Three Druze MKs, two of them members of the coalition, petitioned the High Court of Justice against the Nationality Law.
The bill was approved by a vote of 41-1, with one abstention.
"This is our state -- the Jewish state. . . Today we made it law: This is our nation, language and flag."
MK Miki Zohar says the law addresses concerns that a talented prime minister would rather work in the private sector.
Committee Chairman MK Amir Ohana (Likud): "The Jewish people deserve a Jewish state by law."
Under the law effective immediately, the Cabinet must approve a decision to go to war, or to initiate an action that could lead to war.
The new law adds to the goals of Israel's public education bringing up school children with the ideal of serving either in the IDF or the National Service.
While the High Court of Justice does not investigate the legitimacy of claims made by Arab land owners, an administrative court will start with a demand for evidence, which, in a majority of these cases, is dubious at best.
Kisch informed the AG that he intended to ignore his opinion.
The controversial Nation-State bill has sparked a sharp disagreement between the current Likud Knesset faction and scions of the party’s founding generation.
"No more petitions without factual basis and absent any elementary proof that are accepted only because the person who submitted them is an Arab or a leftist NGO."
"After 70 years we certainly have an expectation that all Israeli citizens know Hebrew at least on the basic level of reading a street name."
The proposal reduces penalties for illegal marijuana use from possible imprisonment to only civil fines.
MK Amir Ohana, who describes himself as not a religious person, described the incredible experience he felt while visiting the site.
Some 40,000 people are expected to apply under the expanded eligibility rules.
The PA said it would file complaints against Israel at the International Criminal Court and U.N. Security Council.
Zahalka did not hide the bill’s primary objective: To strip Israel of nuclear weapons.
"Netanyahu will not tell Muslims, MKs and others, when to enter and when to pray. For non-Muslims, there is nothing to look for in that place," MK Haneen Zoabi declared.
Israel is home to the world’s largest Jewish community (more than six million Jews) followed by the U.S. (5.7 million).
A fine mess you got us into, Dorit Beinish, former President of the High Court of Justice.
The Defense Ministry said the PA pays over a NIS 1 billion annually as rewards for terror attacks.
Attorney Ella Skat of the ITIM Institute asked, “Why not compel mohalim to carry malpractice insurance?”
The new bill pushes off economic sanctions against Haredi yeshivot that fail to meet their quotas.
Needless to say, Yair Lapid, who is the founder and chairman for life of Yesh Atid, stands to gain significantly from pushing his enemy on the center-left all the way to the left in the public's mind.
On May 28, the police announced that the Officer suspected of beating Jafar after his arrest had taken a compulsory leave of absence. Apparently the same officer has now been reinstated.