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  Law of Return - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Law of Return and the Law on Citizenship were enacted by the Knesset, Israel's Parliament in the summer of 1950 (on the Jewish calendar, 20th Tammuz 5710).
The Law of Return declares that Israel constitutes a home not only for the inhabitants of the State, but also for all members of the Jewish people everywhere, be they living in poverty and fear of persecution or be they living in affluence and safety.
As the Nuremberg Laws did not use a halakhic definition in its definition of Who is a Jew, the Law of Return definition for citizenship eligibility is not halakhic, either.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Law_of_Return   (1992 words)

 Right of return - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The term Right of return reflects a belief that members of an ethnic or national group have a right to immigration and naturalization into the country that they, the country, or both consider to be that group's homeland, without prior personal citizenship in that country.
The law was amended in 1970 to grant the right to immigrate to Israel to non-Jews who are either children or grandchildren of a Jew, the spouse of a Jew or the spouse of a child or grandchild of a Jew.
The question of whether or not Palestinians have a "Right of return" to lands within the State of Israel is, next to the question of the status of Jerusalem, one of the major impediments to a peace settlement between Israel and the Palestinians.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Right_of_return   (3394 words)

 The Law of Return Reconsidered by David Clayman
Israel's Law of Return is a cardinal tenet of Zionism.
Indeed, the Law of Return was the infant state's conditioned response to the British White Paper of 1939, which slammed shut the gates of Palestine and doomed the Jews of Europe.
The Law of Return, adopted by the Knesset on the anniversary of the death of Zionism's visionary Theodor Herzl, was meant to fulfill his dream of bringing a scattered people back to its homeland.
www.jcpa.org /jl/hit01.htm   (2356 words)

 Law.com Supplement
While that statement -- many law students go to work at large law firms -- has been true for decades, the firms to which those students are going have changed substantially, in terms of size, scale of activities, mobility of both partners and associates, and demands on lawyers' time.
Law practice has changed, with firms ever more focused on the "bottom line." Students and new associates, burdened by massive debts, are also attentive to the economics of practicing law; a prime consideration for both partners and new associates is how to make the most money in the least amount of time.
Law students today may see themselves as individuals without much ability to alter the firms where they will practice, just as senior partners may have a parallel sense of inability to affect change in the law schools that supply their work force.
www.law.com /special/supplement/story3_friends.html   (1407 words)

 Law of Return: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The Law of Return and the Law on Citizenship were enacted by the Knesset Knesset quick summary:
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Democracy is a form of government under which the power to alter the laws and structures of government lies, ultimately, with the citizenry....
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/l/la/law_of_return.htm   (2693 words)

 Tedy could sit; Law may return
Meanwhile, Law was in the news thanks to a throwaway line in a column by CBS Sportsline.com's Clark Judge which claimed that Law's agent, Carl Poston, has told the Kansas City Chiefs that the four-time Pro Bowl cornerback has a four-year, $26 million offer on the table from the Patriots.
Law, 31, was released in a salary cap move on Feb. 25, but he has not been able to shop himself in the free agent market because he is not fully recovered from a broken left foot that he suffered on Oct. 31 in Pittsburgh.
Law had harsh words for Patriots coach Bill Belichick after the 2003 season when Law was trying to force the team to either sign him to a long-term extension or release him so he could cash in with another club.
ledger.southofboston.com /articles/2005/03/23/sports/sports02.txt   (680 words)

 Israel's Law Of Return Giving Every Jew The Right To Automatically Acquire Citizenship
In sections 2 and 5 of the Law, the words "the Minister of Immigration" shall be replaced by the words "the Minister of the Interior".
For the purposes of this Law, "Jew" means a person who was born of a Jewish mother or has become converted to Judaism and who is not a member of another religion.
In section 5 of the Law of Return, 5710-1950, the following shall be added at the end: "Regulations for the purposes of sections 4A and 4B require the approval of the Constitution, Legislation and Juridical Committee of the Knesset.".
www.lectlaw.com /files/int16.htm   (666 words)

 Sale or return - Law terms   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
if goods are purchased on sale or return it means that if the person purchasing them is unable to sell them on to a third party they may be returned to the producer without needing to be paid for.
Normally certain conditions apply to a sale or return dealing with the state of the goods when returned and the time by which the return must take place.
The law regards the goods as being owned by the producer until the sale takes place when the title in them passes to the purchaser.
www.encyclopedia-wiki.org /encyclopedias/lawglossary/Sale-or-return.html   (168 words)

 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Law of Return
While the original law was enacted to remove barriers for entry to Jewish refugees from around the world, its continued status is controversial with regard toward Palestinian Arab refugees from present-day Israel and their rights.
The purpose of the Law of Return, like that of the Zionist Movement, was to provide a solution to the Jewish people's problem - to establish a home for the entire Jewish people in Eretz Yisrael, the Land of Israel.
An in-depth grasp of the history of — and the controversy surrounding — the Law is absolutely essential for Israeli students and Diaspora Jewry alike, for these issues are so fundamental to the nature and attributes of the State of Israel.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/Law_of_Return   (1585 words)

