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Nadiv  Mordechay

Nadiv Mordechay



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Nadiv Mordechay (LL.B, LL.M) is a LL.D candidate and a Research Fellow at the Hebrew University Faculty of Law. His research interests include Israeli Public law, informal constitutional change and constitutional backsliding, constitutional theory and design, comparative constitutional law, social rights judicial review, and legislation. 

Alongside his research work, Nadiv gained professional experience clerking for Justice Ayala Procaccia in the Supreme Court of Israel; for Menachem Mazuz, Israel’s Attorney-General; and for five additional years at the Israel Democracy Institute. Nadiv served as the first Secretary-General of ICON-S-IL - The Israeli chapter of ICON-S – and was the founding-editor of ICON-S-IL BLOG



On the Access to Legislation, 19 MISHPAT IMIMSHAL 1 (2018) (Heb.) (with Yaniv Roznai) [Link]

A Jewish and (Declining) Democratic State? Constitutional Retrogression in Israel, 77 MD. L. Rev. 244 (2017) (with Yaniv Roznai) [Link]

Developments in Israeli Constitutional Law: The Year 2016 in Review, in CONSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENTS - THE YEAR 2016 IN REVIEW (Richard Albert, David Landau, Pietro Faraguna and Simon Drugda eds., 2017) (with Justice Uzi Vogelman, Yaniv Roznai, and Tehilla Schwartz) [Link]

Access to Justice 2.0: Access to Legislation and Beyond, 3(3) THEORY AND PRACTICE OF LEGISLATION 1 (2016) (with Yaniv Roznai) [Link

Constitutional Showdowns: the case of Judicial Review on Social-Economic Rights in Israel's Supreme Court 2002-2012 (2015) (LL.M Dissertation paper)

A GUIDEBOOK FOR ISRAELI LEGISLATORS (2015) (Heb.) (with Mordechai Kremnitzer and Amir Fuchs) [Link]

Towards a Cumulative Effect Doctrine: Aggregation in Constitutional Judicial Review, 44(2) MISHPATIM 596 (2014) (Heb.) (with Zemer Blondheim) [Link]

Legislative Impact Assessment on Children's Rights, 5 HATZAA LESEDER (IDI Paper Series) (2014) (Heb.) (with Mordechai Kremnitzer and Moshe Ostrovsky) [Link]

Costs Orders against Public Interest Litigants in the Israeli High Court of Justice: Did the HCJ closed its gates?, 6 MISHPATIM ONLINE (2013) (Heb.) (with Inbar Levy) [Link]

Who Should Regulate Commission Rates in the Advertising sector, 2 HATZAA LESEDER (IDI Paper Series) (2013) (Heb.) (with Tehilla Schwartz-Altshuler) [Link]


Faculty Supervisor: Prof. Yoav Dotan.


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Prof. Ahmad Natour

Prof. Ahmad Natour

Associate Professor
Room 126

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Fields of Interest:

Islamic Law ,Inter-Religious Law and Comparative Studies.

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gali perry

Dr. Gali Perry

Institute of Criminology
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Gali Perry is a lecturer at the Institute of Criminology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She received her PhD from the Hebrew University in 2016, and then completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge. Her research focuses on political violence, and the policing of protest, political violence and terrorism. Gali is the recipient of the 2017 Golda Meir fellowship for early-career scholars and the 2019 Ellis and Alma Birk Prize in Law.



2011 – 2016  Ph.D., Institute of Criminology, Faculty of Law, Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

2004 – 2006  M.A., Department of Criminology, Bar-Ilan University. Magna cum laude. 

2000 – 2003  B.A., Department of Psychology, the Open University, Tel-Aviv. Magna cum laude. 


Representative Publications 

Perry, G., and Jonathan-Zamir, T. (2020). Expectations, Effectiveness, Trust, and Cooperation: Public Attitudes Toward the Israel Police During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practicehttps://doi.org/10.1093/police/paaa060.

Jonathan-Zamir, T., Perry, G., and Weisburd, D. (2020). Illuminating the Concept of Community (Group)-Level Procedural Justice: A Qualitative Analysis of Protestors’ Group-Level Experiences with the Police. Criminal Justice and Behavior. https://doi.org/10.1177/0093854820983388.

Perry, G. (2020) Promoting protesters’ compliance: The effect of general perceptions of the police vs. police actions. Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice, https://doi.org/10.1093/police/paaa041.

Hasisi, B., Margalioth, Y., Jonathan-Zamir, T., Perry, G., Zamir, R., and Haviv, N. (2020). Mitigating the Consequences of Invasive Security Practices: A Quasi-Experimental Study in an(2020) Israeli Airport. Journal of Experimental Criminology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11292-020-09424-z.

Perry, S., Hasisi, B., and Perry, G. (2019). Lone terrorists: A study of run-over attacks in Israel. European Journal of Criminology, 16(1), 102-123.

Perry, G., and Hasisi, B. (2018). Closing the Gap: Promoting Suspect Communities’ Cooperation with Airport Security. Terrorism and Political Violence, 1-20.

 Perry, G., Wikström, P.O.H., and Roman, G.D. (2018). Differentiating right-wing extremism from potential for violent extremism: The role of criminogenic exposure. International Journal of Developmental Science, 12(1-2), 103-113.

