The ‘Losing Lawyer’ In Israel Who Defends Palestinians Charged With Violence

Israeli lawyer Lea Tsemel, 75, in her Jerusalem office. The documentary Advocate, about her work representing Palestinian suspects accused of attacks on Israelis, has sparked controversy in Israel.

Lea Tsemel, 75, has lost case after case for decades and has received death threats as a Jew representing Arabs. Her notoriety in Israel has grown since last year’s release of a documentary about her.

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