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Analysis and Discussion Concerning the Supreme Court of Israel

by Avinoam Sharon
December 21, 2020

On Tuesday, December 22, 2020, an eleven-judge panel of the Israeli Supreme Court will hear 15 petitions challenging the constitutionality of Basic Law: Israel - The Nation State of the Jewish People.

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by Avinoam Sharon
July 26, 2020

On Sunday, July 26,2020, a seven-judge panel of the Israeli Supreme Court will livestream its Further Hearing on its judgment in CA 7488/16 Zeligman v. Phoenix Insurance (May 31, 2018) in regard to deference to an agency's interpretation...

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by Avinoam Sharon
May 27, 2020

The various measures adopted by the Israeli Government to confront the Covid-19 pandemic brought a flurry of petitions before the Supreme Court. The petitions ranged from a request to declare a Jewish leap year in order to delay Passover, to...

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by Avinoam Sharon
May 03, 2020

On Thursday, April 30, 2020, Supreme Court President Esther Hayut decided that the hearings on the petitions in HCJ 2592/20 Movement for Quality Government v. Attorney General will be broadcast live on the Supreme Court’s website...

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by Avinoam Sharon
April 22, 2020

Due to the high rate of incidence of the coronavirus in the city of Bnei Brak, on April 2, 2020, the Israeli Government declared the city a “restricted zone” for a period of six days, effectively putting the entire city under quarantine. The...

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by Avinoam Sharon
April 20, 2020

The Supreme Court of Israel has begun an experimental trial of live broadcasts of hearings before the Court via the Internet. The project was instituted on the basis of the recommendations of the Public Committee for Examining the Opening of the...

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by Avinoam Sharon
April 06, 2020

Due to the need for hospital beds for the treatment of coronavirus patients, the Israeli Ministry of Health decided to transfer patients from under-utilized geriatric hospitals to other facilities, and adapt the evacuated hospitals for the...

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by Avinoam Sharon
March 31, 2020

Following the elections for the 23rd Knesset, the new Knesset was set to be sworn in on March 16, 2020. In anticipation of the swearing in, a majority of the Knesset requested that the acting Speaker of the Knesset, MK Yoel (Yuli)...

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by Avinoam Sharon
March 29, 2020

On March 20, 2020, we reported the High Court of Justice’s interim order of March 19, 2020, in the matter of the emergency regulations issued to permit the collection...

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by Avinoam Sharon
March 24, 2020

On Sunday, March 22, 2020, the Supreme Court addressed a petition to order the Chief Rabbinate to intercalate the Hebrew calendar. The Petitioner sought to delay Passover by thirty days due to the current corona virus emergency.

The Court...

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