Search results for tag " democracy"

  • Religion and Hypocrisy
    Written by on 24/08/2023
    Agudath Israel in America published a public statement criticizing the involvement of United States government officials in the defense of democracy in Israel. This statement reeks of hypocrisy

  • The elections and the Jewish-Arab and secular-Haredi tensions
    Written by on 08/04/2021
    A survey conducted by the Israel Democracy Institute several days after the election revealed the depth of dissatisfaction of the majority of the Israeli public with the election results. Two-thirds of the public is dissatisfied with the results [including the majority of Jewish voters for the right, left and center parties] and 80% believe that Israel is facing its fifth round of elections in the coming year.

  • Transitions Between Religious Groups among Israeli Jews
    Written by on 09/11/2020
    The rate of departure from Israel’s ultra-Orthodox sector far exceeds the rates of secular and Zionist Orthodox Israelis becoming Haredi. This emerges from a new study published by the Israeli Democracy Institute, and it sheds new light on a long-standing debate regarding the phenomenon of Jews becoming ultra-Orthodox in Israel. It is also important to understand what is happening today in the ultra-Orthodox sector in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • January 2020 Israeli Voice Index data analysis
    Written by on 07/02/2020
    Earlier this week, the Israel Democracy Institute’s important monthly survey was published: the Israeli Voice Index. Looking through the full data set and analyzing it provides additional insights, including in the field of religion and state, which support the findings of Hiddush’s regular public opinion surveys.

  • 2019 Israel Democracy Index published by IDI
    Written by on 10/01/2020
    This week, the IDI published its annual Israel Democracy Index, with highlights available online. What follows is a selection of Hiddush’s highlights from this Index, which focus on significant observations in the area of religion & state.

  • 2019 Statistical Report on Haredi Society in Israel
    Written by on 25/12/2019
    As described on the Israel Democracy Institute's website, the 2019 Statistical Report on Ultra-Orthodox Society in Israel provides both a snapshot of the ultra-Orthodox in Israel today and an analysis of trends characterizing this community in recent decades, in key areas such as demography, education, employment, and use of leisure time.

  • 2018 Israel Peace Index Supports Hiddush's consistent findings
    Written by on 24/01/2019
    Often, the online comments on Hiddush's survey findings validate the well-known phrase: Don’t confuse me with the facts, my mind is made up. These individuals rudely reject our data as specious, but the Israel Democracy Institute's 2018 Peace Index unsurprisingly supports Hiddush's findings and analysis.

  • Report: Haredi employment is down; Haredi poverty is up
    Written by Sagi Agmon on 21/12/2018
    Data from the Israel Democracy Institute's 2018 Statistical Report on Ultra-Orthodox Society in Israel supports Hiddush's data and analysis on the growing trend of ultra-Orthodox men studying in yeshivas instead of entering the workforce, as poverty rates rise.

  • New polling reaffirms Hiddush finding.
    Written by on 08/02/2018
    The January 2018 issue of the monthly Peace Index, published jointly by Tel Aviv University and the Israel Democracy Institute, touches upon key confrontation points along the spectrum of religion-state issues on the public's and political class's minds at this time.

  • Mazal Tov from the Consul General of Israel in New York
    Written by Uri Regev on 14/12/2017
    The New York Times reports that Consul General Dayan wrote: "it is no secret many members of the American Jewish community disagree with existing Israeli legislation on civil status issues... Ultimately the Israeli Knesset — elected democratically by the Israeli citizens — legislates.

  • Highlights from the 2017 Israel Democracy Index
    Written by on 14/12/2017
    This week, the annual Israel Democracy Index was published by the Israel Democracy Institute, underlining that Israelis harbor deep distrust for their politicians, the media, and the Chief Rabbinate but are generally favorably inclined toward the courts and presidency.

  • Minister Azoulay heeds his rabbis rather than his government
    Written by on 06/05/2016
    It has almost become a painful routine to update our readers on the all too frequent outrageous statements made by Israel's ultra-orthodox cabinet members and MKs, which go against all commonly accepted norms of rule of law and democracy.

  • Israel's theocratic elements becoming more violent and vocal
    Written by Uri Regev on 04/11/2015
    The formula "Jewish and democratic" remains not only unsettled, but actually serves as a mine field. Frequent explosions occur, for religious extremists feeling constrained do not hesitate to threaten the institutions of the State to have their demands met.

  • Israeli democracy under fire
    Written by on 04/11/2015
    Hiddush unearths ultra-Orthodox bill to increase stipends for non-working yeshiva students. The sad thing is - neither MKs from the coalition nor MKs from the opposition spoke out against this publicly. That role fell upon Hiddush once again.

  • Select graphs
    Written by on 03/11/2015
    The correlation between these polls and others relating to various aspects of democracy and the distinctly high percentage of those who received religious education in Israel with such disturbing positions requires serious consideration.


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