Raphael Cohen-Almagor

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Raphael Cohen-Almagor

Raphael Cohen-Almagor is an Israeli/British academic.

Cohen-Almagor received his D. Phil. in political theory from Oxford University in 1991, and his B.A. and M.A. from Tel Aviv University (both Magna cum Laude). In 1992-1995 he lectured at the Hebrew University Law Faculty. In 1995-2007 he taught at the University of Haifa Law School, Department of Communication, and Library and Information Studies University of Haifa. In 2019, he was Distinguished Visiting Professor to the Faculty of Laws, University College London (UCL).

Raphael has served in various organisations, including as Chairperson of “The Second Generation to the Holocaust and Heroism Remembrance” Organization in Israel; Founder and Director of the Medical Ethics Think-tank at the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute; member of the Israel Press Council,[1] Chairperson of Library and Information Studies, and Founder and Director of Center for Democratic Studies,[2] both at the University of Haifa. Cohen-Almagor was the Yitzhak Rabin - Fulbright Visiting Professor at UCLA School of Law and Dept. of Communication, Visiting Professor at Johns Hopkins University, and Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Presently he is Chair in Politics at the University of Hull, United Kingdom, and Director of the Middle East Study Group.[3] In 2008-2009 he served as Acting Deputy Dean for Research at Hull Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.[4]

Professor Cohen-Almagor has published numerous articles and book chapters in the fields of political science, law, Israel studies, philosophy, media ethics, medical ethics, education, sociology, and history. Since 2000, he is writing a monthly Blog on Israeli politics,[5] human rights concerns, scientific developments, the arts and other issues.

The Democratic Catch[edit]

Cohen-Almagor argues that one of the dangers in any political system is that the principles that underlie and characterise it may, through their application, bring about its destruction. Democracy, in its liberal form, is no exception. Moreover, because democracy is a relatively young phenomenon, Cohen-Almagor asserts that it lacks experience in dealing with pitfalls involved in the working of the system. This is what he calls the “catch” of democracy.[6][7] Cohen-Almagor maintains that the freedoms the media enjoy in covering events are respected as long as they do not imperil the basic values that underlie democracy.[8] Freedom of speech is a fundamental right, an important anchor of democracy; but it should not be used in an uncontrolled manner.

Concern and Respect[edit]

Concern and respect are reiterated themes in Cohen-Almagor's scholarship. He argues that we should give equal consideration to the interest of others and grant equal respect to a person's life objects so long as they do not deliberately undermine the interests of others by interfering in a disrespectful manner. The popular culture of a democratic society is committed to seeking the influence of social cooperation that can be discerned on the basis of mutual respect between free and equal individuals.[6] This line of reasoning should be supplemented, so Cohen-Almagor maintains, by our emphasis on the notion of concern, which is seen as the value of well-being.[9] We ought to show equal concern for each individual's good, to acknowledge that human beings are not only rational creations but irrational, emotional creatures. In the context of medical ethics, treating people with concern means treating them with empathy – viewing people as human beings who may be a furious and frustrated while, at the same time, are capable of smiling and crying, of careful decision-making, and of impulsive reactions. Concern means giving equal weight to a person's life and autonomy.[9] This is a combination of mind, body, and communication between the agent and those around her bed.

In his article, “On the Philosophical Foundations of Medical Ethics: Aristotle, Kant, JS Mill, and Rawls”, Cohen-Almagor argues that people should be respected qua being persons and should never be exploited. Human beings are objects of respect. Following Kant, Cohen-Almagor maintains that people are not subjective ends but are objective ends. People are beings whose existence in itself is an end, and this end should be promoted and safeguarded.[10]

Death with Dignity[edit]

Cohen-Almagor is a strong proponent of physician-assisted suicide and equally strong critic of euthanasia.[11][12][13][14][15][16][17] Drawing on the various ethical, medical and legal considerations as well as on the experiences of the Netherlands,[18] Belgium,[19] Switzerland and Oregon,[20] he argues that on some occasions not only passive euthanasia may be allowed but also physician-assisted suicide. People should have the ability to control the time and place of their death. Cohen-Almagor's thesis is that people, as autonomous moral agents, deserve to be treated with dignity. To treat a person with dignity requires respecting her choices and life decisions.

