The curious case of Sharia courts in the Jewish state

 

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Dr. Ido Shahar, a lecturer in Middle East history at the University of Haifa, is the author of the recently published Legal Pluralism in the Holy City: Competing Courts, Forum Shopping and Institutional Dynamics in Jerusalem. He lays out for host Gilad Halpern his “organizational ethnography” of Muslim state courts in Jerusalem, how they interact with other legal entities, and how they affect the city’s heterogeneous Muslim population.

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