Constitutionalising Israel's Constitutional System

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The current political landscape in Israel, with countrywide demonstrations occurring weekly, and citizens calling for democracy in the face of initiatives introduced by the coalition, may be regarded as transformative events with potential constitutional implications. This article explores the question of whether Israel is experiencing a 'constitutional moment' and what such a moment entails, taking into account the intricate social, legal and political reality of the country. I argue that the current events should be examined and analysed within a broader context of processes that have been occurring in the Israeli society and legal system over the past two decades. These processes may hinder or create challenges for the realisation of a constitutional moment, rather than facilitating progress towards that goal. Correspondingly, the article lays the basic foundations for the occurrence of an Israeli constitutional moment, which I refer to as 'constitutionalising Israel's constitutional system'.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)355-368
Number of pages14
JournalIsrael Law Review
Issue number3
StatePublished - 26 Nov 2023

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Law


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