Publications

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Removing the Barriers to Housing Development in Israel

Dr. Asher Meir כ"ו אלול התשע"ז | 17 September 2017

Excessive government intervention in the housing market makes housing in Israel much more expensive than it should be.

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A Detailed Proposal for a Feasible Electoral Reform

Dr. Emmanuel Navon, Prof. Abraham Diskin כ"ו אלול התשע"ז | 17 September 2017

The changes proposed here are the result of years of research, data analysis and comparative studies. We believe that the reforms outlined in this paper would be beneficial, that...

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New Likudniks legitimately play by the rules of a flawed game

Dr. Emmanuel Navon כ' אלול התשע"ז | 11 September 2017

The New Likudniks’ undertaking is not what is needed to cure the ills of party primaries. The solution lies in introducing open lists in Israel’s electoral system

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Israel anti-boycott bill does not violate free speech

Prof. Eugene Kontorovich י"ד אב התשע"ז | 6 August 2017

The Human Rights Council clearly does not regard businesses “supporting” settlements to be a human rights issue except when Israel is involved

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New Report: Who Else Profits?

kohelet כ"ה סיון התשע"ז | 19 June 2017

A new study documents the widespread role of some of the world's largest companies in supporting settlement enterprises in the occupied territories. It is an essential companion to the...

Trump’s Policy Possibilities on Jerusalem and the Peace Process

Prof. Eugene Kontorovich ד' סיון התשע"ז | 29 May 2017

Prof. Kontorovich who has been active in pushing for anti-BDS laws in the U.S. Congress as well as in many states, outlined in a briefing at the JPC the...

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Russia Recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital. Why Can’t the U.S.?

Prof. Eugene Kontorovich כ' אייר התשע"ז | 16 May 2017

Trump must soon decide whether to move the embassy. Doing so would help promote peace

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The Titanic of the French Left

Dr. Emmanuel Navon ז' אדר התשע"ז | 5 March 2017

The “Meklat Affair” not only exposed, once again, the moral bankruptcy of the French left. It also confirmed its stubborn refusal to face the fact that there is such...

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

Prof. Eugene Kontorovich כ"ח טבת התשע"ז | 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....

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Israel’s Settlement Regulations Bill and International Law

Prof. Eugene Kontorovich כ"ב כסלו התשע"ז | 22 December 2016

The proposed “Regulation Bill” raises the legal issues within Israeli and International Law regarding Israel's conduct in Judea, Samaria, the Golan Heights and East Jerusalem. Prof. Kontorovich...

Tevi Troy on disaster management in the U.S. and other places

kohelet י"ד כסלו התשע"ז | 14 December 2016

Tevi Troy,  the CEO of the American Health Policy Institute and the author of  “Shall We Wake The President? Two Centuries of Disaster Management From The Oval Office” spoke in...

Kohelet Forum conference 2016 – Legal consulting in the civil service

kohelet ב' חשון התשע"ז | 3 November 2016

On October 26 the Kohelet Policy forum held it's annual conference on the status and authority of the Attorney General

Israel's path to prosperity 2016

Israel’s path to economic and social prosperity

Dr. Michael Sarel, Itamar Yakir כ"ח תשרי התשע"ז | 30 October 2016

UN Security Council

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

Prof. Eugene Kontorovich, Penny Grunseid ט"ז אלול התשע"ו | 19 September 2016

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

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

Prof. Eugene Kontorovich י' אלול התשע"ו | 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...

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The Electoral Reform Netanyahu Should Promote

Dr. Emmanuel Navon ד' אלול התשע"ו | 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...

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First session of parliamentary training course celebrates graduation

kohelet י"ד אב התשע"ו | 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

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Recommendations and findings on labor productivity in Israel

Dr. Michael Sarel, Dr. Asher Meir כ' סיון התשע"ו | 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.

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

Prof. Eugene Kontorovich כ"ג ניסן התשע"ו | 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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Legal Advisers and the Government: Analysis and Recommendations

Dr. Aviad Bakshi כ"ג ניסן התשע"ו | 1 May 2016

The AG holds exceptional powers in comparison to the government ministers thus undermining governance and the rule of majority. Kohelet's research paper calls for a fundamental reform to define...

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