), discussed, portrayed, and acted in relation to the status of Israel’s Palestinian-Arab citizens, who will be referred to using various terms such as Palestinian citizens of Israel, Israeli Arabs, and Israel’s Arab minority. The article focuses on two periods
The American Jewish Committee and Israel’s Palestinian Minority, 1948–1966
Geoffrey P. Levin
This article unveils a virtually unknown chapter in the history of judicial diversity in Israel. During its first 20 years of existence, between 1948 and 1968, only three Arab judges were appointed. Then, within two years, between 1968 and 1969, Israel appointed three additional Arab judges. Two interconnected changes account for this small increase in judicial diversity. First, in the 1960s, the Arab legal elite began to exert pressure on Israeli officials to appoint Arab judges. Second, perhaps partly due to this pressure, the Judicial Selection Committee made having a diverse judiciary a top priority. This historical example teaches us that without outside pressure, the Judicial Selection Committee does not look on diversity as an important consideration, using the merit system of appointment as an excuse for its failure. Indeed, up to the present day, the Israeli judiciary has relatively few Arab judges.
From 'Quietism' to Ethno-nationalism
Hillel Cohen, The Rise and Fall of Arab Jerusalem: Palestinian Politics and the City since 1967 (New York: Routledge, 2011), 162 pp.
Oded Haklai, Palestinian Ethnonationalism in Israel (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011), 243 pp.
Amal Jamal, Arab Minority Nationalism in Israel: The Politics of Indigeneity (New York: Routledge, 2011), 324 pp.
Ilan Pappé, The Forgotten Palestinians: A History of the Palestinians in Israel (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2011), 336 pp.
Ilan Peleg and Dov Waxman, Israel’s Palestinians: The Conflict Within (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2011), 262 pp.
Yitzhak Reiter, National Minority, Regional Majority: Palestinian Arabs versus Jews in Israel (Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 2009), 403 pp.
Transitioning from Mandate to Statehood
immigrants from the Arab countries who were absorbed into Israeli society, as well as the Arab minority in the state. In this manner, the Sephardi leadership endeavored to maintain during the early period of the State of Israel the self-perception it had
Wang Zhen, Alfred Tovias, Peter Bergamin, Menachem Klein, Tally Kritzman-Amir and Pnina Peri
of the unknown brought about by the prospect of peace paralyzed the Israeli demos (with the exception of its 20 percent Arab minority). It reversed a trend of optimism associated with the early Oslo years (1991–1995) and somehow lasted until the
From Redemptive Revolution to Human Rights on the Temple Mount
equal rights and treatment for the Arab minority. Yehudah’s brother, Yitzhak, is a physician living on a settlement in southern Judea (West Bank), yet whose practice includes several Palestinian villages ( Karish-Hazony 2016 ). Thus, Yehuda Glick
Tort Law as an Instrument of Social Change under Multiculturalism
Ella Glass and Yifat Bitton
. “ Constitution Building and Equality in Deeply-Divided Societies: The Case of the Palestinian-Arab Minority in Israel .” Wisconsin International Law Journal 26 , no. 2 : 345 – 401 . Khazzoom , Aziza . 2008 . Shifting Ethnic Boundaries and Inequality in
Between the ‘Good Person’ and the ‘Bad Citizen’
Ltd. v. Danilovich (1994) IsrSC 48(5) 749; HCJ 4112/99 Adala Legal Center for the Rights of the Arab Minority in Israel v. Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality (2002) IsrSC 56(5) 393; HCJ 105/92 Re’em Contracting Engineers Ltd. v. Nazareth Ilit Municipality