Therefore, Cohen-Almagor calls to judge each case on its own merits and refrain from drawing sweeping conclusions that relate to categories of patients. One may try to prescribe detailed guidelines of conduct but, at the end of the day, the guidelines should be judged and evaluated in relation to each patient under consideration. The fear of sliding down the slippery slope is, indeed, tangible. Cohen-Almagor prescribes cautionary measures and safety valves. Through real-life situations, his plea for physician-assisted suicide is circumscribed.[9]

End-of-Life Public Policies[edit]

Key research finding 1: Patient-Physician Relationship Cohen-Almagor has developed a right-to-die theory that: i) supports physician-assisted suicide (PAS) and opposes euthanasia; [21] ii) has surveyed existing policies in countries that have legislated euthanasia; [16] iii) called for socially responsible terminology and policies; [19] and iv) raised concrete concerns regarding trust between physicians and patients where euthanasia is legally permitted.[19] The underpinning research focuses on the responsibilities of physicians to their patients, and whether physician-assisted suicide (PAS) and euthanasia should be a part of good doctoring. Further, the research weighs patients’ autonomy and good doctoring at the end of life and demonstrates the power of law to shape policies as well as its limitations.[16] The Israel Dying Patient Law that Cohen-Almagor co-drafted made a substantial impact on patient-physician relationships and in promoting patient’s autonomy and decision-making capacity. By July 2019, 22,000 people signed advance directives and deposited them in the Ministry of Health depository.[22]

Key research finding 2: Potential for abuse A key aspect of Cohen-Almagor’s work is concerned with safeguarding patient’s rights and interests.[21] In a significant number of cases, physicians have shortened patients’ lives without their consent. Cohen-Almagor showed that there have been a number of cases where “Physicians Playing God” have abused their position and authority to make decisions that are not in the patients’ best interests. Also, end-of-life care is often compromised due to economic considerations and a shortage of resources.[9] Cohen-Almagor accentuates the importance of adequate palliative care at the end-of-life.[23]

Key research finding 3: The role of the patient’s beloved people The research highlights that the people around the patient’s bed at the end-of-life are not necessarily blood relatives.[24] Caution is required in incidents when the best interests of the patient’s family members contradict the patient’s best interests. Sometimes patients’ lives are shortened because the family is unable to cope with the situation. The research on who defines patients’ best interests (patients, medical staff, people around patient’s bed), discusses potential conflicts of interest and raises awareness of the consequences of emotional draining that is often the result of caring for terminal patients.[25]

Key research finding 4: Advance directives (ADs) The research has evidenced that Advance Directives (ADs) are often made without an opportunity for full informed consent. For example, in the USA, ADs might be utilised by medics against the patient’s best interests to save costly resources. The research shows that ADs have not fulfilled their promise of facilitating decisions about end-of-life care for incompetent patients.[26] Many legal requirements and restrictions concerning ADs are counterproductive: despite their benevolent intentions, they have created unintended negative consequences, against patients’ wishes.[24] Cohen-Almagor argues that if ADs have to be used, they should be as clear and precise as possible. Open interpretations and speculation should be avoided, as they might be detrimental to the patient’s best interests.[16] Extreme caution is required when ADs of patients with dementia are concerned, as they are no longer able to formulate clear, voluntary, well-considered, and sustainable end-of-life requests.[19][9]

Key research finding 5: Organ donations at the end of life The research supports the rights of elderly patients. It shows that age should not serve as the decisive criterion in decisions on the allocation of organs. While age is an important variable in determining a patient’s medical condition, there are other — no less important — factors that influence one’s health. There are people in their 80s whose health is generally good, while there are people in their 40s in very poor health. The age criterion is too simple, too general, too sweeping. It provides too convenient an answer to a tough and troubling question. The research also shows that there is a correlation between euthanasia and organ donation in Belgium. Similar concerns were recently raised in Canada. In Belgium Euthanasia donors accounted for almost a quarter of all lung donors.[27] The concern is that vulnerable patients might be driven to consider euthanasia for the purpose of organ procurement, and that the planning of the death procedure might be premature, and against the wishes of the patient.

