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Hail the Chief Justice: Israelis Prove they Still Have a Sense of Humor

The court's security guards—not nearly as able in the humor dept.—reported the artistic offense to police which launched an investigation that includes forensics officers.

Netanyahu’s Promise to Rebuild Amona Complicated by Arab, NGO Petition

The petitioners' argument is based not on a claim to the land in question, but on the hypothetical suggestion that the new community which borders enclaves of private Arab land would prevent the owners from using their lands.

High Court Rejects NGOs Suit to Ban Deportation of Illegals

The ruling stated that "the consent of the foreigners to their removal is not required for the deportation to be lawful, and it is also possible to deport them against their will.

Israeli Karaites Join Reform, Conservative, in Demanding Share of Heritage Channel

Channel 20 CEO Sachi Franz issued a statement expressing his frustration at the "absurd" situation in which a ratings-based, commercial channel is expected to offer screen time to every Tom, Dick and Shlomo who represent insignificant Jewish movements.

Ahead of Decisive High Court Debate, Non-Orthodox Movements Demand Share in Running Western Wall

The members of the Conservative, Reform, Women of the Wall, and other non-Orthodox groups tell the high court that, as is always the case in real estate, they can no longer accept the devaluation of their share in the ancient relic on account of reduced exposure to street traffic, or, you guessed it: location, location, location.

Court Sends 5 Relatives to Prison for Failing to Stop Neveh Tzuf Murderer

The five indictments were filed after the Military Advocate General's Office had determined that they had read Al-Abed's Facebook post a few hours before the attack.

Court Stops Demolition of 100-Year-Old Boro Park Synagogue, Chevra Anshei Lubavich

The sellers claim the building is dilapidated; the congregants vehemently deny the charge, saying it's not true.

Israel Cancels Contract with Rightwing Think Tank on Illegal Migration over Technicality

Although the lawsuit focused on irregularities in contracting with an independent agency, its purpose was to prevent a study showing an improvement in the human rights situation in Eritrea, in preparation for the deportation of illegal migrants.

Prosecutors Charge Sheikh Raed Salah With Incitement to Terror

Raed Salah is the leader of the outlawed Northern Branch of the Islamic Movement in Israel.

Court to Decide if Confessions Extracted by Torture Admissible in Duma Arson-Murder Case

Amiran Ben-Uliel's lawyer says his client's confession was extracted through torture and is inadmissible as a result.

High Court Blocks IEC From Disconnecting PA’s Electricity Despite Massive Debt

The Palestinian Authority's accumulated unpaid bills have risen to over 2.2 billion shekels.

19 Israelis to Lose Citizenship Over ISIS Membership

The Knesset has passed a bill allowing revocation of citizenship of any Israeli found to be a member of a foreign terrorist organization.

Government to High Court: New Regulation Act Saves 3,500 Homes, Meets International Law Criteria

The government's response was submitted by attorney Harel Arnon, after Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit had refused to represent the government in this case.

Sheikh Ra’ed Salah’s Remand Extended Till Thursday

Salah was arrested last week in connection with a sermon he delivered that police say constituted incitement.

Rightwing NGO Petitions High Court to Demolish Illegal Road to New Arab City

The high court has to either demolish the road paved on illegally obtained land – or risk having to approve thousands of disputed Jewish-owned homes.

High Court Sides with Illegal Bedouin Settlers Cutting Off Ma’aleh Adumim from Jerusalem

The judges – Esther Hayut, Uzi Fogelman and Daphne Barak-Erez – favored the Bedouin cause and ordered the Civil Administration to show up in court by September 3 to respond to the claims of contempt.

Rabbinic Court Revokes Conversion of Jews for Jesus’ Daughter

The Netanya court discovered that the plaintiff's father was involved in establishing a group called Netzari (Hebrew for Christian), which he currently leads.

US Court Deports PLFP Jerusalem Supermarket Terrorist for Lying on her Applications

US District Judge Gershwin A. Drain ruled that Odeh be deported to her home country of Jordan and will be barred for life from re-entering the US.

High Court Suspends ‘Regulation Act’ Designed to Spare Jewish Homes from Demolition

Some have argued that Mandelblit just established a dangerous precedent in Israel's mishmash of the branches of government, whereby the Knesset would have to await the court's approval for its legislation, as would the government depend on the court's not to execute new laws.

Black Jewish Banker Suing Goldman Sachs for Discrimination

Goldman Sachs is facing a proposed class action suit in the same court in Manhattan over its alleged discrimination against women in pay and promotions.

Shin Bet Testimony Frees Jewish Administrative Detainee

“Tzuri” contradicted himself on evidence that had been used to authorize the administrative detention.

High Court Rules Woman Can Serve as Director-General of State Rabbinic Courts

"It would have been great if this issue had been resolved amicably between the sides rather than by the court."

IDF Concerned: Combat Recruitment Motivation Down for 3rd Straight Draft

The last time IDF combat recruitment was this low was recorded immediately after the 2006 Second Lebanon War.The trend was eventually corrected in 2010, when demand for combat service surged to an 80% peak. But it has since been declining consistently.

Extremist Israeli Arab Cleric Remanded for Incitement

"We believe that his sermons led to terror attacks as well as attempted attacks after the Temple Mount murders," the Police told teh court.

Three Arab Jerusalemites Indicted for Security Offenses

Prosecutors have asked the court to extend the remand for all three suspects.

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