Zichroni v. State of Israel

Zichroni v. State of Israel : The Biography of a Civil Rights Lawyer

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This text tells the story of Amnon Zichroni, the Israeli civil rights lawyer whose legal and political battles from the early 1950s reveal a hitherto unknown chapter in the history of Israel: the struggle for human and civil rights in the occupied territories. Michael Keren's narrative explores the seminal court cases in which Zichroni challenged the definition of citizenship by nationalist criteria, opposed the construction of West Bank settlement, and defended freedom of the press, of association, and of religion. The work offers a portrayal of one man's campaign for justice in an embattled nation struggling to balance security imperatives with the rule of law.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 149.4 x 228.6 x 13.2mm | 308.45g
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • bibliography, index
  • 0739103164
  • 9780739103166

Review quote

It's a rare reader that will fail to learn something new and of compelling significance for personal and global political life from this book.--Glenn D. Paige, President, Center for Global Nonviolence, University of Hawaii, Chair, Center for Global Nonkilling
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Table of contents

A Day in Court; The Civil Circles; Conscientious Objection; The Third Force; Political Perfectionism; Politics, Religion, and Civil Rights; Freedom of Speech and Association; In the Occupied Territories; Civil Disobedience; Law and Security; The Advocate of Civil Society.
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About Michael Keren

Michael Keren is Professor of Political Communication at Tel Aviv University. He is the author of four books, including Professionals against Populism: The Peres Government and Democracy (1995).
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