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Hundreds of complaints about judges submitted

This year, 897 complaints were filed against judges. 24% were found to be justified and were about deficiencies in the justice system.

Hundreds of complaints about judges submitted

UTJ faction demands representatives in religious tribunals

The Agudat Yisrael faction of UTJ demands the upcoming selection of religious judges include representatives from their community.

UTJ faction demands representatives in religious tribunals

Shoftim: Judges in Jerusalem

The late Menachem Begin is often quoted as saying there are judges in Jerusalem, but the phrase is taken out of context.

Shoftim: Judges in Jerusalem

Stand up and be counted, Esther!

Your fellow judges are hiding, scared to stand up, and basically emotionally paralysed. You must do so alone - and you can. Op-ed.

Stand up and be counted, Esther!

Israel divided - can it stand?

The legal reform turns the clock back to when the government governed, the legislature legislated, and the court resolved conflicts.Op-ed.

Israel divided - can it stand?

Gafni's plan:

Judges' salaries to be linked to those of MKs

With MKs' salaries set to rise by 5.1% instead of 12.5%, UTJ MK will apply same logic to judges.

Judges' salaries to be linked to those of MKs

America's six guardian angels

Roe v.s. Wade falls: The six judges reasserted classical morality in 2022 and for this, may God bless them! Opinion.

America's six guardian angels

'Judges fear for their safety if they punish Bedouin criminals'

MK Amichai Chikli says judges in the south frequently hand out lenient sentences to violent offenders out of bias and fear of reprisal.

'Judges fear for their safety if they punish Bedouin criminals'

Judges Law to be brought up for a vote again

Coalition prepares for fight over 3 controversial laws.

Judges Law to be brought up for a vote again

Smotrich: No one should expect dialogue when we return to power

National Union leader criticizes Judicial Selection Committee, Justice Hayut for appointing 61 judges in absence of 3 committee members.

Smotrich: No one should expect dialogue when we return to power

MK Ayelet Shaked: 'The Likud worked hard against my election'

Fmr Justice Minister attacks Likud conduct in voting for Judicial Appointments Committee: 'Speaker called ministers, threatened elections.'

MK Ayelet Shaked: 'The Likud worked hard against my election'

Israeli judges 'personally liable for commission of crimes'?

NGO Monitor scrutinizes B'Tzelem report holding judges themselves as possible war criminals for violation of human rights.

Israeli judges 'personally liable for commission of crimes'?

Judicial scandal:

'A stormy day for me as justice minister and as a woman'

'The judges in Israel are doing their work faithfully, and hopefully the investigation will be completed soon,' justice minister says.

'A stormy day for me as justice minister and as a woman'

Police Investigation:

Sexual favors in exchange for judicial appointment

Investigators probing claims judicial appointment was advanced in exchange for sexual favors.

Sexual favors in exchange for judicial appointment

Shaked calls Haaretz article 'anti-Semitic disgrace'

Justice Minister attacks Yossi Klein's Haaretz article that claims national religious judge cannot judge fairly.

Shaked calls Haaretz article 'anti-Semitic disgrace'

A third of all Israeli judges appointed by Ayelet Shaked

3 years have passed since Ayelet Shaked took on position of justice minister. In that time, a third of Israel's judges were appointed.

A third of all Israeli judges appointed by Ayelet Shaked

Minister Shaked:

Justice Minister: A judge who went bad won't remain a judge

Justice Minister on WhatsaApps between Securities Authority rep and judge in Case 4000. 'Shocked, like all Israel. Will fire if necessary..'

Justice Minister: A judge who went bad won't remain a judge

Israel to get its first female haredi judge?

From Beis Yaakov to judgeship: Justice Minister Ayelet vows to secure appointment of Israel's first female haredi judge.

Israel to get its first female haredi judge?

Legal advisers protest: Don't change how we're appointed

Former judges, legal advisers, slam Justice Minister claiming new system of appointment 'harms the rule of law.'

Legal advisers protest: Don't change how we're appointed

'Stop treating Jews in Yesha as second class citizens'

Former Yesha Council member praises appointment of new judges for Supreme Court, calls for end of references to 'occupied territories.'

'Stop treating Jews in Yesha as second class citizens'

Attorney expert: 'Military judges are not jurists'

Sex-abuse expert Attorney Noga Weisel has low hopes for Elor Azariya's trial. 'Most military judges passed a course - and that's it.'

Attorney expert: 'Military judges are not jurists'

MK Ilatov: Ya'alon is 'Talking Nonsense'

Yisrael Beytenu MK blasts Defense Minister for denouncing his plan to refuse to appoint as judges those who won't sing Israel's anthem.

MK Ilatov: Ya'alon is 'Talking Nonsense'

Ya'alon Blasts Demands for Judges to Sing 'Hatikva'

Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon insists that demanding that judges sing the national anthem 'incites against minorities.'

Ya'alon Blasts Demands for Judges to Sing 'Hatikva'

Report: Israel Much More 'Lawyered Up' Than EU

For many Israeli mothers, “my son the lawyer” is a dream come true, as Israel boasts four times more lawyers than EU states.

Report: Israel Much More 'Lawyered Up' Than EU

MK Chetboun: Rabbinical Judges Faced with Impossible Task

Chetboun's 'Judges Law' to go before Ministerial Committee on Legislation: 'We cannot blame judges; we do not give them tools to work.'

MK Chetboun: Rabbinical Judges Faced with Impossible Task

Likud Whip Pans 'Unkosher' Appointment of New High Court Judges

MKs and Ministers on the right and left have begun weighing in on the appointments of new judges to the High Court Sunday.

Likud Whip Pans 'Unkosher' Appointment of New High Court Judges

Exposed: ‘Time Bomb’ of Bad Judges who Cannot be Fired

Legal rights group wins 7-year battle to expose documents which reveal that bad judges are knowingly kept on the bench.

Exposed: ‘Time Bomb’ of Bad Judges who Cannot be Fired

Four New Judges Appointed to Israel's Supreme Court

Three district court judges and the dean of Tel Aviv University's law school have been appointed to Israel's Supreme Court bench.

Four New Judges Appointed to Israel's Supreme Court

PM Folds on Bar Association Bill

Prime Minister Netanyahu backed off from presenting the Bar Association Bill for its final Knesset vote, after a media blitz by the left.

PM Folds on Bar Association Bill