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Yohanan Plesner, President of the Israel Democracy Institute, served as the first director-general of Kadima and as one of its Knesset members from 2007 to 2013. During that time, he served on the Knesset’s Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee; the Constitution, Law and Justice Committee; as the co-chairman of the Knesset Lobby for Students and Higher Education; chair of the Knesset’s permanent delegation to the Council of Europe; and the chair of the Committee for Equality in National Service.

ARTICLES BY: Yohanan Plesner


June 21, 2018 6:59 am
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Clarifying the IDF’s Record During the Gaza Riots

The past few months have posed unprecedented challenges for Israel and the IDF in its ongoing struggle with Hamas. In the face of Hamas provocations, it...

Culture

Jewish Professor and Poet Discusses His New Book of Poetry

Baruch November is a professor of English at Touro College in Manhattan. His poems have appeared in The Forward, The...

‘Today’ Show Anchor Savannah Guthrie Takes Helicopter Tour of ‘Magical’ Israel

"Today" show co-anchor Savannah Guthrie recently took a helicopter tour...

Features

Next Israeli Government Could Soon Face New Iranian Terrorist Challenges

In Saturday's early hours, when the attention of most Israelis was focused on...

Bubbe’s Passover, Circa 2019: Feeding the Soul While Staying Healthy

JNS.org - Sweet gefilte fish with a dollop of eye-watering horseradish. Fluffy matzah...

With New Foods and More, Passover Evolves Every Year

JNS.org - When food-industry insiders entered the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, New Jersey for the annual Kosherfest trade show...

World

Students for Justice in Palestine Receives NYU President’s Award in C...

Students for Justice in Palestine received an award on Wednesday afternoon from New York University over objections from some community...

Israel

Top IDF General: Hezbollah Still Plans to Invade Parts of Northern Israel i...

Hezbollah has not abandoned its plans to invade parts of northern Israel during a future conflict, a top IDF office...

Middle East

Report: Iranian Oil Exports Hit a New Low in 2019 Amid Concern Over US Crac...

JNS.org - Amid renewed US sanctions on Iran, the country’s oil exports hit a new low in 2019, reported Reuters. The report, citing tanker...

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