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Israel Law Review
Edited byProfessor Yuval Shany Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, Professor Malcolm N. Shaw QC Senior Fellow, Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, University of Cambridge and practising barrister, Essex Court Chambers, London, UK, and Professor Yaël Ronen Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel[1]
Publication details
Hebrew University's Minerva Center for Human Rights (Israel)
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4Isr. Law Rev.
OCLC no.1754008

The Israel Law Review is the oldest Israeli law journal published in English.[2][3] In Great American Lawyers, an Encyclopaedia, it is referred to as being among "the most prestigious of scholarly journals".[4]


The journal was established in January 1966 by the Israeli Law Review Association, under the auspices of senior members of the Faculty of Law of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.[3][5][6][7] It has been published since 2009 by Cambridge University Press under the management of the Minerva Center for Human Rights at the Law Faculty of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.[8] Originally there was consideration given to publishing the journal in French, but the decision was made to publish it in English.[7][9] It was peer-reviewed from the outset.[7]

When the journal was established, it became the second law review in Israel, the first being Ha-Praklit ("The Attorney"), which was run by the Israeli Bar and published short practical articles in Hebrew.[7]

At the time of its establishment, Avigdor Levontin was its editor-in-chief.[10] From 1996 until 2001, its editor was Frances Raday.[11] Currently, it is edited by Yuval Shany and Malcolm Shaw.[12]


The journal focuses on Israeli law and on issues relevant to Israeli society.[2][3] More recently, its focus has been on human rights, public law, and international law.[2] It examines the application of legal norms in conditions of conflict and political uncertainty.[2]

Abstracting and indexing[edit]

The journal is indexed in LexisNexis,[13] Hein,[3] and EBSCO databases.[2]

Notable articles[edit]

In 1969, Israeli Supreme Court Justice Haim Cohn published an article in the journal, which was reported on by the Associated Press and picked up widely by newspapers, in which he indicated that Jewish officials sought to save Jesus from Roman execution, but he refused to cooperate.[14]


  1. ^ "Israel Law Review". Cambridge. Retrieved 29 August 2021.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Israel Law Review". Archived from the original on February 26, 2010. Retrieved June 26, 2010.
  3. ^ a b c d "Israel Law Review". Retrieved June 26, 2010.
  4. ^ Vile, John R. (2001). Great American lawyers: an encyclopedia. ISBN 9781576072028. Retrieved June 26, 2010.
  5. ^ Goldstein, Stephen (July 8, 1993). "Bringing Israeli Law To The English Reader". Retrieved June 26, 2010.
  6. ^ "Studies in Israel Legislative Problems]. Edited by G. Tedeschi and U. Yadin. Volume XVI, Scripta Hierosolymitana. The Magnes Press, 1966. 241 pp. Israel Law Review. Vol. I, Number 1. Executive Editor, A. M. Apelbom. Editorial Board, B. Akzin, S. Ginossar and A. V. Levantin. Israel Law Review Association, under the auspices of the Faculty of Law, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. January 1966". January 17, 2008. Retrieved June 26, 2010.
  7. ^ a b c d "The Yigal Arnon & Co. Legal History Workshop" (PDF). Retrieved 2016-02-11.
  8. ^ "Information". Cambridge Core. Retrieved 2021-05-08.
  9. ^ "When, How, and Why Did Israeli Law Faculties Come to Resemble Elite U.S. Law Schools? by Pnina Lahav". July 29, 2009. SSRN 1440864. Missing or empty |url= (help)
  10. ^ "Welcome to ActivePaper". October 26, 1966. Archived from the original on April 3, 2012. Retrieved June 26, 2010.
  11. ^ "Frances Raday". Jewish Women's Archive. Retrieved June 26, 2010.
  12. ^ "Editorial board". Cambridge Core. Retrieved 2021-05-08.
  13. ^ "LexisNexis". LexisNexis. November 2, 1999. Retrieved June 26, 2010.
  14. ^ Cornell, George W. (September 26, 1969). "Scholar says Jesus wouldn't help himself". The Miami News.; "New View on Trial of Jesus". Reading Eagle.; "Ancient Execution Has New Conclusion". Ocala Star-Banner.; "Conclusion on Jesus Execution". Southeast Missourian.; "Judge claims Sanhedrin tried to save Jesus". The Gazette (Montreal).; "Did Ancient Jewish Officials Try To Stop Cucifixtion". TimesDaily.. Associated Press. Retrieved December 27, 2010

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