Tagged: Knesset

Bill Calls to Suspend Lawmakers From Knesset for Denying Israel as Jewish, Democratic State News Roundup
Jonathan Lis, Haaretz

Bill Calls to Suspend Lawmakers From Knesset for Denying Israel as Jewish, Democratic State

The government is expected to present a new version of a bill allowing Knesset to suspend sitting lawmakers. The new version replaces the criterion for suspension from "behavior unbecoming a Knesset member" to one of three grounds: denying Israel's existence as a Jewish and democratic state, inciting to racism and supporting the armed struggle of terror organization or an enemy state.

on February 9, 2016
Israel NGO Bill, Seen as Targeting Left-Wing Groups, Crosses First Hurdle News Roundup
Jeffrey Heller, Reuters

Israel NGO Bill, Seen as Targeting Left-Wing Groups, Crosses First Hurdle

A bill that opponents say targets Israeli human rights groups critical of Israel's policies towards the Palestinians won initial approval in parliament on Monday with the support of right-wing parties. Called a "transparency bill" by its sponsor, far-right Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked, the legislation would require NGOs to give details of overseas donations in all their official publications...

on February 8, 2016
Netanyahu Seeks to Suspend Palestinian Politicians News Roundup
Patrick Strickland, Al Jazeera

Netanyahu Seeks to Suspend Palestinian Politicians

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has proposed a bill that would suspend politicians who follow in the footsteps of three Palestinian members of the Knesset, including Hanin Zoabi, who visited relatives of alleged Palestinian attackers.

on February 7, 2016
Knesset Passes Controversial ‘Stop-and-frisk’ Law News Roundup
Jonathan Lis, Haaretz

Knesset Passes Controversial ‘Stop-and-frisk’ Law

The Knesset approved on Tuesday a toned-down version of a controversial law on expanding police power to carry out body searches. The so-called stop-and-frisk law – which the permits police to frisk a person if there is a “reasonable suspicion that he is about to commit a violent offense, in order to check whether he is carrying an illegal weapon” – was approved in the second and third readings.

on February 2, 2016
Israeli Arab MK Zoabi Indicted for Insulting Police Officer as Part of Plea Deal News Roundup
Sharon Pulwer, Haaretz

Israeli Arab MK Zoabi Indicted for Insulting Police Officer as Part of Plea Deal

Israel's State Attorney charged MK Haneen Zoabi (Joint Arab List) with insulting a public servant rather than incitement to terror on Thursday, as part of a plea bargain reached between the Israeli Arab lawmaker and justice officials. Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein agreed to the deal signed last month with Zoabi, according to which she will plead guilty and pay a fine of 500 shekels ($127).

on January 7, 2016
Israeli Government Support for the Extremist Temple Mount Movement Fact Sheets
IMEU

Israeli Government Support for the Extremist Temple Mount Movement

Over the past decade, the messianic Temple Mount movement has grown rapidly, gravitating from the margins of Israeli society to the mainstream. The IMEU offers the following fact sheet providing an overview of Israeli government support for the extremist Temple Mount movement, whose provocations in occupied East Jerusalem are one of the main causes of the current crisis in the occupied Palestinian territories and Israel.

on November 4, 2015
Extremism & Incitement to Racial Hatred: Senior Israeli Officials in Their Own Words Fact Sheets
IMEU

Extremism & Incitement to Racial Hatred: Senior Israeli Officials in Their Own Words

The IMEU offers select quotes from senior Israeli officials expressing extremism and incitement to racial hatred towards Palestinians, migrants, and other citizens and residents of Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories.

on October 23, 2015
Palestinian Members of Knesset Say Israel Should Be Sued at ICC News Roundup
Ma'an News Agency

Palestinian Members of Knesset Say Israel Should Be Sued at ICC

Palestinian members of the Israeli Knesset said Tuesday that the UN report on last summer's war in the Gaza Strip provided enough evidence that Israel should be taken before the International Criminal Court. The Joint List, which groups the main Palestinian parties in the Knesset, said in a statement that it welcomed any serious and independent investigation into the conflict and that Israel "should necessarily be sued over the war crimes" it committed.

on June 23, 2015
Palestinian Member Of Knesset To Join Third Gaza Flotilla News Roundup
Ma'an News Agency

Palestinian Member Of Knesset To Join Third Gaza Flotilla

An announcement by a Palestinian member of Israel's Knesset that he plans to join a flotilla seeking to break Israel's blockade on Gaza caused outrage Monday among the country's political class. Basel Ghattas, an MK with the Joint List, sparked controversy after he announced he would join other parliamentarians and public figures from around the world in the latest attempt to reach Gaza by ship later this month.

on June 22, 2015
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