Omar Shakir, the Human Rights Watch (HRW) director for Israel and the Palestinian territories fails in his attempt before the Israeli Supreme Court to force Israel’s government to allow him to remain in Israel even after his entry visa expires.
By i24NEWS, AFP
Israel’s supreme court on Tuesday upheld a government decision to expel Omar Shakir, the Human Rights Watch (HRW) director for Israel and the Palestinian territories.
After about a year of orders and court proceedings, it is now up to the government whether to follow through and deport Shakir, a US citizen, who brands the move a bid by Israel to silence and delegitimize critics of its treatment of the Palestinians. Continue Reading »
Totally ignoring a closure order issued by the Jerusalem Magistrates Court, four Palestinians were detained when transporting room dividers as they continued to carry out illegal construction under the Islamic Waqf’s direction, creating a new mosque at the Golden Gate, the fifth on the Temple Mount, Judaism’s holiest site.
By Arutz Sheva Staff
On Sunday night, four suspects were detained at the Temple Mount’s Golden Gate after police officers spotted four men transporting room dividers, intended for installation in the ancient structure recently transformed into the Temple Mount’s newest mosque.
This past March, Regavim, a non-government organization dedicated to the preservation of Israel’s resources and sovereignty through equal and universal law enforcement, petitioned the Supreme Court against the Waqf’s illegal activity at the Temple Mount’s oldest structure. Continue Reading »
Ending a 14 yr-long battle, Israel’s Supreme Court has ruled that the Greek Orthodox Church must honor its 99 year lease of 3 prime Old City properties in Jerusalem it signed with an Israeli Jewish Organization.
By David Lazarus
Israel’s Supreme Court has ruled that the Greek Orthodox Church must honor the lease of its properties to Ateret Cohanim, an Israeli Jewish organization committed to creating a Jewish majority in Jerusalem’s Old City.
Outside the Jaffa Gate entrance to the Old City of Jerusalem – Photo: IsraelandStuff/PP
The prime church properties inside the popular Jaffa Gate entrance to the Old City were leased for 99 years in 2004 to Ateret Cohanim, also known as the Crown of Jerusalem
The Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem, which owns the properties, fought the decision in court claiming that their finance director at the time was bribed by the Israelis into making the lease transaction. Continue Reading »
Report: According to documents signed by B’Tselem & the Dutch government, the far left-wing NGO B’Tselem received no less than 176,000 euros (roughly 200,000 USD) directly from the Dutch gov’t to produce a report that would include criticism of Israel’s Supreme Court decisions.
By Arutz Sheva Staff
Last week, the left-wing B’Tselem organization published a report which challenged rulings made by the Israeli Supreme Court and Israel’s Construction and Housing Ministry in Judea and Samaria, and even sought to undermine the legitimacy of the Supreme Court.
The report, Israel Hayom revealed in an expose Monday morning, was funded by the Dutch government. Continue Reading »
The British government and EU are illegally paving a Palestinian planned road through an IDF Training Ground where a handful of Bedouin families had set up an encampment of tents and temporary structures, in yet another attempt to create a swath of territory under Arab control, on Israeli state land.
By Mordechai Sones
The UK and the EU recently began paving a road on land in IDF Firing Zone 917 in the southern Hevron Hills, despite recent Israeli government claims it is enforcing the law there.
In recent weeks, illegal roadworks have been conducted in the heart of an IDF training area. Continue Reading »
After Israel’s Supreme Court nixed the deportation of pro-BDS student Alqasem, Hebrew University of Jerusalem students hung posters just ahead of her arrival, saying, “We don’t want you here!”
By Arutz Sheva Staff
Dozens of anti-BDS anti-terror posters directed at master’s degree candidate Lara Alqasem were hung and distributed today, Sunday, on Hebrew University’s Mount Scopus campus ahead of Alqasem’s arrival.
Poster at Hebrew Uuniversity – Im Tirtzu
The Supreme Court ruled Thursday evening against the state’s position that Alqasem is prohibited from entering the country under Israel’s anti-BDS law, which bars non-citizen supporters of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement from visiting Israel. Continue Reading »
A spokeswoman for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights requested that Israel not raze the unsafe Bedouin roadside encampment, which Israel’s Supreme Court ruled was illegally built and posed a security threat.
– Far-left group J Street, signed a petition stating any demolition would ‘strike a major blow to prospects for a two-state solution.’
By the Associated Press
The UN’s main human rights body expressed concern on Tuesday over Israel’s expected demolition of a Bedouin hamlet in the West Bank, the structures of which Israel says were illegally built and pose a threat to security due to their proximity to a highway. Continue Reading »
Israel’s Supreme Court rejected Facebook’s request to dismiss lawsuit filed in Israel and determined that the stipulations in the user-license-agreement should be annulled, allowing lawsuits to be filed in Israel.
