Basic Law

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gestures as he chairs the weekly cabinet meeting at his Je
A legal or political matter?

The political system is being dragged into elections for the third time within a year, for what seem to be extraneous reasons related to the question of how Netanyahu will handle his cases.

Prime Minster and Defense Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks to the security cabinet after convening
Israel decides all discussions about ICC issue are confidential

The discussions will be held in the security cabinet. A special discussion will be held this afternoon at the Foreign Ministry.

A representative for Blue & White Human Rights offering pamphlets to Palestinians
Human rights in an age of populism

The story of liberal democracies in the late 20th and early 21st centuries has been, to a large extent, the story of protecting personal liberties by independent democratic institutions.

Ayelet Shaked March 18, 2019 (Courtesy)
Unanswered question marks in Shaked’s legal ‘revolution’ - analysis

Israel might be able to get a respite with the Trump administration’s opposition to the ICC, but what happens with the next US president?

Protesters against the Surrogacy Law take part in a huge rally in Tel Aviv’s Rabin Square on July 22
I want to be a dad! Men fight for surrogacy rights

If Israel is indeed a Jewish state, and if the Bible explicitly bans homosexuality, is it not just and ethical to withdraw the right to children from gay couples and single gay men?

The Knesset's plenum
Limits to Basic Law

When basic laws are easily amended, where the legislature is composed of a single chamber, with government dominance in the legislation, there is a greater fear for abuse of constituent power.

Druze officials ask High Court to strike Jewish nation-state law

"The law transforms the country’s Druze population and other minorities, including Arabs, into second-class citizens"

Smotrich to ‘Post’: Elkin’s plan is one step before dividing Jerusalem

The plan now faces hurdles in light of changes to Basic Law: Jerusalem.

Analysis: What everyone is getting wrong about the new Jerusalem Law

The bill is far more likely to be used to break off east Jerusalem villages from the capital than to actually block a peace treaty.

The Knesset building
Government says it will push Jewish nation-state bill for first vote soon

Likud MK Amir Ohana, who heads the legislative committee working on the bill, told a meeting of coalition heads that the first reading is expected to take place in the next few weeks.

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