Israel Sureme Court makes two good rulings

Palestinian Authority can be sued

The Supreme Court overturned a Jerusalem District Court decision on Wednesday and determined that the Palestinian Authority is not immune to lawsuits filed by Israeli bodies and it does not hold sovereign immunity.

Attorney Nitzana Darshan-Leitner, founder and director of Shurat HaDin – Israel Law Center, a Tel-Aviv based human rights institute said, “The verdict is a real message for terror victims and constitutes a real blow to the PA’s attempts to evade their responsibility to the damages and suffering it causes and still causes to many of Israel’s inhabitants.”

Supreme Court endorses administrative detention of ‘unlawful combatants’

Incarceration of Unlawful Combatants Law aims to remove militants from terror circle threatening Israel, even at cost of violating personal freedoms

August 6, 2008 | 9 Comments »

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  1. It is almost a given that you cannot change at least in the short term, the ideological underpinning which drives terrorists, but you can deny them the wherewithal to mount painful attacks against ourselves. You either kill them, drive them far enough away so they can’t hurt you, or deny them the means of hurting you. Israel and the West so far has failed in all three basic requirements for fighting and neutering terror and terrorists.

    One could also make a case that we are instead aiding Terrorists and helping them in attaining their objectives!Sanity? Whats that?

  2. Then explain Shy Guy why terrorists at Gitmo are allowed access to American civilian courts due to a ruling by the American Supreme Court.

    Comment by NoNameDenton — August 6, 2008 @ 10:53 pm

    I thought I made myself clear. This is due to a lack of sanity.

    I think you misunderstood me by 180 degrees. This should never have had a hearing in court because:

    1) Why shouldn’t you be able to sue a terrorist entity? For that matter, why can’t you shoot them on site?


    2) According to the Geneva Convention, you’re allowed to do a lot worse to unlawful combatants than administrative detention. As such, why let them share the air that we breathe, let alone feed them?

    Do we now see eye to eye?

  3. Then explain Shy Guy why terrorists at Gitmo are allowed access to American civilian courts due to a ruling by the American Supreme Court.

  4. Charles how true, unless a prime Minister executes policies favored by those current and past ex Lawyers!!!!! What is remarkable about our vervsion of legal small pox is that most of if not all of our Judges were never private pracicing lawyers. Most were some form of Tammany Hall type selection practices.

  5. Undoubtedly a bit of good news while serving to remind who rules the roost in Israel and why it makes little difference who the next PM is. The agenda, guidelines, and constraints are always and ultimately those of the AG and the SC.

  6. Attorney Nitzana Darshan-Leitner, is one of a few that uphold the dignity of a once valued profession. Kol HaKavod!!!!