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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

Member of Knesset in the 12th–15th and 17th Knessets, former Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister of Economy and Planning, Minister of Justice, and Minister of Religious Affairs, Government Secretary, and Director-General for Political Affairs of the Foreign Ministry. Beilin initiated the Oslo process, introduced the Birthright program for young Jewish people to visit Israel, and headed the public movement calling for Israel to leave Lebanon. He was one of the initiators of a new social contract on religion and state (“Beilin–Lubotzky Covenant”) and the “Geneva Initiative” to present a model for a final permanent agreement between Israel and the Palestinians. Beilin served as the Chair of the Meretz political party. Today he is Board Chair of Hillel Israel, and President of Beilink, an international business entrepreneurship company.

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