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Israel-PLO Peace Process: Interview with Ambassador Daniel Kurtzer (2019)
Journal Article
Cohen-Almagor, R. (2019). Israel-PLO Peace Process: Interview with Ambassador Daniel Kurtzer. Israel Studies, 24(3), 126-156. https://doi.org/10.2979/israelstudies.24.3.06

This article records my interview with one of the foremost American experts on the Middle East, Ambassador Daniel Kurtzer, who served as an ambassador to both Cairo and Jerusalem. The interview covers major peace junctions: Oslo, Camp David and Taba.... Read More

Keys for peace in the Middle East: interview with Ambassador Itamar Rabinovich (2019)
Journal Article
Cohen-Almagor, R. (2019). Keys for peace in the Middle East: interview with Ambassador Itamar Rabinovich. Israel affairs, 25(4), 699-725. https://doi.org/10.1080/13537121.2019.1626092

This article records my interview with Professor Ambassador Itamar Rabinovich. We discussed the keys for successful peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians; the differences between Camp David 1978 and Camp David 2000; The Oslo Accords... Read More

Racism and hate speech – A critique of Scanlon’s Contractual Theory (2019)
Journal Article
Cohen-Almagor, R. (2019). Racism and hate speech – A critique of Scanlon’s Contractual Theory. First Amendment Studies, 1-26. https://doi.org/10.1080/21689725.2019.1601579

The First Amendment is an important value in American liberal polity. Under this value, racism, hate speech and offensive speech are protected speech. This article scrutinizes one of the clear representatives of the American liberal polity - Thomas S... Read More

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

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. https://doi.org/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 Chapter
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

Taking North American White Supremacist groups seriously: The scope and the challenge of hate speech on the internet (2018)
Journal Article
Cohen-Almagor, R. (2018). Taking North American White Supremacist groups seriously: The scope and the challenge of hate speech on the internet. International journal for crime, justice and social democracy, 7(2), 38-57. https://doi.org/10.5204/ijcjsd.v7i2.517

This article aims to address two questions: how does hate speech manifest on North American white supremacist websites; and is there a connection between online hate speech and hate crime? Firstly, hate speech is defined and the research methodology... 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. https://doi.org/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

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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.avb.2018.01.001

© 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. https://doi.org/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

Jihad online : how do terrorists use the internet? (2017)
Book Chapter
Cohen-Almagor, R. (2017). 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 managementSpringer. https://doi.org/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

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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jemep.2017.09.009

© 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

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

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). https://doi.org/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. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0031819117000213

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. https://doi.org/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

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