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Shin Bet head tells Knesset committee it prevented 1,000-plus terror attacks this year
Hamas in Gaza and Turkey, and Hezbollah in Lebanon were working around the clock to attempt to attack Israelis in Judea and Samaria, notes Israel’s Shin Bet security services director Nadav Argaman.
Bill authorizing death penalty for Palestinian murderers given OK by Netanyahu
Though Israel does allow for the death penalty, it was only used once—in 1962 for the execution of Nazi official Adolf Eichmann for his part in engineering the Holocaust.
Knesset passes law to redistribute government funding to non-left films
The law, championed by Culture and Sport Minister Miri Regev, is meant to fight what she calls a “closed group” film industry that is heavily reliant on funding from the state, but produces movies primarily featuring secular and liberal values.
The dangerous Arab-Israeli lawmakers
In their meeting, Knesset member Jamal Zahalka and the members of the Adalah-The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel that accompanied him slandered Israel. They lied and claimed Israel’s nation-state law was the only such legislation in the world.
New Israeli bill to gain more prison space by freeing 1,000 convicts by year’s end
If the Knesset passes a bill aimed at improving conditions at prisons by reducing the number of inmates, some 300 security convicts and 700 criminal convicts will be released on Dec. 20.
Arab Knesset members meet with Arab League to discuss law defining Israel as Jewish
Amid talks, the group called the new Israeli law “racist.” Knesset members Ahmed Tibi and Jamal Zahalka reported that Arab League Secretary-General Ahmed Aboul Gheit called it an “apartheid law.”
Arab MKs are spreading lies in Europe
It's a little ironic that Arab lawmakers are concentrating their propaganda campaign in European Union bodies, the same union comprising member states that self-define as nation-states – similar to Israel.
New Israeli anti-smoking law to go into effect Sept. 1
Any place where outdoor events are conducted with 50-plus people will now be a smoke-free zone, thanks to a new law by Israel’s Ministry of Health, in a bid to crack down on exposure to secondhand smoke.
Nationality Law passes vote, Israel enshrined as a Jewish state with Jerusalem as its capital
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu celebrated the new law as “a pivotal moment in the annals of Zionism and the State of Israel.”
Knesset passes law banning Breaking the Silence from entering Israeli schools
Jewish Home Party co-authors of the bill, Education Minister Naftali Bennett and Shuli Mualem-Refaeli, said the law would also apply to institutions that attempt to delegitimize Israel abroad.
For Knesset caucus, declaring an end to Israeli-Palestinian conflict is the first step towards peace
The Israel Victory Project met this week in Israel’s parliament to present new data demonstrating that a majority of Israelis view the Oslo Accords, which called for direct negotiations of a two-state solution, as a failure. The question is: Now what?
Israel’s high court faces override challenge from the Knesset
If passed into law, it would give the Knesset the power to reverse Supreme Court rulings with a simple majority of 61 votes. At the heart of the matter is the question of checks and balances.
Israel passes historic law to cut funds to Palestinian Authority over ‘pay to slay’ policy
The bill, which passed 87-15, aims at ending Palestinian Authority practices dubbed “pay to slay,” which provide salaries to Palestinian and Israeli Arabs terrorists who attack Jews.
Stuart Force, father of Taylor Force, to attend ‘pay to slay’ vote in the Knesset
Stuart Force, the father of U.S. Army Capt. Taylor Force, who was murdered by a terrorist in Tel Aviv in 2016, will arrive in Israel for a Knesset vote over legislation that would offset salaries paid by the Palestinian Authority to terrorists from tax monies collected by Israel.
Bill to exempt Israeli prime ministers from certain taxes passes its first reading
Under the new legislation, an Israeli premier would not have to pay taxes for payments, services or gifts given to him or her while serving, except for salary. The law would also exempt them from paying taxes on state-issued cars and on utility bills at his or her personal home.