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Israel's Knesset Advances Bill Allowing Jews to Settle West Bank Areas Evacuated in 2005 Disengagement

The legislation would repeal the provisions of the 2005 Disengagement Law pertaining to the settlements of Homesh, Sa-Nur, Ganim and Kadim and leave in place the compensation provided to those evacuated from the settlements → Read More

Knesset Passes First Vote on Bill Protecting Netanyahu From Being Declared Unfit for Office

The amendment to the Basic Law on the Government stipulates that a prime minister in Israel can only be declared unfit for office by the prime minister himself or by the vote of three-quarters of cabinet members → Read More

Israel's Knesset Advances Bill to Make It Harder to Declare Netanyahu Unfit for Office

Attorney General Gali Baharav-Miara has publicly taken aim at what she's dubbed the 'absurd' bill slated to raise 'legal and practical complications' → Read More

Ben-Gvir to Attorney General: 'I Don't Trust You'

National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir's comments are the latest against Israel's attorney general amid clashes over the dismissal of Tel Aviv district police commander Ami Eshed → Read More

Netanyahu Says Only Gov't Is in Charge of Police, in Indirect Rebuke of Attorney General

After Attorney General Gali Baharav-Miara's move to halt and review National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir's order to police, minister says 'day is growing closer when we’ll have to decide about' attorney general, will represent himself in appeals → Read More

Israel Delays Hearing on Soldier Immunity Bill After AG Issues Stark Warning

Discussion on the bill to grant soldiers across-the-board immunity for acts committed during military activity was halted after Attorney General Baharav-Miara's opinion warns it would expose security forces to criminal proceedings abroad → Read More

Knesset Committee Slated to Ready Key Judicial Coup Amendments for Second and Third Votes

Two flagship pieces of judicial overhaul legislation set to head to the Knesset for next rounds of voting as coalition members seek to introduce additional Basic Law amendments → Read More

Israel Passes Scaled-back Bill Allowing Settlers Return to Evacuated Communities

New version of amendment to the Disengagement Bill no longer allows Israelis to reinhabit settlements evacuated in 2005 → Read More

Key Knesset Panel Preparing Judicial Coup Bills for Next Votes in Israel's Parliament

The bills, designed to ensure government control over the Judicial Appointment Committee and bar the high court from striking down basic laws, will become laws if they clear the second and third votes in the Knesset next week → Read More

IDF Reserve Protesters Troll Israeli Minister After He Tells Them to 'Go to Hell'

The reservists, who likened Communication Minister Shlomo Karhi's statement to 'a dud,' surrounded his house with marking tape and placed a sign saying 'caution, dud' → Read More

Israel's Judicial Reform Architects Vow to Push Legislation as Herzog Yet to Finalize Compromise

Justice Minister Yariv Levin and the chairman of the Constitution Committee Simcha Rothman released a joint statement on Tuesday that one of the published outlines 'sterilizes the reform,' and that they intend to continue with the legislation → Read More

Knesset Ethics Committee Imposes Sanctions on Three Lawmakers

Restrictions were placed on MKs Yorai Lahav-Hertzanu and Vladimir Beliak of Yesh Atid due to their disturbance of a meeting on the judiciary overhaul ■ Far-right MK Almog Cohen will face restrictions following a racist rant from the Knesset floor → Read More

Bill to Allow Netanyahu to Receive Donations for Legal Defense Passes Preliminary Vote

Currently, it is illegal for a government worker to accept a gift 'when he is a public servant.' In the bill, a dedicated association will be established and a donation limit will be imposed → Read More

Israel 'Closer Than Ever' to Compromise on Judicial Overhaul, President Herzog Says

President Herzog made the claim during a meeting with over 100 local leaders ■ Opposition leader Yair Lapid called on the coalition to halt all legislation and then discuss the compromise → Read More

Knesset Votes to Extend Citizenship Law, Which Bans Palestinian Family Unification

The law was originally approved as a temporary cabinet resolution during the second intifada, but was extended every year since. In 2021, then-Foreign Minister Yair Lapid said it is 'one of the tools aimed at ensuring a Jewish majority in Israel' → Read More

Israeli Lawmakers Advance Legislation to Largely Strip High Court's Power of Judicial Review

The Knesset's constitution committee approved legislation to severely limit the High Court's ability to strike down unconstitutional legislation → Read More

Likud Sources Report Openness in Cabinet to Pausing Judicial Shakeup Legislation

Senior Likud member Yuli Edelstein refused to promise that he would vote for the judicial overhaul bills if a compromise cannot be made → Read More

Israel's Deputy AG: Bill Making It Harder to Declare Netanyahu Unfit Is a Game-changer

Legislation that completely eliminates judicial review for certain laws is illegal and constitutes grave damage to the rule of law, the official told lawmakers → Read More

Israelis Protest Outside Interview With Judicial Coup Architect as Knesset Advances Key Bills

A special Knesset committee is set to discuss the advancement of two bills that are key to the government's plans to weaken Israel's justice system → Read More

Dozens Arrested as Israelis Intensify Protest Against Netanyahu's Judicial Overhaul

As lawmakers passed a slew of bills to enfeeble the judicial system, opponents hold 'day of disruption' ■ Comparing protesters to settlers behind Hawara pogrom, PM accuses them of 'crossing a line' → Read More