Viewpoints
Analysis and Discussion Concerning the Supreme Court of Israel

by Orly Rachmilovitz
August 24, 2016

One of the unique functions of the Israeli Supreme Court is to conduct a “further hearing” – an additional round of adjudication of a case which is not considered an appeal but is usually held, at the Court’s permission, when all other possible...

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by Orly Rachmilovitz
March 16, 2016

In recent weeks, political and legal news in Israel have devoted a lot of attention to the appointment of Avichai Mendelblit as Attorney General (“AG”). Below is a summary of the Israeli Supreme Court’s decision in two petitions challenging the...

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by Orly Rachmilovitz
January 17, 2016

Over the past three months, the Israeli Supreme Court has been called upon in at least three cases to revisit the issue of military demolition of the homes of Palestinians who have committed (or are suspected of having committed) acts of terror...

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by Orly Rachmilovitz
August 18, 2015

Remarks at a Conference Marking the Retirement of President Grunis

Deputy President Emeritus Eliezer Rivlin

June 21, 2015

Translated by Orly Rachmilovitz...

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May 17, 2015

In a landmark decision handed down in April, Avneri v. The Knesset, HCJ 5239/11, the...

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May 07, 2015

Swearing-in Ceremony for President of the Supreme Court, Justice Miriam Naor, and Farewell to President of the Supreme Court, President Asher Grunis

The President’s Residence, January 15, 2015

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April 14, 2015

Swearing-in Ceremony for President of the Supreme Court, Justice Miriam Naor, and Farewell to President of the Supreme Court, President Asher Grunis

The President’s Residence, January 15, 2015

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by Yoav Dotan
March 24, 2015

          The recent retirement of President Asher Grunis would probably not be viewed by the legal community in Israel as the end of an era in the history of the Supreme Court. Justice Grunis has always been considered a sophisticated and...

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by Yoav Dotan
March 16, 2015

     One of the recent squabbles in Israeli politics was triggered by the Prime Minister’s decision to remove two of the judges on the panel that had been appointed to elect the winner of the prestigious Israel Prize for literature. Netanyahu...

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by Melanie Goldberg
February 27, 2015

On January 15th, Miriam Naor was officially appointed Israel’s 11th Supreme Court President, replacing Asher D...

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