Israeli legal forum warns recent court directive may discriminate against Arab speakers

20.11.2012                      06.Kislew. 5773

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Israeli legal forum warns recent court directive may discriminate against Arab speakers

Directive states that in the case of Arab plaintiffs or defendants that do not speak Hebrew, both sides in a civil suit must pay for a court translator to come and translate the proceedings.

An Israel Bar Association forum contends that a directive based on several recent court decisions determining that translation expenses for civil proceedings should be paid by both sides “is illegal and unconstitutional.” The courts ruled that in the case of Arab plaintiffs or defendants that do not speak Hebrew, both sides in a civil suit must pay for a court translator to come and translate the proceedings….