b'Yohanan Plesner and President Reuven Rivlin, IDI Honorary Chair and Joan and Irwin Jacobs Distinguished FellowIDI International Advisory Council members Justice Stephen Breyer, Justice Dorit Beinisch, Prof. Ron Daniels, Justice Rosalie Abella with IDI Vice President Jesse Ferris When the Knesset dispersed in late June 2022 and early elections were announcedIsraels fifth in four yearsIDI quickly changed gears to focus on restoring governmental stability. IDIs team refined its proposals for political reform to guarantee that future elections produce a stable government and a parliament that can serve out its full term. The Institute worked with all the relevant stakeholders to highlight the dangers of leaving Israels flawed electoral system unchanged, presented available alternatives, and garnered support from several candidates for their proposals to restore political stability to Israel. The outcome of the consequent November 2022 elections forced IDI to change gears yet again, as the new government immediately set about implementing a set of extremely controversial changes to Israels constitutional arrangements, focused on curtailing the independence of the judiciary. Public opposition was swift, massive protests erupted, and Israel quickly descended into the worst constitutional crisis of its 75-year history. The Institute recognized the danger of what President Herzog termed societal implosion early on and mobilized quickly to help defuse the crisis. Until the outbreak of the war with Hamas, IDIs principal contribution has been to provide responsible intellectual leadership and supply decision makers, opinion shapers and the public at large with the facts, context and comparative perspective needed to avert a breakdown of law and order andto the extent possiblechannel this dangerous crisis into an opportunity for dialogue, consensus and balanced reform.'