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Toward a Thin Constitution Anchoring Israeli Governance

The Jewish People Policy Institute (JPPI) aims to prepare a detailed proposal for a Thin constitution. For this purpose, two working groups have been established: one group includes professionals whose role is to propose the constitutional arrangements; this is known as the “Research Group.” Alongside it is a second group – the “Thin Constitution Council” – which serves the Research Group in an advisory capacity; its composition reflects all sectors of Israeli society.
If we are successful, the State of Israel will enjoy a stable institutional system and regime.

Toward a Thin Constitution Anchoring Israeli Governance

Professor of law specializing in international law, constitutional law, human rights and migration law, served as Dean of the Faculty of Law at Bar-Ilan University, and Vice President of the university. She has served on several public committees in Israel, including the Committee to Appoint a Deputy Attorney General, the Committee for Preparation of Citizenship Legislation, the Rubinstein Policy Review Committee for Immigration to the State of Israel, and the Neeman Committee for Completing a Draft Constitution for Israel. From 2015 to 2021, Prof. Zilbershats chaired the Planning and Budgeting Committee at the Council for Higher Education (CHE), where she led the implementation of the Six-Year Plan for Higher Education in Israel. She has served as a member of the International Board of the Weizmann Institute of Science since 2022, and as of 2023, as the Academic Chair of Yeshiva University in Israel.

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