Can it be both Jewish and Democratic? Israel’s dual-purpose vision and minority rights.

Speaker: Dr. Roy Peled

Visiting Professor, Center for Jewish Law and Israel Studies, UC Berkley

Israel’s ethos is one of full commitment to social and political equality of all its inhabitants. The state’s actions do not always exemplify strict adherence to this commitment, and in recent years legislation has stained it too. Israel managed to remain dominantly Jewish and reasonably democratic for many years, but are these two traits up for a fatal social and constitutional clash?
 
 
Hosted by Israel Institute Teaching Fellow, Dr. Ziv Rubinovitz
Location
GMC 1057
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