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Supreme Court of Israel (The), Jerusalem

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Contact: +972 2 675 9612
Open Hours: 8:30a-2:30p Su-Th
Until 1992, Israel's Supreme Court was housed in rented premises. Its new building - a short walk away from the Knesset is architecturally impressive. The building links old and new with mosaics from Byzantine times and bricks reminiscent of those in the Old City alongside white Mediterranean walls. The architects incorporated biblical ideas into their work with law and truth illustrated by lines to show a direct path and justice represented by curves (this comes from a passage in the psalms: "He will lead me in the circles of justice"). Visitors can observe court sessions (but of course the proceedings are in Hebrew). There is a daily English tour at midday. Those arriving at other times, can pick up a sheet for a self-guided tour.