Freedom of Expression[edit]

Cohen-Almagor dedicates much of his scholarship to delineate the confines of free expression. He has formulated principles conducive to safeguarding fundamental civil rights. His focus is on the ethical question of the constraints on speech. He advances two arguments relating to the ‘Harm Principle’ and the ‘Offence Principle’. Under the ‘Harm Principle’, restrictions on liberty may be prescribed when there are sheer threats of immediate violence (incitement) against some individuals or groups.[28] Under the ‘Offence Principle’, expressions that intend to inflict psychological offence are morally on a par with physical harm, so he argues there are grounds for abridging them.[29] A case in point is the Illinois Supreme Court which permitted the Nazis to hold a hateful demonstration in Skokie. Cohen-Almagor argues that the decision was flawed. Similarly, allowing Jewish racists to march in an Arab town in Israel is flawed.[30]

Fighting Holocaust Denial[edit]

In 1983, together with a small group of people Cohen-Almagor established “The Second Generation to the Holocaust and Heroism Remembrance” Organization in Israel designated to educate the youth about the Holocaust and its lessons for humanity. Within a few years, this organisation became one of the largest NGOs in the country with more than 2000 members. Cohen-Almagor served as Chairman until 1987. He says that the lessons of the Holocaust for him are to stand against injustice, protect minorities, protest against wanton persecution, and promote the rights of all humans. [31]

Cohen-Almagor is increasingly engaged in fighting Holocaust denial. Recently, he has pushing for making Holocaust denial illegal in Britain. This is because Holocaust denial is an extreme form of hate speech that legitimises violence and calls for the killing of Jews.[32]

Social Responsibility[edit]

In recent writings, Cohen-Almagor calls to strike a balance between freedom of expression and social responsibility. Responsibility is commonly associated with accountability and answerability. We live within a community and have some responsibilities to it. The responsibilities are positive and negative. That is, we have a responsibility to better the society in which we live, and a responsibility to refrain from acting in a way that knowingly might harm our community. The responsibility is ethical in nature. We can reasonably expect people to know the difference between good and evil, and then to act accordingly. In the Internet context, Cohen-Almagor distinguishes between Netusers and Netcitizens. The term “Netuser” refers to people who use the Internet. It is a neutral term. It does not convey any clue as to how people use the Internet. It does not convey any appraisal of their use. The term “netcitizen”, on the other hand, is not neutral. It describes a responsible use of the Internet. Netcitizens are people who use the Internet as an integral part of their real life. That is to say, their virtual life is not separated from their real life.[33] Even if they invent an identity for themselves on social networks such as Second Life, they do it in a responsible manner. They still hold themselves accountable for the consequences of their Internet use. In other words, netcitizens are good citizens of the Internet. They contribute to the Internet's use and growth while making an effort to ensure that their communications and Net use are constructive, fostering free speech, open access and social culture of respecting others, and not harming others. Netcitizens, asserts Cohen-Almagor, are netusers with a sense of responsibility.[34]

Multiculturalism[edit]

To what extent can liberal democracies interfere in internal affairs of their subcultures, especially when their conduct is illiberal? This question occupies much of Cohen-Almagor's scholarship on multiculturalism.[35][36] In a piece co-authored with Will Kymlicka, Cohen-Alamgor contends that if an illiberal minority is seeking to oppress other groups, then intervention is justified in the name of self-defense. Both Cohen-Almagor and Kymlicka further assert that in the case of immigrants who come to a country knowing its laws, there is no objection to imposing liberal principles on them. The situation is more complicated with national minorities, particularly if (a) they were involuntarily incorporated into the larger state (as the Palestinians claim with regard to their incorporation into the Jewish state), and (b) they have their own formalized governments, with their own internal mechanisms for dispute resolution. In these circumstances, the legitimate scope for coercive intervention by the state may be limited.

