Living Without A Constitution

Publisher: M.E. Sharpe
ISBN: 9780765619419
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Covering the history of Israel since its birth, this comprehensive discussion is the first to focus on the historical, ideological, and political determinants of the civil rights issue within Israel. Important topics covered include the historical and ideological roots of Israeli democracy; the problems of a collective society during the establishment of a democratic state; legal and political attitudes toward human rights in the Occupied Territories and the implications of these attitudes for the peace process; the dilemma of a democracy in a state of war; and problems of democracy versus national security. The author, Dr. Daphna Sharfman, teaches at Haifa University and is Chair of the Civil Rights Committee of the Israel Labor Party. Dr. Sharfman makes use of exclusive interviews with Israeli policy makers.

A History Of Modern Israel

Author: Colin Shindler
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107028620
Size: 49.77 MB
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A concise study seeks to address the challenges of describing the modern state of Israel while taking into account the history behind it and looking into the future, tracing its sixty-year history from its beginnings, through its wars with Arab neighbors and the confrontation with the Palestinians, while addressing the ideological disputes that divide the nation.

The Anatomy Of Human Rights In Israel

Author: Assaf Meydani
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107054575
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Examines human rights in the Israeli domestic arena by analyzing the politics and strategies of defending human rights.

Israel S Higher Law

Author: Steven V. Mazie
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 0739156640
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In Israel's Higher Law, Steven V. Mazie sheds new light on the relationship between liberalism and religion through a detailed assessment of the Jewish state. Drawing on in-depth interviews with Israeli citizens, this compelling work scrutinizes the ways in which Israelis conceptualize and debate their polity's religion-state arrangement.

Israeli Constitutional Law In The Making

Author: Gideon Sapir
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1782251855
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In the domain of comparative constitutionalism, Israeli constitutional law is a fascinating case study constituted of many dilemmas. It is moving from the old British tradition of an unwritten constitution and no judicial review of legislation to fully-fledged constitutionalism endorsing judicial review and based on the text of a series of basic laws. At the same time, it is struggling with major questions of identity, in the context of Israel's constitutional vision of 'a Jewish and Democratic' state. Israeli Constitutional Law in the Making offers a comprehensive study of Israeli constitutional law in a systematic manner that moves from constitution-making to specific areas of contestation including state/religion relations, national security, social rights, as well as structural questions of judicial review. It features contributions by leading scholars of Israeli constitutional law, with comparative comments by leading scholars of constitutional law from Europe and the United States.

Constitutional Law Of Israel

Author: Suzi Navot
Publisher: Kluwer Law International
ISBN: 9041126511
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This book describes Israel's constitutional developments and focuses on the andquot;constitutional revolutionandquot; of the 1990's, the evolution of judicial review and the special role of the Supreme Court of Israel in constitutional conflicts. A general introduction of the constitutional history is followed up by the sources of constitutional law in Israel. The discussion on the form of Government deals with the changes in the system of government; the Head of State (the president); the legislature (the Knesset: its constituent power and its legislative power); the executive and the judiciary. Other chapters present the special rules of citizenship; fundamental rights and liberties; constitutional problems of minorities; judicial control of administrative actions; the relation between religion and State and the specific problems of emergency laws and war.

The Wall And The Gate

Author: Michael Sfard
Publisher: Metropolitan Books
ISBN: 1250122708
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From renowned human rights lawyer Michael Sfard, an unprecedented exploration of the struggle for human rights in Israel's courts A farmer from a village in the occupied West Bank, cut off from his olive groves by the construction of Israel’s controversial separation wall, asked Israeli human rights lawyer Michael Sfard to petition the courts to allow a gate to be built in the wall. While the gate would provide immediate relief for the farmer, would it not also confer legitimacy on the wall and on the court that deems it legal? The defense of human rights is often marked by such ethical dilemmas, which are especially acute in Israel, where lawyers have for decades sought redress for the abuse of Palestinian rights in the country’s High Court—that is, in the court of the abuser. In The Wall and the Gate, Michael Sfard chronicles this struggle—a story that has never before been fully told— and in the process engages the core principles of human rights legal ethics. Sfard recounts the unfolding of key cases and issues, ranging from confiscation of land, deportations, the creation of settlements, punitive home demolitions, torture, and targeted killings—all actions considered violations of international law. In the process, he lays bare the reality of the occupation and the lives of the people who must contend with that reality. He also exposes the surreal legal structures that have been erected to put a stamp of lawfulness on an extensive program of dispossession. Finally, he weighs the success of the legal effort, reaching conclusions that are no less paradoxical than the fight itself. Writing with emotional force, vivid storytelling, and penetrating analysis, Michael Sfard offers a radically new perspective on a much-covered conflict and a subtle, painful reckoning with the moral ambiguities inherent in the pursuit of justice. The Wall and the Gate is a signal contribution to everyone concerned with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and human rights everywhere.