Outgoing chief justice: Supreme Court must stay independent

JERUSALEM (JWN)--Israel's Supreme Court changed hands Tuesday, as Court President Dorit Beinisch handed over the gavel to her successor, Justice Asher Grunis, in an emotional ceremony at the … [Read more...]

Officer wounded as settlers rampage in West Bank IDF base

JERUSALEM (JWN and agencies)—A mob of some 50 settlers and right-wing activists infiltrated an IDF base in the West Bank early Tuesday morning and went on a rampage of vandalism. They threw rocks at … [Read more...]

Ex-president Katsav begins seven-year rape sentence

JERUSALEM (JWN and agencies)—Israel’s former president Moshe Katsav entered Ramle’s minimum security Ma’asiyahu Prison on Wednesday morning to begin serving a seven-year sentence for two rapes and … [Read more...]

Chief justice decries politicization of Supreme Court

JERUSALEM (JWN and agencies)—Supreme Court Chief Justice Dorit Beinisch made a rare public counterattack Thursday at recent attempts by politicians to advance legislation that would politicize the … [Read more...]

Supreme Court upholds ex-president Katsav’s rape conviction

JERUSALEM (JWN)—Israel’s Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously rejected former president Moshe Katsav’s appeal of his rape conviction by the Tel Aviv District Court and upheld his sentence of seven … [Read more...]

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