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1. Seminar for Palestinian Youth
(Events/Local Activities - 2018)
...exceptional young activists and leaders with demonstrated commitment and interest in politics, women rights, democracy, negotiations and the two-state solution, reconciliation and other topics related...

2. Israel’s Self-Inflicted Wounds
(News Room/Op Ed - 2018)
...ice: Grant Palestinians full rights and cease being a Jewish state or rescind their rights and cease being a democracy. To avoid these unacceptable outcomes, the only path forward is the two-state s...

...e East Peace. The key to unlocking the stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace process may be a healthy dose of democracy. To wit, something interesting is brewing in East Jerusalem. Palestinian Jerusa...

4. Russian-Speaking Israelis Discuss the Conflict
(Events/Local Activities - 2017)
...of lectures on the Israeli Palestinian conflict regarding various issues such as security, demographics, and democracy. Participants also learned about the Northern Ireland conflict and the role civil...

...cutive orders and senior appointments, however, have shown that he has a different understanding of American democracy and the rights of minorities.   Netanyahu and Trump hold similar basic p...

6. America Must Recognize Palestine
(News Room/Op Ed - 2016)
...ts of Israeli citizenship and laws. This process is hastening a one-state reality that could destroy Israeli democracy and will result in intensifying international condemnation of Israel.   ...

...n August 22. It was conducted by a pair of internationally respected think tanks, the Jerusalem-based Israel Democracy Institute and the Ramallah-based Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Researc...

A poll published on August 22 by the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research and the Israeli Democracy Institute found that 59% of Israelis and 51% of Palestinians still support the two-stat

... and a personal tragedy if you end your presidency without real hope for a Palestinian state, with much less democracy in the Palestinian Authority, much more corruption, and deep internal ruptures. A...

...ng to the right — to the far right.   The Peace Index for March 2016, published by the Israel Democracy Institute, shows that a sizable majority of the Jewish public rejects the distinc...

... The delegation, consisting of Thomas Staal, Acting Assistant Administrator at the Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance; Alexander Klaits, Governance and Civic En...

...he lack of borders are corrupting Israel which already suffers from a deep erosion of the foundations of its democracy. MK Merav Michaeli said that the public would support any agreement presented by ...

13. Abbas' peace project has hit a dead end
(News Room/Op Ed - 2015)
...more than a decade under his rule, the Palestinians are further away from independence, and living with less democracy than under Arafat. Under Arafat, the Palestinian Authority built democratic insti...

14. Meet the new MK: Nurit Koren
(News Room/News - 2015)
...eapon and warn the world against it. Many in the US support the prime minister's way. The US is the greatest democracy in the world and its government goes according to the will of the people. The Ame...

15. Europe is not hostile to Israel
(News Room/Op Ed - 2015)
...ling and military might were sacrosanct.   Until the Six-Day War, Europe saw Israel as a threatened democracy that shared its liberal values. Since that war, Israel’s image has graduall...

16. Two Israels
(News Room/Op Ed - 2015)
... historical legacy – whoever opposes the Right is branded as a traitor. This is putting Israel’s democracy in extreme danger. This is expressed by an onslaught against the High Court ...

...through diplomacy. This Saturday night an additional ceremony will take place which will focus on 'defending democracy' and will condemn racism and violence with the participation of the current Presi...

...s of Israelis. Perhaps the most recent example can be found in this month’s Tel Aviv University-Israel Democracy Institute War and Peace Index, which asked Israelis in the wake of the Gaza war h...

19. On hope and despair in the Middle East
(News Room/Op Ed - 2014)
...g of tremendous strength that sometimes plummets into colossal weakness; of living in a selfÎsatisfied democracy, with pretensions to liberalism and humanism, that occupies and humiliates and cr...

20. The two-state dilemma
(News Room/Op Ed - 2013)
...e dream of Greater Israel leads inevitably to two scenarios: forfeiting the Jewish state’s status as a democracy by denying the right of political representation to over 2.5 million Palestinians...

The December monthly peace index published by the Israel Democracy Insitute and Tel Aviv University shows that a majority of Israelis believe that only strong international pressure can bring Israel a

...th his dignity intact; negotiating with South Africa’s all-white government for the transition to full democracy; and being elected as its first black president, inviting his jail-keeper to his ...

...ke control of the political discourse and result in a crude subversion of the checks and balances in Israeli democracy.       ...

24. Prevent the next big explosion
(News Room/Op Ed - 2013)
... it occured, but it did bring forth a new gospel that's impossible to ignore – the gospel of "The democracy of the masses, and not necessarily of the majority." Mideast nations suddenl...

...   The seminar was organized together with the organization Our Heritage - the charter for democracy and was held at Kibbutz Tzuba. During the seminar the participants heard lectures...

26. The Two-State Imperative
(News Room/Op Ed - 2013)
...division of the land into two states.   Israel has fallen since 1967 into a terrible temptation. No democracy can be immune to running an undemocratic system of oppression in territory under ...

