Discussions about the benefits of federal (and confederal) systems have been taking place on academic platforms for many years. Here are some of the most relevant resources available to learn about these issues in general, and about their relevance to the Israeli-Palestinian reality in particular.

Daniel Judah Elazar

Daniel Judah Elazar was a political scientist known for his seminal studies of political culture of the US states. He was professor of political science at Bar-Ilan University in Israel and Temple University in Pennsylvania, and director of the Center for the Study of Federalism at Temple University and the founder and president of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs. Click the link below to view his work on Federalism.

Dr. Limor Yehuda

Dr. Limor Yehuda is a senior research fellow and leader of the “Partnership-Based Israeli-Palestinian Peace” project at the VLJI, and a jurist who studies conflicts and peace processes from a comparative, theoretical and multidisciplinary perspective, with a focus on the Israeli-Palestinian case. She earned all of her degrees at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem Faculty of Law. She lectures on transitional justice, democracy and multiculturalism at the Hebrew University Faculty of Law.

Dr. Yehuda is currently studying processes of transition from conflict to peace, with a focus on the Israeli-Palestinian case. Her book “Collective Equality: Human rights and Democracy in the Resolution of ethnonational conflicts” was recently published by Cambridge University Press.

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