Jewish Statesmanship is the first book that systematically interfaces political science and Torah. It not only reveals the fatal flaws of Israel's political and judicial institutions, but also provides a comprehensive program for reconstructing these institutions on solid Jewish and democratic foundations. To facilitate this objective, the book contains a draft constitution, aspects of which have been adopted by various political parties in Israel. Jewish Statesmanship also examines the confusion that exists in Israel regarding such basic concepts as "democracy," "religion," "citizenship," and "Who is a Jew?" It formulates a new conception of democracy and, in the process, provides a Judaic understanding of freedom and equality.
Paul Eidelberg is a political scientist, author and lecturer, and is the co-founder and President of the Foundation for Constitutional Democracy with offices in Jerusalem and Washington, DC.
Chapter 1 Introduction and Executive Summary Chapter 2 Israel's Flawed Declaration of Independence: A Partial Remedy Chapter 3 Democracy Versus Judaism: Beyond Spinoza Chapter 4 Israel's Citizenship Problem: Conceptual Therapy Chapter 5 Israel's Flawed Parliamentary System: A Jewish Remedy Chapter 6 Jewish Statesmanship: A Presidential Remedy Chapter 7 Israel's Flawed Judicial System: A Democratic Remedy Chapter 8 The Nature of the Muslim-Jewish Conflict: A Philosophical Analysis of the "Peace Process" Chapter 9 Democratic Versus Martial Diplomacy: A Jewish Alternative Chapter 10 A Jewish Democratic Constitution for Israel Chapter 11 Epilogue Chapter 12 Endnotes Chapter 13 Bibliography Chapter 14 Index Chapter 15 The Ariel Center for Policy Research Chapter 16 The Foundation for Constitutional Democracy