An Update on the Israeli Judicial System Changes Comes to the Hamptons
More than 100 people attended “Changes in the Israeli Judicial System and the Separation of Powers in Israel,” held on July 22, 2023, at Temple Adas Israel in Sag Harbor, and July 23, 2023, at the Jewish Center of the Hamptons in East Hampton. The presentation was made by Prof. Netta Barak-Corren of the Hebrew University Faculty of Law, Director of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s Center for the Study of Multiculturalism and Diversity, and Member of the university’s Federmann Center for the Study of Rationality. One of Israel’s most important legal minds, Prof. Barak-Corren detailed the history of Israeli judicial reform and the problems she sees with the current legislation. She also spoke of a proposed Constituent Assembly for Israel, a concept she developed with six colleagues, including religious, secular, Haredi, and Arab women and men.
A part of AFHU’s Hebrew University in the Hamptons series, the events provided thought-provoking discussions that served as an example of the multi-faceted and important work happening every day at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.