Tag: Israel

  • Case of the Day: Steinbach v. Sachs

    Case of the Day: Steinbach v. Sachs

    The case of the day is Steinbach v. Sachs (Jerusalem Mag. Ct. 2018). I only have a news article about the decision, and so I’m not sure if I’ve styled the case correctly or even about all the details of the decision. But it’s an interesting case worth writing about even without all the details.

  • The Jewish Nation State Bill Passes

    The Knesset has passed the Jewish nation state bill after long debate. I wrote about an earlier iteration of the bill in 2014, and I am re-upping my post in light of the news. My basic view is the same as it was then: in light of the practices of neighboring states, there seems to……

  • Case of the Day: Ben-Haim v. Edri

    The case of the day is Ben-Haim v. Edri (N.J. Super. Ct. App. Div. 2018). Sharon and Oshrat Ben-Haim, two Jewish Israelis, were married in Israel in 2008. Before and after the wedding, they lived in New Jersey. They had a daughter after the marriage, who was born in New Jersey. When the family traveled……

  • Case of the Day: SEC v. Cluff

    The case of the day is SEC v. Cluff (S.D.N.Y. 2018). The SEC moved for leave under FRCP 4(f)(3) to serve process on James Shaoul by email. Shaoul was in Israel. Israel is a party to the Hague Service Convention and has not objected to service by postal channels under Article 10(a).

  • Jerusalem Two Weeks On: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

    Almost two weeks ago, the United States recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. At the time, I applauded the move in principle though I expressed prudential concerns about the potential for a violent reaction. I had the strange experience of applauding President Trump’s speech, which plainly was written by people who knew their stuff and which—if……