On November 8, Menachem Mautner, Danielle Rubinstein Professor of Comparative Civil Law and Jurisprudence, Tel Aviv University, gave the 10th annual Gruss lecture on "Law and the Political Culture of Israel.” In his talk, Mautner addressed questions such as whether Israel is a Multicultural State, whether Israel is a Multinational State, whether Jewish symbols of the State such as Hatikvah are appropriate in a State with a large non-Jewish minority, and whether the Supreme Court reflects the full ideological spectrum of Israeli political culture.
Following the lecture, there was a panel discussion with Moshe Halbertal, Gruss professor of law and co-director of the Tikvah Center, and Ruth Gavison, Tikvah fellow and president of the Metzilah center for Zionist, Jewish, liberal and humanist thought
The event also served as the official launch of Mautner’s latest book, Law & the Culture of Israel (Oxford University Press, 2011).
Watch the full video of the event (1 h 31 min):
Posted November 14, 2011