Israel’s High Court deadline on decision – Tel Aviv must either enforce or repeal local Sabbath closure laws.
Decision looms, but so does local elections.
Tel Aviv seems to be in no rush to begin strictly enforcing its own Sabbath closure regulations, and will likely ask for an extension on imposing the bylaw on businesses in the city that remain open between sunset Friday and sunset Saturday.
The AM:PM chain of convenience stores in Tel Aviv will have to close on Shabbat following Supreme Court ruling. – Photo: Ofer Vaknin
On June 25, in response to a petition by seven Tel Aviv grocers, the High Court of Justice ordered the municipality to decide between fully enforcing the rule or rescinding it. Continue Reading »
Yesh Gvul contends IDF’s use of phosphorous shells in 2009 Gaza op was ‘illegal & immoral’
IDF answers petition to High Court saying will use incendiary munitions in urban areas only in ‘extreme cases.’
By Aviel Magnezi
The IDF will refrain from using white phosphorous shells in populated areas, the State informed the High Court of Justice on Monday in response to a petition filed by human rights groups asking to ban the incendiary munitions.
White Phosphorus (WP) – YouYube screenshot
However, the army said it would continue to use the shells in two exceptional cases, which were specified to the court behind closed doors. Continue Reading »
Ethiopian groups turn to High Court seeking reparation for family members who died en route to Israel.
Groups point to State negligence during aliyah operation as leading to ‘tragedy’.
The State initiated the aliyah of Ethiopian Jews, and hence it must compensate families whose loved one’s perished along the way, claim representatives of the Ethiopian community who filed a like minded High Court petition Thursday.
Protest demanding aliyah of remaining Ethiopians – Photo: Megi Eylon
According to the petition, the aliyah of Ethiopian Jews in the beginning of the 80’s, was undertaken under the auspices of the State of Israel and it is responsible for its sloppy execution. Continue Reading »