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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

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...


Avdija Adds Hanukkah Cheer to Strong Start of Basketball Season - Washington Wizards forward Deni Avdija is proudly representing Israel and Judaism on and off the court. The 20-year-old Israeli...


Israel Tightens Control of Cyber Tech Exports Amid NSO Affair

Israel on Monday introduced tighter rules for countries seeking to buy its cyber technologies and intelligence systems, restricting their use only for the investigation and prevention of defined terrorist acts...


USC Defends Response as 60 Faculty Members Call for ‘Rebuke’ Ov...

The University of Southern California (USC) defended on Friday its efforts to address antisemitism on campus, in a private letter...

Middle East

Arab-Israeli Woman Convicted of Spying for Hezbollah - An Arab-Israeli woman in her 20s has been sentenced to 30 months in prison for spying for Hezbollah. Maibat Masarwa was convicted by the Lod District Court on charges...

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