This study examines how the Israeli legal system copes with two major issues. The first is the tension between the constitutional definition of Israel as both a Jewish state and a democracy committed to equal rights for all of its citizens. The second issue is the delicate position of a national minority in a state that since its establishment has been involved in a bitter conflict with the Palestinian nation to which that minority belongs.
Table of Contents
Published in cooperation with the International Center for Peace in the Middle East, Tel Aviv -- The Status and Condition of the Arabs in Israel -- Preface -- Introduction -- Israel’s Constitutional and Legal System -- The Jewish State: Constitutional Implications -- Citizenship and Population Registration -- Control of Land -- Political and Social Equality: The Problem of Discrimination -- Overt and Covert Discrimination -- Institutional Discrimination -- The Security Issue -- Group Rights -- Epilogue
David Kretzmer holds the Louis Marshall Chair of Environmental Law at The Hebrew University, Jerusalem.