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Aug 24, 2021, 6:08 PM
The return of the international arena
In recent years, Israel behaved as if it could disregard world opinion and rely on blanket US support. With Biden now at the helm, that era is over.
Sep 9, 2020, 11:07 AM
On democracy and the war against the High Court
“The Court has officially seized control of the Knesset,” announced Minister Yariv Levin in March 2020, when the High Court of Justice instructed the Speaker of the Knesset to convene the plenum in order to choose a new speaker....
Jun 24, 2020, 3:44 PM
Everything you want to know about annexation, but were afraid to ask
An explainer about the application of sovereignty and how it differs from annexation, including who objects to the plan and why
Jun 14, 2020, 3:08 PM
When the Supreme Court’s struck down the Regularization Law
The main novelty in the Supreme Court’s ruling striking down the Regularization Law is the fact that the justices placed the inherent inequality of the balance of power between the settlers and Palestinians in the “territories” at the center...
Jun 16, 2019, 2:02 PM
In the do-over elections, and forever, we’ll all be smarter
Voters got to see how parties behaved after elections, and parties now know the real risk of a hardline negotiation stance
Feb 28, 2017, 8:47 PM
A bitter failure of Israel’s democracy
The security establishment and government failed a key lesson from the 2006 Lebanon War -- and Israelis paid dearly
Apr 12, 2016, 1:12 PM
Hebron shooting demands IDF investigation
Israeli review of all alleged army misconduct prevents unwanted intervention by the International Criminal Court
Feb 8, 2016, 3:10 PM
Are Israeli soldiers at risk of prosecution abroad?
The best way to lower the risk is for Israel to conduct its own investigations, and make sure to do a good job
Prof. Amichai Cohen is a Senior Fellow at the Israel Democracy Institute, where he serves as the Director of the Amnon Lipkin-Shahak Program on National Security and Democracy, and is a lecturer in the faculty of law at Ono Academic College.