During the 2001-2003 report period I continued to teach, do research, and actively participate in related activities. Since January of 2001 I have been the Chair of the Academic Committee of the Human Rights Center at the
In September 2001 I was granted, with R. Medan, the Avichai prize for our work on a new covenant between religious and secular Jews in
In the framework of the Yahad group - A Public Committee, under the auspices of the President of Israel, to deal with Relations between religious and non-Religious in
Starting in January 1999, I am chairing, together with Professor Harry Frankfurt from
In June 2003 I stopped being a senior fellow of the Israel Democracy Institute (IDI), The proceedings of the discussions among Jews and Arabs held there will soon be published in the IDI site. A book about the process is written by journalist Uzi Ben Ziman. The discussions were candid and original, and all participants were impressed by their seriousness. Unfortunately, the group could not have come to an agreement. Arab participants could not affirm the legitimacy of
I continue to participate in the IDI’s public Council,. Devoted to a promotion of constitutional discourse in
During the academic year 2001-2002 I led a project on Modern Jewish Identities in
In February 2003, the proposed joint covenant between Jews in
Conferences and Panels
During this period I have participated in a number of conferences and panels devoted to related subjects:
September 10-14, meeting, International Commission of Jurists,
October 3, 2001: Panel discussion of the Gavison-Medan proposals, Ef-al Seminar
November 1-2, IDI Public Council, Beer Shebba, Judicial review
November 19, 2001: Panel, Prospects for the Jewish People, TLV
December 4th, 2001: Nafka Mina,
December 19th, 2001: Forum for national responsibility, Judicial Activism
December 20-21, IDI Public Council,
December 23, 2001: Panel, The federalist papers,
December 27th, 2001: Yahad Council, transplants
January 2nd, 2002: Lexcture, Democracy and human rights, teachers, minerva
January 3rd, 2002: Honorary award, Yale
January 15th, 2002: Panel, Kimmerling’s book The End of Hegemony, Van Leer
January 21st, 2002: Lecture, Relevance of Israel to Modern Jewish Identities, international conference, TLV
January 29th, 2002: Haifa Council, Gavison-Medan proposals
February 3rd, 2002: Panel, Roundtable, center of Rationality: Rationality in the SS.
February 5th, 2002: Lecture, human rights and education, Hilton,
February 28, 2002: Lecture, human rights in emergency, IDF legal officers
March 13, 2002: Zionism, Democracy and the nation-state
March 26th: 2002: Presenting the Guttman report to the President
April 10th, 2002: Funeral, Haim H. Cohn
April 14th, 2002, Wexner Foundation: Jewish and Democratic state
April 22nd, 2002: Kiryat Gat, Teachers’ pilot: State and religion
April 26th, 2002: Conference: Freedom of expression and religious feelings
May 13th, 2002: Bar Ilan, Panel: Secular Jewish Identities
May 21st, 2002: Conference on the Legal Status of Arabs in
May 23rd, 2002: ACRI, Human Rights and Politics
May 30th, 2002: Talk: Grass roots Activity in
June 11th, 2002: President’s house, Toleration Award with R. Medan
June 13-15, 2002:
July 7th, 2002: Jewishness and Democracy in Foreign Affairs, Conference for the foreign ministry
July 15, 2002: Meeting of Yahad group to discuss transplants.
July 24, 2002: Talk with MADA,
July 25, 2002: Talk to the Northern Public Council of the IDI on Issues of State and religion.
September 2, 2002:
September 27, 2002:IDF broadcasting, Interview with Yitzhak Livni on Gavison-Medan
October 3-4, 2002: IDI public Council, Social Justice
October 9th, 2002: JF board meeting, NY: New challenges for
October 13th, 2002: Inauguration of HUC President,
October 22nd, 2002: Minerva center for Human Rights, Panel: Rights to Language for Arabs in
October 27th, 2002: Talk in Memory of Yoram Ben Porat: Tensions between Jewishness and Democracy and the Role of Academics
November 18-19, 2002: International Conference, The federalist Papers. Panel:
December 10, 2002: Abraham Foundation: Jewish-Arab relations today.
