Gad Barzilai, “Fantasies of Liberalism and Liberal Jurisprudence: State Law, Politics, and the Israeli-Arab-Palestinian Community.” Israel Law Review, Vol.34 (2000): 425- 451.

Fantasies of Liberalism and Liberal Jurisprudence: State Law, Politics, and the Israeli-Arab-Palestinian Community

Abstract

I. Between Bergman (1969) and Kaadan (2000)

About thirty years after Bergman case, Israel constitutional structure and its legal culture are not responsive to minority needs, and more largely to social needs of deprived communities. The liberal language and judicial review over Knesset legislation that have been empowered by and followed Bergman have not reconciled this utterly problematic discrepancy between jurisprudence and social needs.

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