Publications

The maritime border deal will take a toll on Israeli democracy

Prof. Eugene Kontorovich 4 Heshvan 5783 | 29 October 2022

gged on by the Biden administration, Israel’s interim government is on the brink of undermining both the country’s security and its constitution by signing a deal that would give...

Discrimination against the Jewish state is not free speech

Prof. Eugene Kontorovich 11 Tammuz 5782 | 10 July 2022

June was a terrible month for the anti-Israel boycott, divestment and sanctions movement. On June 22, in Arkansas Times v. Waldrip, the Eighth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals broadly...

Israel, Armenia and Presbyterians

Prof. Eugene Kontorovich 17 Sivan 5782 | 16 June 2022

An American church has a glaring double standard when it comes to settlements in the West Bank and Nagorno-Karabakh.

Labeling of settlement goods is about discrimination, not law

Prof. Eugene Kontorovich 15 Sivan 5782 | 14 June 2022

Norway defends its decision to label Judea and Samaria products as being in line with the EU Court of Justice, but international law experts remain unconvinced.

Why Israel shouldn’t join the Istanbul Convention

Prof. Eugene Kontorovich 12 Sivan 5782 | 11 June 2022

The Istanbul Convention is a treaty that would subject Israel to the review of a hostile international commission.

The Istanbul Convention Opens Israel to Radical Social Changes Imposed by the Courts, and Permanent Condemnation by an International Body

Prof. Eugene Kontorovich 28 Iyyar 5782 | 29 May 2022

The Istanbul Convention Opens Israel to Radical Social Changes Imposed by the Courts, and Permanent Condemnation by an International Body May 2022 The Government of Israel has announced its...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Why did the US leave the HRC and Why is it rejoining?

Prof. Eugene Kontorovich 18 Heshvan 5782 | 24 October 2021

Secretary of State Anthony Blinken says the U.S. is rejoining the anti-Semitic dictators' club the UNHRC to reform it and increase participation by democratic countries. Prof. Kontorovich challenged him...

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

kohelet 27 Tishri 5782 | 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 18 Elul 5781 | 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 9 Elul 5781 | 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...

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