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.

Israel should learn from Jewish history and defend itself

Dr. Yitzhak Klein 27 Adar II 5782 | 30 March 2022

The article was published in the Jerusalem Post under the title “Israel must look to its own defenses in regards to Iran” The United States and other powers will soon sign an agreement with Iran that, once again, effectively ratifies Iran’s drive to obtain nuclear weapons. The agreement will...

What connects the latest terror attacks to the May 2021 riots?

Adv. Avraham Shalev 27 Adar II 5782 | 30 March 2022

The article was first published in Fathom Journal under the title “Israel Needs to Talk about the Arab Riots of May 2021” Almost a year after the May 2021 Arab riots, Israeli-Arab terrorists radicalised by ISIS have murdered six Israeli citizens in two separate attacks in Beer Sheva and...

An interview with Moshe Koppel, chairman of the Kohelet Policy Forum

kohelet 5 Adar II 5782 | 8 March 2022

On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of Kohelet’s founding, Prof. Moshe Koppel sat for an interview with Talia Dekel-Fleissig, VP of the Jerusalem Press Club

There’s Apartheid in the Holy Land, but Not in Israel

Prof. Eugene Kontorovich 28 Adar I 5782 | 1 March 2022

The report by Amnesty International accusing Israel of apartheid—a likely preview of similar moves at the United Nations and the International Criminal Court—has been widely debunked, including in these pages. Yet what is remarkable about its 200 pages of distortions is the evidence of real apartheid-like policies that Amnesty...

Systemic Anti-Israel Bias in the United Nations Institutional Apparatus

Ran Bar-Yoshafat, Giulia Dal-Bello 28 Adar I 5782 | 1 March 2022

New policy paper addresses systemic anti-Israel bias within the United Nations (UN) institutional apparatus which manifests in a number of areas.

Legal cartels and import restrictions increase the cost of living

Dr. Michael Sarel 27 Adar I 5782 | 28 February 2022

From the article in JNS: “Israel grapples with high cost of living as citizens grumble over rising prices”: ‘It’s very difficult to import stuff’ Michael Sarel, a senior fellow at the Kohelet Policy Forum, as well as former chief economist and director of state revenue, research and international affairs...

May 2021 Arab insurgency must be a wake-up call

Adv. Avraham Shalev 29 Shevat 5782 | 31 January 2022

In May 2021, as thousands of rockets from Hamas-controlled Gaza were fired at Israel during “Operation Guardian of the Walls,” thousands of Israel’s Arab citizens, especially in mixed cities such as Lod, Ramle, Akko and Jaffa, rose up in open revolt against the state. For days, Israeli Arabs rioted,...

Selecting Judges to Constitutional Courts – a Comparative Study

kohelet 7 Shevat 5782 | 9 January 2022

What is the appropriate method for selecting Supreme Court justices? That question is one that drives a considerable amount of the public discourse in Israel. Ever since the enactment of the Basic Law: the Judiciary, in 1984, no fewer than 67 bills — that deal with the method by...

The Declaration of Independence wasn’t meant to be Israel’s constitution

Prof. Eugene Kontorovich 28 Kislev 5782 | 2 December 2021

The article was originally published in Mosaic Magazine In his superb series on Israel’s declaration of independence, Martin Kramer brings to life the circumstances and calculations behind the document’s drafting. This response will address its legal significance—internationally, in establishing Israel’s borders, and domestically, in establishing constitutional principles. To summarize: the declaration...

The consulate plan is a way to reverse President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem

Prof. Eugene Kontorovich 25 Heshvan 5782 | 31 October 2021

The biggest diplomatic spat between Israel and the U.S. in recent memory is brewing over the Biden administration’s insistence on opening a consulate to conduct diplomatic relations with the Palestinian Authority and locating it in Israel’s capital, Jerusalem. Despite vociferous Israeli protest, the State Department has repeatedly said it...

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