The Jews’ Right To Statehood: A Defense

Is it possible to justify the existence of a Jewish state? So asked the late Ruth Gavison back in 2003, and her answer resounds as strongly now as it did then.





Ruth Gavison during a conference in Jerusalem on March 29, 2007. Olivier Fitoussi /Flash90.
Observation
Aug. 18 2020
About the author

Ruth Gavison was the Haim H. Cohn professor emerita of human rights at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the founding president of the Metzilah Center.


This essay by the renowned Israeli legal theorist Ruth Gavison was originally published in the Israeli journal Azure in 2003. We are republishing it August 18, 2020 in the wake of her death on August 15.

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