The Kohelet Policy Forum strives to secure Israel's future as the nation-state of the Jewish people, to strengthen representative democracy, and to broaden individual liberty and free-market principles in Israel.

Prof. Eugene Kontorovich debates against Prof. Rashid Khalidi on the UNSC resolution

Prof. Eugene Kontorovich 28 Tevet 5777 | 26 January 2017

Kerry’s speech on the U.S. decision to abstain from a UN resolution condemning Israeli settlements has triggered intense debate on the future of U.S. policy regarding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Kohelet's head of International Law department debated against the pro-Palestinian professor of Arab studies on WBEZ Radio We discuss President...

Israel’s path to economic and social prosperity

Dr. Michael Sarel, Itamar Yakir 28 Tishri 5777 | 30 October 2016

At the U.N., Only Israel Is an ‘Occupying Power’

Prof. Eugene Kontorovich, Penny Grunseid 16 Elul 5776 | 19 September 2016

What about Russia in Crimea, Armenia in parts of Azerbaijan, or what Vietnam did in Cambodia?

New study on the international practice bearing on Article 49(6) of the Fourth Geneva Convention

Prof. Eugene Kontorovich 10 Elul 5776 | 13 September 2016

This Article provides the first comprehensive, global examination of state and international practice bearing on Article 49(6) of the Fourth Geneva Convention, which provides that an “Occupying Power shall not deport or transfer parts of its own civilian population into the territory it occupies.” This provision is a staple...

The Electoral Reform Netanyahu Should Promote

Dr. Emmanuel Navon 4 Elul 5776 | 7 September 2016

During the 2015 Knesset elections, Benjamin Netanyahu committed to reform Israel’s voting system so as to free the prime minister from the permanent blackmail of his coalition partners. More than one year after the swearing in of the current government, this commitment seems to have been forgotten even though...

First session of parliamentary training course celebrates graduation

kohelet 14 Av 5776 | 18 August 2016

The first session of Kohelet's parliamentary training course celebrated its graduation with a debate panel on the best solution to solve/deal with the Israeli-Arab conflict

Recommendations and findings on labor productivity in Israel

Dr. Michael Sarel, Dr. Asher Meir 20 Sivan 5776 | 26 June 2016

In recent decades, Israeli labor productivity is not closing the gap with more developed countries, and in many respects the gaps are even widening.

Prof. Eugene Kontorovich at the Judiciary Committee of the Congress

kohelet 7 Iyyar 5776 | 15 May 2016

Prof. Eugene Kontorovich’s testimony examined how the Executive improperly ignored legislation pursuant to the Foreign Commerce Clause in implementing the Iran nuclear deal and also ignored restrictions on funding certain U.N. agencies imposed by Congress pursuant to its exclusive and fundamental power of the purse  

Is it wrong to critique decisions by the Israel Supreme Court?

Prof. Eugene Kontorovich 23 Nisan 5776 | 1 May 2016

Nowhere is criticism of the court more warranted than in the gas decision. Nothing in Israeli law bars such long-term commercial arrangements.

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