Israel Democracy Institute

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Israel Democracy Institute (IDI)

"Dr. Arye Carmon has been the President of the Israel Democracy Institute (IDI) since its inception in 1991. Dr. Carmon founded the IDI, along with American businessman Bernard Marcus, as an independent think tank dedicated to promoting and strengthening democracy and democratic values in Israel." [1]

Member of the World Movement for Democracy.

Directors [2]

  • Mr. Aharon Dovrat, Chairman, Dovrat and Partners
  • Mr. Sami Friedrich, CEO, "Shaldor," a business consulting firm
  • Dr. Ramzi Halabi, Managing Director, The Israeli Arab Businessmen's Club, Member of the Board of The Yedid Association
  • Prof. Moshe Halbertal, Professor of Jewish Thought at the Hebrew University
  • Mr. Eli Hurvitz, Chairman of the Israel-IDI Board, Chairman of the Board, Teva Pharmaceuticals.
  • Mr. Yossi Kucik, Director, Kucik Entrepreneurship Management and Consultancy Ltd., Chairman of several public committees and corporations
  • Dr. Yitzhak Peterburg, former Managing Director of Cellcom
  • Dr. Judith Richter, CEO, Medinol
  • Prof. Gabriela Shalev, President, The Israeli Center for Academic Studies
  • Prof. Ze'ev Tzahor, President, Sapir Academic College
  • Prof. Yafa Zilbershatz, Law Faculty, Bar-Ilan University

Members of the IDI Association [3]

  • Mr. David Blomberg, Chairman, Bank of Jerusalem
  • Prof. Yitzhak Galnoor, Department of Political Science, Hebrew University of Jerusalem; member of the Executive Committee of the International association of Political Science
  • Adv. Moshe Gavish, former Income Tax Commissioner of the Bank of Israel, M. Gavish-A. Goldberg Legal Firm
  • Ms. Shira Herzog, Vice-President, The Kahanoff Foundation, Canada
  • Major General (ret.) [[Rafael Vardi
  • Mr. Ron Huldai, Mayor of Tel Aviv
  • Dr. Yoram Turbovicz, member of the Hebrew University Governing Board
  • Prof. Ephraim Yuchtman-Yaar, Faculty of the Humanities, Tel Aviv University
  • Dr. Arye Carmon, President, IDI
  • Mr. Gideon Lahav, former Director General of the Ministry of Trade and Commerce
  • Prof. Ephraim Sadka, Dept. of Economics, Tel Aviv University
  • Prof. Mordechai Kremnitzer, Faculty of Law, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Senior Fellow, IDI
  • Adv. Yehuda Raveh, Yehudah Raveh and Partners legal firm
  • Mr. Dani Shahaf, member of Kibbutz Ein Gedi
  • Prof. Aliza Shenhar, President, The Emek Yizrael Academic College, Deputy Mayor of Haifa, recipient of the President of the Connecticut University Medal
  • Prof. Amos Shapira, Faculty of Law, Tel Aviv Universaity

Resources and articles


  1. Dr. Arye Carmon, Israel Democracy Institute, accessed July 7, 2007.
  2. Members of the IDI Board, Israel Democracy Institute, accessed July 7, 2007.
  3. Members of the IDI Association, Israel Democracy Institute, accessed July 7, 2007.

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