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Amnon Rubinstein, a journalist and a Law scholar, was born in Tel-Aviv in 1931. He studied economics, international relations and law at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, became a member of the Israel Bar in 1963 and received a Ph.D. in law from the London School of Economics in 1966.

Academics:
Rubinstein served as a professor of law at Tel-Aviv University (1961-75) and Dean of the Law Faculty (1968-73); he was a guest Prof. at Stanford University, Columbia University and many more.

Prof. Rubinstein served as the Dean of the Law Faculty of the Interdisciplinary center (IDC) Herzliya (2002-2006) and as the President of the IDC (2006).

Amnon Rubinstein is an Israel Prize Laureate for Law, 2006.



Politics:
Prof. Rubinstein served as chairman of many Parliamentary Committees. He also served as Minister of Communication, Minister of Energy & Infrastructure and Minister of Science & Technology. From 1992-1996 he served as Minister of Education and Culture.

Prof. Rubinstein initiated and legislated the two basic laws that guarantee human rights in Israel.

 

 

 

curriculum-vita:

 

Born 05/09/1931 in Tel Aviv

Married, Two children

Residence: Tel Aviv

Israel Prize Laureate

 

Education

B.A., Economics & International Relations, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

LL.M., Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Ph.D.,law , London School of Economics

 

Profession

Professor of Law

 

Languages

Hebrew, English, and partial French


Current Function

Professor of law - The Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya

 

Political History in the Knesset

Knesset Member 1977 -2001

Member of Knessets: 9 - Democratic Movement for Change; 9,10,11,12 - Shinui; 12,13,14,15 - Meretz;

Functions in Ninth Knesset:

Member, Foreign Affairs & Defense Committee;

Functions in Tenth Knesset:

Member, Economics Committee;

Functions in Eleventh Knesset:

Member, House Committee; Constitution, Law and Justice Committee;

Functions in Twelfth Knesset:

Member, House Committee; Constitution, Law and Justice Committee;

Functions in Fourteenth Knesset:

Chairman, Economics Committee

Functions in Fifteenth Knesset:

Chairman, The State Control Committee

Chairman, Constitution, Law and Justice Committee

 

Roles in the Government

21st Government: Minister of Communication 1984-5

22nd Government: Until 26/5/1987, Minister of Communication

25th Government: Until 31/12/1992, Minister of Science and Technology

25th Government: Until 7/6/1993, Minister of Energy and Infrastructure

25th Government: From 30/5/1994, Minister of Education, Culture, and Sport

26th Government: Minister of Education, Culture, and Sport

 

Roles in Academy

Dean, Tel-Aviv Law School , Tel Aviv University
Dean, Radzyner School of Law, Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya

Provost, Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya

President, Interdicilplinary Center

 

Public Activities

Political Commentator, Haaretz ,Maariv, Globes, The Jerusalem Post - Israeli dailies

Patron, Liberal International

 

 

Publications

Books on Jurisprudence & Modern Jewish History such as

- "Jurisdiction and Illegality", Clarendon Press Oxford

- "Israel's Constitutional Law (Hebrew) 6th edition Schocken Books Tel Aviv 2005

- "The Zionist Dream Revisited" Schocken Books New York NY 1984

- "Israel: Le Reve et L'Histoire" Calmann-Levy' Paris 1978

-"From Herzel to Rabin; the (changing image of Zionizm)" Holmes and Meier New York NY  2000

- "Geschichte des Zionismus: Von Theodor Herzel bis Heute" ) (German) DTV (Munich) 2001

- "Israel and the Family of Nations" (With Alexander Yacobson) (Hebrew) Schocken Books Tel Aviv, 2003

- "Israel et les Nations" (With Alexander Yacobson) (French) Presses Universitares de France,Paris 2006

-  "Israel and the Family of Nations - the Jewish Nation-State and Human Rights"
(With Alexander Yacobson) Routledge 2008

Absence of Government: How to Mend Israel's Broken System (Kineret Zmora Bittan, 2012)

 

Six Novels (in Hebrew):

- "The Blanket" -Schocken Books, Tel Aviv, 2005

- "Highway Number Five" -  Schocken Books , Tel Aviv, 2006

- "The Sea above Us" - Schocken Books, Tel Aviv, 2007

- "Seperate Entrance" - Kineret Zmora Bitan Books, Tel Aviv, 2009

- "Forbbiden Loves" - Kineret Zmora Bitan Books, Tel Aviv, 2011

- "The Black Sun" - Kineret Zmora Bitan Books, Tel Aviv, 2012

 

Numerous Articles in the Israeli and International Press.

Nattion-state and Human Rights - Routledge London 2009

 


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