 LENIN'S TOMB: Israel's Law of Return based on Nuremberg Laws?
It is often said that Israel's Law of Return, allowing anyone with one Jewish grandparent automatic citizenship, is based on Nazi Germany's Nuremberg Laws segregating Jews from "aryans." This misses the point in a couple of crucial aspects.
The Law of Return does not actually assert citizenship based on Jewish identity, but rather attempts to provide sanctuary as a citizen in Israel to anyone who would be persecuted under the Nuremberg Laws.
Far from being a bulwark against Nuremberg style laws, the Law of Return, taken together with the Absentee Property Law, replicates them to an extent, except of course, the Nuremberg Laws were based on the pseudo-science of "race" and the Law of Return, together with the Absentee Property Law combines religious background with ethnicity.
leninology.blogspot.com /2005/10/israels-law-of-return-based-on.html   (562 words)

 Contract Law Should Return to Its Classical Form, Scott Urges
Thus laws that presume humans to be strictly self-interested, and therefore needing to be closely regulated, may instead be unnecessarily complicating and weakening bargains, Scott said.
Chair lectures are traditional at the School of Law when professors are elevated to prestigious chairs, and the five Harrison chairs, established last year with a $30 million gift from the estate of David and Mary Harrison of Hopewell, Virginia, are among the handful of most handsomely endowed professorships in the American legal academy.
Contract law is at risk of becoming “irrelevant,” Scott said, unless “courts and legislators come to see that, in fact, less contract law is better than more.” He proposed that the field move toward “self-enforcement as the preferable alternative to legal enforcement for many promises that fall outside the boundaries of the classical model.”
www.law.virginia.edu /home2002/html/news/2003_fall/scott_harrisonlecture.htm   (1718 words)

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Relying upon evidence that the decedent attempted to walk through deep, rapidly moving water at night, in an area familiar to her, the court held, as a matter of law, that decedent's own conduct was the "proximate cause" of her death.
For those intimately concerned with local government law, however, the panorama is a bit more disquieting; an inordinate amount of their time and energy is going into bringing and defending mandamus actions.
As to the two county employees sued in their individual capacities, the court held that under the 1991 amendment, there was immunity for discretionary functions and that the alleged inadequate maintenance of the stop sign constituted a discretionary act.
review.law.mercer.edu /old/48103ft.htm   (6402 words)

 Law.com - Return Engagement
Recruiters caution that law firms, although always on the prowl for talent, are being more cautious about big-ticket hires in the midst of a recession.
Berenson, who returned to Sidley after finishing up a two-year White House stint in January, says it would have been hard to leave behind the good will and relationships he had built during his years at the firm.
And although a law firm partnership is no walk in the park, "the hours are a little bit more controllable," he says.
www.law.com /jsp/article.jsp?id=1066944920527   (1642 words)

 The Individual’s “Right of Return” under International Law: An International Law Analysis
The first major principle of relevance to the right of return is that while states do have some domestic discretion in regulating their nationality status (i.e., determining who is a national of their country) such discretion has clear limits under international law.
The law of state succession applies whenever one state (a predecessor state) is followed in the international administration of a geographical territory by another state (the successor state).
Under refugee law, the principle of refugees’ absolute right of return on a voluntary basis to their place of origin (including to their homes of origin) is central to the implementation of durable solutions designed by the international community to address refugee flows.
www.badil.org /Publications/Briefs/Brief-No-08.htm   (6652 words)

 Law of Return - Am ha-Aretz
Below is the English translation of the Law of Return with its amendments, taken from the Knesset's website.
The Law of Return (1950, as amended in 1954 and 1970)*
is charged with the implementation of this Law and may make regulations as to any matter relating to such implementation and also as to the grant of oleh's visas and oleh's certificates to minors up to the age of 18 years.
www.amhaaretz.org /zionism/law-of-return.html   (449 words)

 My Israel Source - Law of Return
Every Jew who has immigrated into this country before the coming into force of this Law, and every Jew who was born in this country, whether before or after the coming into force of this Law, shall be deemed to be a person who has come to this country as an oleh under this Law.
The Minister of Immigration is charged with the implementation of this Law and may make regulations as to any matter relating to such implementation and also as to the grant of oleh's visas and oleh's certificates to minors up to the age of 18 years.
(b) For the purposes of this Law and of any registration or document thereunder, "Jew" has the same meaning as in section 4B of the Law of Return, 5710-1950.
www.myisraelsource.com /content/law_of_return   (648 words)

