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.

The Case for Israel’s Jewish State Law

Dr. Emmanuel Navon 6 Av 5778 | 18 July 2018

Until the passing of the basic law on Israel as a nation-state, the court had no constitutional basis to reject anti-Zionist petitions and to protect Israel’s Jewishness. Now it does.

The U.S. embassy move rectifies a long standing absurdity

Prof. Eugene Kontorovich 13 Sivan 5778 | 27 May 2018

Is the American embassy move a positive step? Will it set a precedent for other countries to follow? Does it contradict a notion that Jerusalem is a shared space?

When Israel’s Supreme Court approved of the override clause

Dr. Emmanuel Navon 9 Sivan 5778 | 23 May 2018

It was Justice Aharon Barak who came up with the creative solution to let the law against the import of non-kosher meat pass. Despite the fact he himself deemed the law unconstitutional, the Knesset, he suggested, should amend the basic law on freedom of occupation by adding an...

America Recognizes One Jerusalem

Prof. Eugene Kontorovich 29 Iyyar 5778 | 14 May 2018

The new U.S. Embassy straddles the ‘Green Line,’ refusing to dignify claims of Israeli ‘occupation.’

New Report: Who Else Profits?

kohelet 25 Sivan 5777 | 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 UN human rights council's efforts to seek accountability for such activities.

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

Prof. Eugene Kontorovich 20 Iyyar 5777 | 16 May 2017

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

The Titanic of the French Left

Dr. Emmanuel Navon 7 Adar 5777 | 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 a thing as Muslim anti-Semitism.

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 Settlement Regulations Bill and International Law

Prof. Eugene Kontorovich 22 Kislev 5777 | 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 addresses the main arguments against the bill

Israel’s path to economic and social prosperity

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

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