Perry, S., Hasisi, B., and Perry, G. (2017). Who is the lone terrorist? A study of vehicle-borne attackers in Israel and the West Bank. Studies in Conflict & Terrorism, 1-15. 

 Perry, G., Jonathan-Zamir, T., and Weisburd, D. (2017). The Effect of Paramilitary Protest Policing on Protestors’ Trust in the Police: The Case of the “Occupy Israel” Movement. Law and Society Review, 51(3), 602-634.


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Dr. Simon Perry

Prof. Simon Perry

Associate Professor at the Graduate School
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Professor Simon Perry is an Associate Professor at the Graduate School at Hebrew University's Institute of Criminology in Jerusalem. Professor Perry holds a M.A. and PhD. in Criminology from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel. 

Professor Perry is a retired officer in the Israeli Police (IP), where he served for 30 years specializing in Intelligence - Gathering and Operations. He also served as head of European Operations of the IP between 1987-1991 and as the IP Police Attaché to the US & Canada between 2003 – 2007 at the rank of Brigadier General.  Professor Perry also served as the Commander of Intelligence and Operational Division of the National Unit for Exposing Severe, International Terror and Organized Crime; Head of Interpol and International Relations; Commander of National Drug and International Operations Unit. He has extensive experience teaching and training intelligence and law enforcement agencies worldwide in the areas of "Policing Terrorism", "Homeland Security", "International Organized Crime" and "Drug Trafficking".

Professor Perry for the past 15 years has trained U.S. Law Enforcement and Intelligence Officers in training seminars he gives in both the US and Israel.

In the last years Professor Perry’s work has focused on the issue of “Policing Terrorism Strategies & Tactics” studying effective “policing terror” models. In his work he attempts, to study the terror phenomenon and systematically describe, measure, evaluate and assess the effectiveness of different police responses to terrorism. In collaboration with leading international scholars, he is studying the effectiveness of situational crime prevention as a way of reducing the opportunities for terrorism.

Professor Perry is the vice chairmanof the Movement for Quality Government.  a Jerusalem based NGO with the mission of actively advocating for quality of government and against corruption in and at the various levels of government. 



PhD   Criminology, Faculty of Law, Hebrew University in Jerusalem. 

Thesis: "The Heroin Market in Israel ? The Economical Behavior of the Rational Criminal and Enforcement Policy".  1994-2003

M.A., Criminology, Faculty of Law, the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. 

"The Presentations of Self Model ?Explaining  Juvenile Delinquency". 1982-1987

B.A., Sociology (minors in Psychology and Law), Hebrew University in Jerusalem. 1978-1981


Representative publications

Perry, Simon (2019) "The Application of the ‘Law of Crime Concentration’ to Terrorism – The Jerusalem Case Study" Journal of Quantitative Criminology  36 (3), 583-605.  SpringerDOI:10.1007/s10940-019-09411-2.

Perry, Simon. Hasisi, Badi. & Perry Gali (2019) "Lone Terrorists – A Study of Run-Over Attacks in Israel"European Journal of Criminology., 16. 1, pp102-123. SAGE. Review article.

Perry, S., Hasisi, B., & Perry, G., (2017) Who is the Lone Terrorist? A Study of Vehicle-Borne Attackers in Israel and the West Bank.  Studies in Conflict & Terrorism.

Perry, S., Apel, R., Newman, G., and Clarke, R., (2016) The Situational Prevention of Terrorism: An Evaluation of the Israeli West Bank Barrier. Journal of Quantitative Criminology.

Perry, S., Weisburd, D., & Hasisi, B. (2016).  The Ten Commandments for Effective Counterterrorism. In LaFree, G., &


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Prof. Guy Pessach

Prof. Guy Pessach

Associate Professor
On Leave
Room 218

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LL.B, LL.D, Hebrew University


Representative Publications

“Law and the Politics of Memory, 48 HEBREW UNIVERSITY LAW REVIEW – MISHPATIM (forthcoming, 2017)

“Beyond IP – The Cost of Free – Informational Capitalism in a Post IP Era”, 54 Osgoode Hall Law Review, 225-251 (2016)

“Some Realism about Copyright Skepticism”, 57 IDEA: The Intellectual Property Law Review, 225-278 (2017)

 “Toward a New Jurisprudence of Copyright Exemptions”, 55 IDEA: The Intellectual Property Law Review, 287-318 (2015)

"Deconstructing Disintermediation – A Skeptical Copyright Perspective”, 33 Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal, 101-141 (2013)

The New Israeli Copyright Act – A Case-Study in Reverse Comparative law", 41 IIC - International Review of Industrial Property and Copyright Law (Max-Planck Institute Publications), 187-201 (2010)

"Reciprocal Share-Alike Exemptions in Copyright Law", 30 Cardozo Law Review, 101-150 (2008)

"[Networked] Memory Institutions: Social Remembering, Privatization and its Discontents", 26 Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal, 71-149 (2008)

“Media, Markets, and Democracy: Revisiting an Eternal Triangle, Critical Notice: Media, Markets and Democracy by Edwin C. Baker”17 The Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence, 209-226 (2004)

"Copyright Law as a Silencing Restriction on Non-Infringing Materials – Unveiling the Scope of Copyright’s Diversity Externalities”, 76 University of Southern California Law Review, 1067-1104 (2003)


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