The notion presented by the authors of the bill that Jewish halacha is a well-defined body of law, a streamlined set of answers to judicial questions, if you will, is absurd.
"We are Jews, living in a Jewish state," Gabai said, adding, "I think one of the Labor Party's problems is that it has distanced itself from that."
There's nothing quite like the law of unintended consequences, which will trump social engineering legislation any day of the week.
'According to the Halacha, only the person who cooks the food must be Jewish; the other workers do not have to be Jewish.'
'Today, a convicted person cannot serve as the minister's chauffeur, but he could serve as the minister.'
According to the Boycott Law, a person or group harmed by a boycott may seek compensation from the individual or group that had harmed him.
Israel, Cyprus and Greece are three democratic countries in a "challenging and complex region."
The Jerusalem Biennale exhibition entitled Balfour at 100, featuring the artwork of three British artists, will be temporarily re-sited from its location in the Museum of Underground Prisoners into the Knesset.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday evening, following the special Knesset session in memory of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, will leave for London to attend an event marking 100 years...
Last summer, the High Court of Justice revoked an earlier version of the draft law which granted yeshiva students an exemption from military service through 2023.
"In light of the warm and special relation between Poland and Israel, and specifically between our parliaments, I would urge you to consider amending the proposed legislation."
We have seen no progress on any of these issues since the government’s regrettable decision in June.
The Americans have known about the law for several months.
Both Kulanu and Habayit Hayehudi expressed their fierce objections to the bill, as did Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit, who warned that the new legislation would rattle Israel's already frail constitutional standards.
59% said they agree or quite agree with the president, while only 26% say they do not agree or quite disagree. 15% said they did not know.
The Greater Jerusalem Law calls for applying Israeli sovereignty over all the towns and villages in the vicinity of Jerusalem, including the Gush Etzion communities, Ma'aleh Adumim, Givat Ze'ev and Beitar Illit.
MKs will debate laws to legalize the Jewish character of the state, and to limit the power of the Supreme Court.
Rivlin, Netanyahu Call for Bipartisan Teamwork, Netanyahu Attacked at Opening of Knesset Winter Session
"You ... turned the word ‘leftist’ to a synonym for ‘enemy,'” Zionist Camp MK Isaac Herzog accused the prime minister.
The change would also allow members of local counter-terrorist rapid response teams to enjoy the rights of regular reservists in terms of wages, benefits, and recognition as disabled or fallen IDF soldiers.
Lowering the threshold would thus could give the rightwing block as many as 70 seats in the next Knesset—it now hovers around 65, and clip one or two Arab seats that would travel back to the Zionist leftwing parties.
All pending legislation have been pushed off for a week after the coalition partners couldn't agree on MK Dudi Amsalem’s initiative.
The demonstrations were sparked by the arrest of two yeshiva students who refused to appear at the IDF enlistment office.
PM Netanyahu vowed in an address to establish a parliamentary committee to investigate NGOs "that operate against Israeli soldiers."
Last month, Gal-On, the first director general of anti-Zionist NGO B'Tselem, was spared a vote to oust her from the chairmanship in her party's national convention.
"This is a tool that was made to dominate women for the sake of reproduction."