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Political: February 26, 2012

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The Knesset Plenum is expected to approve a bill proposed by MK Zion Finian (Likud) which would match the compensation given to Polio patients who contracted the disease abroad to those who contracted the disease in Israel.  The Knesset’s Ethics Committee decided to allow Finian to promote the bill, despite the objection of the Knesset’s legal advisor, attorney Eyal Yanon, because the bill’s approval would see Finian himself pocket hundreds of thousands of Shekels, as he himself contracted Polio as a child in Morocco.

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February 26th, 2012 at 11:57 pm

Political: January 30, 2012

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A legislative proposal by MK Yariv Levin (Likud) would require anyone who announces candidacy for the Knesset without joining an existing party to submit a party registration request and abide by the Political Parties Financing Law, which compels candidates to reveal their sources of funding, among other regulations.

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January 30th, 2012 at 8:36 pm

Political: January 1, 2012

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The Knesset’s legal adviser has green-lit MK Ahmed Tibi’s (Ra’am-Ta’al) legislative proposal, forbidding anyone living in a settlement from being a Supreme Court Justice, as well as MK Michael Ben-Ari’s (National Union) legislative proposal, dubbed “the Joubran Law”, which blocks anyone who has not been in the army or performed national service from being a Supreme Court Justice, and blocks the position of Supreme Court President or his deputy from a serving Justice who has not fulfilled his service requirement.

Political: November 4, 2011

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A legislative proposal to alter the representation of the Israel Bar Association in the Judicial Selection Committee will be up for review on Sunday in the Ministerial Committee for Legislative Affairs.  The proposal suggests that in committees in which the Bar Association has two representatives, one of them will be the chairman of the Bar Association as a representative of the majority factions, and the other will be chosen by the Bar’s opposition factions.  The proposal was put forward by the chairman of Yisrael Beitenu, Robert Ilatov, and it includes the Committees for the selection of Jewish and Muslim religious judges (Dayanim and Qadis, respectively).  A source familiar with the balance of power in the Bar Association referred to the proposal as unconstitutional, and stated that it marks an outrageous government intervention in the operation of the Bar Association – an independent statutory body – with the intent of trying to control legislative proposals and the composition of the Judicial Selection Committee.  In addition to Mr. Ilatov, the legislative proposal is signed by MK’s Uri Ariel, Ze’ev Elkin, and Yariv Levin from the Likud.

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