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An article written by Professor Nadim Rouhana was published in Adalah's Newsletter, November 2004, under the title of "Constitution by Consensus: By Whose Consensus?" In his article, Professor...
n the Supreme Court’s ruling on H.C. 7052/03, Adalah, et al. v. Minister of Interior, et al., delivered on 14 May 2006, which stretches over 263 pages and includes eleven separate opinions of the...
Arab prisoners – including Arab citizens of Israel such as myself – who have been convicted of offenses against the state's security and who are serving their sentences in prisons throughout...
In September 2005, the Sub-Committee on Planning Principles, under the auspices of the National Council for Planning and Building, approved the “Wine Route” Plan. The plan authorizes the...
In December 2000, just prior to the start of his term as Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon published an article in the journal Land entitled, “Land as an Economic Tool for Developing Infrastructure...
National planning in Israel, as articulated and mapped by a range of national master plans, contributes significantly to shaping the country’s character, spaces, economy and environment....
These elections were historic, to say the least. For the first time in modern Arab history, an incumbent government has been defeated at the ballot box and quickly accepted the results.
The parliamentary election triumph of Hamas surprised almost everybody, including the Hamas leadership, if the press reported correctly. The Bush Administration is blaming its intelligence services...
Not all women suffer from discrimination and oppression to the same extent. Talk of shared codes of deprivation and oppression toward all women and the proposal of a uniform remedy are liable to...
Discrimination suffered by women throughout the world can be examined through two principal lenses: nationality and class. The reasons for discrimination against women, the means employed and the...
Over the past three decades, there has been increased public, academic, and professional interest in the problem of wife abuse. As a result, the myth of “harmonious marriage” or “harmony in...
Many political philosophers view polygamy as a cultural right and assert that the courts should respect and protect it. Most of the feminist literature repudiates this approach and claims that it...
If Doron Almog is to blame anyone for being welcomed by the British police at London’s Heathrow Airport on 11 September, 2005 he should direct the blame at his own government rather than the...
During the past three years, the Knesset has passed draconian laws. Some of this legislation even seeks to circumvent rulings by the Supreme Court.By approaching the legislature, the executive...
An examination of the “law-enforcement” activities of members of the “security forces” (the military or “Tzahal,” the Border Police, the police, and the General Security Services or...
Arab citizens of Israel comprise approximately 20% of the population in Israel, and 25% of the country's school students. Throughout their schooling, from elementary to high school, Arab and Jewish...
Not only does the educational establishment in Israel regard civic education as a political subject, but it is also perceived as a field which competes with Jewish-values education. Bluntly...
The average rate of illiteracy in Israel, at 4.6%, is considered relatively low.5 In the UN’s Human Development Report 2004,6 Israel was ranked 22nd among 177 countries in which the level of...