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Indivisibilité, Sécurité, Laïcité: the French ban on the burqa and the niqab (2021)
Journal Article
Cohen-Almagor, R. (2021). Indivisibilité, Sécurité, Laïcité: the French ban on the burqa and the niqab. French Politics, https://doi.org/10.1057/s41253-021-00164-8

In France, secularism is celebrated in the public sphere. The paper makes general arguments about France’s changing identity and specific arguments about the burqa and niqab ban. It explains how French history shaped the ideology of secularism and of... Read More about Indivisibilité, Sécurité, Laïcité: the French ban on the burqa and the niqab.

Coercion (2021)
Journal Article
Cohen-Almagor, R. (2021). Coercion. Open Journal of Philosophy, 11(03), 386-409. https://doi.org/10.4236/ojpp.2021.113027

Coercion involves two or more parties who are in conflict and whose relationships are complex and uneasy. Generally speaking, people resent coercion and, when possible, rebel against it. This paper differentiates between circumstantial coercion and p... Read More about Coercion.

Just, Reasonable Multiculturalism : Liberalism, Culture and Coercion (2021)
Book
Cohen-Almagor, R. (2021). Just, Reasonable Multiculturalism : Liberalism, Culture and Coercion. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (CUP). https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108567213

In Just Reasonable, Multiculturalism, Cohen-Almagor develops a comprehensive theory that tackles three major attacks on multiculturalism: that it is bad for democracy, that it is bad for women, and that it promotes terrorism, aiming to show that libe... Read More about Just, Reasonable Multiculturalism : Liberalism, Culture and Coercion.

Stockholm and the Israeli-Palestinian peace process: interview with State Secretary for Foreign Affairs Annika Söder (2021)
Journal Article
Cohen-Almagor, R. (2021). Stockholm and the Israeli-Palestinian peace process: interview with State Secretary for Foreign Affairs Annika Söder. Israel affairs, 27(4), 732-749. https://doi.org/10.1080/13537121.2021.1940562

This interview with Swedish State Secretary for Foreign Affairs Annika Söder (2014–19) discusses her involvement in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, and Sweden’s relationships with Israel and the Palestinian Authority. The interview assesses th... Read More about Stockholm and the Israeli-Palestinian peace process: interview with State Secretary for Foreign Affairs Annika Söder.

Freedom of Expression v. Social Responsibility on the Internet: Vivi Down Association v. Google (2021)
Journal Article
Cohen-Almagor, R., & Stamile, N. (2021). Freedom of Expression v. Social Responsibility on the Internet: Vivi Down Association v. Google. Seattle Journal of Technology, Environmental & Innovation Law, 11(2), 350-389

The aim of the article is to reflect on Google’s social responsibility by analyzing a milestone court decision, Vivi Down Association v. Google, that took place in Italy, involving the posting of an offensive video clip on Google Video. It was a land... Read More about Freedom of Expression v. Social Responsibility on the Internet: Vivi Down Association v. Google.

Can group rights justify the denial of education to children? The Amish in the United States as a case study (2021)
Journal Article
Cohen-Almagor, R. (2021). Can group rights justify the denial of education to children? The Amish in the United States as a case study. SN Social Sciences, 1(7), https://doi.org/10.1007/s43545-021-00133-6

Multiculturalism gives preference to group rights over individual rights. This may challenge democratic values. This paper focuses on the Amish denial of education from their adolescents. Criticizing Wisconsin v. Yoder (Wisconsin v. Yoder 406 U.S. 20... Read More about Can group rights justify the denial of education to children? The Amish in the United States as a case study.

Taking Profound Offence Seriously - Freedom Of Speech V. Human Dignity (2020)
Journal Article
Cohen-Almagor, R. (2020). Taking Profound Offence Seriously - Freedom Of Speech V. Human Dignity. Journal of hate studies, 16(1), 1-11. https://doi.org/10.33972/jhs.152

This study discusses the issue of offence to sensibilities as possible grounds for limiting freedom of expression. This issue is constantly brought to the public agenda, as for example, in the limitation imposed in Israel on the playing of Richard Wa... Read More about Taking Profound Offence Seriously - Freedom Of Speech V. Human Dignity.

