Van Leer Jerusalem Institute

From SourceWatch
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Van Leer Jerusalem Institute

"The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute is a leading intellectual center for the interdisciplinary study and discussion of issues related to philosophy, society, culture and education. The Institute gives expression to the wide range of opinions in Israel, and takes particular pride in its role as an incubator and creative home for many of the most important civil society efforts to enhance and deepen Israeli democracy.

"Founded in 1959 by the Van Leer family from the Netherlands, the Institute and its mission are based on the Van Leers’ vision of Israel as both a homeland for the Jewish people and a democratic society, predicated on justice, fairness and equality for all its residents. The Institute’s work today, still indelibly shaped by the Van Leers' legacy, is designed to enhance ethnic and cultural understanding, ameliorate social tensions, empower civil society players and promote democratic values." [1]


Accessed May 2010: [2]



Accessed May 2010: [3]

Senior Fellows




URL: [

Resources and articles

Related Sourcewatch


  1. About, Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, accessed May 13, 2010.
  2. Trustees, Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, accessed May 13, 2010.
  3. Fellows, Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, accessed May 13, 2010.