News and updates about IDI

Poll: Most Israelis support deportation of infiltrators

66% of public supports deporting illegal infiltrators to African countries with whom Israel reached an agreement, according to new poll.

Poll: Most Israelis support deportation of infiltrators

Poll: 70% of Jewish Israelis support terrorist death penalty

New poll finds that a solid majority of Jewish Israelis are in favor of death penalty for terrorists who murder civilians and soldiers.

Poll: 70% of Jewish Israelis support terrorist death penalty

Recalling Rabbi Lichtenstein's 'humanism'

Israel Democracy Institute marks a year to renowned religious Zionist rabbi's passing by praising his liberal modern humanism.

Recalling Rabbi Lichtenstein's 'humanism'

Duma arson gag order: Covering up a failure?

Israel Democracy Institute argues media gag order not meant to protect investigation, but rather to hide state from scrutiny over 'failure.'

Duma arson gag order: Covering up a failure?

Study: Israelis happy, but mistrust government

Official 2015 Democracy Index also reveals deep divide in Israeli-Arab relations on political level - though not personal level.

Study: Israelis happy, but mistrust government

Only 40% of Non-Jewish Olim Successfully Convert

Study on 20 years of data notes that conversion process of Jews from FSU has been a 'great failure' amid conversion controversy.

Only 40% of Non-Jewish Immigrants Successfully Convert

Israelis Highly Pessimistic Over Disengagement

Poll reveals the majority see eviction from Gush Katif as major failure of the Israeli government - and support resisting similar moves.

Ten Years On, Israelis Highly Pessimistic Over Disengagement

Poll: 71% Believe World Has Bias Against Israel

The majority of Israelis believe global community has double-standards regarding Israel, supports Judea-Samaria regardless.

Poll: 71% Believe World Has Bias Against Israel

The Higher Threshold Saved Votes

IDI’s Ofer Kenig explains that despite fears of voter disenfranchisement, the threshold raise mobilized political parties.

The Higher Threshold Saved Votes

Israelis Fed Up with Poverty, Corruption

1/3 of Israelis facing financial difficulties, 42% believe government is corrupt - but overwhelming majority, including Arabs, patriotic.

Israelis Fed Up with Poverty, Corruption - But Not Israel

Expert: Governance Bill Changes Too Much, Too Soon

Political scientist speaks to Arutz Sheva on Opposition's resistance to the bill, why political decisions need to be implemented over time.

Governance Bill Changes Too Much, Too Soon, Says Expert

Ahmed Tibi: Bennett ‘Thinks With his Backside’

In latest foul-mouthed tirade, Tibi attacks Economic Minister over speech praising Israeli start-ups.

Ahmed Tibi: Bennett ‘Thinks With his Backside’

Poll: Most Support Operation in Gaza

Two-thirds of the Israeli public is in favor of tough action in Gaza in response to recent terrorist rocket attacks.

Poll: Most Support Operation in Gaza