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Pub. L. No. 112-130: E Visas for Israelis

"NONIMMIGRANT TRADERS AND INVESTORS FROM ISRAEL. Israel shall be deemed to be a foreign state described in section 101(a)(15)(E) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(15)(E)) for purposes of clauses (i) and (ii) of such section if the Government of Israel provides similar nonimmigrant...

Activists: Israel stopping Palestinians from suing

JERUSALEM (AP) - Human rights lawyers say Israel's Justice Ministry is making it tough for Palestinians and migrants to file suit in an Israeli court. Under an amended regulation taking effect Sept. 1, petitioners must include their Israeli identification number or a Full version (available...

Manslaughter charge dropped in Gaza war case

JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel's military prosecutor dropped a manslaughter charge against a soldier initially suspected of killing a Palestinian woman and her daughter during Israel's war against Gaza militants nearly four years ago, a defense attorney said Sunday. The former infantry sergeant...

Facilitating Startup Growth: Overview of Israel's OSC funding

If you are reading this post, then you probably share my belief that one of the best things our government can do to spur economic and job growth is to support the startup community. In recent years, government entities ranging from state (See Maryland's proposed tax credit to support investment...

Palestinian Statehood under International Law

Palestinian Statehood under International Law An Analysis and Discussion by John M. B. Balouziyeh, Esq. 1. Introduction General Assembly Resolution A/67/L.28 on the Status of Palestine at the United Nations was adopted on November 29, 2012 by a vote of 138 in favor to nine against and forty...

Israël, la Palestine et la Cour pénale internationale

Israël, la Palestine et la Cour pénale internationale Par John M. B. Balouziyeh, Esq. 1. Introduction Avec la résolution A/67/L.28 à propos du statut de la Palestine à l'Organisation des Nations Unies (O.N.U.) qui été adoptée à...

Supreme Court Decides Passport Case re Jerusalem: Zivotofsky v. Kerry

"The statement in question here is a congressional mandate that allows a United States citizen born in Jerusalem to direct the President and Secretary of State, when issuing his passport, to state that his place of birth is “Israel.” ... In holding §214(d) invalid the Court does...