Fantasies of Liberalism and Liberal Jurisprudence: State Law, Politics, and the Israeli Arab-Palestinian Community

  title={Fantasies of Liberalism and Liberal Jurisprudence: State Law, Politics, and the Israeli Arab-Palestinian Community},
  author={Gad Barzilai},
  journal={Israel Law Review},
  pages={425 - 451}
  • G. Barzilai
  • Published 2000
  • Law, Political Science
  • Israel Law Review
Some thirty years after the Bergman decision, Israel's constitutional structure and legal culture are still not responsive to minority needs or, more broadly, to the social needs of deprived communities. The liberal language and judicial review of Knesset legislation that were empowered by Bergman have not reconciled this problematic discrepancy between jurisprudence and social needs. The Bergman ruling signified the onset of a new era in Israel jurisprudence — the era of liberalism, in that it… 
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