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Legal News
6 days ago
by Brittany Felder

[JURIST] A Spanish judge has effectively issued an "arrest warrant" for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu [official website], ordering law enforcement to alert him if Netanyahu sets foot in the country, so that he may reopen the investigation into the 2010 Israeli flotilla attack [JURIST op-ed]. Judge Jose de la … [read more]

Legal News
6 Aug 2015
by William Helbling

[JURIST] The Israel Defense Ministry [official website] on Wednesday jailed an Israeli extremists for sixth months with no charges or formal trial. It is reported [Times of Israel report] that Mordechai Meyer was sent to jail in as an effort by Israel officials to stop militant Jews involvement in future … [read more]

Legal News
22 Jul 2015
by Colleen Mallick

[JURIST] Israel's attorney general [official website] on Monday ordered a criminal probe into excessive residential spending by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu [official website]. The announcement [Times of Israel report] came after the state comptroller [official website] reported that large sums of public money were spent on food, furniture, cleaning … [read more]

Legal News
29 Mar 2015
by Emelina Perez

[JURIST] Nuclear talks continued Sunday in Lausanne, Switzerland, two days before a self-imposed deadline for a preliminary deal set by the six world powers involved in the negotiations with Iran. US Secretary of State John Kerry [official website] and French and German foreign ministers have cancelled travel plans to leave … [read more]

Student Commentary
14 Mar 2015
by Saroj Nair of University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law
edited by Christina Alam

JURIST Guest Columnist Saroj Nair, LLM Student at the University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law, discusses Iran's international obligation with regards to its nuclear efforts and argues that Iran complies with its obligation under binding treaties and the Joint Plan of Action...Another condemnation for Iran! Or is it? The … [read more]

Legal News
3 Feb 2015
by Alexandra Farone

[JURIST] William Schabas [academic profile], leader of a three-member UN committee investigating possible war crimes committed in Gaza last summer, resigned Monday after Israelis accused him of bias due to his previous work as a consultant for the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) [UN backgrounder]. Schabas claimed that the opinion he … [read more]

Academic Commentary
14 Jan 2015
by Victor Kattan of National University of Singapore Law Faculty
edited by Christina Alam

JURIST Guest Columnist Victor Kattan of the National University of Singapore Law Faculty, discusses the reasons for and consequences of Palestine's accession to the ICC and considers possible scenarios for developments around the Palestine question...Israel's decision to delay transferring Palestinian customs and excise revenues to the Palestinian Authority (PA) in response … [read more]

Legal News
4 Jan 2015
by Bradley McAllister

[JURIST] Israeli officials announced on Saturday that Israel will withhold the transfer of tax revenues to the government of the Palestinian Authority. The withholding of $127 million collected on behalf of the Palestinian Authority (PA) is a strategic response [Haaretz report] to Palestine's application to join the International Criminal Court … [read more]

Legal News
24 Nov 2014
by Peter Snyder

[JURIST] The Cabinet of Israel [official website] on Sunday approved draft legislation that would official define Israel as a Jewish and democratic state. The controversial law, titled "Israel, the Nation-State of the Jewish People," passed the Cabinet 14 votes to 6, and will now proceed to the Israeli parliament, the … [read more]

Legal News
16 Nov 2014
by Dominic Yobbi

[JURIST] Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu [BBC profile] on Sunday gave his approval to a controversial bill that would make Israel the nation-state of the Jewish people. A ministerial debate is to occur on Sunday as well, during which the members will discuss whether the bill can codify Israel's definition … [read more]

Legal News
24 Sep 2014
by William Helbling

[JURIST] Former US House Majority leader Eric Cantor has been subpoenaed [text] in a terrorism financing case against Bank of China, media reported Tuesday. Cantor was subpoenaed [New York Observer report] by the Israel Law Center [advocacy website] based on his meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu [BBC profile] … [read more]

Legal News
31 Mar 2014
by Benjamin Minegar

[JURIST] Israel's Tel Aviv District Court on Monday convicted former Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert [official profile; JURIST news archive] of accepting bribes relating to the construction of a luxury apartment complex called the Holyland towers. As Jerusalem's mayor from 1993 to 2003, Olmert, along with other city officials, allegedly … [read more]

Legal News
17 Feb 2014
by Taylor Gillan

[JURIST] Israeli rights groups on Sunday asked the Supreme Court to overturn the 2011 law that prevents Israelis from calling for a boycott of Jewish settlements in the West Bank, claiming that it violates the right to free speech. Although there is no precedent for it as of yet, the … [read more]

Legal News
24 Nov 2013
by Julie Deisher-Edwards

[JURIST] The P5+1 world powers, which include the US, UK, Russia, China, France and Germany, reached an agreement [text, PDF] with Iran on Sunday committing Iran to limiting its developing nuclear program in exchange for relief from international sanctions [JURIST report]. The agreement outlines a six-month program [White House fact … [read more]

Legal News
31 Oct 2013
by Lauren Laing

[JURIST] Top UN and EU officials denounced the renewed plans for Israeli settlements [Reuters report] announced Wednesday by the Israeli Prime Minister's Office and Ministry of the Interior [official website, in Hebrew]. The plans include building more than 1,500 homes in Jewish settlements in east Jerusalem and the West Bank. … [read more]

Legal News
28 Oct 2013
by Addison Morris

[JURIST] Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu [BBC profile] announced Sunday that Israel will participate in the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) [official website] review [review docket] of its human rights record, ending an 18-month boycott. All members of the UN are expected to undergo this review every four years to … [read more]

Legal News
7 Jul 2013
by Sung Un Kim

[JURIST] The Israeli Cabinet on Sunday approved a bill that would reverse the currently existing draft exemption for, among others, ultra-Orthodox men. The new bill, approved by a vote of 14-0 with four abstentions, would limit the number of men [Reuters report] who are exempted from being drafted every year. … [read more]

Legal News
7 Feb 2013
by Brandon Gatto

[JURIST] A civilian committee tasked with investigating Israel's 2010 flotilla raid [UN report, PDF; JURIST news archive] on several Turkish ships headed for the blockaded Gaza Strip concluded [report, PDF] on Wednesday that investigations by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) [official website] of alleged war crimes violations meet the standards … [read more]

Legal News
27 Jul 2012
by Dan Taglioli

[JURIST] The Supreme Court of Israel [official website, in Hebrew] on Friday granted a government request to delay the removal of the Migron outpost [Peace Now backgrounder] in the West Bank [JURIST news archive]. The court had ordered [JURIST report], in a watershed decision in August 2011, that Migron be … [read more]

Academic Commentary
25 Jul 2012

JURIST Guest Columnist Valentina Azarov of the Al-Quds Bards College, Al-Quds University says that Israel's actions in the Palestinian territories violate international law, specifically in regards to the illegal construction of settlements. She also argues that third-party states should seek to enforce international norms in their legal relationships with Israel...In … [read more]

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