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In support of two-state solution (2018)
Digital Artefact
Cohen-Almagor, R. (2018). In support of two-state solution

To resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict there is a need for courageous leaders on both sides who seize the opportunities presented to them and make the most for their peoples. This paper maps the main issues that need to be resolved on the road t... Read More

The Oslo peace process: interview with Joel Singer (2018)
Journal Article
Cohen-Almagor, R. (2018). The Oslo peace process: interview with Joel Singer. Israel affairs, 24(5), 733-766. doi:10.1080/13537121.2018.1505687

This article records one interview with one of the authors of the Oslo Accords: Joel Singer who was brought to the negotiations from Washington at a later stage. The Oslo channel was established by Yossi Beilin, Terje Rød-Larsen and Yoel Hirschfeld w... Read More

When a ritual murder occurred at Purim. The harm in hate speech (2018)
Journal Article
Cohen-Almagor, R. (2018). When a ritual murder occurred at Purim. The harm in hate speech. El profesional de la información, 27(3), 671-681. doi:10.3145/epi.2018.may.20

This paper aims to address the problem of hate on the Internet. It is opened with a definition of hate speech. Then it discusses hate speech prior to the Internet, during the Internet's early days and at present time. The paper explains some of the w... Read More

Cyberterrorism (2018)
Book
Cohen-Almagor, R. (2018). Cyberterrorism. In The SAGE Encyclopedia of the Internet, 169-171. (2018). SAGE Publications, Inc. doi:10.4135/9781473960367.n54

The digital revolution has affected all spheres of life. Society’s infrastructure relies heavily on technology and computers. Extensive and vast communication networks enable the production, distribution, and use of digitized information in all forma... Read More

Should the Euthanasia Act in Belgium include minors? (2018)
Journal Article
Cohen-Almagor, R. (2018). Should the Euthanasia Act in Belgium include minors?. Perspectives in Biology and Medicine, 61(2), 230-248. doi:10.1353/pbm.2018.0039

In 2014, Belgium became the first country in the world to legislate euthanasia for children. The decision evoked questions and criticisms in Belgium and in the world at large: should children have the right to ask to die? Are children able to make re... Read More

Between Individual Rights and Group Rights (2018)
Journal Article
Cohen-Almagor, R. (2018). Between Individual Rights and Group Rights. Academicus, 18, 9-25. doi:10.7336/academicus.2018.18.01

The politicization of ethnocultural diversity and the demands posed by minority cultures for greater public recognition of their distinctive identities, and greater freedom and opportunity to retain and develop their distinctive cultural practices ch... Read More

Social responsibility on the Internet: Addressing the challenge of cyberbullying (2018)
Journal Article
Cohen-Almagor, R. (2018). Social responsibility on the Internet: Addressing the challenge of cyberbullying. Aggression and violent behavior, 39, (42-52). doi:10.1016/j.avb.2018.01.001. ISSN 1359-1789

© 2018 Elsevier Ltd This article discusses the phenomena of cyberbullying especially among young people. The discussion, based on an interdisciplinary study in the fields of brain studies, child development, psychology, social policy, victimization a... Read More

Euthanasia and palliative sedation in Belgium (2018)
Journal Article
Cohen-Almagor, R., & Ely, E. W. (2018). Euthanasia and palliative sedation in Belgium. BMJ supportive & palliative care, 8(3), 307-313. doi:10.1136/bmjspcare-2017-001398

The aim of this article is to use data from Belgium to analyse distinctions between palliative sedation and euthanasia. There is a need to reduce confusion and improve communication related to patient management at the end of life specifically regard... Read More

The role of internet intermediaries in tackling terrorism online (2017)
Journal Article
Cohen-Almagor, R. (2017). The role of internet intermediaries in tackling terrorism online. Fordham Law Review, 86(2), 425-453

Many online gatekeepers do not think they have any responsibility for content. Furthermore, permissive online gatekeepers not only allow speech, they facilitate it. They provide platforms and connect speakers with many other people, sometimes anonymo... Read More

On the philosophical foundations of medical ethics: Aristotle, Kant, JS Mill and Rawls (2017)
Journal Article
Cohen-Almagor, R. (2017). On the philosophical foundations of medical ethics: Aristotle, Kant, JS Mill and Rawls. Ethics, Medicine and Public Health, 3(4), (436-444). doi:10.1016/j.jemep.2017.09.009. ISSN 2352-5525

