Aharon Barak has been the President of the Supreme Court of Israel since 1995. He was a 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.
Guy Ben-Porat is a lecturer in the Department of Public Policy and Administration, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. His recent articles include “Between Power and Hegemony: Business Communities in the Peace Process,” Review of International Studies (2005), and “The Same Old Middle East? The New Middle East and the Double Movement,” International Relations (2005). His book, Globalization and the Peace Process in Israel and Northern Ireland is forthcoming.
Gideon Doron is the President of the Israeli Association of Political Science. He is Professor of Political Science at Tel-Aviv University. Recent publications include The Politics of Bereavement (New York, 2005, 2nd edition); “Knesset Election 2003: Why Likud Regained its Political Domination and Labor Continued to Fade Out,” Middle East Journal, 57(4) (2003); The Government and Politics of Israel, co-edited with Donald Peretz (New York, 1997).
Eran Kaplan is Assistant Professor of Judaic Studies at the University of Cincinnati. Recent publications include Jewish Radical Right: The Cultural and Intellectual Origins of Revisionist Zionism and Its Ideological Legacy (Madison, WI, 2005) and a chapter on “Israeli Jewry,” for Modern Judaism: An Oxford Guide (Oxford, 2005).
Udi Lebel is a researcher at the Ben-Gurion Institute and a lecturer in Political Science at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. He is co-author with Gideon Doron of Politics of Bereavement (Tel-Aviv, 2005) [Hebrew] and “Cracks in the Mirror of Military Hegemony: The Courts and the Media as Agents of Civil Society,” in Public Policy in Israel: Perspectives and Practices (ed) Dani Korn (New York, 2002). [End Page 246]
Arye Naor is an Associate Professor in the Department of Public Policy and Administration, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. Formerly Cabinet Secretary in the Begin administration (1977–1982), his recent publications include: Greater Israel: Belief and Policy (Haifa, 2001) [Hebrew] (an English version in preparation); Begin in Power: A Personal Testimony; Cabinet at War: The Functioning of the Israeli Government during the 1982 Lebanon War (Tel-Aviv, 1993) [Hebrew]; and David Raziel: The Commander-in-Chief of the Irgun Underground in Mandatory Palestine (Tel-Aviv, 1990) [Hebrew].
David Newman is Professor of Political Geography in the Department of Politics and Government at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. His recent publications include: “Gaza Disengagement: The Practical Dimensions and Implications of Potential Settlement Evacuation,” Palestine-Israel Journal, 11(3–4) (2004–2005); “Conflict at the Interface: The Impact of Boundaries and Borders on Contemporary Ethno-National Conflict,” in C. Flint (ed), Geographies of War and Peace (Oxford, 2004); and, “On Borders and Power: A Theoretical Framework,” Journal of Borderland Studies, 18(1) 2003.
Ilan Peleg is Professor of Government and Law at Lafayette College. Recent publications include: “Ethnic Constitutional Orders and Human Rights,” in D. Forsythe and P. McMahon, Human Rights & Diversity (Lincoln, NE, 2004; “Transforming Ethnic Constitutional Orders to Pluralist Regimes,” in A. Guelke (ed), Ethnic Conflict and Democracy (New York, 2004); and Begin’s Foreign Policy, 1977–1983: Israel’s Turns to the Right (New York, 1987).
Yehiam Weitz is the Department Chair of Eretz-Israel Studies, University of Haifa. His publications include: From Militant Underground to Political Party—The Founding of the Herut Movement, 1947–1949 (Sede-Boker, 2002) [Hebrew], for which he received both the “Ben-Zvi Prize” and the “Prime Minister Prize” (2005). His latest book, Communicating Security: Civil-Military Relations in Israel, is forthcoming.