Saturday July 26th 2014

Posts Tagged ‘Aharon Barak’

Jacob Frenkel to Return as Bank of Israel Governor

Jacob Frenkel to Return as Bank of Israel Governor

by Naama Ben-Yaakov JP Morgan Chase International chairman Jacob Frenkel was nominated on Sunday to be the next Bank of Israel governor, returning to a post he held from 1991 to 2000. His nomination has been met with harsh opposition, including from Shmuel Slavin, who served as director-general of the Treasury when Frenkel previously [...]

Grunis Named Chief Justice

Grunis Named Chief Justice

by Eitam Abadi Judge Asher Dan Grunis was named president of Israel's Supreme Court on Friday and is expected to replace outgoing Chief Justice Dorit Beinisch when she retires at the end of February. The appointment was made possible after the controversial "Grunis Law" was passed in early January, lowering the minimum tenure for a [...]

N’eman Clinches Solberg Appointment to Supreme Court

N’eman Clinches Solberg Appointment to Supreme Court

by Sagit Levi The Committee for Appointment of Judges selected four new justices to the Supreme Court on Friday, including the hotly debated Judge Noam Solberg. The announcement followed disagreements over Solberg between Surpeme Court President Dorit Beinisch and Justice Minister Yaakov N'eman, who chairs the committee. Solberg, who [...]

Katz Unfazed by ‘Grunis Law’ Delay

Katz Unfazed by ‘Grunis Law’ Delay

by Naama Ben-Yaakov Member of Knesset Yaakov Katz (National Union) appeared unfazed Monday by the government's decision not to bring his so-called "Grunis Bill" to a final vote in the plenum. The vote was scheduled for Monday but postponed because the Coalition was concerned that the bill may not have enough support to pass. Unspecified [...]

Hasson Defends Supreme Court Against Democracy

Hasson Defends Supreme Court Against Democracy

by Eitam Abadi Member of Knesset Yoel Hasson (Kadima) announced late Saturday that he intends to hold an emergency conference under the title “Saving Democracy” this coming Monday. The gathering is scheduled to take place in reaction to recent Knesset legislation aimed at reforming the way judges are appointed to the Supreme [...]

PM Blocks Bill to Vet Supreme Court Justices

PM Blocks Bill to Vet Supreme Court Justices

by Sagit Levi Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu (Likud) reiterated his opposition on Tuesday to a proposal that would require candidates for Israel's Supreme Court to be vetted by a Knesset committee. The controversial bill was scheduled for a vote on Sunday in the Ministerial Committee on Legislation, but the vote was postponed at the last [...]

New Bill Promotes Checks & Balances for Supreme Court

New Bill Promotes Checks & Balances for Supreme Court

by Naama Ben-Yaakov Likud Members of Knesset Z'ev Elkin and Yariv Levin proposed a bill on Wednesday that would allow the Knesset Constitution, Law and Justice Committee to veto appointments of Supreme Court judges. The bill came in response to years of judicial activism viewed by the Israeli public as promoting narrow political and cultural [...]

Bloodless Revolution May Save Israel’s Judicial System

Bloodless Revolution May Save Israel’s Judicial System

by Sagit Levi The “Rehavia Gang” that has controlled Israel’s judicial system for 16 years is on its way out, said journalist Yoav Yitzhak on the News1 website. “The great revolution that many good people have been waiting for is taking place at this very moment,” Yitzhak told his readers. “The ‘Rehavia Gang’… is losing de [...]