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Law and Government in Israel

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  • Number Of Pages: 446 Pages
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A collection of articles in honor of Israeli jurist and politician Haim Zadok that focuses on democracy, the legal system, legislation, and judicial decisions. (A sequel to IDI's Haim J. Zadok Book.)

This volume is a collection of articles in memory of Israeli jurist and politician Haim Zadok (1913–2002), which focuses on democracy, the legal system, legislation, and judicial decisions.

Haim Zadok served Israel for many years in the legal and public realms and in the political system. He worked as a military prosecutor and in the legislation department in the Justice Ministry, was a key member of the Knesset for the Mapai party, and a minister in Golda Meir’s government (Trade and Industry) and in Yitzhak Rabin’s first government (Justice). But even when he departed for the private sector after the electoral "upheaval" of 1977 [when the rule of Israel's Labor party was brought to an end], his voice continued to resound in Israeli public life. He excelled at distinguishing the important from the trivial and focused his efforts in a small number of areas. His voice was insistent and consistent. He wanted a policy of peace, compromise, and reconciliation with the Arabs, along with a firm stand for the existence of a Jewish state. He understood the importance of democracy, the separation of powers, the rule of law, sound administration, and the rules of the game, and believed in human rights.

This book is a sequel to IDI's The Haim J Zadok Book.