Supreme Court of Israel

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The Supreme Court (Hebrew: Beit HaMishpat HaElyon; Arabic: Al Mahkama Al ‘Ulyā) is the highest court in Israel. It has ultimate appellate jurisdiction over all other courts, and in some cases original jurisdiction.

The Supreme Court consists of 15 judges appointed by the President of Israel, upon nomination by the Judicial Selection Committee. Once appointed, Judges serve until retirement at the age of 70 unless they resign or are removed from office. The current President of the Supreme Court is Esther Hayut. The Court is situated in West Jerusalem‘s Givat Ram governmental campus, about half a kilometer from Israel’s legislature, the Knesset.

On 24 July 2023, the 25th Knesset “passed the bill to cancel the reasonableness standard into law” what could diminish the power of the Supreme Court of Israel to check future actions of the government. Since Israel has no constitution, the Supreme Court is the last line of defense of democracy and the rule of law.

Supreme Court, with the Knesset in the background © flickr.com - israeltourism/cc-by-2.0 Supreme Court Building in winter © flickr.com - Government Press Office/cc-by-sa-3.0 © Adiel lo/cc-by-sa-3.0 © flickr.com - Government Press Office/cc-by-sa-3.0 © flickr.com - heatkernel/cc-by-2.0 Supreme Court, with the Knesset in the background © Almog
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Supreme Court, with the Knesset in the background © flickr.com - israeltourism/cc-by-2.0
When ruling as the High Court of Justice (Hebrew: Beit Mishpat Gavo’ah LeTzedek; also known as its acronym Bagatz), the court rules on the legality of decisions of State authorities: government decisions, those of local authorities and other bodies and persons performing public functions under the law, and direct challenges to the constitutionality of laws enacted by the Knesset. The court may review actions by state authorities outside of Israel.

By the principle of binding precedent (stare decisis), Supreme Court rulings are binding upon every other court, except itself. Over the years, it has ruled on numerous sensitive issues, some of which relate to the Israeli–Palestinian conflict, the rights of Arab citizens, and discrimination between Jewish groups in Israel.

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