Metzilah - April 2012 Newsletter

Metzilah Center wishes it's friends Happy Passover!!

Dear Friends of the Metzilah Center,

The Metzilah Center offers a unique, balanced and non-partisan voice, often missing in the current discourse, and provides a comprehensive articulated analysis from both a Jewish and universal outlook.

Our goal is to address fundamental issues facing Israel and the Jewish people from a Zionist, Jewish and Humanist perspective. 

Driving our work is the desire to promote the strength and credibility of Israel as a Jewish and Democratic State 

What we do is In-depth analysis, policy recommendations with results – directly with decision makers, promoting public discourse and education.

To learn more about our current activities, please visit

We will continue to update you on our progress, and we are interested in hearing from you as well.

Please do not hesitate to turn to us with any idea, question or suggestion.

Please share this with others who would be interested in Metzilah’s high quality authoritative research and analysis and let us know if you would like to hear Professor Gavison speak.

On behalf of the entire Metzilah Center family, we wish you a Chag Pesach Sameach!

Ofer Glanz

The Metzilah Center

was founded in 2005, to address the growing tendency among Israelis and Jews worldwide to question the legitimacy of Jewish Nation State and its compatibility with universal values

Metzilah launched an upgraded web site

A new look and an easier to navigate web site was launched recently by Metzilah. The web site can be accessed in or

The site will be the main distribution channel of our publications as well as other articles and speeches made by Metzilah memebrs.  Later this year we plan to launch a Zionism Portal which will be linked to the new site. 

Metzilah Enhanced Staff

Tali Lipschitz who managed Metzilah administration for the last two years had deicded to pursue other opportunities. We thank Tali for her tremendous contribution and wish her success in her new role.

Naama Rosenfeld Sarussi has joined Metzilah and will coordinate the Metzilah activities while working on a new partnership program for Metzilah with other relevant organizations.

Dr. Doron Shultziner has joined Metzilah as the Academic Director. Doron will be  coordinating all the content related activities including building a new fellowship program schema.

Future Publications by Metzilah

Sixty Years Since The Decision of November 29, 1947

We are currently finalizing a  translation into English of the paper  “Sixty Years Since the Decision of November 29, 1947 . We will update you on the new book availability in the near future.

Civil Marriages in Israel
We are now in the final stages of a process aimed at writing  a position paper dealing with the issue of civil marriages in Israel.
The position paper is being written by Professor Pinchas Shifman and Dr. Avishalom Westreich. We hope to be able to inform you of the completion of this important work soon.

You can read and download our publications in English here


Arab Israeli Pride - Alex Yakobson "Haaretz" 1 Feb. 2012

Metzilah board memebr Prof. Alex Yakobson published an article in Haaretz regarding the Arab minority in Israel. We bring the translation from Hebrew to English of the article "Arab Israeli Pride" you can read it here.

You can read many more articles on the issue of Israel as a Jewish and Democratic state in our upgraded web site - 

The Metzilah Center

for Zionist, Jewish, Liberal and Humanist Thought

P.O. Box 8435
Jerusalem 91083

Phone: 972-77-4020771

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