Shlomo Aronson is Professor of Political Science at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He has published widely on the Holocaust and Israeli strategic policy. Recent publications in English include Politics and Strategy of Nuclear Weapons in the Middle East: Opacity, Theory, and Reality, 1960-1991 (Albany, NY, 1992).
Aharon Barak has been the President of the Supreme Court of Israel since 1995. He was Professor at the School of Law, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and is a recipient of the Israel Prize in legal sciences. He was Attorney General 1975-1978 and has published widely in the field of jurisprudence.
Gad Barzilai is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Political Science, Tel-Aviv University. Recent publications include, The Israel Supreme Court and the Israeli Public (Tel-Aviv, 1994) [Hebrew].
Leora Bilsky is Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Law, Tel-Aviv University. Recent publications include “When Actor and Spectator Meet in the Courtroom: Reflections on Hannah Arendt’s Conception of Judgement,” History and Memory (1996).
As’ad Ghanem lectures at the Political Science Department, Haifa University, and is a researcher at the Institute for Peace Research at Giv’at Haviva. Recent articles include “The Limits of Parliamentary Politics: The Arab Minority in Israel and the 1992 and 1996 Elections,” Israel Affairs (1997); “State and Minority in Israel: The Case of Ethnic State and the Predicament of its Minority,” Ethnic and Racial Studies (1998).
Aeyal Gross lectures at the Faculty of Law, Tel-Aviv University His recent publications include “Reinforcing the New Democracies: The European Convention on Human Rights and the Former Communist Countries—A Study of the Case Law,” European Journal of International Law (1996), and “Rights and Normalization: A Critical Study of European [End Page 269] Human Rights Case Law on the Choice and Change of Names,” Harvard Human Rights Journal (1996).
Pnina Lahav is Professor of Law at Boston University and President of the Association for Israel Studies. Publications include, “Israeli Military Leadership During the Yom Kippur War; Reflections on the Art of Reflection,” in Critical Essays on Israeli Society, Religion, and Government, Kevin Avruch and Walter P. Zenner (eds) (Albany, NY, 1997); and Judgment in Jerusalem: Chief Justice Simon Agranat and the Zionist Century (Berkeley & Los Angeles, CA, 1997).
Guy Mundlak completed his Ph.D. at Harvard Law School and is Lecturer in the Faculty of Law, Haifa University. Recent publications include “Default Rules, Mandatory Standards and other Variations,” Iyunei Mishpat (1998) [Hebrew]; “Labor in a Peaceful Middle East: Regional Prosperity or Social Dumping?” in The Middle East Process—Interdisciplinary Perspective, Ilan Peleg (ed) (Albany, NY, 1998).
David Nachmias is Professor of Political Science and Director of Public Policy Programs at Tel-Aviv University. Recent publications include, “The Bias of Pluralism: The Redistribute Effects of the New Electoral Law in Israel’s 1996 Election”; with Itai Sened, “Israel’s Bureaucratic Elite: Israel’s Senior Civil Servants” (1997), and with Gad Barzilai, “The Attorney General: Authority and Responsibility Recommendations for Reform,” (Jerusalem).
Fania Oz-Salzberger is a Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Studies, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Lecturer at the Department of History, Haifa University. She has published Translating the Enlightenment: Scottish Civic Discourse in 18th Century Germany (Oxford, 1995).
Nadim Rouhana is Associate Professor at the Graduate Program in Dispute Resolution at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. He is also an associate at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University, where he co-chairs the center’s seminar on International Conflict Analysis and Resolution. He is author of Palestinian Citizens in an Ethnic Jewish State (Yale, 1997).
Eli Salzberger is Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Law, Haifa University. Recent publications include “The Attorney General and the Doctrine [End Page 270] of Powers,” Plilim (1996) [Hebrew]; “The Secret Revolution: More on the New Basic Laws, Their Interpretation by the Supreme Court and on the Judicial Review,” with Sandy Kedar, Mishpat U’Mimshal (1998) [Hebrew]; “The English Court of Appeal: Decision-Making Characteristic and Promotion to the House of Lords,” Research in Law and Policy (forthcoming).
Kirsten E. Schulze is Senior Lecturer at the Department of International History, London School of Economics. Recent publications include Israel’s Covert Diplomacy in Lebanon...