Former Israeli Supreme Court President: World Learning from Jewish State About Human Rights Protections During Age of Terror

Israelis dance with flags during a march marking Jerusalem Day on May 17, 2015 outside Jerusalem's old city, Israel. Israel is celebrating the anniversary of the 'unification' of Jerusalem, marking 48 years since it captured mainly Arab east Jerusalem during the 1967 Middle East war. (Photo by Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images)
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The Algemeiner reports:  The Jewish state is a global human rights leader that is serving as an example to others as terrorism continues to plague the world, a prominent former Israeli Supreme Court president said this week, the Hebrew newspaper Makor Rishon reported.

“I was invited to the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, and 300 judges there asked me how to defend human rights in a period of terror,” retired Justice Aharon Barak recounted at an event at Hebrew University in Jerusalem. “They are at a loss.”

“In Israel,” he went on to say, “we have been able to manage better than others to protect human rights. Even though we have security problems, we — Israeli society, the Knesset and the courts — have always been able to recognize the existence of human rights. All of the major Supreme Court rulings have followed this line, and today they are being studied around the world.”

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