The State of Israeli Democracy: How Do Israelis Feel About Israel?

This informative video (02:11) presents the findings of the Israel Democracy Institute’s 2016 Israeli Democracy Index, an annual survey of how the Israeli public feels about government institutions, the Jewish and democratic characters of the state, politics, and more. With visual graphs presenting statistics, the video shows the differences in how Israel’s Arab and Jewish citizens responded to the survey, revealing a great rift on issues such as identification with the state, Arab participation in the government, whether Israel should be considered the nation-state of the Jewish people, and discrimination against Arabs. Despite these issues, the survey concludes that most Israeli citizens are fairly proud, unified and optimistic. 

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