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Join Us on February 27th for a Webinar on the Upcoming Israeli Election

On March 2, 2020, Israel is going to hold its third national election in 11 months, with the first having taken place on April 9, 2019, and the second on September 17, 2019. The current (22nd) Knesset (Israel’s parliament) was sworn in on October 3, 2019. Israel maintains a parliamentary system of government. No Knesset member was […]

Law Library of Congress Reports Examine Israeli Legal Developments on Territorial Changes and on Freezing Revenues

A new peace proposal for resolution of the Israeli- Palestinian conflict is reportedly awaiting release following the upcoming Israeli national elections on April 9, 2019. Although details of the plan have not yet been released, some in the media have suggested various possible scenarios. For example, the peace proposal may or may not include a […]

What’s in a[n Israeli] name?

Several In Custodia Legis team members have previously written about regulation of naming in a variety of countries, including Germany; Iceland ; New Zealand; Sweden; and Taiwan. I thought it would be interesting to see how Israel, my primary research jurisdiction, regulates names. The Most Popular Israeli Names (Good to Know Ruth is not Completely Outdated) Checking […]

Handling of Sexual Offenses in the Israeli Military

On December 18, 2016 the Tel- Aviv Military Court convicted a brigadier general in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) of sexual offenses against female soldiers serving under his command. The conviction is believed to be of the highest ranking IDF soldier of such crimes, based on the officer’s admission as a result of a plea bargain. The officer had initially been […]

New Report Examines Veterans Benefits to Non-Citizens in France and in Israel

Tomorrow, on November 11, people in the United States will celebrate Veterans Day. The In Custodia Legis bloggers team has previously written about the historic aspects of Veterans Day and about resources available at the Library of Congress, specifically the Veterans History Project. The sacrifices made by United States veterans are recognized not only by a designation of a […]