Israel Political Brief June 27, 2013: Israeli Supreme Court orders halt to construction in West Bank settlement

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Israeli court orders halt to construction in West Bank settlement

Source: JTA, 6-27-13

Israel’s Supreme Court ordered the state to halt construction of 40 homes in the West Bank settlement of Nokdim….READ MORE

Israel Political Brief February 6, 2013: Menachem Elon, former Supreme Court justice and Israel Prize winner, dies

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Menachem Elon, former Supreme Court justice and Israel Prize winner, dies

Source: JTA, 2-6-13

Rabbi Menachem Elon, a former Israeli Supreme Court justice and an Israel Prize winner, has died….READ MORE

Israel Political Brief December 30, 2012: Israel’s Supreme Court upholds Arab-Israeli lawmaker’s right to election run

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Israel’s Supreme Court upholds Arab-Israeli lawmaker’s right to election run

Source: JTA, 12-30-12

Arab-Israeli lawmaker Hanin Zoabi may run in the upcoming Israeli elections, Israel’s Supreme Court ruled, overturning a vote by a government panel….READ MORE

Full Text Israel Political Brief July 9, 2012: PM Benjamin Netanyahu’s Comments on Retired Judge Edmund Levy’s Report on West Bank Settlements

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PM Netanyahu Comments on Retired Judge Edmund Levy’s Report

Source: PMO, 7-9-12

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, today commented on retired Supreme Court Judge Edmund Levy’s report:

“First of all, I very much appreciate the efforts of Judge Levy and the people who worked with him. They did serious, quiet work over long months. I will submit this report to the Ministerial Committee on Settlement Affairs that I established and we will discuss it and make a decision.

This is important. This report, in my opinion, discusses the question of the legality and legitimacy of the settlement movement in Judea and Samaria on the basis of the facts and claims that merit serious examination.”

The Commision to Examine the Status of Building In Judea and Samaria – Conclusion and Recommendations — Full Text PDF

Israel Political Brief July 9, 2012: The Levy Committee: West Bank Settlements & Outposts Legal Under International Law

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Israeli panel: West Bank settlements, outposts legal under int’l law

Source: JTA, 7-9-12

West Bank settlements are legal under international law, according to an Israeli committee set up to review the legal status of West Bank land.

The Levy Committee, which was formed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and headed by former Israeli Supreme Court Justice Edmond Levy, said in its 89-page report released late Sunday that “Israel does not meet the criteria of ‘military occupation’ as defined under international law” in the West Bank, and that therefore settlements and West Bank outposts are legal.

The report recommends changing the legal regulations concerning Jewish settlement in the West Bank in the areas of zoning, demolitions and building….READ MORE

The Commision to Examine the Status of Building In Judea and Samaria – Conclusion and Recommendations — Full Text PDF

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