Cohen-Almagor and Kymlicka maintain that there are several things which liberals can do to promote respect for individual rights within non-liberal minority groups. Since a national minority which rules in an illiberal way acts unjustly, liberals have a right - indeed a responsibility - to speak out against such injustice, and to support any efforts the group makes to liberalize their culture. Since the most enduring forms of liberalization are those that result from internal reform, the primary focus for liberals outside the group should be to provide this sort of support. Moreover, incentives can be provided, in a non-coercive way, for liberal reforms. Cohen-Almagor and Kymlicka further recommend promoting the development of regional or international mechanisms for protecting human rights.[37]

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 liberalism and multiculturalism are reconcilable. Cohen-Almagor outlines the theoretical assumptions underlying a liberal response to threats posed by cultural or religious groups whose norms entail different measures of harm. He examines the importance of cultural, ethnic, national, religious, and ideological norms and beliefs, and what part they play in requiring us to tolerate others out of respect. Cohen-Almagor formulates guidelines designed to prescribe boundaries to cultural practices and to safeguard the rights of individuals and then applies them to real life situations. Painstakingly, Cohen-Almagor balances group rights against individual rights and delineates the limits of state intervention in minority groups’ affairs in cases involving physical harm and non-physical harm. The first category includes practices such as scarring, suttee, murder for family honour, Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), female circumcision and male circumcision. The second category includes arranged and forced marriages, divorce and property rights, gender segregation, denial of education, and enforcement of a strict dress code. Two country case studies, France and Israel, illustrate the power of security considerations in restricting claims for multiculturalism[38]see also

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Human Rights[edit]

Cohen-Almagor is a human rights and peace activist. He has written against administrative detention,[39] religious coercion,[40] discrimination against Arabs in Israel,[41] the 1982 Lebanon War, and the 2006 Israel-Hezbollah War.[42] He spoke in favour of separation between state and religion, women and minority rights, patients’ rights, a two state solution to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, with East Jerusalem as the Palestinian capital.[43][44] In 2000, he opened an international campaign to evacuate the Gaza Strip, seeing this move as the start of a Palestinian State (“Gaza First”). In late 2006 he called for early elections in Israel after he lost trust in Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, the tragic architect of the Israel-Hezbollah War. This campaign ended in February 2009, when Israel held early elections that terminated the Olmert government. In 2009, Cohen-Almagor called upon Israel to institute a national enquiry commission to address all the issues mentioned in the Goldstone Report regarding Israel's war conduct during its Cast Lead Operation (2008–2009).[45] During 2009-2011 he was engaged in a campaign which called for a prisoner exchange between Israel and Hamas that would bring Gilad Shalit back home. That campaign ended in October 2011, when Gilad was united with his family, and more than 1000 Palestinians were released from Israeli jails. Since 2011, Cohen-Almagor is calling for a two state solution, believing this is the only viable and just option for both Israel and Palestine.[46]

Peace Studies[edit]

