In Israel, Conservative Legal Thought Comes into Its Own

Dec. 28 2020

The newly created Israel Law and Liberty Forum seeks to model itself after America’s Federalist Society—an organization for promoting constitutional jurisprudence that has come to have a major influence over conservative judicial appointments. Led by Aylana Meisel and Yonatan Green and backed by the Tikvah Fund, the group seeks to cultivate new thinking and a new approach in a country where a single judicial philosophy—drawing on certain strands of European and American jurisprudence—has dominated for decades. Nettanel Slyomovics writes:

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More about: Ayelet Shaked, Conservatism, Israeli politics

Israel Must Choose the Right Friends in Asia

In the past few decades, the Jewish state has vastly expanded its diplomatic, economic, and sometimes military ties with South and East Asia, while doing its best to stay away from the conflicts that divide the countries in the region. Daniel Samet surveys the potential for these relationships, urging Jerusalem to avoid deepening cooperation with China and instead to focus on cultivating further its alliances-in-the-making with China’s competitors:

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Read more at Commentary

More about: India, Israel diplomacy, Israel-China relations