2019, issue 43, Gili S. Drori and Yagil Levy: How can science and academia maintain their professional standards and ethics in the era of post-truth and populist politics? How can sociology sustain its commitment to public social affairs in such circumstances? Additionally, how can such dilemmas be resolved in the highly fractured and intensively strained society in Israel? These issues steer debates in faculty meetings, online forums, classrooms, and workshop sessions, where Israeli sociologists convene to practice their sociology; they also colour the discussions of the Board of the Israeli Sociological Society (ISS).
2019, issue 43, Gili S. Drori, Yagil Levy and Noa Zarka: Since its founding in 1967, the Israeli Sociological Society (ISS) has operated as the professional association of sociologists in Israel. Formally registered as a not-for-profit civic association, the ISS set its goals to operate (a) in the public sphere, to convene sociologists from a variety of institutions and viewpoints with a commitment to equality, democracy, and an environment that is free of prejudice or harassment; (b) in the scientific sphere, to protect the academic freedom of all sociologists with a commitment to scientific standards and professional ethics; and (c) in the professional sphere, to protect and advance the professional interests and work conditions of sociologists.