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Living Without a Constitution : Civil Rights in Israel :  Civil Rights in Israel - Daphna Sharfman

Living Without a Constitution : Civil Rights in Israel

Civil Rights in Israel

Hardcover Published: 1993
ISBN: 9781563241451
Number Of Pages: 200

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Covering the history of Israel since its birth, this comprehensive discussion is the first to focus on the historical, ideological, and political determinants of the civil rights issue within Israel. Important topics covered include the historical and ideological roots of Israeli democracy; the problems of a collective society during the establishment of a democratic state; legal and political attitudes toward human rights in the Occupied Territories and the implications of these attitudes for the peace process; the dilemma of a democracy in a state of war; and problems of democracy versus national security. The author, Dr. Daphna Sharfman, teaches at Haifa University and is Chair of the Civil Rights Committee of the Israel Labor Party. Dr. Sharfman makes use of exclusive interviews with Israeli policy makers.

Introductionp. vii
The Collective Before the Individual: The Ideology of the Jewish Settlement in Palestinep. 3
Conclusionp. 32
Strengthening the Government at the Expense of Civil Rights: The First Years of Statehoodp. 38
Notesp. 65
Religion, Politics, and Religious Coercionp. 69
Introductionp. 69
Notesp. 91
The High Court of Justice: Defender of Civil Rightsp. 93
Notesp. 110
Freedom of the Pressp. 113
Notesp. 124
Freedom to Demonstratep. 127
Notesp. 137
Freedom of Associationp. 138
Notesp. 145
Security Laws: One Step Forward and Two Steps Backp. 147
Notesp. 157
Was the Failure to Enact a Basic Human Rights Law Inevitable?p. 158
Notesp. 172
Conclusions and Recommendationsp. 173
Conclusionsp. 173
Notesp. 180
Indexp. 181
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ISBN: 9781563241451
ISBN-10: 1563241455
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 200
Published: 1993
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.44