Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Vienna: The Court Will Decide

According to this report in Haaretz, the Jewish commnity of Vienna will request that the State Archivist's decision not to authorize the return of the community's archives be revoked by the district court in Jerusalem.

The case will set an interesting precedent, no matter what its outcome, since no Israeli court has yet been required to rule on the State Archivist's authority in this matter, which seems to be implied in paragraph 14a of the Law of Archives (1955).

Here's an English-language summary of the decision, along with a link to the Hebrew original.

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