This is a quick guide to using the Harvard Libraries' resources to find Israeli Supreme Court decisions. It presumes that students do not read Hebrew, and provides information about finding English-language translations.
If you already know the name or citation of the opinion you are looking for, use any of the databases listed in the first box below to try to locate an English-language version of the text of the opinion.
You can also do general research to find additional Supreme Court decisions on your topic. The resources listed in the second box below can be used to find English-language analysis of the court's jurisprudence, which will generally include case names and citations.
For general information about Israeli legal research, see GlobaLex's Israeli Legal Research Guide (free online) or Foreign Law Guide: Israel (Harvard user credentials required). The Foreign Law Guide provides specific information about finding Israeli Supreme Court decisions on its Israel Court Reports page .
According to the FLG, "Israeli judgments and decisions of courts and tribunals in English would represent only the smallest tip of the iceberg." However, this page does provide a number of options to try, and also provides information about where to find opinions in Hebrew.
If you need help, please contact FCIL Librarian Jennifer Allison using the contact information to the right of this box.
English-Language Translations of Supreme Court Decisions
Selected Secondary Sources: Israeli Supreme Court Jurisprudence
Use these sources to find English-language analysis of, as well as citations to, Israeli Supreme Court judicial opinions.
Getting Help from a Reference Librarian
For help, visit the HLSL Ask a Librarian website: http://asklib.law.harvard.edu.
This site includes links to all of our research guides, contact information for the reference librarians (phone, text, email, chat), and a schedule of our training classes.