The Law of Return and the Law on Citizenship as expressions of the Jewish and Democratic nature of the State of Israel

  • What do these laws reflect?
  •  Should they be retained?
  • Should they be amended?
  • Or ...... ?

For students and moderators

Table of Contents

I. The Activity Units

  1. Table of Contents
  2.  Introduction: For Educators and Students: The Law of Return and the Law on Citizenship as Expressions of the Israel's Jewish and Democratic Nature - Rationale, Basic Assumptions, Needs, and Means.
  3. Points of Focus: For the Educator or Moderator
  4. Policies and Legislation on Migration in Different Countries: Activity Units with research, implications and conclusions
  5. The Law of Return - Analysis: Analysis of Trends, Changes, Significance - Activity Unit

7-12. The Law of Return: 7 Cases for Analysis and Debate, as follows:

    7.   Case 1: NRP & David Ben Gurion
    8.   Case 2: Rufeisen, known as Brother Daniel
    9.   Case 3: Binyamin Shalit & Israel Supreme Court
   10.  Cases 4, 5: Proposed Amendments to the Law
   11.  Case 6: Shoshana Miller & Israel Supreme Court
   12.  Case 7: Falas Mura
   13.  Overview: Activity Units
   14.  Conclusion: For the Educator

 

II. Background Documents

   15.  The Law of Return (with Amendments)
   16.  Population Registration Ordnances
   17.  Summary of Definitions on "Who is a Jew?" by Barbara Weill
   18.  Ben Gurion's letter to Jewish scholars on the Law of Return
   19.  Israel Supreme Court as the High Court of Justice: Excerpts from the judgement of the Rufeisen case.
   20.  Israel Supreme Court as the High Court of Justice: Excerpts from the Shalit case judgment
   21.  Israel Supreme Court as the High Court of Justice: Excerpts from the Shoshana Miller case judgment
   22.  Jewish Pluralism or Orthodox Monopoly? Summary of the Shoshana Miller claim to the Supreme Court
   23.  Falas Mura: Still Waiting: Excerpts from Israel Yearbook and Almanac 1994, 1995

 

 

 

 

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