OpEdNews Op Eds

ISRAEL: Large-scale Fraud in the Supreme Court's Office of the Clerk

By (about the author)     Permalink       (Page 1 of 3 pages)
Related Topic(s): ; ; ; ; ; ; , Add Tags Add to My Group(s)

Funny 1  
View Ratings | Rate It


Become a Fan
  (3 fans)
- Advertisement -

Presiding Justice of the Israeli Supreme Court Asher Grunis
(image by State of Israel)

Occupy Tel-Aviv, January 2 - Israeli Supreme Court Presiding Justice Asher Grunis has been again requested to present the appointment letter of  Attorney Danny Ben-Tovim as "Head of Pro Se Section" in the Office of the Clerk of the Court. [1]  The original request was forwarded to Presiding Justice Grunis on December 11, 2013, but no response was received so far.

The original request noted that Attorney Ben-Tovim acted as holding the authority of a Clerk, or even a Magistrate of the Supreme Court -- accepting and rejecting the filing of papers in the Supreme Court from unrepresented persons -- typically, individuals of lesser means, coming to the Supreme Court to protect their fundamental rights against abuse by the authorities.

Attorney Ben Tovim was also contacted by phone and in writing, but refused to explain the nature of his appointment.

There is more than reasonable basis to believe that Attorney Ben Tovim acts with no authority at all. Moreover, the evidence shows that in such conduct Attorney Ben Tovim abuses the rights of access to justice, fair trial, and equal protection under the law -- fundamental Human Rights.

Presiding Justice Grunis did respond on two previous requests for the appointment records of individuals, who acted as clerks:

* Request for the appointment record of then "Chief Clerk" Sarah Lifschitz:

- Advertisement -

Presiding Justice Grunis failed to present her appointment record. His response instead noted that "Ms Sarah Lifschitz, Chief Clerk of the Supreme Court, was appointed, pursuant to prevailing rules in the State Civil Service, relative to people of such rank." Such response was used as part of the evidence in a criminal fraud complaint, filed with the Israel Police against Presiding Justice Grunis. [2]

* Request for the appointment record of "Clerk" of the sitting Supreme Court Ms Aluma Zernik:

Presiding Justice Grunis failed to produce her appointment record either.  Instead, his response explained that Ms Zernik was his law intern, and law interns of the justices acted as "Clerks" of the sitting court by rotation... [3]

It should be noted that "Chief Clerk" Sarah Lifschitz "departed" from the Supreme Court on October 31, 2013, a couple of weeks after the filing of the criminal fraud complaint against Presiding Justice Grunis in this matter. Consequently, Presiding Justice Grunis refuses to disclose, who today holds the authorities of Chief Clerk of the Supreme Court. [4] 

In Israel, as in other nations, where the courts originated in the English common law, the chief clerks hold duties and obligations for the safeguard of the integrity of court records. As noted in a historic review, published by the US Federal Judicial Center, corruption of the courts is often centered in the offices of the clerks.  [5] Historically, effective reform efforts of corruption of the US courts in the early 20th century were centered on reform of the offices of the clerks as well. 

- Advertisement -

The evidence is mounting of unprecedented corruption of the Israeli Supreme Court, which started under the tenure of Presiding Justice Ahraon Barak (1995-2006), and which is characterized by the operation of sham office of the clerk:  Ms Sarah Lifschitz fraudulently appeared as "Chief Clerk" for over ten years (2002-2013). During these years, numerous Supreme Court decision records were forged, and falsification of Supreme Court records and conduct of simulated/fake Supreme Court proceedings has become a routine, as documented in the Human Rights Alert (NGO) submission to the Human Rights Council of the United Nations. The Human Rights Alert submission was incorporated into the 2013 Human Rights Report of the the United Nations on Israel, with the note "Lack of integrity in the electronic records of the Supreme Court... in Israel." [6]

A court, which operates with no lawful office of the clerk, is an incompetent court.

Corruption of the justice system in Israel -- from the Enforcement Authority (a medieval-style debtors' court system) to the Supreme Court -- is central to the current socio-economic crisis in Israel.

It should be noted, that the fraud in the Israeli Supreme Court, relative to fraudulent appearance of Attorney Ben Tovim as "Head of Pro Se Section", has a close parallel in the US Supreme Court, where "Court Counsel" Attorney Danny Bickell perpetrated the same abuse.  [7] The Israeli former Presiding Justice Aharon Barak, who launched the unprecedented corruption of the Israeli courts, was listed as Visiting Professor at Yale Law School. He was also mentioned by Justice Elena Kagan in her confirmation hearings as her inspiration... 

Next Page  1  |  2  |  3



Dr Zernik has gained substantial experience in recent years in analyzing banking, courts, and prisons IT systems. Such research documented the important role that large-scale fraud in such systems plays in the current financial crisis and in (more...)

Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Go To Commenting

The views expressed in this article are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.

Follow Me on Twitter

Contact Author Contact Editor View Authors' Articles
- Advertisement -

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

Robbing Argentina in the US court in Manhattan - fraud of medieval style and proportions

ARGENTINA: Again on the verge of economic collapse - again the victim of US treachery!

What part of the missile attacks on Tel Aviv is an Israeli hoax?

PALESTINE: IDF soldiers protest campaign goes viral

ISRAEL: Nation hijacked by a Shin-Bet Judiciary Gang

Governor of Bank of Israel Stanley Fischer Acted As a Foreign Agent for U.S. Security Apparatus Banking Cartel


The time limit for entering new comments on this article has expired.

This limit can be removed. Our paid membership program is designed to give you many benefits, such as removing this time limit. To learn more, please click here.

Comments: Expand   Shrink   Hide  
1 people are discussing this page, with 1 comments
To view all comments:
Expand Comments
(Or you can set your preferences to show all comments, always)

===14-01-04 ISRAEL: Supreme Court's "Head of Pro ... by Joseph Zernik on Saturday, Jan 4, 2014 at 6:21:37 AM