On 30/01/2013, a petition was filed with the Supreme Court protesting the haircut requirements applicable to IDF soldiers. The IDF responded to the petition by noting the importance of military haircut requirements explaining that for the purpose of imposing military order and discipline a certain degree of uniformity of the external appearance of soldiers was required.
(The current army regulations require that male recruits have hair no longer than 1 inch in length. Omri-Dubosc argued that this breached his right to self expression and that in accordance with gender equality he should be able to grow his hair like female recruits.)
On 20/02/2013, the Supreme Court rejected the petition and with it the application for an interim injunction. The Court reiterated its assertion made in a previous appeal that “there was no proper grounds for the Court to intervene in the army’s customary arrangements in the subject matter of this petition”, and that the petitioner did not establish sufficient reasons to justify a review of the matter. Additionally, the petition was dismissed due to the fact that the petitioner did not turn to the IDF prior to the petition requesting that the IDF change the rules relating to the topic of the petition and additionally did not notify the IDF that he intended to file a petition on the matter.