Publications

BDS should be allowed to demonstrate, not to refuse doing business with people because of who they are

kohelet כ"ז תשרי התשפ"ב | 3 October 2021

An interview in Mishpacha Magazine with the head of the international law department at Kohelet, Prof. Eugene Kontorovich.

New Policy Paper: Israel’s Failing Immigration Policy

Adv. David Peter י"ח אלול התשפ"א | 26 August 2021

The State of Israel has a clear immigration policy. It is called the Law of Return (1950). This policy stipulates that as the nation state of the Jewish people,...

The Latest Coalition Government Proposition: An Un-Democratic Violation of our Electoral Rights and Freedoms

Adv. Aharon Garber ט' אלול התשפ"א | 17 August 2021

It was reported this week that the coalition is considering a bill that will prevent an accused (but not convicted) individual from forming a government. This proposal undermines the...

The Importance of the Nation State Law

kohelet ח' אלול התשפ"א | 16 August 2021

Why do we need a Nation State Law? For over 70 years, the state of Israel has been able to run its affairs successfully without the need for such...

The Necessity for Agricultural Reform in Israel: Dispelling the Myths

kohelet ז' אלול התשפ"א | 15 August 2021

The Israeli agriculture industry reforms are welcome and necessary. The reforms will protect and develop the Israeli agricultural industry, promote fair competition and benefit the Israeli consumer. Public opposition...

Will the new Education Minister overcome the odds?

Avrum Tomer י"ט אב התשפ"א | 28 July 2021

If the new education minister decides to fundamentally change the employment model within education she will have overcome a decade old battle.

Ben & Jerry’s Israel Boycott Could Cost Unilever

Prof. Eugene Kontorovich ט"ז אב התשפ"א | 25 July 2021

Ben & Jerry’s, the Vermont-based ice-cream company that prides itself on its progressive politics, announced Monday that it is cancelling its license with its Israeli affiliate. The move by...

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The facts about evictions in Jerusalem

Prof. Eugene Kontorovich, Prof. Avi Bell כ"ו סיון התשפ"א | 6 June 2021

The truth about Sheikh Jarrah is that it's an ordinary property dispute between private parties.

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Understanding the Current Sheikh Jarrah (Jerusalem) Property Dispute

Prof. Avi Bell כ"ט אייר התשפ"א | 11 May 2021

Many of the media accounts of the recent court judgments regarding the properties in Sheikh Jarrah have distorted the facts. Here are the real facts.

HRW’s report distorts international law and whitewashes terrorism

Prof. Avi Bell י"ז אייר התשפ"א | 29 April 2021

Human Rights Watch is set to release its newest attack on the Jewish state of Israel tomorrow. The report, a 217-page collection of lies, distortions of the law and...

HRW Crosses the Threshold into Falsehoods and Anti-Semitic Propaganda

kohelet י"ד אייר התשפ"א | 26 April 2021

Human Rights Watch’s new report, “A Threshold Crossed” accusing Israel of the crime of apartheid is, despite its length, a propaganda document: full of falsehoods and distortions. The world...

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Refuting Btselem’s Israel-Apartheid Accusation

Prof. Eugene Kontorovich כ"ט טבת התשפ"א | 13 January 2021

Apartheid is not just a term for policies one dislikes. The legal standard for labeling a government an “apartheid regime” is set quite high—indeed, so high that no country...

There is a double standard regarding the West Bank versus Western Sahara

Prof. Eugene Kontorovich ט' טבת התשפ"א | 24 December 2020

Many expected the Trump administration to recognize Israeli sovereignty over parts of the West Bank before Inauguration Day. Instead, last week it recognized Morocco’s sovereignty over Western Sahara as...

November 29: Kohelet webinar explains what 181 achieved, and why it was seen as so important

Ran Bar-Yoshafat, Prof. Eugene Kontorovich י"ג כסלו התשפ"א | 29 November 2020

Live 2nd day: The Abraham Accords: Towards a New Middle East?

kohelet ל' תשרי התשפ"א | 18 October 2020

Live from the second day: The first day: The Abraham Accords: Towards a New Middle East? The First International Conference of the Shiloh Forum, Kohelet Policy Forum and Israel...

Israeli National Diplomatic System: a Blueprint for Reform

Asher Fredman י"ד אלול התש"פ | 3 September 2020

This study analyzes the State of Israel’s national system for conducting foreign relations, in light of far-reaching changes in the diplomatic arena. The analysis demonstrates the necessity for wide-ranging...

Reducing UNIFIL could be a significant step in fixing the UN

Prof. Eugene Kontorovich ה' אלול התש"פ | 25 August 2020

The peacekeeping force fails to obstruct Hezbollah and block arms smuggling. The U.S. should rein it in.

UNIFIL – A Last Chance to Reform Ineffective UN Missions While Protecting Israel

Prof. Eugene Kontorovich י"ז אב התש"פ | 7 August 2020

Overview: From the start of the Trump Administration, the U.S. has sought to reform the bloated United Nations. Peace-keeping missions were to be a central part of this reform,...

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Letter to an American Christian friend

Dr. Yechiel Leiter כ"ה סיון התש"פ | 17 June 2020

Helping to secure Israel's future in Judea, Samaria, and the Jordan Valley may actually be the key to a rebirth of American confidence and domestic tranquility as well.

100 years since San Remo, when Israel became a sovereignty

Prof. Eugene Kontorovich כ"ד אייר התש"פ | 18 May 2020

In San Remo, the League of Nations decided to turn much of the former Ottoman Empire into new nation-states: Syria, Iraq, Lebanon and Jordan all emerged from this process,...

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