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Nov 10, 2023, 5:46 PM
The Day After
These days the nation’s attention properly is focused on the war effort. Major kudos to the military leadership, who so far have been able to minimize Israeli casualties. But the day after is coming, possibly sooner than most thought....
Sep 28, 2023, 10:16 PM
A Unique Constitution for a Unique Country
@Haviv Retti Gur and others have been calling for an Israeli Constitution. I've written one. Israel isn't like other countries. You can't draw nice district lines, the ideological splinter lines are truly multi-faceted, and most importantly - Israel's various factions all...
Ari Z. Zivotofsky
Sep 26, 2023, 6:18 PM
Israeli Declaration of Independence: A worthy document but not as a billboard
It is there, staring down at me, a huge poster of the Israeli Declaration of Independence. Since the beginning of August, every time I enter the building in which I work at Bar Ilan University, hanging over the entrance...
Sep 10, 2023, 11:25 PM
A New Brick in the Foundation for a Constitution
With the Supreme Court set to review the "legality" of the new law that limits the Supreme Court's use of reasonableness doctrine, various experts and laypeople are raising the alarms over how this will create a "constitutional" crisis if...
Aug 11, 2023, 5:49 AM
Time to End Isreal’s Articles of Confederation?
Will miracles never cease? Finally there’s political unity in Israel. The first bill in Prime Minister Netanyahu’s judicial overhaul package — that which would curb the Supreme Court’s ability to examine a law based on its reasonableness — passed...
Jul 26, 2023, 3:30 PM
Understanding Those Who Oppose the Reform
I understand the people who oppose the judicial reform. Israel has long been split between those who see the Jewish people as a special people, with a special purpose in the world, and a special relationship with God -- and...
Rachel L. Suggs
Jul 25, 2023, 2:11 PM
Israel Must Ratify a Constitution, Protests Prove
Israel is witnessing an unprecedented national debate over the country’s democracy. The controversial reform to judicial review, proposed by the Minister of Justice earlier this year, would fundamentally transform the checks and balances of Israel’s government. Thus far, the...
Jul 24, 2023, 9:38 PM
Agents of Chaos, Grapes of Wrath
The coalition continues to holdout, insisting on pushing through a reform that has brought Israel to the brink. It seems that despite the escalation of tactics in the public outcry against the reform, there is little that can grab...
Jul 13, 2023, 9:32 PM
Israel in search of a story
Here's the situation. On one side of the aisle, there are legitimate fears about judicial oversight, fueled by feelings of deep alienation from, and resentment towards, the so-called "liberal-elite." This liberal elite has, to the minds of many people,...
Jun 29, 2023, 2:34 PM
What shall we do with an intoxicated nation?
Once again, one should ponder what is happening in Israel, or is this country intoxicated by her political skirmishes? For a brief moment, we savored a glimpse of relief as the previous week had been relatively optimistic. Meeting with...