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The Goal of the Front

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Struggle for the Israeli Democracy

The Goal of the Front: to be the Assaultive Tool in the Struggle for the Israeli Democracy

In Israel of 2020 Democracy is under attack from top to bottom: an indicted Prime Minister is leading a vicious campaign against law enforcement institutions and the rule of law in order to dodge his trial. A well-funded, well organized mechanism is acting to undermine the foundations of our democracy: the judiciary, free press, the academia, minorities’ rights and human rights organizations. Politicians incite us one against each other and public discourse is getting more and more violent each day. 
Opposite all this is the Front for the Protection of Democracy.

The Front conducts research and expositions that reveal funding sources of the inciting organizations and the lies disseminated by their representatives. The Front combines student activism with public struggles, demonstrations and protests. The Front promotes legislation which aims to protect the justice system in Israel. The Front fights incitement against the free press. The Front fights back against the organizations and agents which try to bring down Israeli democracy.

Among our expositions’ accomplishments were revealing allegedly legal cooperation between the Likkud party and ‘Im Tirzu’—a far right organization; passing donations from Keren Hayesod to ‘Im Tirzu’ and more. Our expositions got substantial airtime in Israeli media. The Front is working opposite law enforcement authorities of anti- democratic factors. Over the past year we placed over 40 complaints to authorities such as Attorney General, State Comptroller, Minister of Education, Press Council, registrar of NGOs and others. The Front confronts the agents of ruin and incitement wherever they are: in social media, television studios and on the streets. Join us so we can fight together for the future of Israel’s democracy.

Who are our donors?

Over the past year half of our budget came from New Israel Fund and the rest of the funding came from private donors from Israel and the world.

So what is it that we do? 

For the first time in the past decade there is an organization that does not hesitate to fight the anti- democratic structures with the same tools those use to assault democracy: we investigate funding sources, activities and expose their true colors.  

Our modes of action include:

  • Investigations aimed at exposing the dark and foreign money behind anti- democratic organizations that try with all their power to hide their sources of funding. 
  • Assertive action to reduce the scope for the anti- democratic structure – legal action including approaching authorities and enforcement agencies. 
  • Working closely with Israeli media—we do not shy away from appearing and confronting right wing media. 
  • Creating an activist base—we are founding student bases that will work on campuses opposite organizations such as ‘Im Tirzu’ which aim to hurt the liberal nature of Israeli academy.
  • Aggressive presence on social- media. 

Legal Structure & Operation 

The Front was established and is operated by the Movement for Progressive Israel which is a registered non-profit (Amutah). All activities are overseen by MPI’s Executive Board, by its Oversight Committee and by our Legal Advisor and our CPA. 

Board of the Movement for Progressive Israel

Ran Cohen

Chair

Ran Cohen is a retired colonel and an Israeli politician. Served as Member of Kensset

Aviv Sar El

Dr. Assaf Patir

Miriam Bloch

Staff of the Front

Boaz Gerlsheimer

Media and PR

Adv. Yoram Avrahami

legal advisor



Struggle for the Israeli Democracy

The Goal of the Front