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  • Western Wall egalitarian prayer activists say they will go to Supreme Court

    July 11, 2016 | 8:36 am

    The negotiating team supporting the implementation of the agreement to create an egalitarian prayer space at the Western Wall said it was planning to initiate legal action in Israel’s Supreme Court.

    In a letter sent Sunday to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu,...

  • Democracy needs to come to the court

    April 21, 2016 | 11:17 am

    The passing of Justice Antonin Scalia has put the political world in the US into  discord. The President has announced his nominee Judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court. Republicans are vowing to block any nomination before the election. This conflict highlights the vital...

  • Israeli conversion ruling dents Chief Rabbinate’s control of ritual

    April 4, 2016 | 3:53 pm

    The Israeli Supreme Court decision on Jewish conversion changes almost nothing. But down the line, it could change a lot.

    Under the March 31 ruling, the state of Israel must recognize Jewish conversions performed in private Orthodox conversion courts not run by its...

  • Palestinian detainee ends 65-day hunger-strike

    August 19, 2015 | 12:17 pm

    Palestinian detainee Mohammed Allan ended his 65-day hunger strike against his detention without trial on Wednesday after the Israeli Supreme Court suspended his arrest warrant, his lawyer said.

    Allan has sustained brain damage as result of his hunger strike and is hospitalized...

  • Israel’s Supreme Court rejects removing Muslim Quarter from Jerusalem Day route

    May 11, 2015 | 2:53 pm

    The annual Jerusalem Day march will still go through the Muslim Quarter of the Old City after the Supreme Court rejected a petition to change its route.

    The court ordered police to arrest any participants who shout racist slogans or engage in violence or vandalism during Sunday’s...

  • Small Legal Victory for African Asylum Seekers in Israel

    By Jeremy Elster

    May 25, 2014 | 5:45 am

    Last Wednesday, May 21st, the Israeli Supreme Court heard an appeal on behalf of Mutasim Ali, the Director of the African Refugee Development Center in Tel Aviv and a representative of the Refugee community in Israel. Ali and his lawyer, Attorney Asaf Weitzen of Hotline for...

  • Israeli court orders halt to construction in West Bank settlement

    June 28, 2013 | 6:44 am

    Israel’s Supreme Court ordered the state to halt construction of 40 homes in the West Bank settlement of Nokdim.

    The court issued the injunction Thursday in reviewing a petition filed by Palestinian residents near the settlement, Army Radio reported.

    Israeli Deputy Foreign...

  • Katsav requests presidential pardon on rape conviction

    October 15, 2012 | 8:15 am

    Former Israeli President Moshe Katsav requested a presidential pardon to appeal his rape conviction.

    Katsav’s wife, Gila, filed the request with the Justice Ministry on Oct. 15. It will be forwarded to President Shimon Peres.

    Katsav, 65, is serving a seven-year jail sentence...

  • Naomi Ragen appeals plagiarism conviction

    July 5, 2012 | 10:38 am

    Author Naomi Ragen has appealed her plagiarism conviction to the Israeli Supreme Court.

    Ragen’s attorney said in the appeal document that the verdict has destroyed the Israeli author’s life, according to Haaretz, which on July 5 quoted from the document: “The ruling branded...

  • Israeli Supreme Court tightens equal pay enforcement

    May 18, 2012 | 10:44 am

    Israel’s Supreme Court ruled that employers paying men and women different wages must prove that those differences are not due to gender.

    The court’s decision stems from a case that began with a woman who was earning 70 percent of the wage of a male colleague at a hardware store...

  • Katsav denied new hearing in rape conviction sentence

    May 14, 2012 | 10:17 am

    An Israeli Supreme Court justice denied a new hearing for former President Moshe Katsav to request a reduction in his seven-year prison sentence for a rape conviction.

    Supreme Court Justice Esther Hayut on Sunday denied the motion for a new hearing, meaning that the only possibility...

  • Democracy for Some - Not for All

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    February 14, 2012 | 4:26 pm

    Israel’s democracy had several significant victories this past week:

    First, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appointed as the next President of the Supreme Court Asher Dan Grunis, a jurist who respects an independent judiciary. There are those in Israel who do not.

    Second, the...

  • Opinion: Rebels with a cause

    By David Suissa

    February 8, 2012 | 3:31 pm

    “Leon Klinghoffer’s blood cries out from the depth of the ocean,” the 23-year-old law student told the Israeli Supreme Court in 1995. “We will not withdraw our complaint.”

    That student was Nitsana Darshan-Leitner, and she had filed a petition on behalf of the victims of...

  • Israel’s Supreme Court raps lack of outpost evacuations

    January 3, 2012 | 11:26 am

    Israel’s Supreme Court gave the government a week to report back on agreements reached on construction in outposts built on state land.

    Tuesday’s order came in response to the agreement struck between the state and the Ramat Gilad outpost in the northern West Bank. Under the...

  • Katsav says he’s a ‘wreck,’ proclaims innocence

    November 16, 2011 | 10:23 am

    Former Israeli President Moshe Katsav told an Israeli newspaper that he is a “wreck” but will not commit suicide.

    Days after his rape conviction was upheld by the Israeli Supreme Court, Katsav said in interview with Yediot Achronot published Wednesday, “I promise my family that I...

  • Israel’s Supreme Court to mull petition against Shalit prisoner swap

    October 16, 2011 | 5:35 pm

    Israel’s Supreme Court will consider petitions by terror victims’ families to cancel the Shalit prisoner swap deal.

    The court said Sunday it would hold a hearing before a three-justice panel at noon Monday to consider a petition filed by the Almagor Terror Victims Association...

  • Katsav appeals rape conviction

    May 2, 2011 | 10:34 am

    Former Israeli President Moshe Katsav has appealed his conviction on rape and sexual assault charges and requested a delay of his prison sentence.

    Katsav is scheduled to enter prison next week to serve a seven-year sentence.

    His appeal was filed Monday with the Israeli Supreme...

  • Your Letters

    March 14, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Joel Kotkin

    Joel Kotkin's article on Gray Davis ("The First Jewish Governor?" March 8) truly hit the mark. It underscores the point that a number of us in the Jewish community have been attempting to make -- "Not all Jews look alike ... and they don't have to think alike, either."...

  • The Israeli Supreme Court’s Conscience

    By Rabbi Harold M. Schulweis

    February 28, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    The conscience of the Jewish state has spoken through the recent landmark ruling of Israel's Supreme Court. It has taken an important step toward removing the pariah stigma from tens of thousands of Jews who converted to Judaism by the rabbinic authority of non-Orthodox rabbis, but...