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The Supreme Court of Israel

Shaarey Mishpat Street, Jerusalem, Israel
+972 2675 9612
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Ranked #57 of 181 Attractions in Jerusalem
Type: Architectural Buildings
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The edifice housing the Supreme Court is widely acclaimed as the pinnacle of modern Israeli architecture. Like all public buildings in the capital, it... more » Owner description: The edifice housing the Supreme Court is widely acclaimed as the pinnacle of modern Israeli architecture. Like all public buildings in the capital, it is faced with distinctive Jerusalem stone. « less
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Delray Beach, Florida
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119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Supreme Court Building –The Supreme Court serves as the head of the judicial court system in the State of Israel, and has reign over the entire state. There are 14 Justices in Israel's Supreme Court and like all other judges, they are appointed by the President of the State upon the nomination of "the Judges' Nominations Committee".

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Jerusalem
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

The only way to do this properly is on a guided tour, check for times. I remember that some of the interesting aspects of the building have symbolic meaning.

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Brooklyn, New York
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94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

First off, the building is architecturally stunning. It is in Jerusalem, very close to the Knesset. The building is filled with natural light from all sides and above. Our guide, who happened to be the chief guide, was excellent. She provided insights on how the building was designed and why, even quoting passages from the Bible to explain it. The... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

I wouldn't go out of your way to visit this place but if you like law, go for it. It's a pretty nice building with a little museum in the back. The English tour is at 12pm.

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Bayside, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Went on an English speaking tour. It was fascinating. The building is just magnificent. The guide was well informed. We were with a group of pre-law students from Holland. We actually sat in on a trial. Although we had been to Israel many times, this was our first visit here and welll worth it. It is located near the Knesset.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

We went on english language tour of the supreme court. Our guide was very knowledgeable and engaging. She was a lot of fun and gave us some great fun facts about the people who work in the building. The building itself is really interesting and stunning. Glad that I was able to see this!

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Montreal, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

There is one English tour daily, at noon. Our tour guide spoke very quickly and was not looking to make the tour memorable. She was successfull. There was nothing remarkable about this tour or site. Yes, the Supreme Court is an important institution with some history. Unfortunately, it came across as just some other courthouse with some interesting architectural features.... More

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Boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

We were lucky to have an excellent tour guide who did a wonderful job explaining the design of the building (built in the 1990s) as well as how the justice system in Israel works.

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Long Island, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013 via mobile

The Israel Supreme Court is located in the Government Center, close to the Knesset, by the entrance to the city. There are regular free tours in Hebrew and English, as well as many other languages. The tour lasts about an hour and it is well worth the visit.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

If you are interested at all in Israeli law and politics, its a great stop. The tour guide at the building is extremely knowledgeable and worth the hour. It's a great place to start a trip (along with knesset) as you get a really good basis for understanding why certain things are done they way they are in Israel.

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