Shaharit is a "think-and-do tank" that challenges the hackneyed dichotomies between Left and Right; Jews and Arabs; and Haredi (ultra-Orthodox), religious, and secular Jews and aims to forge a new social partnership between all the groups in Israeli society in order to build a common future.


Shaharit began work in the summer of 2011 to present fresh thinking on Israeli society and to offer an alternative to the current quagmire—what we call a politics of the common good. We seek to forge a politics that unites, and breaks out of the tired dichotomies that for too long have defined the Israeli politic: “a Jewish state” versus “a state of all its citizens,” “religion” and “tradition” as opposed to “liberalism,” the “security camp” opposite the “peace camp,” and “market economics” versus the “welfare state.” Our task is to articulate a new political language, to create new social networks, and to encourage new initiatives, for the benefit of all of Israel's communities, and for the benefit of Israeli society as a whole.

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