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LGBT flag on Jerusalem's King George Street, July 31, 2018

Uncertainty remains as vote on conversion-therapy bill nears

The legislation, proposed by Meretz leader Nitzan Horowitz, would remove the license of a psychologist who uses conversion therapy, fine them and send them to jail for repeat offenses.


Legislative committee approves bill for gender salary equality

According to the bill, employers who employ over 100 employees will be forced by law to publish an annual report detailing the differences in salary between women and men in the organization.

Employee tends to medical cannabis plants at Pharmocann, an Israeli medical cannabis company in nort

Knesset committee to approve bill to legalize cannabis

The use of cannabis will be permitted to Israelis from the age of 21, with the exception of those working in security positions.


High Court wrestles with whether Yazbak provocations are disqualifying

Likud lawyer Avi Halevi told the High Court that Heba Yazbak had more than crossed the line with her public statements and posts supporting terrorist Samir Kuntar.

Anti-extradition bill protesters use the flashlights from their phones as they march during the anni

Hundreds of Hong Kong protesters storm parliament, tearing down paintings

The council, the mini-parliament, issued a red alert, ordering the protesters to leave immediately.


New York City is considering a ban on fur to dismay of Jewish protesters

In March, City Council Speaker Corey Johnson introduced legislation that would ban the sale of new fur apparel.

$167,000 kippah

Quebec bill bans religious symbols such as kippahs

The measure is intended to reinforce the separation of church and state, but critics say the real target appears to be Muslims and their hijabs.

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Top 10 headlines of 2018: Legal system

A year of highlights and lowlights in Israel: The legal arena.

Knesset clears legislative table before early elections

One of the laws that passed on Tuesday would prohibit terrorists in prison from having their sentences shortened by one-third, as other prisoners may do if they show remorse and rehabilitation.

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