Friday November 21st 2014

Posts Tagged ‘Ministerial Law Committee’

New Bill Seeks to Thwart Annexation

New Bill Seeks to Thwart Annexation

by Eitam Abadi The Ministerial Law Committee is set to consider a bill that would require any Israeli annexation of the disputed territories to be carried out only within the framework of a deal with the Western-backed Palestinian Authority. The bill, proposed by lawmaker Hilik Bar (Labor), with the unanimous support of his Labor faction and [...]

Kerry Meets Netanyahu in Jerusalem

Kerry Meets Netanyahu in Jerusalem

by Eitam Abadi American Secretary of State John Kerry, in his tenth visit to Israel since taking office, met Thursday with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu (Likud). Kerry’s latest visit is an attempt to push a framework for negotiations between Israel and the Western-backed Palestinian Authority towards an Israeli surrender of lands won [...]

A-G Against Strook Law for Working Women

A-G Against Strook Law for Working Women

by Sagit Levi Attorney-General Yehuda Weinstein has opposed extending the law protecting the rights of pregnant and working Israeli and Palestinian mothers into Area C, in advance of Sunday’s debate on the matter at the weekly cabinet meeting. He warned that applying such a law, which is of a “territorial nature” could have wide [...]

Ministers Support Bill to Protect Area C Working Mothers

Ministers Support Bill to Protect Area C Working Mothers

by Sagit Levi The Ministerial Law Committee voted 7-1 on Sunday to extend to Area C legislation which protects the rights of pregnant and working Israeli and Palestinian mothers. On the surface, the legislation addresses a legal imbalance in which women working for Israeli owned entities in Area C, including businesses, nonprofits, schools [...]

Gov’t to Discuss Bill for Annexation of Heartland Communities

Gov’t to Discuss Bill for Annexation of Heartland Communities

by Eitam Abadi The Ministerial Law Committee is expected to discuss legislation on Sunday to apply Israeli sovereignty over Jewish communities in the disputed Samaria, Binyamin and Judea regions. According to the bill, initiated by Member of Knesset Miri Regev (Likud), restrictions on construction in Jewish towns and villages shall be [...]

Ministers May be Fired for Opposing Demolitions

Ministers May be Fired for Opposing Demolitions

by Eitam Abadi Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu (Likud) is expected to inform his faction's ministers on Sunday that any Likud minister who votes for the "Outpost Law" will be fired from the government. The legislation, authored by Minister Zevulun Orlev (Jewish Home), would forbid eviction and demolition orders for Jewish communities in [...]

New Bill Attempts to Enshrine Western Values

New Bill Attempts to Enshrine Western Values

by Sagit Levi The Ministerial Law Committee is expected to discuss a piece of legislation on Sunday that would define "exclusion of women" as a criminal act. The bill, proposed by Member of Knesset Yitzhak "Buji" Herzog (Labor), is being criticized by political analysts as an attempt to enshrine Western values and cultural norms in the state [...]