The Democracy Project

Israel was founded as a "Jewish and democratic" state, but what does that actually mean? We explore this in a series of documentaries (on the right) in which we speak to politicians, experts, activists, and people who have been involved in Israeli politics since the state was founded. We're also traveling the length and breadth of the country to ask individual Israelis of all backgrounds the question, “What does democracy mean to you?” Below are their most interesting, representative — and sometimes surprising — answers.