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Ruth Levush is a Senior Legal Specialist at the Eastern Law Division, Directorate of Legal Research, Law Library of Congress, Washington DC, USA. She is responsible for responding to all Congressional requests for research and analysis in Israeli law. Some issues include: Compensation for Victims of Terrorist Actions: Israel as a Case Study, The Legal Status of Jerusalem, Water Rights in the Middle East, Campaign Financing in Foreign Countries, Legislative Ethics in Democratic Countries: Financial Standards, Regulation of Lobbying, Israeli Implementation of the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction, Cultural Rights, Health Care Systems, Israel: Extradition Law - Its Evolution and the Effects of the Sheinbein Case. Prior to her employment at the Law Library of Congress Ms. Levush held attorney positions in the Israeli public and private sector. Ms. Levush graduated from Tel-Aviv University Law School, Ramat-Aviv, Israel, in March 1981 with LL.B., and the George Washington University, National Law Center, Washington, D.C., with a Master of Comparative Law (American Practice- Post J.D.) in May 1988. She is currently a member of the District of Columbia Bar and was an active member of the Israeli Bar when residing in that country.

Israeli Law Guide

This comprehensive guide by Ruth Levush provides an overview of the country’s legal system along with its chief characteristics, documents the court system and structure, the legal profession, official and unofficial statutory and regulatory sources, major compilations, case reports, legal commentaries, law journals and legal databases.

Subjects: Comparative/Foreign Law, International Legal Research