A just solution must consider Israel’s security and identity needs. From the perspective of international law, the Palestinians have no ‘right’ to end the occupation, which was the result of a defensive war
Ruth Gavison is a law professor at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and a Senior Fellow Emeritus at the prestigious Israel Democracy Institute.
She is also the founder and president of the Metzila Center for Zionist, Jewish, liberal and humanistic thought.
Israel's founding vision - to be, at once, the nation-state of the Jewish people and a democracy respecting the human rights of all its inhabitants – has been seriously eroded.
Conceding part of our homeland and recognizing another nation does not relinquish our strong historic ties. But only by doing so can Israel demand support at home and abroad for the realization of its own dreams.
Danziger's suspension from the bench should be ended and he should return to full-time work as a justice, as would appear necessary from the leaks or the case should continue or generate conclusions.
A unilateral declaration of statehood at present represents more of a danger to the chance of implementing a two-state solution than a way to promote it.
The debate is not about liberating ourselves from Zionism, but rather, about creating the basic conditions crucial for Zionism's realization.
The manifesto signed by dozens of rabbis, which categorically prohibits renting or selling apartments to non-Jews, begs serious soul-searching, explicit clarifications and action at all levels of government and society.
It may make sense to think of Safed as a binational city.
The numerous and sweeping proposals to limit dissent and protest are dangerous, even if most of them will never be passed.