Construction in the West Bank: the EU cannot fool all the people all the time

Dr. Emmanuel Navon כ"ב שבט התשע"ה | 11 February 2015

The EU is entitled to take sides (as it copiously does) in the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians. But why be devious? The EU has no problem defying...


Was it Right to Try to Pass a Nation-State Law?

Prof. Gideon Sapir כ"א שבט התשע"ה | 10 February 2015

The media recently exposed the Israeli public to a barrage of spin regarding the proposed Basic Law: Israel is the Nation State of the Jewish People. Like all spin,...


What Sri Lanka’s elections reveal about the UN and the Palestinians

Dr. Emmanuel Navon א' שבט התשע"ה | 21 January 2015

Even though Sri Lanka is a small and remote country, Israel can learn from it three important lessons about the UN and the Palestinians. The first lesson is that...


ICC undermines its own independence with Palestine inquiry

Prof. Eugene Kontorovich כ"ז טבת התשע"ה | 18 January 2015

The ICC’s Prosecutor announced on Friday the opening of a “preliminary examination” into “the Situation in Palestine. The decision to open the inquiry involved the prosecutor determining that the...


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kohelet כ"ז טבת התשע"ה | 18 January 2015


French Jews must leave before it is too late

Dr. Emmanuel Navon כ"ב טבת התשע"ה | 13 January 2015

France would no longer be France, the Republic would be considered a failure were French Jews to leave, but it would only have itself to blame.


Is the International Criminal Court biased against Israel?

Prof. Eugene Kontorovich י"ד טבת התשע"ה | 5 January 2015

In the wake of the Palestinian turn to the International Criminal Court, several commentators have argued that there is no reason to think the institution is out to get...


Israel is in dire need of electoral reform

Dr. Emmanuel Navon י' טבת התשע"ה | 1 January 2015

Israel is in dire need of electoral reform, but such reform is unlikely today as it was under Ben-Gurion. In France happened thanks to a combination of national disaster...


Israel should submit its own resolution to the Security Council

Dr. Emmanuel Navon כ"ה כסלו התשע"ה | 17 December 2014

Rather than lobbying the United States to veto the PLO resolution demanding a full Israeli withdrawal to the 1949 armistice line, and rather than trying to convince France to...


The legitimacy of Israel’s nation-state bill (I): comparative constitutionalism

Prof. Eugene Kontorovich י"ח כסלו התשע"ה | 10 December 2014

There is nothing racist, or even unusual, about having national or religious character reflected in constitutional commitments. Seven EU states have constitutional “nationhood” provisions, which typically speak of the...

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Israel’s Imperious Judiciary

Prof. Moshe Koppel ט"ו כסלו התשע"ה | 7 December 2014

Restoring the pre-Barak juridical culture of realism and restraint will be a long process. Students will need to be reintroduced to ideas regarding representative government and limited bureaucracy.


Jewish State Bill

Prof. Moshe Koppel ה' כסלו התשע"ה | 27 November 2014

The Nation-State bill now being discussed in the Knesset has generated a great deal of public debate, much of it misinformed. Following is a brief clarification of what it’s...

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Disagreeing with the two-state solution has become blasphemy

Dr. Emmanuel Navon כ"ט חשון התשע"ה | 22 November 2014

The “two-state solution” has become a religious dogma and expressing a differing opinion is now punishable. Advocating the return of the West Bank to Jordan or its full annexation...


A Tale of Two Green Lines

Prof. Eugene Kontorovich כ"ה חשון התשע"ה | 18 November 2014

Efforts by academic groups to impose boycotts and other kinds of punitive measures on Israeli universities have gotten considerable attention lately. However, an opposite phenomenon has escaped notice: the...


“When Gravity Fails”

Prof. Eugene Kontorovich כ"ב חשון התשע"ה | 15 November 2014

The ICC Statute requires all situations to meet a ‘gravity’ threshold as a basic condition of admissibility, along with complementarity. Prof. Eugene Kontorovich’s new article — When Gravity Fails:...


The welcome rise of Israel’s sun in the east

Dr. Emmanuel Navon ו' חשון התשע"ה | 30 October 2014

The United States rightly feels that it is losing some of its influence on Israel. Israel’s ability to reduce its military and diplomatic dependency on America’s goodwill, however, is...


Sweden’s unprincipled stance on recognition

Prof. Eugene Kontorovich י"ט תשרי התשע"ה | 13 October 2014

Sweden’s surprise announcement that it will (at some undetermined future juncture) recognize a “Palestinian state” contradicts basic tenants of its foreign policy, and imperils Stockholm’s cherished stance as a...

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Israel’s High Court of Justice undermines democracy and sovereignty

Dr. Emmanuel Navon י"א תשרי התשע"ה | 5 October 2014

The High Court of Justice has imposed higher standards than those of Canada, Australia and of many EU members. This is an affront to Israeli democracy and sovereignty.


The Peace Camp’s Recycled Outrage

Prof. Eugene Kontorovich י"א תשרי התשע"ה | 5 October 2014

Lacking new activity to decry, the peace camp seizes on old projects, planned by prior governments, and passes them off as new. This is the story behind last week’s...


The International Law Clinic at Kohelet is recruiting Israeli Students

kohelet כ"ב אלול התשע"ד | 17 September 2014

The International Law Clinic at Kohelet Policy Forum (KPF) is recruiting Israeli Students as new participants! Deadline for application: September 30th 2014. For more information, contact [email protected] Do you...

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