December 20th, 2002: Jewish and democratic state, maale hahamisha
December 29th, 2002: Talk, Award for excellence in Education, The Knesset
December 30th, 2002: Mandel Jerusalem fellows, The Jewishness of Israel
December 30th, 2002: Panel, International conference on human rights and terror, TLV
January 28th, 2003: NIF international board: Jewish-Arab relations, Mishkenot
January 29th, 2003: Lecture, MMRI, The Justification of a Jewish state
February 4th, 2003: Panel, Arab students in
February 5th, 2003: Eilat, a Bill of Rights for
February 12th, 2003: Jewish Agency Forum, The Gavison-Medan covenant
February 21st, 2003: Seminar, Zionism and the Palestinian refugees
March 3rd, 2003: Lecture, GSS meeting, The Jewishness of the state
March 25th, 2003:
April 2nd, 2003: The Truman Forum: Status of Arabs in
April 3rd, 2003: Lecture, lawyers and Judges, Gavison-Medan covenant
April 3rd, 2003: Friends of the HU: Panel: Jewish identities
April 9-11, 2003: A Conference in memory of Haim H. Cohn. Lecture: Secular Jewish Identity
May 9th, 2003: Van Leer, Panel: Israeli Society and the book by Peled and Shafir
May 14th, 2003:
May 21st: 2003: Talk, Naming of the
May 22nd, 2003: Conference on Prisoners’ rights in memory of Haim H. Cohn. Comment.
May 22nd, 2003:
June 11th, 2003: Panel, Minerva, HU: Banning of Parties in a democracy
June 17th, 2003: IDI, The Gavison-Medan Covenant
June 19th, 2003, IDI Public Council: The Judicial Power
June 21st, 2003: Meeting of Mayors and heads of local councils – Gavison-Medan proposals,
July 1st, 2003: Board of directors,
Throughout this period, I expressed views on related subjects in the Israeli media. I publish regularly on these issues in the national press (mainly in Yediot Aharonot), and I am a frequent speaker on radio and national TV.
In 2000-2001 I started teaching a mandatory course for the LLM called ‘Law and…’, which I continue to teach until now.
When I returned to teaching in 2002-2003 I added a master’s course within the Gilo center Devoted to Human Rights in
In addition I will give a seminar on The Law of Return and the Palestinian Right of Return.
1. The Constitutional Revolution: A Reality or a Self-Fulfilling Prophecy? 1998 (Hebrew).
3. (With M. Kremnitzer and Y. Dotan), The Role of The Supreme Court in Israeli Society, Magnes Press, 2000 (Hebrew).
4. (With D. hacker, eds.) The Jewish-Arab Rift: A Reader (IDI 2000) (Heb)
5. Holmes’ Heritage: Living Greatly in the Law ," B.U.L.Rev. 78, pp. 843-883, 1998.
6. “A Constitutional Revolution?” in Gambaro A., Rabello A.M. (eds.) Toward a New European Ius Commune,
7. (With Issam Abu-Riya), “The Jewish-Arab Cleavage in
8. “The Role of Courts in Rifted Democracies”, 33 Isr. L.Rev. 216-258 1999
9. “Jewish and Democratic: A rejoinder to the Ethnic Democracy Debate”, Israel Studies 4(1) 1999 44-72
10. “Can Separate Be Equal: A test Case”, Democratic Culture, 3 (2000), 37.
11. “Zionism in
12. Residential Segregation as an Element in Discrimination: The
13. What belongs in a Constitution? (2001)
14. (with Allan Shapiro), Introduction to the Hebrew Translation of The Federalist (2001) (Heb).
HAIM COHN CHAIR IN HUMAN RIGHTS established in 1984 by a Group of Friends,
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