Constitutions and Courts in Israel: From the Declaration of Independence to the Current Crisis

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This webinar was held jointly by ASMEA and SPME on April 4, 2023.

Neil Rogachevsky is assistant professor and associate director at the Straus Center of Yeshiva University, where he teaches Israel studies and political thought. His writing has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Tablet, Mosaic, Jewish Review of Books, American Affairs, Ha’aretz and other publications. With Dov Zigler, he is the author of Israel’s Declaration of Independence: The History and Political Theory of the Nation’s Founding Moment (Cambridge: 2023).

Martin Kramer is an authority on the history and politics of the Middle East, contemporary Islam, and modern Israel.

Kramer is a historian of the Middle East at Tel Aviv University and the Walter P. Stern Fellow at The Washington Institute for Near East Policy. He was the founding president of Shalem College in Jerusalem, Israel’s first liberal arts college.

Kramer earned his undergraduate and doctoral degrees in Near Eastern Studies from Princeton University, where he prepared his thesis under the supervision of Bernard Lewis. He then spent twenty-five years at Tel Aviv University, where he directed the Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies. Kramer has taught as a visiting professor at Brandeis University, the University of Chicago, Cornell University, Georgetown University, and The Johns Hopkins University (SAIS). He has also served as a visiting fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington and Harvard University’s Olin Institute for Strategic Studies.

His authored and edited books include Islam AssembledShi’ism, Resistance and RevolutionMiddle Eastern Lives; Arab Awakening and Islamic RevivalThe Islamism DebateThe Jewish Discovery of IslamIvory Towers on Sand; and The War on Error.

Constitutions and Courts in Israel: From the Declaration of Independence to the Current Crisis

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