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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

Associate Professor at the College of Law and Business (CLB). Porat holds a bachelor’s degree in law and philosophy (cum laude, Hebrew University) and a master’s degree and doctorate in law (Stanford University). He was a visiting researcher at the University of San Diego, and Senior Fellow at the Center for Comparative Constitutional Studies at the University of Melbourne, Australia. He was a recipient of a Bellagio Center scholarship from the Rockefeller Foundation for a research fellowship in 2023, and has taught at the University of San Diego, University of Melbourne, the University of Hong Kong, and at the National University of Singapore. His main research interests are constitutional law and comparative constitutional law.

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