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The opposition seized the moment and asked to cut the debate on the bill and go directly to a vote – knowing they could carry the day, with the other side caught unsuspecting.
It's definitely pre-elections season in Israel, as yet another new poll has come out over the weekend with devastating predictions for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
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.
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.
"It would have been great if this issue had been resolved amicably between the sides rather than by the court."
Yedioth quotes MK Maklev as saying that at the current situation the IEC incurs a 15% loss in serving Haredi customers, and perhaps using that amount to offset the regular loss would eventually benefit everybody.
'Most of the Jews in the United States, even those who come to Temple once in fifty years, or those that don’t come at all, are not Reform, and the Reform movement does not represent them.'
MK Eichler to JewishPress.com: The genealogical list will only be there for those who want to know whom they are marrying and who is Jewish according to Jewish law. Let them check the list. It is a FREE COUNTRY (sic) with free information and free choice.
The deadline for government's response to the high court's order is next Sunday.
Orthodox parties are working on new legislation to protect the Sabbath in Israel.
Classes will open in B'nei B'rak and Jerusalem on June 1 for Haredim who would later be integrated into the national cyber attack response center.
The MK also compared the maneuvering of the high court to the way the Bolsheviks took over Russia in 1917.
Sources at Rabbi Steinman's home told the media that his hospitalization followed "acute respiratory distress he had suffered for a few hours."
The Knesset Constitution Committee is scheduled to debate a plan to apply Israeli sovereignty in Ma'aleh Adumim on Monday.
Proper representation legislation in recent years has used affirmative action to boost public sectors whose presence in the civil service does not represent their share of the population.
MK Issawi Freij (Meretz) announced that separating the Shabbat calls from the Muezzin bill exposes it for what it is: yet another example of Israeli racism.
The rightwing parties could possibly combine their numbers to boycott either Kahlon or Lapid, or both, from the future coalition government.
In terms of political affiliation, the Knesset factions would have experienced a serious tilt to the right were the elections held this week.
It should be noted that those Haredi schools that rejected the government-imposed of a Core Curriculum did so not necessarily because they object to teaching their students many of the subjects on the list.
"Reform Jews in the US don’t have a single mikvah. All of a sudden they need a mikvah over here?"
The elimination of the obligation to teach core curriculum subjects will not result in reducing the budgets of Haredi yeshivas who pass on the extra material.
Finance Committee Chairman Gafni (UTJ) said "with all due respect to the Finance Ministry and talks of reform, in practice the prices have not gone down."
Kariv called the MKs' behavior vulgar and said it undermines the principles of the legislative process, as well as the public and ethical obligations of MKs.
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