Category Archives: Law

Justice for Jonathan Pollard – Prisoner of Zion

Today, November 21st 2014, Jonathan Pollard begins his thirtieth year in prison. The day before yesterday, the US Department of Justice once again torpedoed his request for conditional release and made it clear they would continue to do so. How can one … Continue reading

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Lies and Whispers

The title of this post is actually something of a misnomer. It is indeed about lies – and one lie in particular – but it isn’t a lie that has been whispered. It is, rather, a lie that has been … Continue reading

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Status Quo

A few days ago, I participated in an extremely interesting walking tour in the Old City of Jerusalem, sponsored by the Jerusalem District Committee of the Israel Bar Association. This was a tour with a difference – focusing on the … Continue reading

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April in October

I’ve been called many things over the course of my blogging/internet talkback career. “Left-wing filth” and “Bleeding-Heart Do-Gooder” however, do not usually figure among the insults hurled at me. My regular readers will know why not 😉 . And yet, over … Continue reading

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There’s a Hole in My Bucket, Dear Liza, Dear Liza…

I swear,  it feels sometimes as if I’m living in Chelm. The other day, I had occasion to go to court, with a petition to remand a defendant in custody until the end of criminal proceedings against him.  Under Israeli … Continue reading

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Crime and Punishment

I must be terribly old-fashioned. Once upon a time, the fact that a criminal – a burglar, say, or a car thief -was also a junkie, was an additional black mark against him when he came up for sentencing. Now … Continue reading

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