Shrinking Democratic Space

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In the past few years, ACRI has been increasingly concerned by intensifying infringements on democratic freedoms in Israel. These threats arise, mainly, from two of the main institutions charged with safeguarding democracy: The Knesset (Israeli parliament) and government leadership. Senior officials have voiced harsh and unprecedented statements against human rights organizations, political groups, and minorities, and have made various attempts to curtail their operations. A tide of anti-democratic legislative proposals is being introduced in the Knesset and there is a rising wave of assaults on social, political, and national minorities in the public sphere.

As a result, the basic principles of the Israeli democratic system are being undermined. There is an ongoing attack on the principles of freedom of expression, human dignity and equality, and on freedom of assembly and protest. ACRI continues to demand accountability with regards to democratic principles and the assurance of such principles in every aspect of Israeli life.

Tel Aviv Headquarters

Nahalat Binyamin 75, Tel Aviv 65154

Phone: +972-3-5608185
Fax: +972-3-5608165


Jerusalem Branch

15 Yad Harutsim St, Talpiot, Jerusalem

Postal Address: PO Box 53262, Jerusalem 9153102, Israel

Phone: +972-2-6521218
Fax: +972-2-6521219


Nazareth Branch

Street Address: 3030/5 Rd.
Postal Address: P.O. Box 51070, Nazareth 16072, Israel

Phone: +972-4-8526333/4/5
Fax: +972-4-8526331

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