27. The Door Has Been Built
(News Room/News 2013)
...create a state with a Palestinian majority.   Fact: Palestinian leadership accepts that Israel as a democracy has a right to define itself any way it wishes. It is not within the jurisdiction...

... it; how can you continue to live together in this government coalition?   David Tsur: Well, that's democracy in Israel. I can... we can be happy with that or not, but the fact that in the ...

...e heard. In Kiryat Shmona, for example, the discussions are being organized by Massad, the Center for Social Democracy. Bustan Bnei-Avraham — a Jafa-based group established by Israelis and Pales...

.... Cooperating with the Palestinians is where the opportunities lie -- not in threatening the country’s democracy and security. The Palestinians must come together in a shared vision of demo...

31. Viewing Israel with one eye closed
(News Room/Op Ed - 2012)
...us state-run schools and ultra-Orthodox ones, who aren’t receiving a proper education in the values of democracy and liberalism; the state-run schools’ deliberate avoidance of in-depth stu...

32. The President is Too Busy for Israel
(News Room/Op Ed - 2012)
...efinitely at a very low short-term cost but at a very high long-term cost of losing its identity as a Jewish democracy. If Israelis want to escape that fate, it is very important that they understand ...

...n preventing them.   I wouldn’t be surprised if Egypt — which believes in elections and democracy, as was demonstrated in the past year – would cause these elections to take...

34. Israel's Embattled Democracy
(News Room/Op Ed - 2012)
By New York Times editorial  21.07.2012 via New York Times (click here for the original article)    New York Times publishes it's second scathing editorial on the Israeli go

35. Why I'm Still a Two Stater
(News Room/Op Ed - 2012)
... to civil and human rights abuses, and we’re better off focusing on ending those in the name of a pure democracy. The two-state solution, one-staters maintain, is dead.   A Palestinian ...

...ontinued control over millions of Palestinians is unsustainable and would jeopardize the state's future as a democracy with a Jewish majority. Last month, Netanyahu brought the main opposition party...

...non-starter), or against any agreement that fails to address not only Iran's nuclear program but issues like democracy, human rights, and terrorism.   Like the Israeli-Palestinian issue, the ...

...ewer than six million Jews. So (unless we separate,) either we lose our Jewish national state or we lose our democracy or, in my opinion, we lose both of them.   Palestinian rights: T...

39. An Existential Threat that's not Iran
(News Room/Op Ed - 2012)
...d Remnick, the New Yorker 03.12.2012 via the New Yorker (click here for the original article)   Democracy is never fully achieved. At best, it’s an ambition, a state of becoming. In...

40. How Did They Let it Happen?
(News Room/Op Ed - 2012)
...te articles opposing it? How come they didn't protest, or sound the alarm?   When we, who live in a democracy, do stand up against something, write articles opposing it and demonstrate agains...

...amas and the situation in the Gaza Strip. Erekat responded that the Palestinian state will be "a strong democracy," and blamed Israel for Hamas' takeover of Gaza.   Molho further as...

... the local demography and international delegitimization do their job.   A new survey by the Israel Democracy Institute shows that most Jewish Israelis prefer Israel to be a Jewish state than...

43. The Lost Voice of American Jews
(News Room/Op Ed - 2012)
...only demand "one vote for one person," as they will integrate into the regional movement demanding democracy, dignity and freedom. Then, even if we want to, we will not be able to leave the ...

...r Clegg said.   He said there was “no stronger supporter of Israel than myself as a beacon of democracy in the region”, but added: “The continued existence of illegal settle...

45. IDC Herzliya Democracy Week
(Events/Local Activities - 2011)
... The week of January 9th, the Geneva Initiative took part in "Democracy Week" at the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya. We met with students, dis...

46. GI Rallies for Peace and Democracy in Rabin's Memory
(Events/Local Activities - 2011)
... that work to carry on Rabin's legacy are being challenged. Demonstrators shouted against threats to Israeli democracy and rallied for an end to threatening and anti-democratic acts against the Israel...

47. The Government's Truth
(News Room/Op Ed - 2011)
...ought thousands of Israelis to protest on the street, won legitimacy and was almost not tagged as hurtful to democracy or to the foundations of the government. Even the fervent "democracy advocat...

48. Spring, the Tents, and the Occupation
(News Room/Op Ed - 2011)
...t no one could hold back the masses. In a dictatorship, the masses project a threat to the very regime; in a democracy, to whoever is in power. In both cases, the powers-that-be understand the message...

... Palestinian-Israeli counter-terrorism co-ordination in the West Bank? Can Hamas ultimately pass the test of democracy it has failed until now, by allowing free elections, even if it stands to lose? T...

50. Bibi and Barack
(News Room/Op Ed - 2011)
...m the Middle East these days — Christians and Muslims clashing in Egypt, Syria attempting to crush its democracy rebellion and Palestinians climbing over fences into Israel — you get the s...

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