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Government considering replacing AG for draft case

Cabinet ministers say that they will not use the Attorney General as legal counsel in the Supreme Court if she does not change her opinion on the haredi Draft Law.

Government considering replacing AG for draft case

Explain: Why not enlist yeshiva students?

Supreme Court justices demand State explain why yeshiva students should not enlist, freezes reduction of military service for haredim.

Explain: Why not enlist yeshiva students?

Appeal against Min. Ben Gvir appointment rejected

Supreme Court rejects appeal against the appointment of Ben Gvir as Minister of National Security, ruling that it has no jurisdiction for intervention.

Appeal against Min. Ben Gvir appointment rejected

Appeal filed against closed zone at border crossings

Protesters have filed an appeal with the Supreme Court of Israel against the use of closed military zone orders to prevent protests against transferred to Gaza.

Appeal filed against closed zone at border crossings

Caricature of former Supreme Court President sparks storm online

A drawing of former Supreme Court President Esther Hayut stabbing an IDF soldier in the back has drawn mass controversy online.

Caricature of former Supreme Court President sparks storm online

Politicians in Robes

The justices are essentially politicians in robes, unelected, claiming to be preserving democracy while evidently mocking it. Op-ed.

Politicians in Robes

Supreme Court delays implementation of Incapacitation Law

2 days after declaring its power to strike down Basic Laws, Supreme Court orders law protecting PM from orders to step down until next term.

Supreme Court delays implementation of Incapacitation Law

Judges should take off robes and report to the battlefront

In the wake of the Supreme Court's decision, we must remember that Israel's national unity is all that matters. Op-ed.

Judges should take off robes and report to the battlefront

MK Woldiger: Now is not the time for such HIgh Court decisions’

MK Woldiger criticizes the Supreme Court decision, "we will win the war, bring all hostages home, then will be the time to deal with this"

MK Woldiger: Now is not the time for such HIgh Court decisions’

Soldiers in Gaza keep telling me ‘please keep the unity'

Fmr. Justice Minister responds to latest judicial controversy: "We should'nt be dealing with this right now, we need to fight the Hamas"

Soldiers in Gaza keep telling me ‘please keep the unity'

'No one authorized you, your ruling is not legal'

'No one chose the judges, no one authorized them to cancel regular laws or the country's Basic Laws,' Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu says.

'No one authorized you, your ruling is not legal'

Supreme Court ruling on reasonability standard sparks firestorm

The ruling by the Supreme Court to block the reasonability standard reform has brought reactions from across Israel's political spectrum.

Supreme Court ruling on reasonability standard sparks firestorm

'Unfortunate Supreme Court chose this moment to sow division'

Think tank says 'in 1 of the most unfortunate actions in the Court’s history, it has rushed a divisive decision, in the midst of a war.'

'Unfortunate Supreme Court chose this moment to sow division'

Standing up for national unity and national survival

The outgoing Supreme Court President, like her dwindling camp of post-Zionist elitists, are most concerned with keeping their power.Op-ed.

Standing up for national unity and national survival

Supreme Court strikes down Reasonableness Standard law

Israel's Supreme Court makes historic move of striking down a quasi-constitutional law while Israel is at war with Hamas.

Supreme Court strikes down Reasonableness Standard law

Supreme Court to speed up ruling publication after leak to press

In light of a reported ruling on the Reasonableness Standard, the Supreme Court has decided to advance publication of the formal ruling.

Supreme Court to speed up ruling publication after leak to press

Supreme Court mustn't issue controversial ruling during wartime

Justice Min. Levin blasts Supreme Court for ruling on judicial reform: 'Act responsibly during wartime, don't create deep rift in nation.'

Supreme Court mustn't issue controversial ruling during wartime

Otzma Yehudit MK: Supreme Court is calling for civil war

MK Almog Cohen warns against the Supreme Court ruling on the reasonability standard during wartime.

Otzma Yehudit MK: Supreme Court is calling for civil war

Supreme Court to rule on 'Reasonableness' Basic Law soon

Amit Segal reports Supreme Court to take unprecedented step of striking down a Basic Law while Israel is at war.

Supreme Court to rule on 'Reasonableness' Basic Law soon

Home of terrorist who killed father and son demolished

The home of the terrorist who killed a father and son together in Huwara has been demolished following a Supreme Court appeal.

