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.
The discussions will be held in the security cabinet. A special discussion will be held this afternoon at the Foreign Ministry.
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.
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?
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?
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.
"The law transforms the country’s Druze population and other minorities, including Arabs, into second-class citizens"
The plan now faces hurdles in light of changes to Basic Law: Jerusalem.
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.
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.