Tag Archive for Israel Supreme Court

UK & EU build illegal PA road through IDF training ground

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 »

Hebrew U students welcome Lara Alqasem with “Have you no shame?” posters

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 »

UN interferes with court demolition ruling of illegal Bedouin encampment 

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: Facebook can be sued in Israel

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 »

Israel’s supreme court rules squatters’ village near J’lem to be demolished

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 »

PA demands bodies of 5 Hamas terrorists recovered from terror tunnel be returned

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 »

Finally! Gov’t bars privileged Hamas families from ‘humanitarian visits’ to Israel

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 »

Israel’s first Arab Supreme Court Justice, Salim Joubran, retires


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 »

Israeli Supreme Court angry that gov’t ignored court’s Western Wall decision


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 »

US threatens ‘harsh response’ if Israel demolishes illegal Arab structures


view videoIsraeli 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 »

Regavim appeals to Supreme Court on illegal Palestinian settlements

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 »

Israel’s MK Lieberman initiates offensive to remove Haneen Zoabi from Knesset


MK Lieberman’s proposal seeks to restrain the Supreme Court from interfering in the Knesset’s Central Elections Committee decisions to ban a candidate, or a political party, from participating in Israel’s elections for parliament.

By Attila Somfalvi


Yisrael Beytenu leader Avigdor Lieberman launched a campaign on Wednesday morning calling to remove Joint Arab List MK Haneen Zoabi from the Knesset.

Lieberman holding a sign calling to ‘Kick Haneen Zoabi from the Knesset – for good!’

“Together, we will kick out terror supporters from the Knesset,” Lieberman said in a Facebook post.

In a video posted on his official Facebook page, the Yisrael Beytenu leader calls on the Israeli public to pressure MKs to support his new bill proposal that seeks to remove both Zoabi and her party Balad, currently a part of the Joint Arab List, from the Knesset. Continue Reading »

Israel Supreme Court Rejects Family’s Claim of Daughter Rachel Corrie’s Wrongful Death

After 12 years of continual court cases, Supreme Court rejects family’s claim for wrongful death.
Having been warned over & over, activist illegally entered ‘closed military area’ and then ignored warnings to stop her advancement in front of operating bulldozer.

Israel’s Supreme Court Ruling: Terrorist working to destroy Israel cannot sue State


Lebanese terrorist, Mustafa Dirani, who was kidnapped by Israel & claims to have been tortured by interrogators, cannot have access to Israel’s legal institutions after “acting against the state and working to destroy it .”

By i24news


Israel’s Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that Lebanese terrorist Mustafa Dirani, who claims he was tortured in an Israeli prison, has no right to sue Israel.

Mustafa Dirani (C) in 2004 – Photo: AFP

The expanded panel of seven justice narrowly overturned its earlier 2011 ruling which had allowed the $1.5 million suit to go forward.

Diranu was the head of security of the Amal movement in Lebanon, which is associated with Syria.

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CIA Based Israeli Court Decisions to Justify U.S. Torture Practices


CIA report says Israeli Supreme Court decision allows torture on terrorist prisoners for imminent, ‘ticking bomb’ scenarios, citing an ‘Israeli example’ that ‘torture was necessary to prevent imminent harm where there is no other available means’ [in preventing mass-murder].

By Linda Gradstein of The Media Line


The newly-released report by the US Senate Intelligence Committee on the CIA’s use of torture says that CIA lawyers used Israel as a justification for building a legal case for torture of Al-Qa’ida suspects after the 9/11 attacks.

Photo: Shutterstock

Illustrative Photo: Shutterstock

Most of the 6000 page-report remains classified. But according to the 528 pages that were released, in November 2001 CIA officers said they wanted legal justification for the interrogation methods they had begun using.

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