Thursday, August 3, a panel of high Court headed by judge Salim Jubran announced the verdict on appeal, demanding to allow same-sex couples to have children using surrogacy.
The high court decided to defer a decision on this matter for six months in order to allow the Knesset to complete the approval process of the relevant amendment to the law. «The verdict was almost completed, but
The Knesset passed the amendment on first reading, and we believe it is necessary to provide to the Parliament to finalize the amendment», — stated in the verdict.
Note that the amendment adopted by the Knesset in the first reading, does not apply to single men and same-sex couples. However, the high court took decision to give Parliament time to correct the correction, which, in the opinion of judge Jubran, does not change «initially discriminatory situation.»
This verdict was the last in the career of a judge Salim Jubran became the first Arab judge who has received permanent appointment in the Supreme court. He was a member of the Supreme court since 2004. During this period, with the name of Jubran have been linked to several public debates. So in 2012 he refused to sing the national anthem «A-Gan». Later Jubran were in the minority, believing that it is necessary to prosecute the authors of the book «Torat Melech».
Place of Jubran in the Supreme court is judge George Kara.