Viewpoints
Analysis and Discussion Concerning the Supreme Court of Israel

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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by Ori Aronson
January 05, 2015

Dialogue is a favorite metaphor of constitutional designers and constitutional thinkers in the age of deliberative democracy. The idea that constitutional interpretation can take place through a communicative process – one in which...

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by Michael E. Herz and Suzanne Last Stone
December 24, 2014

In August 1958, Hebrew University of Jerusalem hosted an International Lawyers Convention.  At the conclusion of three days of proceedings, attended by many leading jurists and academics from around the world, the distinguished British judge Sir...

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by Melanie Goldberg
December 19, 2014

On December 14, the High Court of Justice rejected a petition by Gaza’s citizens to enter Israel in order to handle lawsuits against the State. The State Prosecutor...

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