Justice in the Jewish State: A Window into Israeli Society Through its Most Significant Trials (Zoom)

Monday 7.30–9pm
From: 27 July 2020
To: 24 August 2020
Ittay Flescher
5 week course (July 27, August 3, 10, 17, 24)

Israeli courts have been admired and condemned throughout the world for the decisions made within them over the past 72 years. This course will look at five prominent cases as a window into the tensions that lie at the heart of Israeli society to this day.

27 July: Eichmann in Jerusalem

Explore the trial that introduced the Holocaust into the historical, educational, legal and cultural discourse, not merely in Israel and the Jewish world, but on the consciousness of all peoples of the world.

3 August: The Trial of Yiska Shadmi Following the Kfar Kassim Massacre

Are Israeli security personnel required to disobey illegal orders?

10 August: The Campaign to Bring Back Malka Leifer

Will Australian victims of child sexual abuse ever see justice in one of the country’s longest-running extradition cases?

17 August: Who Killed Abu Khdier?

Following the kidnapping and murder of three Israeli yeshiva students in the summer of 2014, a 15-year-old Palestinian boy is killed in revenge. The class will explore the legacy of this murder by looking at the trial of the accused and the popular depiction of this tragedy in the HBO series ‘Our Boys.’

24 August: The Trial of Benjamin Netanyahu

The case of the first sitting Israeli Prime Minister to go on trial for bribery, fraud and breach of trust. 

Please be advised that bookings for this series will close at 6pm Monday 27 July 2020, with the Zoom link emailed thereafter.

Image: The Eichmann trial at the regional court, 1961 courtesy of Yad Vashem.

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$115 Member
$130 Non-member
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