During the 1999-2001report period I continued to teach, do research, and actively participate in related activities. I stepped down as the President of the Association for Civil Rights in Israel at the end of my term, December 1999. I remain involved with ACRI’s activities as a senior member. Since January of 2001 I was again appointed as Chair of the Academic Committee of the Human Rights Center at the Hebrew University.
In September 2000 I was awarded the Bar Annual Prize (together with ACRI). In October 2000 I won a prize for criticism of the Media from the Association for the Public’s Right to Know.
November 2000 I was appointed a member of the Presidium of Yahad: 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
I continue to be a senior fellow of the Israel Democracy Institute (IDI), working on a project called "A Social contract for Israel," dealing with Israel’s major rifts and ways of dealing with them. Within this framework I led two dialogue groups. One, between Jews and Arab citizens in
Conferences and Panels
During this period I have participated in a number of conferences and panels devoted to related subjects:
March 28, 1999: Chicago Jewish community:
March 30, 1999: U. of Ill.
April 22, 1999, Philosophy and Public Affairs Forum,
April 24, 1999: The Greensboro NC, synagogue:
April 25, 1999:
May 23, 1999: Conference of
May 27, 1999: Speech to the NIF board, NY on Rifts in Israeli Society.
July 14, 1999:
October 7, 1999: Speech, The Implications of the Court Reform on the Conception of the Supreme Court.
November 3, 1999: paper, Israeli Law and Society Association: The Law of
November 10-11, Organization of a conference on 30 Years to the Bergman decision (with Y. Dotan). Paper: A Jewish and Democratic state in the Court’s opinions.
November 16, 1999: Hartman Institute: Talk to Teachers and Supervisors on the Religious-Non religious divide.
November 22: Talk on the law of equality in
November 25-26, 1999: Meeting of the Public Law Association: The status of the Constitutional Process in
December 4, 1999: National TV, Status of Women (for Human Rights Day).
December 8, 1999: Visiting anchor, Inyan Acher, Human Rights Day.
December 21, 1999: Talk to the Tel Aviv Bar, The Role of Lawyers in Protecting Human Rights.
January 25, 2000: Talk to students of the High School for Science and Arts,
January 27, 2000: Talk to the Forum of Leadership, Hartman Institute, on
February 15, 2000: Chair, Panel on religious Pluralism in an International conference on Religion, Secularity and Human Rights, HU,
February 16, 2000: Lecture,
February 20, 2000:
February 23, 2000: Hartman Institute, International conference on H.D. Halevi: Halevi’s Contribution to Religious and non-Religious relations in
March 1, 2000: Panel,
March 7, 2000: Panel, Knesset, The Law of Return: Should we Amend it?
March 30, 2000: Chair, Panel on Dan Shifftan’s book: The Necessity of Separation, Van Leer,
April 10, 2000: Panel, The Implications of the Kaadan Decision,
April 27-30, Reunion, Center for Human Values,
May 17, Arab TV,
May 25, 2000:
June 1, 2000: Keynote Address in Memorial for Arieh Dvir.
June 8, 2000: Contemporary Problems in Contemporary Israeli Society: Tikkun Shavuot, Beit Shemesh.
June 15, 2000: Talk, ACRI and the Struggle for Human Rights in
June 21, 2000: A Covenant Between Orthodox and Non-Orthodox in
June 26, 2000:
A Jewish and a Democratic State, School for Leadership in Education,
Talk on the Role of the High Court of Justice in Israeli Society, The Zohar Group.
Keynote address: Human Rights in Divided Societies, Graduation of Social Sciences of the Michlala Le-minhal.
June 29-July 2, 2000: International conference on Constitution-Making Processes, Berlin Institute for Advanced Studies.
July 26, 2000: Panel in a discussion by the
July 30, 2000: Talk to MPs on the Constitutional Process in
August 25, 2000: Keynote speech, International Conference of the Psychological Association: Human Rights in Divided Societies.
August 28, 2000: Hagganah Jerusalem Veterans,
September 5, 2000:
September 7, 2000: Lecture to lawyers in the civil service on: When should We Legislate?
September 11, 2000: (With R. Y. Medan) A New covenant between religious and non-religious in
September 12, 2000: IDI, a discussion of Basic Laws and the Constitution.
