On December 31, 2019, the False Memory Syndrome Foundation dissolved because of a lack of scientific evidence and a lack of support from the academic and professional communities. The last time the issue was debated in Israel was in the criminal case of The State of Israel against Beni Shmuel.
On October 9, 2014 the Israeli Supreme Court rejected the appeal of Beni Shmuel, convicted more than 6 years earlier for sexual offenses committed against his daughter, age 10, at the time. The traumatic memories were recovered fully when she was 23 years old. On October 13, 2014, forty-seven Israeli academics published an opinion criticizing the Supreme Court for admitting the complainant's "recovered memory" into evidence, claiming that no data exists to support the validity of "recovered memories".