Is Israel’s democracy in danger? The controversial proposed legislation of the ruling right-wing coalition
Israel Debates is released as online publication of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Israel. Each edition presents opinions of two authors who express controversial views about major events of Israeli interior or foreign politics. The present publication of Israel Debates presents the Israeli domestic discussion on the question if Israel’s democracy is in danger? and the controversial proposed legislation of the ruling right-wing coalition.
Prof. Mordechai Kremnitzer, Vice-President of the Israel Democracy Institute in cooperation with Shiri Krebs and Amir Fuchs, reach the conclusion that while Israel remains a vibrant democracy, at the same time an erosion of democratic values is taking place.
Emily Amrousi, journalist and columnist of the daily Israel HaYom, former spokeswoman for the West Bank Settlers Council, sees the current legislative initiatives as an expression of a true democracy in Israel that is finally starting to appear.