In the summer of 2018, 24 civil society organizations formed a partnership aimed at bringing about a change to the culture of discourse in the country. Through a special process, involving the participation of tens of thousands of Israelis from all walks of life, the public's positions regarding the boundaries of acceptable discourse were defined, and are represented in this convention:
We, aspiring to live in an inclusive and respectful society, call upon our leaders to lead by example and act in accordance with the principles set out in the Charter for Israeli Discourse:
To focus on strengthening the common good out of consideration for the delicate fabric of our society, with its many and diverse component parts, and a sense of responsibility for the future.
To act honestly and transparently, to be committed to the truth and to the facts in full. To avoid deliberate deception, false advertising, and the use of various forms of media for such purposes.
To respect each person, regardless of political or ideological differences. To engage only in substantive and non-personal criticism, with clean and non-offensive language.
To encourage a discourse free of division, hatred and incitement. To resist trading in allusions, statements, and publications of a violent, demeaning, or racist nature, and to condemn them when they are used. To eradicate the delegitimization of people, whether based on their beliefs, race, religion, origin, nationality, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any such factor.
We, the undersigned, accept the principles of the Charter for Israeli Discourse and call upon elected officials, opinion leaders, media professionals, and intellectuals to adopt them.
בימים אלו, ציבור ישראלי רחב, בשותפות עם קואליציה של 20 ארגונים חברתיים במדינה מנסחים את האמנה שתנקה את השיח הציבורי במדינה. מעוניינים להיות חלק? הצטרפו לקהילת "מנקים את השיח" בפייסבוק.
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