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Public Opinion Poll on Arab Society in Israel- Hebrew Version

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Public Opinion on Arab Society in Israel

A new survey on Israel’s Arab community by Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Israel and its Program for Jewish Arab Cooperation at Tel Aviv University reveals severe economic distress as a result of the Corona crisis; a desire to see the creation of a new Arab-Jewish party; divisions of opinion with regard to the performance of the MKs in the Joint Arab List; a fairly low voter participation rate (55.6%) expected in the next elections; a high degree of satisfaction with the result of the US presidential election; and support for the normalization agreements between Israel and the Arab countries.

Climate Change & Israel's National Security

The recent heat wave in Israel and the wildfires raging in the country in mid-October, as well as in neighboring Syria and Lebanon, serve as a stark reminder that climate change is happening now, and that its impacts are already felt in the Middle East. Given the expected frequency of heat waves, the reduction in water resources, and rising sea levels in the Middle East, Israel might well face a significant problem of regional instability, accompanied by large numbers of climate refugees at its borders. To better prepare for this dark future, Israel should incorporate climate change into its national security agenda, and integrate climate threats, domestic and abroad, in its national security assessments. Israel should consider the regional scenarios under any adaptation plan, and budget and operate accordingly.

Populism in times of pandemics - A chance or danger for democracies?

In light of the global Covid-19 pandemic, not only health issues have been pushed onto the agendas of nation states but also questions of how to deal with the impact of the crisis in broader political terms. Thus, this publication addresses the subject of populism in times of pandemics and whether this (global) phenomenon preceding the outbreak of the Corona crisis poses a chance or danger for democracies. Perspectives from Germany, Hungary, Israel and Poland are presented as all four countries are not only affected by the health crisis (as are most countries around the world) but have also had to grapple with populist developments to varying degrees. The following articles provide a specific country perspective in addition to contemplating the possible effects of populism in times of crises more broadly.

Few days ahead of the 23rd Knesset elections - A poll in the Arab public in Israel

Our poll in the Arab public expects 60% voter turnout, great public confidence (91%) in the impact of the Joint List in the next Knesset, and a high level of opposition to the "Deal of the Century".

New publication: Left to its Fate: Arab Society in Israel under the Shadow of the “Arab Spring”

Published by the Konrad Adenauer Program for Jewish-Arab Cooperation, Tel Aviv University

The wave of the uprisings also known as the “Arab Spring” was undoubtedly one of the most important and formative events in the history of the modern Middle East. This book examines the influence of these uprisings on the Arab society in Israel, especially focusing on the unique relationship between the Arab minority in Israel and the state. It offers a new perspective of how the instability in the Arab region and its dissolution affected the internal dynamics in Arab society in Israel and changed its attitude toward the state. The most important insight that emerges from this research is that the deep disappointment in the Arab region has led to a more pragmatic and rational attitude of the Arab minority in Israel towards the state.

Citizenship, Identity and Political Participation

Measuring the Attitudes of the Arab Citizens in Israel

We are pleased to present the findings of our public opinion poll conducted in the summer of 2017, which measures the attitudes of the Arab public in Israel on issues of citizenship, identity and political participation. The study was conducted within the framework of activities of the Konrad Adenauer Program for Jewish-Arab Cooperation at Tel Aviv University.

Israel´s view of Europe-Israeli relations

Results of a survey among more than 1000 Israelis

Israel and the European Union have found themselves in a paradoxical situation for quite some time, and which would drive even the most experienced marriage counsellor to despair. Never before - when it comes to the intensity of collaboration - have both parties had such extremely close ties, yet rarely before had both reached such a high level of political estrangement as is currently the case. More than 1000 Israelis were asked for their opinion on Europe-Israeli relations.

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung mourns the loss of Helmut Kohl

On the death of former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl, Chairman of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and former President of the European Parliament, Hans-Gert Pöttering, writes:

Be frutiful and multiply!

Israel and its growing minorities

Since Israel was founded in 1948, it has defined itself simultaneously as both a Jewish and a democratic state. It is home to secular as well as ultra-Orthodox Jews, Muslims, Christians and Druze. However, due to diverging growth rates in the different populations, domestic and religious tensions have been developing which could undermine the secular and Zionist founding ethos of the Jewish State.