Reflections on the Meaning and Justification of 'Jewish' in the Expression 'A Jewish and Democratic State'

The Israeli Nation-State: Political, Constitutional, and Cultural Challenges, p. 135, 2014.

Hebrew University of Jerusalem Legal Research Paper No. 01-15

37 Pages Posted: 19 Aug 2014 Last revised: 30 Mar 2016

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Ruth E. Gavison

Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Faculty of Law

Date Written: August 17, 2014

Abstract

In this essay I would like to explain how it is possible to justify Israel's existence as a state that is both Jewish and Democratic.

Keywords: Israel, Jewish, Democratic

Suggested Citation

Gavison, Ruth E., Reflections on the Meaning and Justification of 'Jewish' in the Expression 'A Jewish and Democratic State' (August 17, 2014). The Israeli Nation-State: Political, Constitutional, and Cultural Challenges, p. 135, 2014., Hebrew University of Jerusalem Legal Research Paper No. 01-15, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2481782

Ruth E. Gavison (Contact Author)

Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Faculty of Law ( email )

Mount Scopus
Mount Scopus, IL 91905
Israel

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