The following informational report details some of the anti-democratic initiatives and bills promoted in the 20th Knesset, published in October 2018 by the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI). ACRI is the oldest and largest Israeli civil liberties organization, as well as a long-time partner of the New Israel Fund of Canada.
By Ben Murane, Executive Director
As we analyze the initial results of the Israeli and American elections, I am uplifted and also still troubled. Democracy isn’t something that I take for granted anymore.
We are lucky in Canada to live in a place where our votes matter, our courts are independent, our media strong, and a plethora of civil society groups are active. Pluralism rules in the public sphere. Politically-motivated violence is blessedly rare.
But looking around the world, we shouldn’t be too sanctimonious. Continue reading