legislation

Supreme Court rules in favor of prisoners, orders unlimited call duration

The District Court's ruling stated that phone calls constitute a fundamental right to prisoners, inhibiting the limitation.

By MATAN VASSERMAN/MAARIV
01/03/2020
High Court wrestles with whether Yazbak provocations are disqualifying

Likud lawyer Avi Halevi told the High Court that Heba Yazbak had more than crossed the line with her public statements and posts supporting terrorist Samir Kuntar.

THOUSANDS OF New Yorkers gather in Foley Square last week at the No Hate. No Fear. solidarity march
ILF leads first-of-its-kind international campaign against antisemitism

“The use of IHRA's definition as a practical legal tool is the key to efficiently fighting rising antisemitism worldwide,” said Yifa Segal of the Forum's work.

By HANNAH HEPNER
01/02/2020
Anti-extradition bill protesters use the flashlights from their phones as they march during the anni
Hundreds of Hong Kong protesters storm parliament, tearing down paintings

The council, the mini-parliament, issued a red alert, ordering the protesters to leave immediately.

By REUTERS
01/07/2019
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New York City is considering a ban on fur to dismay of Jewish protesters

In March, City Council Speaker Corey Johnson introduced legislation that would ban the sale of new fur apparel.

By JOSEFIN DOLSTEN/JTA
22/06/2019
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Quebec bill bans religious symbols such as kippahs

The measure is intended to reinforce the separation of church and state, but critics say the real target appears to be Muslims and their hijabs.

By DAVID LAZARUS
29/03/2019
The Hague
Top 10 headlines of 2018: Legal system

A year of highlights and lowlights in Israel: The legal arena.

Knesset clears legislative table before early elections

One of the laws that passed on Tuesday would prohibit terrorists in prison from having their sentences shortened by one-third, as other prisoners may do if they show remorse and rehabilitation.

Israelis' level of trust in the judicial system at 17-year low

The data show that only 18% of the public express a high level of trust in the judicial system, compared with 33% who express a low level of trust.

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