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?

Occupied territories throughout the world

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...


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...

קורס הכשרה פרלמנטרית קהלת

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.

Israel Supreme Court

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...

New NGO Bill

Israel’s New NGO Bill will Reveal Hidden Agendas

Dr. Emmanuel Navon כ"ט טבת התשע"ו | 10 January 2016

In recent years, the extent of European meddling in Israeli politics via supposedly “non-governmental” organizations has reached unprecedented levels. Both the European Commission and European governments donate dozens of...

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Europe Mislabels Israel

Prof. Eugene Kontorovich א' כסלו התשע"ו | 13 November 2015

Making special rules for Israel has the undesired effect of reducing Israel’s incentives to take international law seriously: If the goal posts can be moved, there is less reason...


The Weyl-Levitsky Double Standard Theorem

Prof. Avi Bell כ"א חשון התשע"ו | 3 November 2015

Last week, Professors Glen Weyl and Steve Levitsky caused a stir with an op-ed in the Washington Post calling for a boycott of the Jewish state, thus endorsing a...

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The Academics Boycotting Israel Are Misguided

Dr. Emmanuel Navon ט"ו חשון התשע"ו | 28 October 2015

The arguments used by the British academics who clled for boycott on Israel are demonstratively false: Israel does not illegally occupy “Palestinian land,” and Israel does not resist a...


Challenging the EU’s Illegal Restrictions on Israeli Products in the World Trade Organization

Prof. Avi Bell, Prof. Eugene Kontorovich ה' תשרי התשע"ו | 18 September 2015

The EU’s treatment of Israeli goods from “settlements” contrasts with its treatment of other countries in similar situations, as EU reports have themselves admitted. This violates the core GATT...

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An Informed Vote on the Iran Deal

Adv. Jerome Marcus י"ז אלול התשע"ה | 1 September 2015

The principal question about the Iran nuclear agreement is whether U.S. negotiators really got what they needed to prevent the Islamic Republic from joining the nuclear club To opponents,...

נוויל צמברליין

Iran deal and 1938: Israel’s leaders have it all wrong

Dr. Emmanuel Navon ו' אב התשע"ה | 22 July 2015

Israeli reactions to the nuclear deal with Iran have been herd-like and along party lines. Now that the deal is a fait accompli (notwithstanding the slim possibility of gathering...

New federal law

New federal law fights European boycotts of Israel

Prof. Eugene Kontorovich י"ט תמוז התשע"ה | 6 July 2015

A major new anti-boycott law creates changes the legal landscape for governments and companies, including European ones, that seek to impose politically-motivated economic sanctions on Israeli companies. On Monday,...

Economic Dealings

Economic Dealings with Occupied Territories

Prof. Eugene Kontorovich כ"ב סיון התשע"ה | 9 June 2015

In recent years, the international legality of economic activity in occupied territories has emerged as matter of significant debate, largely focused on Israeli-controlled territories. Some European officials, supported by...

Liberal American Jews

Liberal American Jews are the ones being isolated, not Israelis

Dr. Emmanuel Navon י"ט סיון התשע"ה | 6 June 2015

The fact that those who used to identify themselves as the “peace camp” changed their brand to the “Zionist camp” in Israel’s recent elections is not fortuitous: most Israeli...

Economic and Social Prosperity

Israel’s Path to Economic and Social Prosperity

Dr. Michael Sarel ט"ו סיון התשע"ה | 2 June 2015

Kohelet’s new publication presents the story of Israel’s economy – successes and remaining obstacles in 25 charts followed by short explanations. The full report on PDF

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the Cypriot status quo

Dr. Emmanuel Navon ג' סיון התשע"ה | 21 May 2015

The visit to Israel of Federica Mogherini, the High Representative of the European Union (EU) for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, is meant to revive the EU’s involvement in...

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