New Historiography of Israel's Unfinished Business of Constitution Making

As new chapters in Israel's evolving Constitution are being drawn, its troubled history of constitution making is nowadays revisited – yet again. Indeed, Israel is in a peculiar position, where its legacies of constitution making are hotly debated concurrently with the progress, with much vigor, of the unique-to-Israeli business of constitution making. The proposed paper takes an expansive vista on the historiography of Israeli constitutionalism, attending in particular to the latest literature's renditions of that historiography. It argues that shifting perspectives over the years on the history of Israeli constitution-making correlated to shifting evaluations of the emerging Israeli Constitutions during those same decades.