Why the Declaration of Independence is Not, and Should Not Be, Israel's Constitution: Two Views https://mosaicmagazine.com/response/israel-zionism/2021/11/why-the-declaration-of-independence-is-not-and-should-not-be-israels-constitution-two-views/

Israel’s declaration was never intended to function as domestic law. There’s no reason it should have been transformed into the quasi-constitution it is today.

November 22, 2021 | Eugene Kontorovich, Yonatan Green
About the author: Eugene Kontorovich is a professor at George Mason University Antonin Scalia School of Law, director of its Center for International Law in the Middle East, and a scholar at the Kohelet Policy Forum in Jerusalem. Yonatan Green is executive director of the Jerusalem-based Israel Law & Liberty Forum, a Tikvah Fund project.
This is a response to How Israel’s Declaration of Independence Became Its Constitution, originally published in Mosaic in November 2021

A tourist looking at a picture of David Ben-Gurion at the Independence Hall Museum, the house in Tel Aviv where Ben-Gurion declared Israel’s independence on May, 14 1948. JACK GUEZ/AFP via Getty Images.

Eugene Kontorovich

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