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

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Lexington Books, 2002 - Biography & Autobiography - 219 pages
Zichroni v. State of Israel tells the story of Amnon Zichroni, the Israeli civil rights lawyer whose legal and political battles from the early 1950s to the present day reveal a hitherto unknown chapter in the history of Israel: the struggle for human and civil rights in the country and in the occupied territories. Michael Keren's compelling narrative explores the seminal court cases in which Zichroni challenged the definition of citizenship by nationalist criteria; opposed the construction of West Bank settlements; and defended freedom of the press, association, and religion. The work offers a vivid 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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Contents

A Day in Court
The Civil Circles
11
Conscientious Objection
29
The Third Force
53
Political Perfectionism
71
Politics Religion and Civil Rights
93
Freedom of Speech and Association
113
In the Occupied Territories
129
Civil Disobedience
147
Law and Security
169
The Advocate of Civil Society
191
Bibliography
199
Index
207
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About the author (2002)

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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