September 18, 2000: Rabin Center: A Discussion of The Lessons of the Rabin Assassination, on the occasion of the publication of a book edited by Y. Perry.
September 24-25, 2000, IDI International advisory committee, discussion of aspects of the constitutional process in
October 11, 2000: Lecture on the New covenant between Religious and non-Religious in
October 25, 2000: Lecture in honor of David Hartman, upon his winning of the Annual Avi-Hai prize for Toleration and co-existence.
October 29, 2000: (a) leading a workshop for Ethics in Journalism in Mishkenot-sha-ananaim, directed by Uzi Ben Zimann, on privacy.
(Two) Participating in a panel discussion on
November 8, 2000: participation in a panel hosted by The Movement for Quality Government, on the Limits of the Obligation to Obey the Law. Proceedings were published in the Movement’s bulletin.
November 14, 2000: Meeting with MPs, headed by chair A. Burg, to discuss the proposal on a New Covenant Between religious and non-religious in
November 19, 2000: A public discussion of Judicial Activism, Alumni of the Faculty of Law, HU.
November 22, 2000: participation in a public discussion of the proposed Human Rights Commission to
November 26, 2000: Participation in a panel on ‘What is Leadership” in memory of Yigal Milo. My text was published in Memad.
November 28, 2000: Speech to an AJC delegation on
December 10, 2000: (a) participation in ACRI-led internet online discussion of human rights issues.
(Two) The Human Rights Day public lecture of the ministry of education: Human Rights in Times of Great controversy.
December 12, 2000: Giving ACRI’s Emil Grunzweig Human Rights Prize of the Year to the winner – journalist Joseph Elgazi, in the chambers of the Knesset Chair.
December 26, 2000: Talk to the Yeruham Forum on Democracy in Divided Societies.
January 8, 2001: IDI: participation, the Legitimacy of Conducting Peace Talks during an election Campaign.
January 11, 2001: Talk to the Bereaved Parents Forum,
January 25, 2001:
February 4, 2001:
February 10, 2001:
February 14, 2001: Meeting with the Duggard Committee, to discuss Human Rights in the region.
February 15, 2001:
February 18, 2001: The Adam College: An evening in memory of Emil Grinzweig: On The Law of Return and the Right of Return.
March 1-2, 2001: IDI meeting of the Public Council. Lecture on the Constitutional Protection of Human Rights.
March 12, 2001: President’s House, first meeting of Beyahad Council.
March 26, 2001: Tel-Aviv, a lecture sponsored by
March 28, 2001: Beit Hillel, HU, with R. Medan: The New Covenant between religious and non-Religious in
April 17, 2001: The
April 23, 2001:
May 15, 2001: Beer-Shebba, an International conference on Shabbat, a panel discussion of shabbat in Israeli culture.
May 26, 2001:
May 31, 2001:
June 4, 2001: Meeting with Angela King, Deputy for the Status of Women to UN Secretary General.
June 7-8: IDI Public Council, State and religion: An Opening statement.
June 18-19, International conference, Minerva Center for Human Rights, Welfare Rights.
June 21, (a)
(Two) ACRI’s evening in honor of Haim Cohn’s 90 birthday. Panel: International and Municipal Protection of Human Rights.
June 24, Meeting with the leadership of the Israeli conservative community, to discuss the proposed Covenant.
June 25, Talk, The International Conference of Philosophy, on state and religion in
June 27, Oranim seminar, workshop about the new covenant between religious and non religious (with R. Medan).
July 3, Zionist Council in
September 10-14, meeting, International Commission of Jurists,
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.
I spent the 1998-1999 academic year at
In 1999-2000 I taught the mandatory 4th year course Law and Society, and gave two seminars: One on Equality and Integration, and one on the Constitutional process in
In 2000-2001 I started teaching a mandatory course for the LLM called ‘Law and…’. In addition I gave a seminar on Equality and Integration, and gave a course with Professor S.N. Eisenstadt on Public and Private and Civil Society in Democracies.
In the year 2001-2002 I am on a leave of absence from the HU, and I intend to devote my time to research and to the development of a course (in
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
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