Home of terrorist who killed father and son demolished

Israel didn't start this war, but Israel must finish it

Despite the grief, despite the ongoing war, there are things that must be said, so that they may make a permanent impression.Opinion.

Israel didn't start this war, but Israel must finish it

Hayut cancels retirement ceremony at President's Residence

Chief Justice decides retirement ceremony will not take place due to Levin's refusal to convene Judicial Selection Committee.

Hayut cancels retirement ceremony at President's Residence

'Yitzhak Amit won't be the next Supreme Court President'

MK Hanoch Milwidsky says a way will be found to prevent Judge Amit from becoming the next President of the Supreme Court.

'Yitzhak Amit won't be the next Supreme Court President'

'If I had the power to fire the A-G, I'd do it immediately'

Minister Levin says Attorney General Baharav-Miara's positions are too extreme even for the Supreme Court.

'If I had the power to fire the A-G, I'd do it immediately'

Netanyahu's attorney spars with Supreme Court justices

11 Supreme Court justices are hearing petitions against amendments to the Incapacitation Law.

Netanyahu's attorney spars with Supreme Court justices

Supreme Court does not need to interfere in everything

Former Justice Minister warns: 'This is a Basic Law - the Supreme Court does not have a source giving it the authority to intervene.'

Supreme Court does not need to interfere in everything

'Court's decision will overturn election results'

Yariv Levin says that those petitioning Incapacitation Law are looking to depose PM Netanyahu because they couldn't win the elections.

'Court's decision will overturn election results'

Supreme Court holds hearing on invalidation of Basic Law

Government threatens: Court interference in legislation may lead to re-legislation with different wording, in order to bypass court.

Supreme Court holds hearing on invalidation of Basic Law

'The Supreme Court has no authority to remove a Prime Minister'

Prime Minister Netanyahu's attorney accuses the Supreme Court of trying to have Netanyahu removed from power illegally.

'The Supreme Court has no authority to remove a Prime Minister'

Is torture ‘Reasonable’ in the eyes of Israel’s Supreme Court?

Can Israelis trust a Court that permits torturing civilians to extract confessions to rule on what is considered 'reasonable'? Op-ed.

Is torture ‘Reasonable’ in the eyes of Israel’s Supreme Court?

Complaint against ambassador who attended Sup. Court hearing

Israel has lodged a formal protest against the German ambassador's decision to attend the hearing on the reasonability standard.

Complaint against ambassador who attended Sup. Court hearing

Overriding the Supreme Court the smart and democratic way

It is better for the coalition to focus on the override clause than changing the composition of the committee for selecting judges. Op-Ed

Overriding the Supreme Court the smart and democratic way

'If there is a way to reach agreements - I will be there'

National Unity chairman comments on Supreme Court hearing on the petitions against the reduction of the reasonableness standard.

'If there is a way to reach agreements - I will be there'

'Striking down Basic Laws crosses a red line'

Party warns justices striking down Reasonableness Standard law would 'remove sovereignty from the people.

'Striking down Basic Laws crosses a red line'

Justice Sohlberg blasts fellow Supreme Court justices

Supreme Court Justice Noam Sohlberg criticizes colleagues, urges them to 'be faithful to history.'

Justice Sohlberg blasts fellow Supreme Court justices

Watch: MK lashes out at judges from court gallery

Likud MK Tally Gotliv interrupted the hearing on the reasonableness standard and was rebuked by the Supreme Court president.

Watch: MK lashes out at judges from court gallery

Legal expert estimates: Supreme Court will invalidate Basic Law

Prof. Barak Medina estimates Supreme Court will invalidate amendment to reasonableness standard - but it won't change things significantly.

Legal expert estimates: Supreme Court will invalidate Basic Law

'Even discussing this is a failure of the system'

Justice Amit asked that MK Rothman end his remarks in court after Rothman directed severe criticism at the judges.

'Even discussing this is a failure of the system'

Hearing on reduction of the reasonablity standard begins

All 15 Supreme Court judges will rule on the reduction of the reasonability standard. The ruling is not expected to be published today.

Hearing on reduction of the reasonablity standard begins

Full Supreme Court to hear petition on reasonableness standard

All fifteen members of Israel's Supreme Court will hear petitions for and against the reasonableness standard law.

