“The moment that Israeli society and its future are important to you and that there are things which are unacceptable to you, you want to help. That is what drove me to invest years of my life in promoting a constitution for Israel. I fought to change the method of governance and to create a situation where a basic law for human rights would be accepted.”

Government Failures and Proposal for Israeli Constitution

Time: Netanyahu Calls for Elections, But Will It Change How Israel Is Governed?

Time: Netanyahu Calls for Elections, But Will It Change How Israel Is Governed?

May 7, 2012
Lecture at the Milken Institute’s 7th Annual Global Conference

Lecture at the Milken Institute’s 7th Annual Global Conference

April 28, 2004

On July 6, 1896, Theodor Herzl presented his vision in a speech to the Maccabim Club in London. “The Jews want a state of their own,” he said. “In which they finally can live as a free people.” Establishing a state was vital in order “to finally guarantee [the Jews] that they will never again be persecuted for religious or nationalistic reasons… We have a right,” Herzl said in London, “at least as much as anyone else to demand a country for our national existence. Read More