Ruth Gavison

Ruth Gavison,  Chair for Human Rights in the Hebrew University Faculty of Law, was recently nominated as a judge in the Supreme Court. She is the author, among other books, of  Israel:A Jewish and Democratic State.
Composing a Nation
ERETZ-ISRAEL [(Hebrew) – the Land of Israel, Palestine] was the birthplace of the Jewish people. Here their spiritual, religious and political identity was shaped. Here they first attained to statehood, created cultural values of national and universal significance and gave to the world the eternal Book of Books. After being forcibly exiled from their land, the people kept faith with it throughout their Dispersion and never ceased to pray and hope for their return to it and for t...