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Israeli Law May Apply to Citizens in Judea and Samaria

National Union MK Uri Ariel

National Union MK Uri Ariel
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Following an angry government debate, the Netanyahu government decided to accept the recommendations of Minister Uri Ariel (Bayit Yehudi). Ariel recommended that all laws directly affecting and relating to citizens be automatically applied to citizens living in Judea and Samaria without special additional legislation or rulings. The Ministry of Justice has been told to begin working on this significant change to have it apply within the next few months, according to a report by the Tazpit News Agency.

Until now, anytime a law that was passed that affected private citizens, a second law or ruling needed to be passed to apply to citizens living in Judea and Samaria. The doppelganger law needed to be passed either in the Knesset, or by the IDF military commander in Judea and Samaria.

MK Orit Struck (Bayit Yehudi) recently initiated a doppelganger bill so that a new labor law for women, would also apply to women in Judea and Samaria.

Surprisingly, her bill raised the hackles of certain members of the Knesset, and in particular Minister Yair Lapid and his Yesh Atid party, who attempted to block the legislation from passing.

As a result, the discussion was elevated to the level of the government, where in the end Minister Uri Ariel’s position was accepted.

Ariel argued that Israeli citizens in Judea and Samaria fulfill their obligations as every other citizen of Israel does, and it makes no sense that they need to fight separately that every law will also apply to them.

Previously, Ariel taunted Lapid with a variation of Lapid’s campaign slogan, “If there are no rights, there are no obligations”, openly stating that if Israeli citizens in Judea and Samaria don’t benefit from the rights of Israeli law, then why should they have the obligation to pay income and VAT tax.

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5 Responses to “Israeli Law May Apply to Citizens in Judea and Samaria”

  1. Brilliant at last, I'm with MK Uri Ariel on this, one law for all, the Law must be adhered too, no matter who one is – lest anarchy reigns. Fare trial in a Court of Law is the civilized method to deal with criminals and terrorists. Terrorists are/aught to be liable for Treason against the State of Israel. Israel has a wealth of great and wise men to lead her.

  2. vivgolda says:

    Brilliant at last, I’m with MK Uri Ariel on this,
    one law for all, the Law must be adhered too, no matter who one is –
    lest anarchy reigns. Fare trial in a Court of Law is the civilized
    method to deal with criminals and terrorists. Terrorists are/aught to
    be liable for Treason against the State of Israel. Israel has a wealth
    of great and wise men to lead her.

  3. Before now was consiered bad if someone lives in Judea and does not aply for Aliyah. This is changing too?

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