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  • The Vile Bond of Religion & Politics
    Written by Uri Regev on 02/08/2018
    In a secret recording that was broadcast on Israeli television, MK Rabbi Moshe Gafni explains to the leadership of his party why they voted for the Nation-State Law and what his real opinion of the law is.

  • The Nation-state Law: The religion-state angle
    Written by on 19/07/2018
    The Nation-state Law has captured the headlines for quite some time now, culminating in its adoption by the Knesset yesterday. There are a number of facets to this bill, which should be highlighted as far as matters of religion-state and Israel-Diaspora relations are concerned.

  • What does it mean for Israel to be a Jewish state?
    Written by Uri Regev on 17/04/2018
    Israeli Independence Day celebrations are almost upon us, and the divisions over the identity of Israel as a Jewish and democratic state are greater than ever before.

  • Female soldiers excluded from Israel's honor guards
    Written by on 09/04/2018
    Hiddush appealed to Defense Minister Lieberman, Chief of Staff Eizenkot and Chair of the Ministerial Committee for Ceremonies and Symbols - Culture Minister Regev, demanding that female soldiers be fully included in official state ceremonies, including the ceremonies for Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) and Yom HaZikaron (Israeli Memorial Day).

  • The religion-state aspects of Israel's Nation-state bill
    Written by Uri Regev on 18/10/2017
    Next week the Knesset Special Committee on the Nation-State Bill (formally, 'Basic Law: Israel - The Nation-State of the Jewish People') will be deliberating on the revised draft bill, which was initiated by fourteen MKs from the Likud, Jewish Home, Yisrael Beiteinu, and Kulanu parties.

  • Israel Religion & State Index 2017
    Written by on 18/09/2017
    65% of the Jewish Israeli public supports granting equal official status to the three largest streams of world Jewry. A majority supports the involvement of Diaspora Jewry in promoting freedom of religion and equality in Israel. 65% of the Jewish Israeli public believes that the Nation-State Bill should anchor the guarantee of freedom of religion and conscience in law.

  • Israel Religion & State Index 2017
    Written by on 18/09/2017
    65% of the Jewish Israeli public supports granting equal official status to the three largest streams of world Jewry. A majority supports the involvement of Diaspora Jewry in promoting freedom of religion and equality in Israel. 65% of the Jewish Israeli public believes that the Nation-State Bill should anchor the guarantee of freedom of religion and conscience in law.

  • This week: just the latest in religious discrimination
    Written by Uri Regev on 07/09/2017
    Next week, Hiddush's annual Israel Religion & State Index will be published, and it will become clear just how much the gap between the public's will and the policies of Israel's elected official's has increased.

  • U.S. State Department releases International Religious Freedom Report
    Written by on 23/08/2017
    The US State Department’s International Religious Freedom Report for 2016, released last week, diplomatically pans the lack of progress by the Israeli government toward increased religious freedom.

  • The State Comptroller's 2017 report: a searing indictment
    Written by on 17/05/2017
    Israel’s 39-chapter annual state Comptroller report, published on Tuesday, May 16, was nothing less than a blistering indictment of the unholy alliance of religion & state in Israel, providing multiple examples of criminality, corruption, and discrimination conducted by government officials in the arena of religion & state.

  • 69% of Jewish Israelis support women's candle lighting ceremonies at Kotel
    Written by on 27/12/2016
    69% of Jewish Israelis favor allowing women to light Chanukah candles at the Western Wall. This principled position also enjoys a high level of support among voters for the non-Haredi Coalition parties.

  • 69% of Jewish Israelis support women's candle lighting ceremonies at Kotel
    Written by on 27/12/2016
    69% of Jewish Israelis favor allowing women to light Chanukah candles at the Western Wall. This principled position also enjoys a high level of support among voters for the non-Haredi Coalition parties.

  • 2016 Israel Religion and State Index - by party voters
    Written by on 08/12/2016
    In Israel's Jewish community there is very broad opposition to the Government's actions in realm of religion & state and consistent support for all aspects of religious freedom and equality. This is the main conclusion of the Israel Religion & State Index.

  • 2016 Religion & State Index: the Zionist Orthodox sector
    Written by on 14/10/2016
    Should Israeli actualize freedom of religion and conscience? - 95% of Zionist Orthodox moderates support this, as do 62% of mainstream Orthodox Zionists and 53% of Zionist ultra-Orthodox Israelis. The Index reflects the Government's total disregard for the public's will, but shows signs of hope within the moderate Zionist Orthodox community.

  • 2016 Religion & State Index: freedom of marriage
    Written by on 09/10/2016
    A revolution: About half of the Jewish public would prefer not to get married via the monopolistic, state empowered Chief Rabbinate

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