Books by our last speaker, Prof Raphael Cohen-Almagor Posted April 13, 2021 by HaverimMeretz


Prof Raphael Cohen-Almagor gave Meretz UK an excellent analysis of the March 2021 elections in Israel – as well as a peek into what the future might hold. We are happy to say that we now have a recording of the videoed webinar, so you can catch up even if you missed it first time around.

Now we listed several recent and forthcoming books by Raphael in the biography we put in publicity material. Please see below information about eight previous books he either wrote or edited. Also included are links to videos of Raphael speaking about these works.

The image above shows Yitzhak Rabin (1922-1995), twice prime minister of Israel (l) and Sir Isaiah Berlin (1909-1997), Russian-born British philosopher. Liberal Democracy and the Limits of Tolerance consists of essays dedicated to the memory of Rabin; while Challenges to Democracy honours the memory of Sir Isaiah.

The Boundaries of Liberty and Tolerance: The Struggle Against Kahanism in Israel (Gainesville, FL: The University Press of Florida, 1994). 329 pp. ISBN 0-8130-1258-9

Raphael spoke about the book earlier this month.

Hebrew version, Gvulut Ha’sovlanut Ve’hacherut גבולות הסובלנות והחירות : Jerusalem: Nevo Publishing House (1994), 353 pp.; ISBN 965-442-006-6. Second printing, Jerusalem: Academon Publishing House (1999), 353 pp. ISBN 965-442-006-6

Here is Raphael speaking in Hebrew earlier ths month about the book.

The Democratic “Catch”: Free Speech and Its Limits (Hamilkud Ha’demokrati) (Tel Aviv: Maariv Publication House, 2007) (Hebrew), 507 pp.

ISBN 115-1938

Raphael spoke about the book in Hebrew, here, and here.

Editor, Basic Issues in Israeli Democracy

(Sugiot Yesod Bademokratia Ha’Yisraelit – סוגיות יסוד בדמוקרטיה הישראלית)

(Tel Aviv: Sifriat Poalim, 1999) (Hebrew). 294 pp.

ISBN 965-04-2387-7

He describes the book (in Hebrew) here.

Editor, Liberal Democracy and the Limits of Tolerance: Essays in Honor and Memory of Yitzhak Rabin (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2000). 306 pp.

ISBN 0-472-11016-0

The book contains contributions by leading thinkers from the USA, the UK, Canada and Israel, including Schauer, Feldman, Fiss, Sumner, Moon, Cotler and Lea Rabin. See Raphael’s presentation about the book.

Editor, Challenges to Democracy: Essays in Honour and Memory of Isaiah Berlin (Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing Ltd., 2000). 305 pp.

ISBN 0-7546-2095-6

Presenting Challenges to Democracy, a book with contributions of leading thinkers from the UK, Canada and Israel, including President of the Supreme Court Aharon Barak, and beloved friends Geoffrey Marshall and Jack Pole.

Editor, Israeli Democracy at the Crossroads (London: Routledge, 2005), 288 pp.

ISBN 0-415-35023-9

This book also appeared as Special Issue of Israel Affairs, Vol. 11, No. 1 (January 2005).

Israeli Democracy at the Crossroads has served since 2005 as a basic book for understanding Israeli democracy, politics and culture, representing the mainstream of Israeli society. Here he is presenting a talk about the book.

Editor, Israeli Institutions at the Crossroads (London: Routledge, 2005), 204 pp.; Kindle Edition, 2007.

ISBN 0-415-36360-8

This book also appeared as Special Issue of Israel Affairs, Vol. 11, No. 2 (April 2005).

Here he speaks about the book, one that gives voice to decision-makers in Israeli society, including President Yitzhak Navon, President of the Supreme Court Meir Shamgar, and Attorney General Ely Rubinstein,

Raphael Cohen-Almagor, Ori Arbel-Ganz and Asa Kasher (eds.), Public Responsibility in Israel (Achrayut Ziburit Be’Israel – אחריות ציבורית בישראל) (Tel Aviv and Jerusalem: Hakibbutz Hameuchad and Mishkanot Shaananim, 2012, Hebrew), 607 pp.

ISBN 0-0310005170-5

Here is Raphael talking about the genesis of and issues addressed by the book.