03.05.2022 by Dr. Avner Inbar
Nonviolent civil evacuation: Rethinking an end to Israel’s settlements in the West Bank
After more than half a century of holding the West Bank under military occupation, Israelis are still divided over its future. Most support withdrawal as part of a peace deal with the Palestinians. Israel’s most important allies - and the international community as a whole - agree that the settlements are unlawful and must be removed. In such circumstances, there is no cause to believe that the land can no longer be divided. Taking a real look at what allows the settlements to keep going, instead of bowing to the myth of violent evacuation, reveals that the future of the West Bank and the settlements is in the hands of the Israeli public and its leaders. Where there is a will - there is a readily-available way.
13.04.2022 by Dr. Omer Einav
The Problem with the Comfort Zone Between Managing and Shrinking the Conflict
“No, I do want to say what my approach is, my approach in this context is to Shrink the conflict. We will not resolve it... but wherever it is possible to have entries, more quality of life, more business, more industry, we will [encourage it – O.E]” said Israel’s Prime Minister Naftali Bennett in an interview with Amit Segal on the local Channel 12 News on the eve of his inauguration in June 2021. This was a short, casual statement—an aside in an interview that dealt with many other issues on the agenda. In fact, Bennett was not even asked about his position regarding the conflict and insisted on digressing due to the impatience of our interviewer toward the subject. Thus, Bennett tried to differentiate himself from “managing the conflict” — the approach of his predecessor, Benjamin Netanyahu — by offering a fresh, new approach.

30.12.2013 by Molad
Peace Process, Settlements, National Priorities: Molad Survey 2013 Part II
Molad's latest public opinion poll reveals that the Israeli public supports peace agreement that includes the division of Jerusalem and a limited return of Palestinian refugees. They see the settlers a special interest group, and oppose the benefits they receive and support the 2005 Gaza disengagement even today
11.12.2013 by Molad
Alliance in Crisis: Israel's Standing in the World and the Question of Isolation
Israel central role in the international community is a remarkable accomplishment, yet Israel remains at odds with the international consensus that military control over the occupied territories is illegitimate. This report analyzes Israel's international standing and the crisis it currently faces given its policies
05.12.2013 by Molad
The Political Center: Yesh Atid Poll 2013
Yesh Atid voters are deeply disappointed in the national budget, oppose their party chairman's alliance with Naftali Bennett, support the division of Jerusalem in the framework of a peace deal, and see the settlers as a special interest group with disproportionate influence. Molad's 2013 Poll outlines the ideology of "Yesh Atid" voters, revealing the gap between them and the party they voted for
18.09.2013 by Michal Barak
Towards the Revitalization of Civics
As Minister of Education, Gideon Sa'ar politicized the Israeli education system, bringing justifications for Zionist nationalism into the civics curriculum, forcing pupils to face a rigid dichotomy of national-Jewish identity versus democratic-Israeli identity. This report rethinks the Israeli civics curriculum to allow students to grapple with Israel's complex reality
25.06.2013 by Dr. Naomi Sussmann
Basic Law: Israel — Nation-State of the Jewish People
The proposed Basic Law, currently advanced by Likud-Beiteinu and the Jewish Home parties, is a dangerous attempt to overwrite the Declaration of Independence, replacing the vision of Israel's founders with a sectorial vision that undermines the original values of Zionism
24.04.2013 by Molad
The Arab Peace Initiative: Israel's Strategic Loss and Historic Opportunity
Since its inception, Zionism has aspired to regional integration. But shortsighted governments coupled with a profound political insecurity led Israel’s leaders to miss an opportunity to secure this supreme Israeli interest when they avoided responding positively to the Arab Peace Initiative. Fortunately, not too late to correct this mistake
27.12.2012 by Dr. Shivi Greenfield
Israeli Hasbara: Myths and Facts
Israel's public diplomacy apparatus, contrary to its poor reputation, is well-coordinated and highly sophisticated. Israel's diplomatic isolation, therefore, cannot be attributed to a mythic "hasbara problem"; it can only be a product of Israeli policy itself
22.11.2012 by Molad
Molad Survey 2012
Molad's survey reveals that the Israeli public sees Israel's political left as alienated and impotent. Yet, simultaneously, there is broad public support for leftist political positions