Conversations with Israel Democracy Institute
Understanding the Proposed Reforms in the Israeli Government

We have been watching closely as the current government takes up significant proposed reforms, including major potential changes to the judicial system, that could have dramatic impacts on how Israel’s democracy functions, and on many of the issues that are particularly meaningful to North American Jews.


These issues are complex, value laden and emotional, as is evidenced by the reaction of the Israeli public. We invite you to join us for two webinars featuring scholars from the Israel Democracy Institute (IDI) to help make sense of and provide context for all that we are seeing and reading.


The Israel Democracy Institute (IDI) is an independent center of research and action dedicated to strengthening the foundations of Israeli democracy. IDI works to bolster the values and institutions of Israel as a Jewish and democratic state. A non-partisan think-and-do tank, the institute harnesses rigorous applied research to educate decision makers and help shape policy, legislation and public opinion.


Professor Amichai Cohen
Tuesday, March 21st at 9am


Please join us for a webinar on the current status and implications for Israeli judicial reform with Prof. Amichai Cohen, Senior Fellow, Center for Security and Democracy at the Israel Democracy Institute.

Adv. Shlomit Ravitsky Tur-Paz
Thursday, March 30th at 8am


Please join us for a webinar on the implications of proposed reforms for a shared society with Adv. Shlomit Ravitsky Tur-Paz, Director of the Joan and Irwin Jacobs Center for Shared Society and Head of the Religion and State Program at the Center.

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