Since the 1980s, Cohen-Almagor has been a peace activist and in recent years he has made peace and conflict resolution the focal point of his research. Due to his involvement in politics and peace talks, he has gained invaluable insights into leaders’ thought-processing as well as access to many decision-makers, facilitators, mediators and negotiators. His research analyses the roles of international players in the context of their respective Middle East policies and bilateral relations with Israel and the Palestinians.[47] Cohen-Almagor provides a detailed analysis of three decades of peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO), from the start of the Oslo process in 1993 up until present time. The inquiry relates to the design and setting of the Oslo, Stockholm and Harpsund talks, their opacity at Oslo,[48] and the way the host countries addressed the asymmetric power relationship between the negotiating sides. The novelty of this research is that it is based on primary resources: research in archives in Oslo, London, Washington and Jerusalem as well as on semi-structured in-depth interviews with influential decision-makers from Israel, Palestine, the United States, Sweden, Norway, Egypt and the United Kingdom.[49] Cohen-Almagor’s research is informed by the experience of successful peace talks;[50] it explains the milestones in the failed peace process between Israel and the PLO since 1993, the root causes for the failure to bring about peace,[51] and the keys for future successful negotiations: what needs to be done in order to achieve peace between Israel and the Palestinians.[52]

Deliberative democracy[edit]

Deliberative democracy directly involves citizens in the decision-making processes on matters of public concern. It requires the setting of public reason institutions by which knowledge is exchanged and ideas crystallised via mechanisms of deliberation and critical reflections. Democratic procedures establish a network of pragmatic considerations and a constant flow of relevant information. People present their cases in persuasive ways, trying to bring others to accept their proposals. Processes of deliberation take place through an exchange of information among parties who introduce and critically test proposals. Deliberations are free of any coercion and all parties are substantially and formally equal, enjoying equal standing, equal ability, and equal opportunity to table proposals, offer compromises, suggest solutions, support some motions and criticise others. Cohen-Almagor is a strong proponent of deliberative democracy, believing it is a useful method to prevent Internet abuse (CleaNet)[53] and conflicts between individual rights and group rights.[54]

Anti-Universalism[edit]

Unlike most liberals, Cohen-Almagor confines his scholarship to the democratic world.[55] He says explicitly that he is concerned with all countries around the world, because he thinks that what he says is appropriate, simply because he is realistic. Cohen-Almagor believes that there are some basic universal needs that all people wish to secure such as food, raiment, and shelter. Sexual drives are universal and people need to have some sleep to be able continue functioning.[29] He also believes that we should strive to universalise moral principles.[56] But sociologically speaking we cannot ignore the fact that universal values do not underlie all societies. Some societies reject the moral notions of liberty, tolerance, autonomy, equality, and justice that liberal democracies promote. If a country is not founded on these notions, then it would be futile for us to speak about these values. Thus, his practical recommendations on freedom of expression, end-of-life and multiculturalism are restricted to the democratic world.[29][9]

Grants and awards[edit]

In the course of his career, Professor Cohen-Almagor has won numerous grants, scholarships and fellowships from major institutions around the world including the Bogliasco Foundation, the British Council, the Canadian Government, The Fulbright Foundation, the Hastings Center, the Israel Ministry of Science, the Italian Foreign Office, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Volkswagen Education Foundation, and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. His biography appears in many books of distinction, including Outstanding People of the 20th Century, Distinguished and Admirable Achievers, The International Directory of Distinguished Leadership,[57] Biography Today, Biography Fame International, Who's Who in the World,[58] Distinguished and Admirable Achievers, The Dictionary of International Biography, Asian/American Who's Who, The Contemporary Who's Who of Professionals and Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare.

Visiting Appointments and Fellowships[edit]

Cohen-Almagor was a Visiting Fellow, the Hastings Center, New York in 1994 and 1999; Visiting Scholar, Oxford University in 1997; Visiting Scholar, Department of Metamedica, Faculty of Medicine, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam in 1999 and 2002; Visiting Fulbright – Yitzhak Rabin Professor, UCLA School of Law in 1999-2000; Resident Fellow at The Rockefeller Foundation Center, Villa Serbelloni, Bellagio, Italy in 2002; Visiting Professor, Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, Johns Hopkins University, Washington DC in 2003-2004; Distinguished Visiting Scholar, University of Manitoba School of Law, Winnipeg in 2004; Resident Fellow at The Bogliasco Foundation, Liguria Study Center in Bogliasco, Italy in 2005; Fellow at The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington DC in 2007-2008; Visiting Scholar at Oñati International Institute for the Sociology of Law, Spain in 2015; Fellow, Salzburg Global Seminar, Salzburg, Austria in 2015; Visiting Scholar, Institute for Biomedical Ethics, Universität Basel, Switzerland in 2016; Visiting Professor, Nirma University, Institute of Law, India in 2018; Visiting Scholar, Department of Philosophy, University of Zurich in 2018. Cohen-Almagor received the UCL Distinguished Visiting Professorship in 2019.

