The Team / Management

Dr. Shuki Friedman
Vice President
Ita Alcalay
Project Manager

Bio

Dr. Shuki Friedman is the Vice President of the Jewish People Policy Institute. He is a member of the Faculty of Law at the Peres Academic Center and formerly served as secretary of the Locker Committee for Examining the Defense Budget. He was also chairman of the government committee on the sanctions against Iran, and headed the international and foreign law department for the legal division of the Israeli Prime Minister’s Office.
Areas of expertise

The relationship of religion and state; processes of religionization; secular-religious-ultra-Orthodox relations; ultra-Orthodox employment; the defense budget; Islamic law; international law; the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement.


Read more by Dr. Shuki Friedman

10/26/2020

Ultra-Orthodox Non-Compliance Rests on Fear

10/06/2020

At the Crossroads: The Ultra-Orthodox Community and Israeli Society

9/24/2020

From Politics to a Holy War

9/21/2020

Cries of Protest vs. Cries of Prayer

9/14/2020

Israeli Tribalism Will Be the Death of Us

8/03/2020

On Induction Cookers, Non-Jews and God

7/08/2020

The State of Tel Aviv is Founded

7/01/2020

Another Unnecessary War of the Jews

3/23/2020

Don’t Manage a Crisis under Threat of Investigation

2/11/2020

Our Jewish Solidarity is Eroding

1/25/2020

Rabbis in Politics—A Disaster for Both

1/19/2020

The Chief Rabbinate of Israel vs. the Jews

12/31/2019

The Decade in Review: Religion and State

9/26/2019

Jewish or Democratic? We Mustn’t Choose Between Them

8/11/2019

Solidarity is a Must for the Survival of the Jewish people

7/28/2019

Is Israel like Iran? Hardly

7/15/2019

Jewish Identity is Highly Explosive: Handle with Care

6/07/2019

DNA Tests for Jewishness

5/14/2019

The Liberal-Democratic Camp Will Keep on Losing Elections

3/25/2019

The Jewish Home Has Forgotten What It Means To Be Jewish

1/03/2019

When the Government Provides Religious Services

12/12/2018

Two Democracies for Two Peoples

11/01/2018

Faith and the City

7/16/2018

Is it time to do away with Tisha B’Av?

7/13/2018

The Nation State Bill is a Constitutional Abandonment of Diaspora Jewry

2/05/2018

How Much Should Jewish Law Control the Jewish State?

1/23/2018

From Peoplehood to Brotherhood

11/05/2017

Two Jewish Nations and the Abyss Between Them

10/15/2017

Religion Can Be the Bridge Linking Jews and Muslims

9/28/2017

Religion and State in Israel: Charting a New Course for 5778

9/27/2017

This Yom Kippur, Let’s Turn Down the Volume

9/17/2017

Is the Chief Rabbinate’s Monopoly on Kashrut Over?

7/24/2017

What remains of the religious status quo?

7/06/2017

Israel’s ‘Status Quo’ On Religion Is In Chaos

5/01/2017

Battling Over Equality

4/24/2017

Personal Holocaust, Personal Responsibility

4/06/2017

Passover: Nationalism, Freedom and Humanism

9/29/2016

How To Prevent A Religious Civil War From Consuming Western Europe

9/28/2016

Rosh Hashanah Resolution

8/21/2016

Israel’s Tragedy: One Country, Separate School Systems

8/21/2016

Clinton Could Have Clout Over Israel

8/03/2016

A Holy War Over Israel’s Character

7/03/2016

The ‘Religionization’ of Israel is Troubling, but the Fears About it are Hysterical

6/23/2016

An Israeli Shabbat

6/19/2016

One Judaism, Two Nations

4/17/2016

Israel’s New Conversion Laws Give Power to the People

10/29/2015

‘Jewish and Democratic’ Even in Tough Times

8/13/2015

The End of the Chief Rabbinate?

7/16/2015

Keeping Kosher: By Faith, Not By Force

6/04/2015

An Open Letter to the New Minister of Religious Services

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Bio

Ita Alcalay worked at the Finance Minister’s Bureau for over 3 years with Prof. Yaacov Ne’eman and Dan Meridor. From 1990-1995 she worked with Mr. Benjamin Netanyahu, and served at the Foreign Ministry from 1987 until 1993. She has a B.A in Political Science from Bar-Ilan University.