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Are anti BDS laws in the USA violating the doctrine of separation of church and state and/or freedom to assemble?

An anti-BDS law may be invalid in some circumstances, but this has nothing to do with the establishment clause of the First Amendment. Boycotting or not boycotting Israel is not an inherently ...
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Is it legally plausible that Israel could be guilty of genocide against Palestinians?

An individual might be prosecuted for genocide, a country cannot be. For example, Jean-Paul Akayesu, Jean Kambanda, Ratko Mladic, Radovan Karadžic, Nicolae and Elena Ceaușescu, Hissène Habré, Khieu ...
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Is it legally plausible that Israel could be guilty of genocide against Palestinians?

While Genocide is defined as a crime, and crimes require human defendants, certainly a nation can be de facto guilty of a crime. No one discussing the Turkish Armenian Genocide today is very ...
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Is It Legal to Marry a Jew?

First, there is no prohibition against a Jewish man marrying an Eastern European woman in Israel. If they are both Jewish, the marriage can be performed in Israel. If they are not the same religion, ...
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Is it possible to be in violation of 18 USC 2339 accidentally?

Mere co-occupancy as a fellow tenant of a building owned by a third-party, without more, does not amount to harboring or concealing, the action that the statute in question criminalizes. Mere inaction ...
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How can it be legal to prohibit marriages based on religion and nationality?

Westphalian Sovereignty Israel has decided that this is the law in Israel and they are the only one who gets a say in this. The concept of the modern nation-state can trace its origins to the Treaty ...
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EU citizens suing to force sanctions on Israel

EU citizens have standing to sue over their own rights. Some courts have indeed decided that climate change could be construed as a violation of those rights, requiring the sued parties (national ...
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Does the Israeli military have a legal right to shoot at anyone within the Gaza Strip that they suspect of being a member of Hamas?

It is never legal to shoot at someone just because they are a member of Hamas or any other organisation That would be attempted murder under Israeli and international law. In an armed conflict, it is ...
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Is it possible to be in violation of 18 USC 2339 accidentally?

No. One cannot accidentally violate 18. U.S.C. § 2339, because "harboring or concealing" a terrorist implies deliberate actions. Although the terms are undefined in the statute, a court ...
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Would Jewish settlements on Palestinian territory be illegal if the settlers were Palestinian and they didn’t encroach on any already settled lands?

The law in question is The Occupying Power shall not deport or transfer parts of its own civilian population into the territory it occupies. Since individuals are not "the occupying power", ...
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What part of Israeli law declares that the Knesset is the legislative authority?

The Knesset was established in the transition of Israel to independence, but not in a single step. To this day, Israel does not have a comprehensive written constitution, including a definition of the ...
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How can it be legal to prohibit marriages based on religion and nationality?

There are two "international law" courts, the ICC and ICJ. The ICC is generally for crimes, for example, it is currently investigating for Israel for "war crimes" against Palestine....
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Is it possible to cancel a tenancy with someone who is most probably a fraudster, just for being a fraudster?

The owner would need to go through the eviction process, and would need to show that the tenant had violated the terms of the agreement. Conceivably, a tenant could be evicted for using the property ...
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statute of limitations on injuries in the workplace in israel?

Statute of limitations is the least of your problems To answer your headline question is 7 years. However, the problem that you have is I hear (and your employer and the court will hear): "I say ...
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Is witchcraft legally punishable?

Any legal question that begins with the word "suppose" becomes an academic exercise. Acceptance of religious principle can be incorporated in law, but it can also be reversed by later ...
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Protection of a person from the laws of the country (marriage in Israel)

The whole institution of marriage is subject to arbitrary interpretation/twisting within/by any sovereign jurisdiction. Countries are normally within their rights to recognise marriages subject to any ...
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How can it be legal to prohibit marriages based on religion and nationality?

I have to challenge the question's frame in this answer. To say that such marriages are prohibited implies that they are forbidden. But there is nothing in Israel's law that forbids them. Israel ...
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How can it be legal to prohibit marriages based on religion and nationality?

The law originated under the Ottoman Empire from a general principle of Islamic law regarding dhimmi, non-Muslims in a Muslim state subject to that state's legal protection. Where Shari`ah governs ...
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Is it legal to teach a book in you tube

Copyright only protects expression, and does not give an author ownership over the subject matter. So you can teach "about" the book in any forum you want. The only limit pertains to actual copying, ...
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What are my legal options against an illegal construction in a public place that I use?

You need an injunction (Tzav Mnia) An injunction is an interim measure to prevent things getting worse while the actual merits of the case are decided. They can order people to do or not do certain ...
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What happens when a legal message goes to the spam folder?

Service of documents Service is complicated. Effecting valid service depends on what is being sent, by whom, to whom, how, where and when. There are cases of all sizes that turn on when and if a ...
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Where can I find the English text of the 1970's The Law and Administration Arrangements Law?

The Hebrew text is available online from the Knesset, חוק הסדרי משפט ומינהל [נוסח משולב], התש"ל-1970. That page includes a link to the original 1970 version and some subsequent amendments. There ...
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Where can I find the English text of the 1970's The Law and Administration Arrangements Law?

One source of laws for Israel is Ruling Palestine: A history of the legally sanctioned Jewish-Israeli seize of land and housing in Palestine published by Centre on Housing Rights and Evictions (COHRE) ...
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Is it legally plausible that Israel could be guilty of genocide against Palestinians?

The International Criminal Court is not the only avenue for trying persons under international law. Since the other answers so far have dealt with that aspect, I attempt to describe in addition to ...
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What happens if the president refuses to sign an approved law?

The received opinion (November 9 and 23, 2003) under Israeli law is your option 1, under Article 11 §(a)1, which states that "The President of the State shall sign every law, other than laws ...
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How much violence is legally permitted to defend property?

First, the legal answer is "call the police". The retort "the police don't care" points to a political problem, and you can ask on Politics SE how to convince the government to ...
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Under what laws did Israel evict Palestinians from their homes?

The issue is more complex than the ordinary news consumer would think. This issue of law was the subject of contending property claims dating back for more than 50 years. This case's procedural ...
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What is the legal definition of "week" in the context of an independent work agreement?

If your contract does not define “week” it takes its normal meaning The normal meaning of week is a period of 7 consecutive days. Depending on context this may be ‘free-floating’ or start on a ...
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Is it possible to cancel a tenancy with someone who is most probably a fraudster, just for being a fraudster?

I don't know Israeli law but in most cases in the U.S., the answer is "no." A landlord (or other contract signer) can't cancel a contract signed in good faith with a tenant just because that tenant ...
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