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The Supreme Court of Israel, Jerusalem

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The Supreme Court of Israel 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 justices who are appointed by the Judicial Selection Committee. Once appointed, justices have life tenure unless they resign, retire at the age of 70, or are removed from office. The current President of the Supreme Court is Miriam Naor.The Supreme Court is situated in Jerusalem. Its jurisdiction applies to all of Israel and the Israeli-occupied territories.According to the principle of binding precedent, a ruling of the Supreme Court is binding upon every other court, except itself.Over the years, the Supreme Court 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.AppointmentSupreme Court Justices are appointed by the Judicial Selection Committee. The Selection Committee is composed of nine members: Three Supreme Court Justices (including the President of the Supreme Court), two cabinet ministers (one of them being the Minister of Justice), two Knesset members, and two representatives of the Israel Bar Association. The committee is chaired by the Minister of Justice.
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TripAdvisor
  • Excellent, interesting tour that focuses both on the building itself and what happens inside it. The only downside were the poor acoustics - it was almost impossible to hear the docent whenever anothe...  more »
  • This is best seen with the help of a guide who can be reserved in advance. I was fascinated by the symbolism,  more »
  • Deep architectural symbolism, more than two thousand years history of justice (from the Ancient Jewish - through the Ottoman and British - to the contemporary Israeli), free access to the hearings - a...  more »
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  • Guys see the pyramid seems like illuminati is take a closer look.
  • This is a gorgeous building, well worth visiting for the impressive architecture and design. Very modern style.
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  • Located in the center of the Capitol Hill. Beautiful building, spacious halls and lobby. Recommended
  • The Supreme court building of Israel is one of the most beautiful buildings in Israel. Built in the 1990's it has a "post modern" design, and it is highly recommended to join a tour that reviews the building and its function.