Crowd-sourcing the Constitution

The Israel Democracy Institute brought together 200 Israelis from all walks of life to draft a Declaration of Human Dignity and to discuss how to make Israeli society a little more decorous.

 They sat for two days, Arabs and Jews, Russians and Ethiopians, ultra-Orthodox and secular, young and old. People in wheelchairs, an elderly man with a seeing-eye dog. Two hundred Israeli citizens, both ordinary and extraordinary, were invited to Jerusalem by the Israel Democracy Institute (IDI) to discuss what human dignity and respect for the other actually means.