Israel’s Democracy and Security (2020)
Book Chapter
Cohen-Almagor, R., & Guiora, A. N. (2020). Israel’s Democracy and Security. In L. Weinberg, E. Francis, & E. Assoudeh (Eds.), Routledge Handbook of Democracy and Security. London: Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315755724

Israel’s national security environment is volatile, extreme in the breadth and frequency of change in its level of uncertainty. Israel has four Arab neighbor states: Egypt, Syria, Lebanon and Jordan. Israel has signed peace treaties with two of its n... Read More about Israel’s Democracy and Security.

History of track two peace negotiations: Interview with Hussein Agha (2020)
Journal Article
Cohen-Almagor, R. (2021). History of track two peace negotiations: Interview with Hussein Agha. Israel Studies, 26(1), 47-72. https://doi.org/10.2979/israelstudies.26.1.03

© 2021 Indiana University. All rights reserved. The article records my interview with Track Two Palestinian peace negotiator Hussein Agha. We discussed his own involvement in the peace process; the Oslo Accords; the Stockholm channel; the Beilin/Abu... Read More about History of track two peace negotiations: Interview with Hussein Agha.

Should liberal government regulate male circumcision performed in the name of Jewish tradition? (2020)
Journal Article
Cohen-Almagor, R. (2021). Should liberal government regulate male circumcision performed in the name of Jewish tradition?. SN Social Sciences, 1(1), https://doi.org/10.1007/s43545-020-00011-7

The word "circumcision" comes from Latin circum (meaning "around") and caedere (meaning "to cut"). Cultural and religious justifications are employed to convince members of the community as well as outsiders that circumc... Read More about Should liberal government regulate male circumcision performed in the name of Jewish tradition?.

Cyberbullying, Moral Responsibility, and Social Networking: Lessons from the Megan Meier Tragedy (2020)
Journal Article
Cohen-Almagor, R. (2020). Cyberbullying, Moral Responsibility, and Social Networking: Lessons from the Megan Meier Tragedy. European Journal of Analytic Philosophy, 16(1), 75-98. https://doi.org/10.31820/ejap.16.1.4

This paper addresses the concepts of moral and social responsibility on the Internet in considering the most troubling phenomenon of cyberbullying that results in loss of life. Specifically, I probe the moral and social responsibilities of Internet u... Read More about Cyberbullying, Moral Responsibility, and Social Networking: Lessons from the Megan Meier Tragedy.

The Role of the Patient’s Family, Surrogate and Guardian at the End of Life (2019)
Journal Article
Cohen-Almagor, R. (2019). The Role of the Patient’s Family, Surrogate and Guardian at the End of Life. European journal for person centered healthcare, 7(3), 454-465. https://doi.org/10.5750/ejpch.v7i3.1739

The aim of this paper is to explore the intricate issue of the right to die in dignity by focusing on the role of the patient’s family. The paper considers a number of real-life cases. The cases demonstrate the importance of caution in incidents when... Read More about The Role of the Patient’s Family, Surrogate and Guardian at the End of Life.

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 about Israel-PLO Peace Process: Interview with Ambassador Daniel Kurtzer.

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 about Keys for peace in the Middle East: interview with Ambassador Itamar Rabinovich.

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 about Racism and hate speech – A critique of Scanlon’s Contractual Theory.

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

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 about In support of two-state solution.

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. https://doi.org/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 about The Oslo peace process: interview with Joel Singer.

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 about When a ritual murder occurred at Purim. The harm in hate speech.

Cyberterrorism (2018)
Book Chapter
Cohen-Almagor, R. (2018). Cyberterrorism. In The SAGE Encyclopedia of the Internet (169-171). (2018). SAGE Publications, Inc. https://doi.org/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 about Cyberterrorism.

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 about Taking North American White Supremacist groups seriously: The scope and the challenge of hate speech on the internet.