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Prime Minister's son infers there was treason on October 7th

Netanuahu's son claimed, that Supreme Court froze the state auditor’s review of the IDF and Shin Bet, to hide events leading up to the massacre. ‘A state investigative committee is almost always used as a cover-up committee for the Left wing.’

Prime Minister's son infers there was treason on October 7th

Live:

IDF not ready to recruit 3,000 haredim

A discussion is taking place at the on petitions demanding the recruitment of yeshiva students and the prevention of funding for institutions whose students do not enlist.

IDF not ready to recruit 3,000 haredim

Haredim to Netanyahu:

Without Likud majority - no draft law support

The Supreme Court will hear petitions regarding the conscription law and budgetary support for yeshivas with a panel of nine judges.

Without Likud majority - no draft law support

Supreme Court to gov't: Create guidelines to ban smoking in homes

Over 50% of Israeli households suffer from secondhand smoke from their neighbors; smoke from one neighbor's balcony harms at least 20 people in 10 neighboring apartments.

Supreme Court to gov't: Create guidelines to ban smoking in homes

State to Supreme Court:

‘Planning underway for immediate enlistment of haredim’

State responded to Supreme Court on recruitment of haredim: ‘Authorities are formulating a plan for gradual recruitment of haredim.’

‘Planning underway for immediate enlistment of haredim’

Haredim seek Supreme Court injunction against drafts during case

The 'Union of Yeshivot in Israel' submitted an urgent request for an interim order to prevent the drafting of haredim for military service until a final decision in the case regarding the haredi draft law.

Haredim seek Supreme Court injunction against drafts during case

Haredi spiritual leader:

'Only Yeshiva students bear the burden'

Rabbi Dan Segal commented on the Supreme Court's decision regarding the non-recruitment of haredim to the IDF, arguing that only Yeshiva students truly bear the burden of defending the country.

'Only Yeshiva students bear the burden'

Minister points out:

Over 40,000 secular Israelis avoid draft every year

Following Supreme Court's decision to freeze funding for draft-age yeshiva students, MK David Amsalem points out glaring double standard.

Over 40,000 secular Israelis avoid draft every year

Interim order:

Supreme Court freezes funds to haredim eligible for enlistment

Supreme Court freezes support for yeshiva students eligible for enlistment, claims it issued order 'in light of Attorney General's position.'

Supreme Court freezes funds to haredim eligible for enlistment

Unauthorized:

Supreme Court team working to find source of case leaks

Court employees claim that acting-President Uzi Vogelman is searching for the source of the leaks regarding the reasonability standard.

Supreme Court team working to find source of case leaks

A-G to Supreme Court:

'Yeshiva students should be drafted to the army'

Attorney General provides response to Supreme Court contrary to the government's position, says preparations must be made immediately to draft yeshiva students and end the funding for those who do not enlist.

'Yeshiva students should be drafted to the army'

Conflict of interest:

Complaint against Supreme Court justice found justified

Justice Khaled Kabub ruled on case involving his children; organization calls for his dismissal.

Complaint against Supreme Court justice found justified

Supreme Court:

Lesbian partners can both register as 'mother'

A new decision rules that two women wishing to raise a child together may both be listed on official documents as the parents, instead of only the biological mother.

Lesbian partners can both register as 'mother'

Supreme Court appointments:

Justice Min. supports Yitzhak Amit as Chief Justice?

Justice Min. Levin offers compromise on Supreme Court appointments, paving the way for Yitzhak Amit to become Chief Justice.

Justice Min. supports Yitzhak Amit as Chief Justice?

Otzma Yehudit MK:

'Supreme Court should publish the name of the spy'

MK Almog Cohen claims to have found the name of an IDF soldier caught releasing highly sensitive information at the beginning of the war, but the Supreme Court still refuses to allow the spy's name to be made public.

'Supreme Court should publish the name of the spy'

Court rejects appeal of terrorist who murdered girl

Arafat Rafaiyah, who raped and murdered 19-year-old Ori Ansbacher in 2019, claimed he was mentally unfit to stand trial. He was sentenced to life plus 20 years in prison.

Court rejects appeal of terrorist who murdered girl

State promises to demolish homestead within 2 weeks

Following an Arab appeal, the government has pledged to the Supreme Court that the hilltop community of Maoz Esther in the Binyamin Region will be demolished within two weeks.

State promises to demolish homestead within 2 weeks

US Supreme Court restores Trump to Colorado ballot

Court unanimously finds Colorado court erred in striking former president from the ballot, allows Trump to run in all states during Super Tuesday tomorrow.

US Supreme Court restores Trump to Colorado ballot

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

Supreme Court to State:

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?

Supreme Court:

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

'Wild and dangerous'

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

2nd ruling this week:

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’

Ayelet Shaked to Arutz Sheva:

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'

Rabbi Eliyahu to Supreme Court

'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

Kohelet Policy Forum:

'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

Overturning Basic Law:

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

Justice Minister:

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

Report:

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

Watch:

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

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

Due to disagreements with Levin:

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

Likud MK:

'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'

Justice Minister:

'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'

'You have no authority':

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

Ayelet Shaked:

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

Minister Levin:

'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'

11 justices attend:

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

Gantz:

'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'

Likud to Supreme Court:

'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'

During Supreme Court hearing:

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

MK Rothman to Supreme Court:

'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'

Watch Live:

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