Tamar Hostovsky Brandes

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Tamar Hostovsky Brandes is a senior lecturer at Ono Academic College’s Faculty of Law. She earned her J.S.D and LL.M (cum laude) from Columbia Law School, where she was a Finkelstein Fellow, and her LL.B (magna cum laude) from Tel Aviv University. She teaches and researches in the areas of international and constitutional law, focusing on the intersection between international law and domestic law and on the intersection of law and political theory. In fall 2018 she will be a short-term international visiting professor at Columbia Law School.

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Freedom to Grieve: On the Israeli Supreme Court Decision of Combatants for Peace v. Minister of Defense

In the past few years, the Israeli Supreme Court has been a target of political attacks, mostly from conservative circles, which claim that it prefers universal human rights over national values. These groups have made calls to curb the court’s authority and power.


The Israeli Supreme Court’s Decision in Tziam v. the Prime Minister

On Aug. 26, the Israeli Supreme Court, in the case of Tziam v. the Prime Minister, ordered the state to grant the petitioners, five Palestinian women living in Gaza who required life-saving medical treatment, permission to enter East Jerusalem for the purpose of receiving healthcare.