Books[edit]

Edited Books[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "מועצת העיתונות בישראל". Israeli Press Council. Retrieved 2010-04-15.
  2. ^ "The Center for Democratic Studies, The University of Haifa". Retrieved 2010-04-15.
  3. ^ "Middle East Study Group at University of Hull". Archived from the original on 2011-11-08.
  4. ^ "Staff - Politics - University of Hull". .hull.ac.uk. Retrieved 2010-04-15.
  5. ^ Cohen-Almagor, Raphael. "ISRAEL: Democracy, Human Rights, Politics and Society". Blogspot. Retrieved 30 August 2019.
  6. ^ a b R. Cohen-Almagor, The Boundaries of Liberty and Tolerance (Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida, 1994); Speech, Media, and Ethics: The Limits of Free Expression (Houndmills and New York: Palgrave-Macmillan, 2005); The Scope of Tolerance (London and New York: Routledge, 2006).
  7. ^ Cohen-Almagor, Raphael (2007). The Democratic "Catch": Free Speech and Its Limits (Hamilkud Ha'demokrati). Tel Aviv: Tel Aviv: Maariv Publication House.
  8. ^ Cohen-Almagor, Raphael (1994). The Boundaries of Liberty and Tolerance: The Struggle Against Kahanism in Israel. The University Press of Florida. ASIN 0813012589.
  9. ^ a b c d e f R. Cohen-Almagor, The Right to Die with Dignity: An Argument in Ethics, Medicine, and Law (Piscataway, NJ.: Rutgers University Press, 2001).
  10. ^ Cohen-Almagor, Raphael (October–December 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.
  11. ^ R. Cohen-Almagor, An Outsider’s View on the Dutch Euthanasia Policy and Practice, Issues in Law and Medicine, Vol. 17, No. 1 (Summer 2001), pp. 35-68
  12. ^ R. Cohen-Almagor, The Chabot Case: Analysis and Account of Dutch Perspectives, Medical Law International, Vol. 5 (2001), pp. 141-159
  13. ^ R. Cohen-Almagor, Dutch Perspectives on the British Medical Association’s Critique of Euthanasia in the Netherlands, Medicine and Law, Vol. 20, No. 4 (2001), pp. 613-625
  14. ^ R. Cohen-Almagor, Culture of Death in the Netherlands: Dutch Perspectives, Issues in Law and Medicine, Vol. 17, No. 2 (Fall 2001), pp. 167-179
  15. ^ R. Cohen-Almagor, Should Doctors Suggest Euthanasia to Their Patients? Reflections on Dutch Perspectives, Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics, Vol. 23, Nos. 4-5 (2002), pp. 287-303
  16. ^ a b c d R. Cohen-Almagor, Euthanasia Policy and Practice in Belgium: Critical Observations and Suggestions for Improvement”, Issues in Law and Medicine, Vol. 24, No. 3 (Spring 2009), pp. 187-218
  17. ^ R. Cohen-Almagor, Belgian Euthanasia Law - Critical Analysis, Journal of Medical Ethics, Vol. 35, Issue 7 (2009), pp. 436–439.
  18. ^ Cohen-Almagor, Raphael (2004). Euthanasia in the Netherlands: The Policy and Practice of Mercy Killing. Dordrecht: Springer-Kluwer. ASIN 9048166233.
  19. ^ a b c d Cohen-Almagor, Raphael (2015). "First Do No Harm: Intentionally Shortening Lives of Patients without Their Explicit Request in Belgium". Journal of Medical Ethics. 41 (8): 625–629. doi:10.1136/medethics-2014-102387. PMID 26041861. S2CID 40351604.
  20. ^ Cohen-Almagor, Raphael; Hartman, Monica (2001). "The Oregon Death with Dignity Act: Review and Proposals for Improvement". Journal of Legislation. 27 (2): 269–298. PMID 16596755.
