THE MOVEMENT FOR QUALITY GOVERNMENT
Protecting Israeli democracy for 33 years
For over 33 years, the Movement for Quality Government in Israel (MQG) has been on the forefront of preserving Israel’s democracy. An independent, non-partisan, grassroots movement, MQG has evolved into one of Israel’s largest and most effective public interest organizations, exposing public corruption and regulative flaws and actively promoting the rule of law and better government, with 300,000 followers on social media and over 65,000 registered members. MQG works for and by the people and is accountable solely to its primary stakeholder – the public.
Fighting the legal reform
We have set a goal to fight in the coming months: to oppose and act with all the legal, parliamentary, protesting and media tools available to us to save Israel’s democracy in view of the legal reform.
Israeli democracy is at real risk. The new government is in the process of enacting a series of anti-democratic and personal laws – which deplete Israel’s basic laws of their content and fundamentally change the country’s liberal democratic infrastructure towards an ethically and morally precarious framework. The “reforms” threaten to demolish the basic tenants of democracy – separation of power and protecting human rights – freedom of expression, freedom of religion, the right to equality and non-discrimination – by emasculating the Judicial branch, the government’s judiciary council and the Supreme Court. We have set a goal to fight in the coming months: to oppose and act with all the legal, parliamentary, protesting and media tools available to us to save Israel’s democracy in view of the legal overhaul. We lead the call for the public to oppose these and other governmental actions, by activism and by communications.
We have set up a protest tent between the Supreme Court and the Knesset, manned 24/7, as a constant reminder of our support and protection of the Judiciary and the rule of law, and as a place where anyone is welcome to educate themselves on the legal reform and a focal point of gathering during the mass protests in front of the Knesset.
A Holistic, Action-Based Approach
MQG is the only organization in Israel using all tactics available to defend Israel’s democratic ethos and energize the public to act. Our approach combines direct litigation, legislative activism, youth education and grassroots engagement.
MQG is on alert to expose and prevent public misdeeds (both national and local) that violate Israel’s legal and constitutional safeguards.
Citizens use the hotline to report hundreds of anti-democratic violations per year, allowing us to impact urgent issues as they arise.
We are constantly on duty in the Knesset, composing and promoting bills and policies that will preserve Israel’s democracy.
MQG safeguards and promotes the proper use of public funds and resources. The MQG places special emphasis on fighting the corrosive effects of money in politics, and works to expose market and industry issues caused by governmental mismanagement, such as high market concentration.
MQG’s reputation for independence and efficacy enables us to give a voice to the people in their fight against cronyism and corruption. The MQG organizes large- scale public campaigns and promotes legislative changes for and on behalf of the public.
MQG educates, inspires and builds the capacity of young people throughout Israel to join the fight to sustain Israel’s democracy. We work in high schools, youth group movements and pre-army gap-year programs, offering an in-depth understanding of Israel’s democratic challenges and practical tools for civic activism.
Israel’s future and international support are linked to its being a bastion of democracy. Support us so we can continue protecting it!
Ways to Support:
Please mark “580178697” in the memo section of the check and make it out to one of our international partners, mailing the check to the address below:
In the US: America Gives, 228 Park Ave S #71410 New York, New York 10003-1502
In Canada: Canada Charity Partners, 5785 Smart Ave., Cote St Luc, Quebec, H4W2M8
In the UK: UK Gives, 483 Green Lanes, London, England, N134BS
*Our partner will send you a tax-receipt for the full amount of your donation
Account owner: America Gives, Inc
Account number: 9800587799
Routing number: 084106768
Bank details: Evolve Bank & Trust, 6070 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38119
Please mail your check and recommendation (including charity name AND 9-digit Israeli Tax ID#) to:
PEF Israel Endowment Funds, Inc.
630 Third Ave, RM 1500
New York NY 10017
All Donations to the Movement for Quality Government are tax-deductible in Israel, the US, Canada, and the U.K.
Our partner will send you a tax-receipt for the full amount of your donation. To donate by bank transfer, or to donate securities, please contact us for details.