Israeli Supreme Court Building
By tuttleberry @ 2010-11-02 13:33:18
The Supreme Court (Hebrew: בית המשפט העליון, Beit HaMishpat HaElyon, Arabic: المحكمة العليا) is at the head of the court system in the State of Israel. It is the highest judicial instance. The Supreme Court sits in Jerusalem.
The area of its jurisdiction is the entire state. A ruling of the Supreme Court is binding upon every court, other than the Supreme Court itself. This is the principle of binding precedent (stare decisis) in Israel. The Supreme Court is an appellate court, as well as the High Court of Justice.