Tag Archive for Israel Supreme Court

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.

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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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1-vote majority of Israel’s High Court upholds law used to exclude minorities


Opposing Judges claimed that the law allows hundreds of Yishuvim (small villages/communities/agricultural settlements) to discriminate against Arabs, ex-cons, homosexuals and/or even the disabled.



By a razor-thin majority, the High Court of Justice on Wednesday upheld a law that hundreds of small villages may be using to exclude Israeli Arabs, homosexuals, disabled people and members of other groups.

Israel’s High Court of Justice. Jan. 30, 2013 – Photo: Michal Fattal

In one of the most important housing discrimination cases in years, five justices voted to uphold the law, while four voted to strike down parts of it. Continue Reading »

Rachel Corrie Appeal Reaches Israel’s Supreme Court

Corrie’s parents accuse ‘the Israeli military of acting with impunity’ when daughter was crushed to death by an IDF bulldozer in 2003.

By AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff


Israel’s Supreme Court on Wednesday heard an appeal by the parents of a US activist who was crushed to death by an Israeli army bulldozer in 2003.

Rachel Corrie was accidentally killed by an Israeli army bulldozer in Gaza, as she stood in a spot where civilians were not allowed and she could not be seen by the driver, this at a time when Israel was acting in self-defense in an effort to curb terrorist activity in the area. Continue Reading »

Israel indicts Al-Qaida Palestinian for possession of biological weapons

West Bank Palestinian Samar al-Barak, intended on training others to use biological weapons, according to the charges in Israel’s military court.


A Palestinian has been indicted in a military court on suspicion of being an Al-Qaida activist who possessed biological weapons and planned to train other Palestinians in their use.

Fighters from an al-Qaida-linked Islamist group in Mali.

Fighters from an Al-Qaida-linked group in Mali. Israel is also a target. – Photo: AP

Samar al-Barak was indicted after spending more than three years in administrative detention without trial – a detention the state defended before the High Court of Justice on the grounds that it was essential for security reasons.

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Most Popular University Course of Jailed Palestinian Terrorists – Genocide

After evaluation of State released info in response to petition to return academic courses for jailed terrorists, MK Regev says: ‘terrorists should rot in jail.’

By Ari Yashar


In response to a petition to reinstate academic courses for jailed terrorists in Israeli prisons, the state released a document noting the most popular course among jailed terrorists in 2011 was “Genocide.”

Palestinian prisoners in an Israeli jail - Photo: Tal Cohen

Palestinian prisoners in an Israeli jail – Photo: Tal Cohen

Jailed terrorists were allowed to study at Israel’s Open University from prison until 2011, when the benefits were cancelled during negotiations to free Gilad Shalit, who was being held hostage by Hamas in Gaza. Continue Reading »

Israel’s Supreme Court rules: No such thing as an ‘Israeli people’


Petitioners seek “Israeli” ethnicity to be listed in government registry.

Israeli Supreme Court rules that “Israeli” describes citizenship, not nationality in an ethnic sense. The court claims there is insufficient evidence to suggest such a group exists.

By Edna Adato



Israeli nationality only refers to one’s citizenship, not ethnic identity, the Supreme Court’s Civilian Appeals Court ruled on Wednesday.

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German intelligence maintains concealment of Eichmann related materials

German Federal Court rules against intelligence services releasing classified Eichmann files that may reveal the post-war gov’t knew of his whereabouts and gave assistance to Israel’s Mossad in apprehending the Nazi official in Argentina.

By Ynet

A German court has prevented the publication of secret intelligence documents regarding the senior Nazi official Adolf Eichmann, the British paper The Daily Mail has reported.

Eichmann trial – Photo: Government Press Office

Assessments believe that the documents reveal that the West Germany’s intelligence knew of the Nazi officer’s post-war whereabouts, and had in the passed blocked the publication possibly fearing embarrassing senior German officials’ secret Nazi past

The Daily Mail reported that the German Federal Administrative Court rejected Thursday a request lodged by the German daily paper Bild to receive the Eichmann related files. Continue Reading »

Israel to Fund Reform and Conservative Rabbis in Groundbreaking Decision

New ruling represents a milestone victory for the Reform & Conservative movements, both which long have chafed at their second-class treatment by previous Israeli gov’ts.

By JTA Staff



Israel’s Ministry of Religious Services will, for the first time, allow non-Orthodox rabbis to serve in communal positions with state-funded salaries.

non-Orthodox Jewish Brit - Photo: IsraelandStuff/PP

non-Orthodox Jewish Brit – Photo: IsraelandStuff/PP

The announcement on Thursday of the intention to change current policy follows a petition to the Israeli Supreme Court filed in January by the Reform and Conservative movements arguing that it was discriminatory for the state to employ only Orthodox rabbis in state-funded positions.

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High Court demands gov’t explain tax exemption for only yeshiva students

High Court Justices order state to explain why only the yeshiva students are exempt from municipal tax where as students living in dormitories or other educational institutions are not exempt.

The head of the Hebrew University Student Union says the new regulation is discriminatory.

Edna Adato


High Court justices Elyakim Rubinstein, Yoram Danziger and Uri Shoham issued a decree on Thursday ordering the state to explain within the next four months why yeshiva students are exempt from paying municipal tax while students living in dormitories at other educational institutions are not.

According to a regulation implemented last year, yeshiva students are exempt from paying municipal tax, while students living in dormitories at other educational institutions are not.

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High Court overrules Rabbinical Court, man refusing divorce stays jailed

High Court blocks Rabbinate in unprecedented move, to allow wife’s civil damages suit against husband to be heard as he remains jailed.


In an unprecedented move, the High Court of Justice last week intervened in a case being heard by the Supreme Rabbinical Court and blocked the release of a husband who had been jailed for refusing to divorce his wife.

The High Court of Justice

The High Court of Justice – Photo by Michal Fattal


The rabbinical court − the top court of appeals in the state rabbinical court system − was chaired by Chief Rabbi Shlomo Amar and included Rabbi Tzion Boaron and Rabbi Eliezer Igra, a candidate for the post of chief rabbi. Continue Reading »

High Court: Binyamin region outpost of Migron must be cleared from 4th of September

Justices says certain structures can remain up to 3 more months, until the legality of the purchasers claims can be established.



Israel must evacuate the West Bank outpost of Migron by September 4, the High Court of Justice ruled on Wednesday.

The Migron outpost

A Jewish settler walks near temporary homes in the unauthorized Jewish outpost of Migron near the city of Ramallah – Photo: Reuters

In their ruling, the panel of justices, headed by Supreme Court President Asher Grunis and participated by Deputy President Miriam Naor and justice Edna Arbel, effectively rejects the petition by 17 Migron families to stay on the premises, arguing that they had purchased the land on which their homes were built in a legal manner. Continue Reading »