Prof. Avi Diskin in a Discussion with Emanuel Halperin Concerning the Separation of Powers in Israel:
"Each new court decision on Knesset over the past 25 years, has had a single common denominator – the authority of the Supreme Court is expanding."
For the full interview on the "Kafeh Hafuch" program on the Knesset Channel (Hebrew)
The Privatization of the Israel Land Administration
The Implementation of the reform in the Israel Land Administration planned to commence on 01.01.10 has been delayed since a collective bargaining agreement has not yet been reached with ILA employees.
In practice, the new Israel Lands Authority has managed to meet only once. The number of JNF-KKL representatives on the council has decreased to two (from six) in accordance with a government order.
This month, two petitions were submitted to the Supreme Court in opposition to the "reform". The petition submitted by the Committee for the Fight Against the Privatization of the Land in Israel decries the violation of the Basic Law: Lands of Israel. An additional petition against the government action was submitted by MK Dr. Hanna Swaid.
Several Members of Knesset (Nachman Shai, Shelly Yacimovich, Uri Orbach, Yariv Levin and Ronit Tirosh) have submitted a bill on the issue of restricting the transfer of lands to foreigners.
The Integration of Haredim into Israeli Society
On Friday, 8 Tevet 5770, 25.12.2009, the Institute for Zionist Strategies held a tour on the subject of Haredi society. The tour was held within the framework of the Young Leadership Program of the IZS and included meetings with key figures in Haredi society.
As an isolated society, Haredim remain a mystery to the majority of the Israeli public. The tour, including the Haredim we met, opened a window to the world of this unique society and helped us gain an understanding of its goals, its development, and its sensitivities. The ultimate objective is the promise of the integration of the Haredi community into Israeli society.
For a summary of the tour
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