Peace should be Israel’s strategy.

Peace is the key factor in sustaining security.

Peace is the key for Israel’s survival.

Peace in the Middle East requires vision and boldness.

Peace is a precious commodity. Like any other precious commodity it is expensive. Those who wish peace should be willing to pay and sacrifice for it.

Peace pact should be fair and just for all signatories, otherwise its worth is no more than a piece of paper.

Security and peace for Israel and Palestine: Two states for two nations.

Two-state solution is the only solution that would keep Israel viable, Jewish and democratic.

Peace is hard to achieve; but its achievement is worth every effort, every dime, every sleepless night of coffee and deliberations.

Opening for change

After the elections in Israel there is an opening for change. We need to seize the moment. I am campaigning for a two-state solution and recently started the petition "Governments of Israel and Palestine: Sign a peace treaty on the basis of two-state solution" and need your help to get it off the ground.

Sign the peace treaty at

Here's why it's important:

Enough blood has been shed. The children of Israel and Palestine deserve a peaceful, tranquil future

We need as many signatures as possible to make a difference and change things for the better.

One scratch on the wall is just a scratch. Many thousands of scratches, however, may change the shape of the wall.

Elaborate Rationale at: “Two-State Solution – The Way Forward”, Annual Review of Law and Ethics, Vol. 20 (2012), pp. 381-395.


Raphael Cohen-Almagor (D. Phil., Oxon) is an educator, researcher, human rights activist and Chair in Politics, University of Hull, UK. He has published extensively in the fields of political science, law, ethics and philosophy. He was Visiting Professor at UCLA and Johns Hopkins, Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars, Founder and Director of the Center for Democratic Studies, University of Haifa, and Member of The Israel Press Council. He is the Founder and Director of the Middle East Study Group at the University of Hull. Among his recent books are Speech, Media and Ethics (2001, 2005), The Scope of Tolerance (2006, 2007), The Democratic Catch (2007), and his second poetry book Voyages (2007). Further information and

There are intriguing people: The more you know them, the more you want to know. Other people, the more you know them, the less you want to know. And there are still others who you don’t wish to know, full stop.

- Raphael Cohen-Almagor


Poetry with Bill
Photography: Heidi Fancher, The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

Cohen-Almagor, Raphael; BA, MA DPhil (Oxon); Educator and Researcher; Educ.: DPhil, Oxford University, UK, 1987-1991; MA Political Science, magna cum laude 1985-1987, Tel Aviv University, Israel; BA Political Science, Sociology and Anthropology, magna cum laude 1983-1985, Tel Aviv University.

Law is mainly concerned with the security of rights. It is conducive to liberty and security of the person. The dangers of law lie in its inflexibility, rigidity and stagnation.

- Raphael Cohen-Almagor

Academic Positions : Professor and Chair in Politics, Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Hull, UK (2007 - ); pa/Fellow, The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington DC (2007-2008); Visiting Senior Fellow, Johns Hopkins (2003-2004); Associate Professor, University of Haifa, Israel (2002-2006), Founder and Director, Center for Democratic Studies (2003-2007), Chairperson, Library and Information Studies (2000-2003), Senior Lecturer, Department of Communication (1995-2002), University of Haifa; Visiting Professor, University of California Los Angeles School of Law and Department of Communication (1999-2000); Founder and Director, Think-tank on Medical Ethics, The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, Israel (1995-1998); Lecturer, Hebrew University Law Faculty, Israel (1992-1995).

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Happy people are those who are able to set for themselves realistic dreams as goals and find ways to achieve them.

- Raphael Cohen-Almagor

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