The newest crisis emerging on Jerusalem’s Temple Mount has to do with the Islamic waqf’s objection to an Israeli observation post erected atop the Old City’s Golden Gate, to ensure Palestinian Muslims aren’t covertly violating an Israel High Court ruling that protects precious archaeological material.
By Nadav Shragai
In the summer of 2004, history was made on a small scale in the Supreme Court in Jerusalem when the High Court of Justice ruled in favor of a petition filed by a Jewish group to protect the Temple Mount antiquities. In one of the last cases Justice Jacob Turkel handled before retiring, the judge adopted the petition filed by the Committee for the Prevention of Destruction of Antiquities on the Temple Mount, forcing the government to take action that went against what was almost natural for it in those days – simply giving in to the Jerusalem Islamic Waqf, the body that oversees what takes place on the Mount. Continue Reading »
Israel’s High Court of Justice rules on filed petition from the parents of Lt. Hadar Goldin, who said it is “a moral imperative for the Israeli government to stop rewarding Hamas” with one sided return of the dead.
By Yair Altman and Nitzi Yakov
The High Court of Justice on Thursday granted a petition to stop the state from repatriating the body of a Palestinian killed in a security incident off the Gaza Strip’s coast in February.
The petition was filed by Simcha and Leah Goldin, whose son, Lt. Hadar Goldin of the Givati Brigade, was killed in Gaza during the 2014 conflict. Continue Reading »
Unlike “the racist legislation of the Palestinian Authority which imposes the death penalty in case of sale of land to Jews,” the state said, the law provides the Palestinian landowners with their only option, to receive generous renumeration for their property.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF, YONAH JEREMY BOB
The Settlements Regulation Law which seizes private Palestinian property meets both Israeli and international legal standards, the state said on Monday evening.
It presented a lengthy brief on the legislation to the High Court of Justice. In a rare move the brief was penned by an outside consultant attorney Harel Arnon.
Israel’s High Court of Justice, with Knesset in background, Jerusalem – Photo: ISRAELTOURISM/Wikimedia
Attorney General Avihai Mandelblit has sided with the petition to the HCJ by a consortium of 13 non-governmental groups against the legislation. Continue Reading »
High Court of Justice rules state should have wide discretion to decide whether demolition orders issued against illegally built European Union-financed structures east of Jerusalem should be executed or not.
By Yair Altman
Israeli authorities should not be forced to implement demolition orders that were issued for European Union-built structures east of Jerusalem, the High Court of Justice said on Monday.
Construction along Highway 1 has been contested by local Jewish communities – Photo: Courtesy of the Regavim organization
The Kfar Adumim community and the Regavim movement had asked the court to order the implementation of the demolition orders for more than a dozen structures in Kfar Adumim’s municipal boundaries, claiming that the state was shirking its duty to enforce the law. Continue Reading »
Israel’s High Court rejected petitions against the demolitions of the homes of two Palestinian terrorists who carried out random, unprovoked, yet brutal murders of Israelis in Jerusalem.
By Shlomo Pitrikovski
The High Court on Tuesday evening rejected petitions by the families of two terrorists who carried out attacks in Jerusalem and which the IDF had issued demolition orders for their homes.
The two terrorists in question are Bahaa Alian, who carried out a terror attack on a bus in Jerusalem’s Armon Hanatziv neighborhood on October 13, and Alaa Abu Jamal, the terrorist who carried out a stabbing and car attack on Malchei Yisrael Street the same day. Continue Reading »
Charged for demolition & removal: EU financed modular structures with cement floors, constructed within the Kfar Adumim municipal boundaries, that were built without license or permits in 2015 for Palestinian Beduin on state land.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF
Settlers on Monday asked the High Court of Justice to order the demolition of 15 Palestinian homes in Area C of the West Bank, which they say are illegal and funded by the European Union.
The modular structures with cement floors located within the boundaries of the Kfar Adumim settlement were built in 2015 and house Palestinian Beduin.
Palestinian prisoner Allan ends his 65 day hunger strike after Israel’s High Court of Justice freed him from administrative detention because of deteriorating medical condition.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB
Palestinian prisoner Muhammad Allan ended his 65-day hunger strike Wednesday after the High Court of Justice freed him from his administrative detention due to his deteriorating medical condition, his lawyer said.
A handout supporting a Palestinian hunger striker. – Photo: Courtesy
“The story is over, administrative detention is canceled and therefore there is no strike,” Jameel Khatib told Reuters.
The High Court of Justice late Wednesday night made the decision after the revelation Wednesday afternoon that his brain had been damaged. Continue Reading »
High Court justices rule that protecting Israel’s well-being surpasses the right to boycott & does not contravene free speech
• The law, passed some 4 years ago, now makes the call for a boycott of Israel a civil offense.
The Knesset did not trample constitutional rights when it legislated a bill aimed at punishing those who call for a boycott of Israel, the High Court of Justice said on Wednesday.
The High Court of Justice largely upheld the anti-boycott law on Wednesday – Photo: Lior Mizrahi
An extended panel of nine justices said the law, known as the Law for the Prevention of Boycotts Targeting Israel, passed constitutional muster, noting that the state has the right to defend itself against those who want to forcefully undermine its very foundation. Continue Reading »
After many years before Israel’s High Court of Justice, the current civil rights case was dismissed, but allows future petitions if necessary.
The High Court of Justice on Wednesday carved out a middle ground in one of the most important recent cases to be decided on the issue of racial profiling, with the particular case relating to security at Ben-Gurion Airport.
Entry into security check at Israel’s Ben Gurion Int’l Airport – Photo: REUTERS
On one hand the court dismissed the petition which had an ultimate goal of complete elimination of racial profiling and partially accepted the state’s argument that it could not completely change without heavily burdening all travelers, a change which would have been disproportionate. Continue Reading »