The 2015 Israeli Democracy Index (IDI) was released this week by the Israel Democracy Institute. It is a survey that offers a lot of data — some of it illuminating, some of it problematic. All in all, it shows that 74 percent of Israelis describe their personal situation as “good”...
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Tag: Israeli Democracy
June 9, 2015 | 3:58 am
A few days ago, yet again, the false choice was put before Jewish Israelis: do you want Israel to be more “Jewish” or more “democratic”? It is a question that pollsters use, and this time they asked Israeli Jewish high schoolers to take their pick (this was for The Dov Lautman...
February 2, 2015 | 4:04 am
October 27, 2014 | 4:07 am
The Israeli Knesset is opening its winter session today, and it is already clear that this winter will be a stormy one. Early signs of possible elections quickly proved to be false alarms, yet the legislature is already gearing itself toward the next electoral test, possibly in...
May 27, 1999 | 8:00 pmDuring the wild victory party in Tel Aviv's Rabin Square on Election Night, a chant went up in the crowd: "Just not Shas!" Ehud Barak heard the same chant when he spoke early this week to a gathering of campaign activists. A booth with a fax machine in Kikar Rabin has already sent...