The attempts of Israel’s present government at a radical judicial reform have led to massive protests within and outside Israel. As one of the very few countries in the world without a formal constitution, Israel’s democracy is especally volatile. What difference would a constitution for Israel make at this time? As former Chairman of the Knesset’s Constitution, Law and Justice Committee, Professor Menahem Ben-Sasson is especially equipped to discuss these questions. Under his leadership, the Knesset undertook the last attempt to date to introduce a constitution for Israel. Please join us in-person as Hebrew University Chancellor Menahem Ben-Sasson delivers the Amos Perlmutter Memorial Lecture, "Israel's Lack of a Constitution and the Present Political Crisis." Co-sponsored by the School of Public Affairs, Center for Israel Studies, and Washington College of Law International and Comparative Legal Studies Program.
There will be a reception following the discussion.