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The Israel Democracy Institute: Pursuing Democracy in "The Jewish State"

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Publication Date: January 2006

Publisher(s): Association for Jewish Studies; Association for Jewish Studies

Author(s): Randy L. Friedman; Randy L. Friedman

Series: AJS Perspectives: The Newsletter of the Association for Jewish Studies, Fall 2006, pp.16-17.

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Politics (Political ideologies and movements)

Keywords: Advocacy; Community Development; Public Policy; Zionism

Type: Report

Coverage: Israel Israel


The author discusses the work of the Israel Democracy Institute (IDI), an Israeli think tank whose stated purpose is to promote structural, political and economic reforms, among other things. The author evaluates the IDI's publications, its involvements in Israeli government, and its approach to the question of how a Jewish state can also be a fully democratic state.