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This month a virulent offensive was launched against the New Israeli Fund (NIF) and human rights organizations based in Israel. Government ministers, Members of Knesset, senior journalists and NGOs...
On 9 December 2009, the Israeli Supreme Court rejected petitions by Gaza detainees and their relatives, together with Palestinian and Israeli human rights organizations against Israel’s general...
The Arab community in Israel uses a range of terms to define a complex and diverse group whose members share a common denominator: “disability.” The terms used include "handicapped", "disabled...
Recently, the State of Israel has made frequent use of prohibitions in law banning social and cultural contacts between its citizens and a large part of the Arab world. Israel claims that these...
Everyone knows that the State of Israel denies the story of Palestinian refugees. It is no secret. However this denial reaches new heights when the State of Israel itself is prepared to violate its...
In many articles in which the issue of Arab education in Israel has been raised, it has been shown that the educational system is not fulfilling its desired role. This is said not to confront those...
The duty to comply with judgments issued by the judiciary is based on the principle of the rule of law and is obligatory. The basic rationale behind the application of this principle of the rule of...
The privatization will also include the lands of the settlements and the areas planned for development located in the Occupied Territories of East Jerusalem and on the Golan Heights, which were...
The struggle against the Wall within the Israeli legal system has provided perhaps the starkest illustration in recent years of a broader debate that has raged for some time – whether petitioning...
Five years after the Advisory Opinion by the International Court Justice (ICJ) on the legality of the Wall, it is time to assess the legal strategies since employed, offer criticisms and reassess...
The Knesset Economic Committee recently considered the issue of the Israel Land Administration reform, and approved a draft law on the subject. The draft law, inter alia, institutes a regime of...
The new Israel Land Administration (ILA) legislation, which is currently being debated in the Knesset in the framework of the Economic Arrangements Law for 2009-2010, seeks to implement...
At a very high cost, the US case confirms that torture does not work by any measure. No modern regime or society is more secure as a result of torture. Its use spreads, its harms multiply, and its...
The judge: We will begin to hear the case of The State of Israel v. Abed Aghbariya. How does the defendant plead? The defense attorney: The defendant pleads not guilty, your honor. Since his...
Operational debriefings are not sufficient to refute the serious suspicions that arise from the testimonies of Palestinian victims and the picture of devastation in Gaza, which suggest that war...
This paper will examine the legality of the recent Israeli military attack on members of the civilian police force and the bombing of government buildings and Hamas institutions in Gaza carried out...
Despite the media deluge around a possible prisoner exchange, several elements were conspicuously missing and almost never mentioned or discussed. In general, the Palestinian prisoners continued to...
Four days after Adalah submitted the salt petition to support 2,000 hunger striking prisoners in 2004, the Supreme Court heard the case and dismissed it without explanation. Two days later, the...
Interview with Rene Antezana: The program coordinator of Podor Local ("Local Power"), an NGO affiliated to Unitas (the national union of institutions for social action work), working to develop...
It is easier to write an article that tackles a legal issue than one analyzing an interdisciplinary issue. In the case of a legal question, it is usually clear which issue is in question, which law...