In 1984, the Rothschild Foundation (Yad Hanadiv) made a formal offer to the Government of Israel to donate a permanent building for the Supreme Court. The offer was gratefully accepted and an architectural competition was held in 1986. The winners, from Israel, were the brother-and-sister team of Ram Karmi and Ada Karmi Melamede from Tel Aviv. The new Supreme Court building was dedicated on November 10, 1992.
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Several important factors were taken into consideration during the planning stage. The site of the building would be in Kiryat David Ben Gurion, adjacent to both the Knesset, the legislative branch of government and the executive branch of government; the building would integrate post-modern architectural elements, reflecting Jerusalem’s rich architectural history; the building would express values of justice, law and righteousness, drawing inspiration from biblical metaphor.
FREE Supreme Court Guided Public Tours
Sunday to Thursday for individuals in Hebrew - 11:00 in English - 12:00
The court is open to the public Sunday to Thursday 08:30 - 14:30.
♦ Groups over 10 people, must make advance reservation 02-6759612/3.
Note: The department of public affairs reserves the right to add or to cancel tours without prior notice.
From the South From the Knesset via the Wohl Rose Garden.
From the North From the Central Bus Station on the pedestrian bridge.
From the West Via the Dorothy de Rothschild Promenade.
From the East From the Sacher Park & Yitzhak Rabin Boulevard.