Knesset legal adviser: Nakba bill legal

By GIL STERN STERN HOFFMAN
October 1, 2011 20:52




The legal adviser of the Knesset, attorney Eyal Yinon, intends to argue before the Supreme Court that the so-called Nakba bill, which passed in March, is completely legal, a Knesset spokesman said Saturday night.

The bill enables the finance minister to withhold funds from municipalities and other government-funded bodies that actively work to deny Israel's existence as a Jewish-democratic state or that mark Yom Ha'atzmaut as a day of mourning.

The Court will deliberate on Wednesday on a petition filed by the NGOs Adallah and the Association of Civil Rights in Israel.

Yinon will argue that the bill does not deny freedom of expression.


Related Content

Breaking news
January 18, 2018
Turkey says US denial of Syrian border force plan 'important'

By REUTERS

Israel Weather
  • 9 - 18
    Beer Sheva
    11 - 18
    Tel Aviv - Yafo
  • 4 - 12
    Jerusalem
    10 - 16
    Haifa
  • 11 - 22
    Elat
    10 - 18
    Tiberias