On matters relating to the judiciary, the foundations of democratic regimes, and the proper relationship between individual and state, Israeli public discourse is often one-sided, shallow, and monolithic. An orthodoxy promoting judicial activism and supremacy is advanced in academia, the media, and in Israel’s intellectual elite. But many concerned citizens, and specifically many jurists, disagree with this worldview and its underlying assumptions. They believe in an alternative set of ideas and desire a richer expression of ideas and dialogue in academic scholarship, media analysis, and political discussion.
The Forum was established to serve as a platform for these alternative ideas and thinkers. The Forum does not take specific policy positions, nor is it a partisan or political body. Our work is inspired by and conducted in cooperation with the US-based Federalist Society.