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  • Israel’s Justice Minister’s fathomable yet irresponsible war against the High Court

    By Shmuel Rosner

    April 5, 2016 | 4:14 am

    The continued tension between the Israeli government and Israel’s High Court has turned into a war of words, a war that is unpleasant to watch. But that should not come as big surprise. It is a war over principles – and it is also a battle over power. The government is hardly...

  • Israel’s Supreme Court voids rabbinical court ruling requiring bris

    June 30, 2014 | 10:26 am

    Israel’s Supreme Court nullified a rabbinical court ruling that required a mother to circumcise her son.

    In a 6-1 vote, the high court on Sunday decided to move the case involving divorcing parents to family court, saying that only a civil court can impose such an action.


  • Israel’s battle of the constitution

    By Shmuel Rosner

    April 20, 2012 | 9:00 am

    Note to readers: a different version of this article appeared yesterday ‎in the International Herald Tribune. You can read it here.‎

    The cup is, as always, half full or half empty: Is a new piece of ‎legislation proposed by Israel’s Justice Minister Yaakov Neeman one ‎that...

  • Katsav rape conviction upheld by Israel’s Supreme Court

    November 10, 2011 | 10:23 am

    Israel’s Supreme Court upheld the rape conviction of former President Moshe Katsav.

    Thursday’s ruling confirmed the Tel Aviv District Court’s decision last December to convict Katsav on two counts of rape and other sexual offenses, and its sentence in March of seven years in prison....

  • Israel’s approval of anti-boycott bill drawing protests, legal challenges

    July 12, 2011 | 2:57 pm

    The Israeli parliament’s adoption of a controversial anti-boycott bill has been greeted with a firestorm of protest from liberal Israeli NGOs and civil rights groups.

    On Tuesday, a day after the Knesset voted 47-38 to enact the measure following six hours of contentious debate, the...