dinner reception hosted by The American Friends of the Citizens’ Empowerment Center in Israel (CECI). The event, which took place at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Shapour Sedaghat, included Jacob Dayan, the consul general of Israel in Los Angeles; professor Izzy Borovich, chairman of El Al Airlines; Izak Parviz Nazarian, president of CECI; Beny Alagem, and local leaders of American Jewish Committee, AIPAC, Jewish National Fund and Magbit Foundation.




  • Podcast: Knesset members discuss electoral reform in Israel

    By Karmel Melamed

    March 30, 2008 | 3:53 pm

    On March 24th three members of the Israeli parliament held a press conference at the Beverly Hills offices of the Citizens Empowerment Center in Israel (CECI) a non-profit organization advocating electoral reform in Israel. One influential Knesset Member and Chairman of the...

  • Moves to reform Israel’s political system on the rise

    By Tom Tugend

    October 12, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Are Israelis constitutionally incapable of agreeing on a constitution to govern their country?
     
    Possibly.
     
    "Throughout Jewish history, we have always been a disputatious people, and in Israel, everyone thinks he or she is a prime minister. It's part of our nature," observed...
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