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Influencing the national discourse

“Research institutes that shape policies are a new phenomenon in Israel that began just ten years ago. The trailblazer in this realm has been Professor Dan Ben-David… Israel has taken a long and important step in turning its economic discourse into a professional one based on research and data”

Haaretz - TheMarker (December 2019)
from article on why the paper included Shoresh President, Prof. Ben-David, in its list of Israel’s 100 most influential persons.
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Shoresh’s distinctive ability to present its exceptional evidence-based findings and analyses in clear and accessible language has earned it broad public respect and trust from all sectors of the Israeli government and society. Ongoing requests for briefings on Shoresh’s studies from cabinet ministers and opposition leaders alike, alongside regular requests for interviews and ongoing media coverage are a testament to the institution’s public gravitas and impact.

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In their words

Editors-in-chief of leading Israel’s newspapers, representing the gamut of political perspectives, assess Shoresh’s impact:

Aluf Benn, Editor-in-Chief, Haaretz

“Dani Ben-David has been raising the alarm over Israel's root economic problems through years of painstaking research and ringing the public bells. He is a voice to be listened to on the prospects of Israeli society.”

David Horovitz, Editor-in-Chief, Times of Israel

“Dan Ben-David's research opened my eyes to the crisis facing Israel’s economy … people need to recognize the problem, and Dan's work is crucial to that.”

Steve Linde, Editor-in-Chief, Jerusalem Post

“[Ben-David’s] important research and sharp analyses are key to understanding Israel, and his work has a huge impact on both government officials and opinion-shapers.”

Yon Feder, Editor-in-Chief, Ynet

“These [Shoresh Institution] studies have become vitally important in describing 'the Israeli situation' and the long-term directions that Israeli society is headed … As the editor-in-chief of Ynet, I always try to provide [the institution’s research] the prominent exposure that befits it.”

Sami Peretz, Editor-in-Chief, The Marker

“It is difficult to imagine the socioeconomic discourse in Israel without [Ben-David’s] steady research contribution, wisdom and his commitment … providing interesting, important and seminal findings on Israeli society in the past, present and future.”

Galit Hemi, Editor-in-Chief, Calcalist

“Prof. Dan Ben-David is an exceptional voice among Israel’s leading economists … His in-depth analyses … [are] manifested in the formation of national priorities and government reforms that have been implemented over the years.”

Yoel Esteron, founder and publisher, Calcalist

“As the head of a leading Israeli business newspaper, I can attest that Professor Dan Ben-David’s contribution is priceless.”

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