  21. ^ a b R. Cohen-Almagor, “Assisted Dying Bill for England and Wales”, in Michael Cholbi (ed.), Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide: Global Views on Choosing to End Life (Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger, 2017): 29-44.
  22. ^ Israel Ministry of Health (2019)
  23. ^ Tom Mortier, René Leiva, Raphael Cohen-Almagor and Willem Lemmens, “Between Palliative Care and Euthanasia”, Journal of Bioethical Inquiry, 12(2) (2015): 177-178.
  24. ^ a b Cohen-Almagor, “The Role of the Patient’s Family, Surrogate and Guardian at the End of Life”, European Journal for Person Centered Healthcare, 7(3) (2019): 454-465.
  25. ^ R. Cohen-Almagor, “The Patients’ Right to Die in Dignity and the Role of Their Beloved People”, Annual Review of Law and Ethics, 4 (1996): 213-232, and "First Do No Harm:  Shortening Lives of Patients without Their Explicit Request in Belgium", J. of Medical Ethics,  41 (2015): 625–629.
  26. ^ R. Cohen-Almagor, “First Do No Harm: Euthanasia of Patients with Dementia in Belgium”, Journal of Medicine and Philosophy, 41(1) (2016): 74-89
  27. ^ R. Cohen-Almagor, “First Do No Harm: Pressing Concerns Regarding Euthanasia in Belgium”, The International J. of Law and Psychiatry, 36 (2013): 515-521.
  28. ^ "The Dark Side of the Internet: An Interview With Raphael Cohen Almagor". Oxford Research Group. Retrieved 2020-07-01.
  29. ^ a b c Cohen-Almagor, R (2001). Speech, Media, and Ethics: The Limits of Free Expression. Houndmills and New York: Palgrave-Macmillan. ASIN 1403947090.
  30. ^ R. Cohen-Almagor, Harm Principle, Offence Principle, and the Skokie Affair, Political Studies, Vol. XLI, No. 3 (1993), pp. 453-470. Reprinted in: Steven J. Heyman (ed.), Controversies in Constitutional Law: Hate Speech and the Constitution (New York and London: Garland Publishing Inc., 1996, Vol. II), pp. 277-294; The Offence to Sensibilities Argument as A Ground for Limiting Freedom of Expression, International Journal of Politics and Ethics, Vol. 2, Issue 2 (2002), pp. 101-117; The Offence to Sensibilities Argument as A Ground for Limiting Freedom of Expression, International Journal of Politics and Ethics, Vol. 2, Issue 3 (2002), pp. 189-209.
  31. ^ Cohen-Almagor, “Boundaries of Freedom of Expression: How Should We Confront Incitement?”, Research Colloquium, La Facultad de Derecho, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM), Mexico City (25 June 1996), and Inaugural Lecture of the School of Applied Global Ethics: "Incitement, Hate Speech, and Freedom of Speech", Leeds Metropolitan University (18 April 2005).
  32. ^ R. Cohen-Almagor’s publication include: "Hate in the Classroom: Free Expression, Holocaust Denial, and Liberal Education", American Journal of Education, 114(2) (February 2008): 215-241; “Freedom of Expression v. Social Responsibility: Holocaust Denial in Canada”, Journal of Mass Media Ethics, 28(1) (2013): 42-56; “Holocaust Denial Is A Form of Hate Speech”, Amsterdam Law Forum, 2(1) (2009): 33-42; “Countering Hate on the Internet – A Rejoinder”, Amsterdam Law Forum, 2(2) (2010): 125-132; “Facebook and Holocaust Denial”, Justice, 57 (2016): 10-16.