 Constitution for Israel - Law of Return
The Law of Return did not step from ideology alone; it was also a practical measure.
The immediate and automatic granting of citizenship may also undermine the national identity of the state and its democratic process by enabling new immigrants to influence Israeli politics before demonstrating either their commitment or a basic grasp of the relevant issues.
At present, the definition is based on Hitler’s Nuremberg Laws: the right of Return is granted to any individual with one Jewish grandparent, or who is married to someone with one Jewish grandparent.
www.cfisrael.org /a608.html?rsID=119   (612 words)

 What is Maine's law on... : Maine State Law and Legislative Reference Library
The law allows for public financing of political campaigns for the offices of governor, state senator and state representative to the legislature.
The current law provides a mechanism for grandparents to petition for visitations with their grandchildren, if certain criteria are met.
The law concerning work place smoking and smoking in public places can be found in Title 22, sections 1541-1545.
www.state.me.us /legis/lawlib/whatis.htm   (1801 words)

 Law School Seeks Return to Tradition -- 04/08/1999
Named for the Latin translation of "Hail, Mary," the Catholic law school will open its doors in the fall of 2000, offering a comprehensive legal curriculum grounded in traditional Anglo-American law and the social teachings of the Catholic Church.
I've been teaching law for sixteen years, long enough to have students who are in the midst of their careers, and I know that there are very few 40 to 45 year-old lawyers who are happy.
The law library will be designed with the assistance of S. Blair Kauffman, the library director at the Yale University School of Law.
www.cnsnews.com /InDepth/archive/199904/IND19990408b.html   (664 words)

 Law of Return
The Law of Return is a remedy for that past and a guarantor of future asylum.
Were the Knesset to rescind the Jewish Law of Return tomorrow it would not by itself reignite the peace process.
It is possible for Israel to admit that the displacement of another people was a byproduct of the establishment of the Jewish state, to address the pain of that expulsion diplomatically and economically, and find a compromise that honors Palestinians' parallel passion for this beleaguered land.
www.neiu.edu /~ncaftori/nation.htm   (1731 words)

 The Law of Return: An Introduction
In recognition of this aspiration, Israel’s Declaration of Independence declared that “The State of Israel will be open to the immigration of Jews and for the ingathering of exiles from all countries of their dispersion.” In 1950, this principle was given shape as the Law of Return, enshrining this Zionist principle within Israeli law.
In the wake of the Holocaust, the first act of the new Israeli government was to abolish all restrictions on Jewish immigration.Israel, the government declared, would provide Jews the world over with a haven from antisemitism.
The Law of Return has also functioned as a means of maintaining a Jewish majority within the State of Israel by promoting aliyah.
www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org /jsource/Politics/return.html   (620 words)

 USATODAY.com - 3 tons of law to return to Afghanistan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The hope is that the laws, wiped from the country's legal system three decades ago, will serve as a framework for Afghanistan's next government, officials and researchers say.
The nation's written law was largely lost when a decade of democracy under King Mohammad Zahir Shah gave way to a military coup in 1973.
That was followed by a Soviet invasion in 1979, a decade of war with the U.S.S.R., civil wars after 1989 and the rise of the Taliban.
www.usatoday.com /news/world/2002/05/29/afghan-laws-usat.htm   (483 words)

 Law of Return Arouses Ire
It is sad that Letty Cottin Pogrebin does not recognize Israel's Law of Return for what it is: part of a tissue of laws and regulations that have systematically despoiled the Palestinians of their birthright.
The so-called Law of Return states, in effect, that a Brooklyn- or Odessa-born Jew who may never have laid eyes upon what is now Israel, and whose ancestors may not have seen it since biblical times, is more entitled to Israeli citizenship than a Palestinian whose family has lived there continuously for 2,000 years.
Pogrebin argues that Israel's Law of Return, which allows any Jew to go to Israel, is a form of affirmative action compensating for anti-Semitism in the world.
www.thenation.com /doc/20040223/exchange   (1571 words)

 NCSJ - Latvian Law Would Return Jewish Property   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Thanks to this law, a number of historic Jewish properties were regained, including Riga's Jewish Theater and Jewish Hospital, as well as some prayer halls and synagogues around Latvia.
There is a potential problem with the new law: Ninety percent of the prewar Latvian Jewish population perished during the Holocaust.
According to Suharenko, a 1992 law allowed for the restitution of religious property to Jewish communities, but Jewish communities around Latvia were poorly organized and many exceeded the 1996 deadline to make their claims.
www.ncsj.org /AuxPages/011706JTA_Latvia.shtml   (1049 words)

 Sources A-D are all responses to the Law of Return (1949). Why do they give such different interpretations on the aims ...
Sources A-D are all responses to the Law of Return (1949).
GCSE History Essay - Sources A-D are all responses to the Law of Return (1949).
Part B: Sources A-D are all responses to the Law of Return (1949) Whitefield Fishponds Community School History Coursework Part B - (Edited Version) Sources A-D are all responses to the Law of Return (1949).
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