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Israel is outraged at ‘absurd’ ICC, but for the rest of the world, it’s totally logical

While the Israeli media presents a picture of the war that is focused on Israel – hostages, war casualties, and the IDF operation – the world sees mostly one image: the destruction of Gaza.

Editors’ Introduction

A key feature of Israeli life today is the lack of a broad social, political, intellectual, and experiential consensus on the proper vision for the state. Life amid controversy, though it has its positive side, can also be a dangerously destabilizing force.

Prof. Aharon Barak

Aharon Barak was born in Kovne (Kaunas), Lithuania in 1936. In 1958 he completed his master’s degree at the Faculty of Law of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and between 1960 and 1963 he served as a teaching assistant at the faculty. In 1963 Barak received his license to practice law, completed his doctorate studies cum laude at the Faculty of Law, and joined the staff at the faculty. As a member of the faculty, Barak was the moving force behind the establishment of the first law journal in Israel to be edited by students. Today, Mishpatim is the most important legal journal in Israel. In 1974-1975, Barak served as dean of the Faculty of Law, and in 1975 he was appointed to the position of attorney general. Barak joined the Supreme Court in 1978 and in 1995 he was appointed president of the Court, a position he held until…

Dr. Haim Zicherman

Dr. Haim Zicherman, a senior lecturer at the Ono Academic College (OAC), is an expert in constitutional and property law and also researches the ultra-Orthodox society.

Prof. Yedidia Stern

Professor Stern is President of the Jewish People Policy Institute and a full professor in the Faculty of Law at Bar-Ilan University. He is an alumnus of the Kerem B’Yavneh hesder yeshiva (1973-1978); holds a law degree (summa cum laude) from Bar-Ilan University (1982), and a doctorate in corporate law from Harvard University (1986).

Prof. Jehuda Reinharz

Jehuda Reinharz returned to the directorship of the Tauber Institute in 2011, after serving as president of Brandeis University between 1994 and 2010. He continues to serve as general editor of the Tauber Institute publication series and as Richard Koret Professor of Modern Jewish History. In January 2011 he became president of the Mandel Foundation. Reinharz has authored and co-authored many articles and books, including, most recently, Glorious, Accursed Europe, Darwin and His Circle, and The Scientific God: Popular Science in Hebrew in Eastern Europe in the Second Half of the 19th Century (all three written with Yaacov Shavit). His forthcoming books include the third and final volume of his biography of Chaim Weizmann, as well as a book entitled The Road to September 1939: The Yishuv, the Jews of Poland and the Zionist Movement.
Swords of Iron

We need a broad national emergency government now

To shake off the current paralysis, all Zionist parties must agree to join hands under Netanyahu for 12 months followed by elections
Swords of Iron
JPPI Israeli Society Index

Israeli Society Index May 2024: Drop in National Optimism

Israeli Society Index May 2024: As country marks 76th Independence Day under the shadow of war, JPPI poll notes drop in national optimism
JPPI Israeli Society Index
JPPI Israeli Society Index

JPPI Israeli Society Index, May 2024

Most of the public feels that “no one won, and no one lost” in the exchange of hostilities between Iran and Israel. In addition, a large majority of Jews agree with the assertion that the Jews are a “chosen people,” but most secular Jews reject the idea
JPPI Israeli Society Index