© 2017 Elsevier Masson SAS This article aims to trace back some of the theoretical foundations of medical ethics that stem from the philosophies of Aristotle, Immanuel Kant, John Stuart Mill and John Rawls. The four philosophers had in mind rational... Read More

Euthanizing people who are 'tired of life' (2017)
Book Chapter
Cohen-Almagor, R. (2017). Euthanizing people who are 'tired of life'. In D. Albert Jones, C. Gastmans, & C. MacKellar (Eds.), Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide, 188-201. Cambridge University Press (CUP). doi:10.1017/9781108182799.012

In Belgium and the Netherlands, a debate is developing about people who express a desire to end their lives although they do not suffer from an incurable, life-threatening disease. In 2000, a court in Haarlem in the Netherlands considered the case of... Read More

J.S. Mill's boundaries of freedom of expression: a critique (2017)
Journal Article
Cohen-Almagor, R. (2017). J.S. Mill's boundaries of freedom of expression: a critique. Philosophy : the journal of the British Institute of Philosophical Studies, 92(4), (565-596). doi:10.1017/S0031819117000213. ISSN 0031-8191

The essay opens with some background information about the period in which JS Mill wrote. The discussion revolves around the concept of blasphemy which Mill considered to be highly problematic. Tagging unpopular views as “blasphemous” amounted to abu... Read More

Balancing freedom of expression and social responsibility on the internet (2017)
Journal Article
Cohen-Almagor, R. (2017). Balancing freedom of expression and social responsibility on the internet. Philosophia, 45(3), 973-985. doi:10.1007/s11406-017-9856-6

This paper reflects on the articles submitted for the Symposium Confronting the Internet’s Dark Side. I discuss some of the criticisms of the book’s theory and my treatment of hate speech. The responsibilities of Internet Service Providers (ISPs) an... Read More

Jihad online : how do terrorists use the internet? (2017)
Book
Cohen-Almagor, R. (2016). Jihad online : how do terrorists use the internet?. In X. Rúas Araújo, F. C. Freire, V. A. Martínez Fernández, & X. L. García (Eds.), Media and metamedia managementDordecht: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-46068-0

Terrorism is designed to attract attention to the terrorist's cause and to spread fear and anxiety among wide circles of the targeted population. This paper provides information about the ways terrorists are using the Internet. The threat of terroris... Read More

Patient's autonomy, physician's convictions and euthanasia in Belgium (2016)
Journal Article
Cohen-Almagor, R. (2016). Patient's autonomy, physician's convictions and euthanasia in Belgium. Jahrbuch für Recht und Ethik / Annual Review of Law and Ethics, 24, 343-356

The aim of this paper is to show the inherent contradiction in the Belgian euthanasia practice. While stressing patient’s autonomy, medical professionals exhibit paternalism in deciding the patient’s fate. First, background information is provided. T... Read More

Discrimination against Jewish Women in Halacha (Jewish Law) and in Israel (2016)
Journal Article
Cohen-Almagor, R. (2018). Discrimination against Jewish Women in Halacha (Jewish Law) and in Israel. British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, 45(2), (290-310). doi:10.1080/13530194.2016.1258543. ISSN 1353-0194

© 2016 British Society for Middle Eastern Studies Democracy is supposed to allow individuals the opportunity to follow their conception of the good without coercion. Generally speaking, Israel gives precedence to Judaism over liberalism. This article... Read More

Jihad online: How do terrorists use the internet? (2016)
Book
Cohen-Almagor, R. (2016). Jihad online: How do terrorists use the internet?. In Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing; Media and Metamedia Management, 55-66. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-46068-0_8

Terrorism is designed to attract attention to the terrorist’s cause and to spread fear and anxiety among wide circles of the targeted population. This paper provides information about the ways terrorists are using the Internet. The threat of terroris... Read More

The Charlie Hebdo affair : between speech and terror (2016)
Digital Artefact
Cohen-Almagor, R. (2016). The Charlie Hebdo affair : between speech and terror

The Charlie Hebdo affair has brought to the fore four major issues: [1] Freedom of expression and offence [2] The fallacy of universal liberalism [3] Globalization [4] Sombre yet sober thoughts about the era in which we live.