Full Supreme Court to hear petition on reasonableness standard

Activists bring a quarter ton of bananas to the Supreme Court

Im Tirtzu activists bring dozens of crates of bananas to the Supreme Court. 'A hearing that will be remembered as a disgrace for eternity.'

Activists bring a quarter ton of bananas to the Supreme Court

Thousands protest in front of Supreme Court ahead of key hearing

The Supreme Court is expected to rule tomorrow whether or not it has the authority to disqualify the reasonability standard law.

Thousands protest in front of Supreme Court ahead of key hearing

The ticking time bomb set by Israel's Supreme Court

Guess who overturned every government law to solve Israel's illegal African migrant problem? Op-ed.

The ticking time bomb set by Israel's Supreme Court

Mass demonstration planned ahead of Supreme Court hearing

Supporters of the reform are expected to hold a rally in front of the Supreme Court calling for the court not to rule on Basic Laws.

Mass demonstration planned ahead of Supreme Court hearing

'Concern of bias and harm to appearance of justice'

Constitution Cmte. chair appeals after Supreme Court's top justice refuses to disqualify herself from discussion on reasonableness standard.

'Concern of bias and harm to appearance of justice'

Supreme Court rules that President is not biased

The Supreme Court has ruled that Supreme Court president Esther Hayut will not be disqualified from ruling on the reasonability standard.

Supreme Court rules that President is not biased

Dozens of Rabbis call to join protest at Supreme Court

A joint letter says that 'every one of us must say that the Supreme Court cannot rule on Basic Laws."

Dozens of Rabbis call to join protest at Supreme Court

'I will respect any ruling of a court bound by the law'

MK Simcha Rothman caused uproar by insinuating he would not accept the Supreme Court's ruling to reverse the reasonability standard law.

'I will respect any ruling of a court bound by the law'

'Judge who violates the law should sit in prison'

'Is the court subject to the law, or can it do what it pleases?' queries Heritage Min. Amichai Eliyahu.

'Judge who violates the law should sit in prison'

Disqualify Hayut from hearing Reasonableness Law petitions

Knesset Constitution Committee chairman writes that Supreme Court president's anti-judicial reform speech proves her bias in case.

Disqualify Hayut from hearing Reasonableness Law petitions

New law could reduce powers of Supreme Court president

The coalition is considering a new law that would remove one of the most significant powers of the Supreme Court president.

New law could reduce powers of Supreme Court president

A-G tells court to strike down Basic Law on Reasonableness

Attorney General Gali Baharav-Miara says harm caused by Reasonableness Standard bill justifies overruling a Basic Law.

A-G tells court to strike down Basic Law on Reasonableness

'There are 15 dictators in the Supreme Court'

Likud Minister blasts Supreme Court following clashes between Eritrean rioters in southern Tel Aviv.

'There are 15 dictators in the Supreme Court'

Former ISA director appeals against Pegasus investigation

The lawsuit alleges that the committee creates 'a conflict of interest and is contrary to the advice of security forces'.

Former ISA director appeals against Pegasus investigation

Kiryat Arba residents demand mixed-gender swimming at local pool

Despite a court order requiring family swimming to be permitted, the pool operators still refuse to allow it.

Kiryat Arba residents demand mixed-gender swimming at local pool

Tape-face protest outside Supreme Court justice's house

Protesters wore bandages and tape over their mouths at a demonstration against the alleged suppression of right-wing opinions.

Tape-face protest outside Supreme Court justice's house

4 Jewish suspects appeal administrative detention against them

Supreme Court to hear petition by Jews who have been detained since the anti-Arab riots which followed the deadly attack near Eli.

4 Jewish suspects appeal administrative detention against them

Protestors wave bananas outside Supreme Court president's home

Demonstrators gather outside Justice Esther Hayut's house to protest Court's interference in Basic Laws. 'We won't be a banana republic.'

Protestors wave bananas outside Supreme Court president's home

Justice Minister to use private council for reasonableness case

Yariv Levin will not be represented by the Attorney General to defend the reasonableness standard law.

Justice Minister to use private council for reasonableness case

MK Tibi's threat to Minister Ben Gvir

MK Tibi threatens to petition Supreme Court for discrimination after not being granted permission to visit a jailed terrorist.

MK Tibi's threat to Minister Ben Gvir