Nation-state

Why All the Outrage over Israel’s Nation-State Law?

Prof. Moshe Koppel, Prof. Eugene Kontorovich 29 Tishri 5779 | 8 October 2018

After working its way through the Knesset for years, Israel’s nation-state law, whose official title is Basic Law: Israel as the Nation-State of the Jewish People, finally passed on...

The proof is in the protest

Zvi Hauser 27 Elul 5778 | 7 September 2018

Asking demonstrators at Saturday’s so-called “protest for equality” not to wave Palestinian flags was a reasonable request, to be sure. Palestine is there, on the mountain, where demonstrators believe...

Concerned Jews of America, Here Are Answers to Your Pledge

Dr. Emmanuel Navon 24 Elul 5778 | 4 September 2018

A “Pledge” against Israel’s new nation-state law was recently put online (here) by eight organizations: T’ruah (the rabbinic call for human rights), the New Israel Fund, J-Street, Ameinu, American for Peace Now, the National Council of...

The Nation-State Law, A Constitutional Showdown With Postmodernism

Dr. Yechiel Leiter 14 Elul 5778 | 25 August 2018

It’s a painful ritual that we’ve experienced many times before. Or is this time different? Condemnations of Israel’s new Nation-State Basic Law are rolling in from the usual international...

The alternative to the nation-state law

Dr. Aviad Bakshi 7 Elul 5778 | 18 August 2018

An entire generation of legislative silence came to an end with the enactment of the nation-state law. The Knesset finally made a clear ethical statement: “The State of Israel is...

Basic Truths About The Basic Law

Prof. Eugene Kontorovich 3 Elul 5778 | 14 August 2018

The basic Zionist values articulated by this law have been supported by every government since the creation of the State of Israel. Israel as the home of Jewish self-determination;...

A Zionist constitutional revolution

Dr. Aviad Bakshi 7 Av 5778 | 19 July 2018

The likely passage of the nation-state bill is the most important Zionist development to be inserted into Israel’s lawbooks since the Law of Return was passed in 1950. The...

Get Over It—Israel Is the Jewish State

Prof. Eugene Kontorovich 7 Av 5778 | 19 July 2018

Let the hand-wringing and denunciations begin. On Thursday Israel finally expressed in constitutional law the basic achievement of Zionism: Israel is the nation-state of the Jewish people. In the...

The Case for Israel’s Jewish State Law

Dr. Emmanuel Navon 6 Av 5778 | 18 July 2018

Until the passing of the basic law on Israel as a nation-state, the court had no constitutional basis to reject anti-Zionist petitions and to protect Israel’s Jewishness. Now it...

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