In its contempt for nationalism and democracy, Israel’s Supreme Court exemplifies a trend that endangers liberal values throughout the West
The Supreme Court bizarrely seeks to destroy its own brainchild
The most talented politician in Israeli history cracks his demented foes like walnuts
In unprecedented decision, judges rule Michael Ben-Ari unfit to serve
57 years ago today, the verdict was read in the trial of Adolf Eichmann. Gabriel Bach, born in Germany in 1927 and educated in Berlin’s Theodore Herzl School on Adolf Hitler Square, was one of the prosecutors in the case. These are his stories.
‘There is no reason for you to assume a pinch—not even an ounce—of guilt or shame’
‘He’s casual, he’s direct, he says what he thinks, and he’s hard to offend’
The delicate balance between civil liberties and Jewish identity is called into question
The dismantling and evacuation of the Amona outpost in the West Bank has once again put Israel’s moral and legal mettle to the test
Supreme Court orders structures in three settlements to be demolished
Supreme court says secular movie megacomplex must rest on the seventh day
Judges cancel summonses ordering African migrants to detention facilities
Halts nearly $3 million in funding to protest haredi deferrals of IDF service
Miriam Ben-Porat, also Israel’s first-ever female comptroller, was 94.
Independent judiciary, certain NGOs are in government’s crosshairs
An accused pedophile from ultra-Orthodox Brooklyn has never faced trial, thanks in part to a D.A. who had political reasons not to pursue the case
Israel has kept Rabin’s assassin Yigal Amir in solitary confinement for more than 15 years while allowing him to father a child. In the context of exceptionally pro-natalist fertility policies, this seeming paradox makes sense.
The 500 infant children of migrant workers currently facing deportation expose the unsettled nature of Israel’s immigration policy for foreign caregivers
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