Search results for tag " Knesset"

  • Politicians attempt to castrate the Supreme Court
    Written by on 06/05/2018
    The Israeli public trusts the Supreme Court, not Israel's politicians, according to a survey recently commissioned by Hiddush, in light of politicians' recent attempt to castrate the High Court of Justice, in order to prevent the Court from mandating that the State of Israel enlist yeshiva students and to allow the Government Coalition to enact additional discriminatory laws according to the ultra-Orthodox parties' demands without fear of these being ruled illegal by the High Court of Justice.

  • Politicians attempt to castrate the Supreme Court
    Written by on 06/05/2018
    The Israeli public trusts the Supreme Court, not Israel's politicians, according to a survey recently commissioned by Hiddush, in light of politicians' recent attempt to castrate the High Court of Justice, in order to prevent the Court from mandating that the State of Israel enlist yeshiva students and to allow the Government Coalition to enact additional discriminatory laws according to the ultra-Orthodox parties' demands without fear of these being ruled illegal by the High Court of Justice.

  • The Knesset's pending vote on the Convenience Store Bill
    Written by on 02/01/2018
    Hiddush sent all members of the Knesset the following report in advance of the Knesset vote on operating convenience stores on Shabbat in Israel. What does the public think of the Government's acquiescence to the ultra-Orthodox parties' demands to use legislative and policy channels in order to pass a law against operating local businesses on Shabbat?

  • Jerusalem’s destruction – past events and current concerns
    Written by Uri Regev on 14/08/2016
    Only the deepest soul searching and bold action this Tisha b'Av will stave off today’s threat of growing erosion from within the Jewish people and Jewish, democratic State.

  • Hiddush presents: Marriage freedom by the numbers
    Written by on 13/01/2016
    Hiddush released its new presentation titled, 'Marriage Freedom in Israel: by the Numbers,' which provides answers to the questions most often asked about the condition of marriage freedom in Israel, and related issues. Shahar Ilan, the Hiddush VP of Research and Information, presented the data at the meeting of the Knesset's Peoplehood, Religion, & State Caucus.

  • MK Ksenia Svetlova: Proud advocate for religious freedom
    Written by David Bogomolny on 15/06/2015
    Journalist-turned-MK Ksenia Svetlova deliberately injected the politically unpopular question of religious freedom back into the public discourse after being elected to the Knesset. What drove her?

  • Overwhelming majority of voters STILL want Ultra-Orthodox Parties out of coalition
    Written by Uri Regev on 26/03/2015
    According to a March 24 poll conducted by Rafi Smith Polling Institute for Hiddush – Freedom of Religion in Israel, 62% of Israelis support a government without the ultra-Orthodox parties; 87% prefer that control of the Knesset Finance Committee be given to Kulanu, rather than United Torah Judaism (UTJ).

  • Overwhelming majority of voters STILL want Ultra-Orthodox Parties out of coalition
    Written by on 26/03/2015
    According to a March 24 poll conducted by Rafi Smith Polling Institute for Hiddush – Freedom of Religion in Israel, 62% of Israelis support a government without the ultra-Orthodox parties; 87% prefer that control of the Knesset Finance Committee be given to Kulanu, rather than United Torah Judaism (UTJ).

  • Voters Respond: Ultra-Orthodox Parties - in or out?
    Written by on 09/12/2014
    Rabbi Uri Regev discusses the results of the latest Rafi Smith Institute Poll, and the role of the undecided voters in the upcoming March 17 elections.

  • Overwhelming majority of voters want Ultra-Orthodox Parties out of coalition
    Written by Uri Regev on 09/12/2014
    According to a December 3 poll, 62% of Israeli voters do not want the ultra-Orthodox parties in the next government, and 74% do not want to increase public funding for yeshivas. But most importantly: how will the undecided voters sway the upcoming March 17 elections?

  • Voters Respond: Ultra-Orthodox Parties - in or out?
    Written by on 08/12/2014
    Our most recent poll indicates that 62% of voters do not want either of the ultra-Orthodox parties in the next government coalition, and 74% do not want to increase funding for yeshivas. But the big question is - who will the undecided voters choose on March 17?

  • Battle for Democracy at Supreme Court
    Written by on 17/11/2014
    Hiddush fighting for democracy in Israel at the Supreme Court, Hiddush analyzing religion-state preferences of the Israeli electorate, and Hiddush discovering that the Ministry of Education has delayed implementing the core curriculum in ultra-Orthodox schools

  • Hiddush to Knesset: Voters Want Change
    Written by on 02/11/2014
    Hiddush Vice President of Research and Information Shahar Ilan provided all Knesset Members with Hiddush's detailed analysis of the 2014 Israel Religion and State Index. It's clear that the voters want change - but the Knesset has been dragging its feet.

  • 5 Years of Hiddush Activism
    Written by on 02/10/2014
    Hiddush has become the premier Israeli NGO on matters of Religion and State in Israel

  • Op-ed: The Shabbat Ordinance
    Written by Uri Regev on 18/07/2014
    In his latest op-ed, Rabbi Uri Regev suggests that wile addressing the Shabbat prohibitions and limitations – let’s not forget the need to invest in alternative, contemporary ways to enhance the positive spirit of Shabbat.

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