By Arutz Sheva Staff
The Supreme Court ruled that Israeli claims filed against Facebook will be heard in Israeli courts, even though the user-license-agreement to join the site says suits can only be filed in a California court.
The court accepted the position of the Attorney General, according to which giving multinational corporations the ability to determine jurisdiction in cases involving customers represented a major imbalance of power, even if the user-agreement states that it must be so. Continue Reading »
The EU has spent hundreds of millions of taxpayers’ money to erect makeshift sheds in defiance of Israeli building & zoning laws, proudly displaying the EU flags constructed on public lands. Such actions are clearly illegal according to local laws & European laws, and despite European gov’ts efforts to halt their demolition, the supreme court now approves the razing of the illegal Bedouin village east of Jerusalem.
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By AFP, Arutz Sheva Staff
Israel’s supreme court ruled Thursday in favor of demolishing an illegally-built Bedouin village east of Jerusalem, despite a campaign by European governments to save it. Continue Reading »
Abbas’ PA government decries holding the bodies of the 5 dead terrorists is part Israel’s collective punishment policy “against the Palestinian people and the families of the shaheedim [Muslim martyrs]” and a “violation of all international humanitarian and moral laws.”
By Mordechai Sones
The Palestinian Authority blasted Israel after the Knesset gave preliminary approval to a bill which would allow the IDF and Israel Police to hold the remains of Arab terrorists indefinitely, circumventing a Supreme Court ruling.
The bill was submitted by MK Bezalel Smotrich (Jewish Home), and is similar to a proposal by MK Anat Berko (Likud). Continue Reading »
The Israeli government announced on Monday that the IDF and border security are to ban all Hamas leaders & family members from entering Israel for any kind of ‘humanitarian’ visit, including medical treatment in Israeli medical facilities.
By David Rosenberg
The Israeli government announced Monday that it would no longer permit members of the Hamas terrorist group or their immediate family members in Gaza to enter Israel with entry permits issued out of humanitarian concerns, including to seek medical treatment in Israeli hospitals, as opposed to medical facilities in the Gaza Strip.
The announcement was made Monday after the government acknowledged to the Supreme Court that it had hitherto not fully implemented a security cabinet decision which included sanctions targeting Hamas leadership. Continue Reading »
At the farewell ceremony of the Jewish State’s first Arab citizen appointed to the Supreme Court, Israel’s Supreme Court President Miriam Naor said, ‘Joubran is the Israeli embodiment at its best.’
By Tova Tzimuki and Telem Yahav
Supreme Court Justice and Vice President Salim Joubran retired Thursday from his post at the mandatory judicial retirement age of 70.
Israel’s Supreme Court Justice, Salim Joubran – Photo: רדיומן/Wikimedia
Joubran received a dignified farewell ceremony after he dealt with his last day in the Supreme Court on the issue of allowing same-sex couples to adopt—a right still reserved for heterosexual couples only. Continue Reading »
Israel’s Supreme Court rips at Netanyahu’s government for its failure to implement the court’s decision to create a separated prayer space for Judaism’s Reform Movement at the Kotel Plaza.
By Arutz Sheva Staff
The Supreme Court slammed the government over delays in the implementation of the Kotel (Western Wall) plan, despite a pledge by the government to create a mixed gender prayer space for the Reform and Conservative movements at the holy site.
The comments were made in the context of a hearing that was held this morning (Monday), following an appeal by eight non-Orthodox organizations against the Prime Minister, the Western Wall Heritage Foundation, and the Rabbi of the Kotel, Rabbi Shmuel Rabinovitch. Continue Reading »
Israeli NGO condemns foreign criticism of court ordered demolition of illegally constructed Arab buildings, and calls on Defense Minister Liberman to ignore ‘idle threats’.
By Ido Ben Porat
Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman (Yisrael Beytenu) is expected to submit the ministry’s formal response in the Supreme Court to an appeal by the left-wing NGO ‘Rabbis for Human Rights’, which is demanding demolition orders for an illegal Arab outpost be shelved.
Illegal Arab settlement – Photo: Regavim
A number of buildings in the illegal outpost, which was constructed near the Jewish community of Sussiya near Hevron, are slated for destruction.
On Wednesday it was reported that senior US officials have been exerting heavy pressure on the Israeli government not to enforce the demolition orders. Continue Reading »
Israeli NGO Regavim files appeal with Supreme Court against Defense Minister Liberman & Civil Administration for not enforcing law on illegal Bedouin camp.
By Reut Hada
The organization Regavim has filed a Supreme Court appeal against Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman (Yisrael Beytenu) and the Civil Administration, claiming that they did not do their duty in enforcing the law against an illegal Palestinian outpost near Jerusalem.
The illegal Palestinian outpost – Photo: Regavim
The site, which was built with European Union money in 2015, is located near the village of Hizme, north of Jerusalem.
This is not the first time Regavim has turned to the Supreme Court over illegal EU-funded construction, though the current appeal notes that the buildings are located on private Arab land. Continue Reading »