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May 7, 2020, 12:33 PM
Constitutional Impediment to Form a Government
As I read Israel’s constitutional law, the state’s president is prohibited from imposing the mandate to form a government on a criminal defendant. There is nothing in the argument that claims that the power of the state’s president to...
Apr 30, 2020, 4:40 PM
Is Israel Proud of Its Supreme Court?
In the days leading up to the passage of Israel’s new Nation-State Law, many of my Israeli Arab co-nationals were preparing to declare the end of Israeli democracy. Not I. Certainly, I found the exclusionary intent by some of...
May 10, 2018, 10:29 AM
Will the High Court of Justice overturn the “Notwithstanding Clause” as being unconstitutional?
In recent weeks the political argument about the adoption of the Notwithstanding Clause by which the Knesset may overcome a High Court decision has intensified. As far as 1994, the Notwithstanding Clause was applied in furtherance to the debate...
May 9, 2018, 8:22 AM
A response to Mahmoud Abbas — with an emphasis on the Holocaust of North African Jews
In response to Mahmoud Abbas’ recent anti-Semitic statement, I have decided to publish this op-ed, which reflects my recent speech, that which I delivered this year, on Holocaust Remembrance Day, at Zefat Academic College, where I am employed, focusing...
Apr 26, 2015, 1:20 PM
The case against academic boycott
Blocking a particular viewpoint violates the principle of free speech, and is therefore not constitutionally protected
Apr 20, 2015, 5:33 PM
The duty to voice an outcry
More than sixty years have passed since the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp. Annually, the Holocaust and Heroism Remembrance Day takes place among us. This is the day on which we should bow our heads and outcry the...
Professor Mohammed Wattad is Associate Professor of Law and Dean of the Law School at Zefat Academic College. He clerked for Israel’s Supreme Court. Expert in Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, and International Criminal Lawץ