Welcome to the website of The Center for Democratic Studies at the University of Haifa. The Haifa Center for Democratic Studies aims to promote awareness and understanding of civic culture in democracy. Recognizing the growing need to secure the foundations of democracy and to facilitate conditions for pluralism, the Center has established a national and international forum for deliberation and discussion. The main focus is on the role of ethics and justice in all spheres of public life: politics; economy; culture; academy; business; law; media and medicine. Special attention is paid to the delicate balance between democracy and Judaism.

Please sign the petition "Governments of Israel and the Palestinian Authority: Sign a peace treaty on the basis of two-state solution" and need your help to get it off the ground.

Will you take 30 seconds to sign it right now? Here's the link:


Here's why it's important:

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

Please sign and please feel free to pass it around. We need as many signatures as possible.
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.

Peace is maintained only when its signatories are happy and content with it; only when they have more to gain by peace, and much more to lose if peace is annulled.
You are welcome to visit our old website at: http://hcc.haifa.ac.il/~rca/center
Prof. Raphael Cohen-Almagor
The University of Haifa
Mount Carmel, Haifa 31905
Web: http://hcc.haifa.ac.il/~rca


Article of the Month: Two-State Solution - The Way Forward - November 2011

Professor Cohen-Almagor is lecturing at the University of Hull, England. He is available for talks and lectures. Interested parties are welcome to contact him at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Center for Democratic Studies welcomes donations to support its various projects and activities. Please send your donation to:
The Center for Democratic Studies, University of Haifa, Mount Carmel, Haifa. ISRAEL, 31905
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