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Prisoners Demand Right to Vote in Local Elections

Prisoners Demand Right to Vote in Local Elections

Prisoners in Israeli jails are not eligible to vote in local elections, but 2 prisoners have filed a petition to change that.David Lev, 21/10/2013 18:37
Can Israel be both Jewish and Democratic?

Can Israel be both Jewish and Democratic?

How Jewish should Israel be? Why does the West recognize that democracy must be accommodated to Arabic culture world over, but not to Judaism in Israel? A thought provoking analysis based on Prof. Paul Eidelberg's "Jewish Statesmanship".Ted Belman, 15/10/2013 07:42
Israel: Jewish, Democratic, or Both?

Israel: Jewish, Democratic, or Both?

Justice Minister Tzippy Livni and Professor Ruth Gavison to seek an answer to an age-old Israeli dilemmaDavid Lev, 13/10/2013 16:40
Freedom and Democracy are Prerequisites to Peace

Freedom and Democracy are Prerequisites to Peace

Peace will not bring democracy. Democracy will bring freedom and peace. And that is not what we have in the Palestinian Authority. Eli E. Hertz, 08/10/2013 11:55
Israeli Democracy

Israeli Democracy

It is no wonder that so many citizens feel powerless to affect government actions, such as preventing the freeing terrorists or capitulation to Obama-Abbas.Prof. Paul Eidelberg, 15/08/2013 14:08
Lieberman: Bill Will Save Israeli Democracy

Lieberman: Bill Will Save Israeli Democracy

Lieberman defends the Governance Bill, ‘It will make Israel a normal democracy.’Maayana Miskin, 01/08/2013 09:45
Russian Official: Democracy Not Good For Everyone

Russian Official: Democracy Not Good For Everyone

The Egyptian redux revolution proves, a top Russian politician said, it's that democracy is not a “one size fits all” system.David Lev, 04/07/2013 19:20
Basic Law Amendment 'Inspired' By Founding Ideals

Basic Law Amendment 'Inspired' By Founding Ideals

There is no contradiction between amendment to Basic Law, affirming state's Jewish identity, and democratic values, says Zionist think-tank.Arutz Sheva staff, 29/05/2013 17:08
Expert: Democracies Cannot Defeat Terrorism

Expert: Democracies Cannot Defeat Terrorism

Terrorism expert: Democracies must balance the need for violence against upholding their most cherished values.Maayana Miskin, 29/04/2013 15:10
Expert: Next Knesset Likely to be 'Dysfunctional'

Expert: Next Knesset Likely to be 'Dysfunctional'

The next Knesset is likely to be disunited and dysfunctional, says an expert on politics and democracyDavid Lev, 21/01/2013 16:19
Israel Quietly Cited ‘Only Free State’ in Mideast

Israel Quietly Cited ‘Only Free State’ in Mideast

The State of Israel “remains the region’s only Free country,” according to a US democracy watchdog organization annual report. Chana Ya'ar, 21/01/2013 14:23
Secret Funding of NGOs Manipulates Democracy

Secret Funding of NGOs Manipulates Democracy

Jerusalem-based NGO Monitor: “For over a decade, the EU has acted with impunity in funding political advocacy NGOs with near total secrecy."Rachel Hirshfeld, 27/12/2012 16:57
Rabbis: Judaism and Democracy Not Always in Sync

Rabbis: Judaism and Democracy Not Always in Sync

What is Judaism's position on referendums and, democracy? A panel sponsored by Herzog College explored those and other questionsDavid Lev, 20/12/2012 19:39
Inside Look at Muslim Brotherhood’s Torture Rooms

Inside Look at Muslim Brotherhood’s Torture Rooms

The Muslim Brotherhood replaced Mubarak, but torture chambers remain the same despite the US attempt to make Egypt safe for democracy.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 10/12/2012 09:58
Egypt Pitches US ‘Strike 2’ on Arab Democracy

Egypt Pitches US ‘Strike 2’ on Arab Democracy

Morsi’s power grab is “Strike 2” for US efforts to make democracy safe for the Middle East. Seven years ago, Hamas won US-backed elections. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 27/11/2012 14:09
Academics' Plan to Boycott Ariel U Revealed

Academics' Plan to Boycott Ariel U Revealed

In email exchange, academics plot to boycott Ariel University and its staff, deny them advancement.Gil Ronen, 11/09/2012 10:08
The Fading Left and Israel's Flourishing Democracy

The Fading Left and Israel's Flourishing Democracy

Many of Israel’s detractors on the left argue that Israel’s democracy is in a state of decline. The writers claim that a closer look shows that Israeli democracy is thriving in many ways, while the left is fading.Prof. Shmuel Sandler and Prof. Efraim Inbar, 21/08/2012 23:33
Chazan: Democracy is Not Majority Rule

Chazan: Democracy is Not Majority Rule

Naomi Chazan ends her term as New Israel Fund president, is replaced by Brian Lurie.Gil Ronen, 02/07/2012 10:07
Hizbullah: Democracy Allows 'Thieves' to Thrive

Hizbullah: Democracy Allows 'Thieves' to Thrive

Democracy has allowed “thieves” to plunder and pillage Iraq, the secretary of Hizbullah said in an interview. Rachel Hirshfeld, 11/06/2012 00:15
Israel's Junta – IDF Overrules Barak in Sansana

Israel's Junta – IDF Overrules Barak in Sansana

The High Planning Council of the IDF Civil Administration has rejected a plan already approved by Israel's elected leaders.Gabe Kahn., 24/02/2012 13:39
Study: Belief in G-d, Religious Observance Rising

Study: Belief in G-d, Religious Observance Rising

A wide-ranging study shows that more Israelis believe in G-d than did a decade ago.David Lev, 26/01/2012 12:30
Diagnosis of a Mental Disorder

Diagnosis of a Mental Disorder

Democracy has replaced Zionism as the only justification for the State of Israel to its ruling elites and this has profound but hitherto unexplored psychological consequences.Prof. Paul Eidelberg, 02/12/2011 05:56
‘Democracy’ in Egypt: Ballot List Six-Feet Long

‘Democracy’ in Egypt: Ballot List Six-Feet Long

The weeks-long “democratic” vote in Egypt features a six-foot long ballot list of 3,009 candidates and an $85 fine for non-voters. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 29/11/2011 15:44
Bill to End Vote Coercion by Employers

Bill to End Vote Coercion by Employers

A new bill introduced to the Knesset would protect workers from being coerced into voting according to employer's wishes.Gabe Kahn., 23/11/2011 18:37
Abbas Delays Democratic Elections – Again

Abbas Delays Democratic Elections – Again

Abbas, who serves as PA chairman two years beyond his term, now delays local elections for third time and without setting a new date.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 23/08/2011 13:46