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Book Launch: The Political System of Israel

The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute
43 Jabotinsky Street, Jerusalem

In cooperation with Am Oved Publishing

The Political System of Israel is the most comprehensive and up-to-date work on the government systems in Israel. Published by IDI and Om Oved Publishers, this two volume set spans the development of Israel's political system from its inception in 1948 until 2011. It combines presentations of facts with analyses of political processes and their significance, and its authors, Prof. Yitzhak Galnoor and Dr. Dana Blander, do not hesitate to take a stand on controversial issues.

On Monday, February 24, 2014, IDI and Om Oved marked the publication of the first volume of this set with a book launch at the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute.

More about the book

Prof. Yitzhak Galnoor and Dr. Dana Blander, authors of the book, at the event.

Opening Remarks

Justice Prof. Daphne Barak-Erez, Supreme Court Justice
Government Authorities: Different Perspectives, Common Purposes

Panel Discussion

Chair: Prof. Mordechai Kremnitzer, Israel Democracy Institute and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

  • MK Stav Shaffir
    The Relationship between Budget Transparency and Public Trust in the Political System
  • Dr. Hanna Lerner, Tel Aviv University
    Writing a Constitution and Democracy in Fragmented Societies
  • Prof. Menachem Hofnung, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
    Israeli Democracy: Constant and Changing Elements over Seven Decades


  • Dr. Dana Blander, The Israel Democracy Institute
  • Prof. Itzhak Galnoor, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute