In the Aftermath of the Court Ruling on the Holyland Affair

How should the Israeli courts handle cases involving the corruption of senior leaders? And what was it in the Holyland Affair that led to criticism of the judicial system and its verdict? The Holyland Affair symposium will take place on March 28, 2016 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. at the Israel Democracy Institute (4 Pinsker Street, Jerusalem).

Advanced registration is required. Please contact Yael Shavit at or 02-530-0868. Discussion will be in Hebrew.

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10:00 Examining Evidence and Determining Facts in the Holy Land Case 

Opening Remarks/Session Chair: Prof. Mordechai Kremnitzer, Vice President of Research, Israel Democracy Institute

Adv. Iris Niv-Sabag, Partner at Sheinman Negev Niv law office
Adv. Liat Ben-Ari, Tel Aviv District Attorney, Taxation and Economics Division
Mr. Gidi Weitz, Head of investigative reporting, Haaretz

Response: Adv. Yuval Yoaz, Legal commentator and lecturer


11:40 Legal principles in Comparison to the Principles of Equality, According to the Law

Opening Remarks/Session Chair: Adv. Moshe Lador, Former State Prosecutor

Prof. Yuval Feldman, Israel Democracy Institute and Faculty of Law, Bar-Ilan University
Adv. Jack Chen, Chen, Yaari, Rosen–Ozer & Co. Law Firm
Prof. Michal Tamir, The Academic Center of Law and Science

Response: Prof. Shachar Eldar, Ono Academic College


1:40 The Media, the Law Enforcement System and the Fight Against Corruption

Opening Remarks/Session Chair: Adv. Ziva Agami-Cohen 

Adv. Avia Alef, Law faculties of the Hebrew University and Tel Aviv University
Prof. Moshe Negbi, Legal analyst, Israel Radio; senior lecturer at the Hebrew University
Ms. Revital Hovel

Response: Prof. Ariel Bendor, Faculty of Law, Bar-Ilan University


3:00 Concluding Session

Dr. Doron Navot, School of Political Science, University of Haifa
Prof. Amnon Reichman, Faculty of Law, University of Haifa
Prof. Mordechai Kremnitzer