Our most surprising finding was a great and growing discrepancy between the way Israeli politics and society are discussed, at home and abroad, and the way they operate for real around the country.
Israeli society is seen as being shot through with countless fissures, that threaten to tear the country to pieces. But what if we were to approach this multitude of fissures as a treasure to be capitalized on rather than as cracks to be mended?
The proposal to take advantage of the growth in knowledge and technological capabilities in order to increase public spending can allow true equality of opportunity and the establishment of new channels for human creativity.
At the juncture between the individual and his or her freedom and the state and its responsibilities, lies the community.
Is there necessarily a built-in conflict between labor unions and the local economic model? Is it possible to create a common agenda, and how?
This article explores analysis by the French philosopher Jean-Claude Michéa, who argues that the rightwing’s economic liberalism and the leftwing’s cultural liberalism are deeply intertwined. Both seek to dismantle perceived restrictions on individual rights, such as family, community, and religious frameworks.
Shaharit Founding Director Dr. Eilon Schwartz explains how bringing together liberals and non-liberals for dialogue and collaboration can bolster a democracy of the common good – dealing more holistically with how individuals, families, and communities may flourish.
An examination of the different conditions necessary for advancing common good in praxis, complete with case studies from Shaharit's six years of work on the ground around Israel.
A special issue of the highly-regarded academic journal Israel Studies Review (volume 31, issue 1), dedicated to the work of Shaharit's academic group exploring the future of Israeli liberalism, was published…
What would happen if, instead of putting the revenues from natural gas and other natural resources—which are estimated at hundreds of billions of sheqels—into the State coffers, they were paid out directly to every citizen on a monthly basis? Just imagine that you got money from the government, say NIS 3,000, every month. How would this income affect our economy? Would people work less? Maybe it would even lead to economic growth.