  33. ^ Cohen-Almagor, R (2015). Confronting the Internet's Dark Side: Moral and Social Responsibility on the Free Highway. New York and Washington DC: Cambridge University Press and Woodrow Wilson Center Press.
  34. ^ R. Cohen-Almagor, “Responsibility of and Trust in ISPs”, Knowledge, Technology and Policy, Vol. 23, Issue 3 (2010), pp. 381-396.
  35. ^ Cohen-Almagor, R. "Israeli Democracy, Religion and the Practice of Halizah in Jewish Law". UCLA Women's Law Journal. 11 (1): 45–65.
  36. ^ 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. S2CID 151820083.
  37. ^ Will Kymlicka and Raphael Cohen-Almagor, “Ethnocultural Minorities in Liberal Democracies”, in Maria Baghramian and Attracta Ingram (eds.), Pluralism: the philosophy and politics of diversity (London: Routledge, 2000), pp. 228-250. Reprinted in R. Cohen-Almagor (ed.), Challenges to Democracy: Essays in Honour and Memory of Isaiah Berlin (London: Ashgate Publishing Ltd., 2000), pp. 89-118.
  38. ^ Cohen-Almagor, Raphael (2021). Just, Reasonable Multiculturalism: Liberalism, Culture and Coercion. Cambridge University Press. doi:10.1017/9781108567213. ISBN 9781108567213.
  39. ^ R. Cohen-Almagor, Administrative Detention in Israel and its Employment as a Means of Combating Political Extremism, New York International Law Review, Vol. 9, No. 2 (1996), pp. 1-25.
  40. ^ R. Cohen-Almagor, Israeli Democracy, Religion and the Practice of Halizah in Jewish Law, UCLA Women's Law Journal, Vol. 11, No. 1 (Fall/Winter 2000), pp. 45-65.
  41. ^ R. Cohen-Almagor, Israel and International Human Rights, Encyclopedia of Human Rights, ed. Frederick P. Forsythe (New York: Oxford University Press, 2009), Vol. 3, pp. 247-257.
  42. ^ R. Cohen-Almagor and Sharon Haleva-Amir, The Israel-Hezbollah War and the Winograd Committee, Journal of Parliamentary and Political Law, Vol. II:1 (2008), pp. 113-130.
  43. ^ Cohen-Almagor, Professor (2018-11-12). "In Support of Two-State Solution". The YLJ. Retrieved 2020-07-01.
  44. ^ "Donald Trump and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict". E-International Relations. 2017-03-10. Retrieved 2020-07-01.
  45. ^ "Israeli Politics". Almagor.blogspot.com. Retrieved 2010-04-15.
  46. ^ R. Cohen-Almagor, "Two-State Solution: The Way Forward", Annual Review of Law and Ethics, Vol. 18 (2012) and “The Failed Peace Process in the Middle East 1993-2010, Israel Affairs, Vol. 18, No. 4 (October 2012), pp. 1-14.
  47. ^ R. Cohen-Almagor, “The Failed Peace Process in the Middle East 1993-2011”, Israel Affairs, 18(4) (October 2012): 563-576.
  48. ^ R. Cohen-Almagor, “The Oslo Peace Process: Interview with Joel Singer”, Israel Affairs, 24(5) (2018): 733–766.
  49. ^ R. Cohen-Almagor, “History of Track II Peace Negotiations: Interview with Hussein Agha”, Israel Studies, 26(1) (2021): 47-72. (published online 27 November 2020).
  50. ^ R. Cohen-Almagor, “Lessons from the Israeli-Egyptian Peace Talks: An Interview with Aharon Barak”, Israel Studies Review, Vol. 34, Issue 2 (Autumn 2019): 1–32.
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