Course Description

ONLINE: When the state of Israel was established in 1948, its founders declared that it would “be based on freedom, justice and peace as envisaged by the prophets of Israel,” ensuring “complete equality of social and political rights” and guaranteeing basic freedoms. These statements have been the basis for the ongoing commitment to making Israel both a democratic state and a Jewish state. Yet the balance between these values has increasingly been challenged, culminating in the crisis of democracy facing the country in 2023. This online course reviews the various approaches to Israeli democracy, surveys the evolution of the Israeli judiciary, which has become the center of the ideological battle over the future of Israel’s democracy, and provides tools for understanding the current crisis. | Lecture + Q&A.

Max enrollment: 20.

Class sessions are recorded.

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Israel's Crisis of Democracy: Past, Present and Future
Online - Zoom
9:00AM to 10:15AM
Jan 30, 2024 to Feb 27, 2024
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