JFS welcomed the Kadi of Jerusalem, Dr Iyad Zahalka. Kadi Zahalka is Head of the Sharia Court in Jerusalem and is an accomplished judge, lecturer, author and activist. He has filled several important positions in the Sharia court system, including that of Director. Kadi Zahalka obtained his L.L.B. from Tel Aviv University, and his M.A. (summa cum laude) from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, where he completed his PhD thesis on the Muslim Minority Jurisprudence Doctrine (Fiqh al Aqalliyyat). He spoke to JFS students about his role as Kadi and the legal processes he oversees.