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Closed Society: April 21, 2013

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The Ministerial Committee for Legislative Affairs approved a bill proposed by Minister of Interior Gideon Sa’ar which would forbid African migrants from sending money abroad. (Haaretz)

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April 21st, 2013 at 8:54 am

State and Religion: March 5, 2012

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The Ministerial Committee for Legislative Affairs approved a bill which would raise the minimum marriage age from 17 to 18, but stipulates that the children of religious leaders would be exempt from the bill.

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March 5th, 2012 at 9:10 pm

Political: November 16, 2011

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On Sunday The Ministerial Committe for Legislative Affairs will discuss a bill put forward by MKs Yaakov Katz (National Union), Yariv Levin (Likud), and David Rotem (Yisrael Beiteinu), which would anchor the State’s obligation to invest in expanding settlements in the framework of their “natural growth”.  According to the bill, The Ministers of Defense and Housing will be obligated to annually publish tenders for the construction of housing units in the ten largest settlements in the West Bank.

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Political: November 16, 2011

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Likud MKs Danny Danon and Yariv Levin will propose a bill on Sunday in the Ministerial Committee for Legislative Affairs which asks to limit “public petitioners” – non-profit associations and organizations who file petitions against the state even though they are not directly involved in the case.  According to the new bill, non-profits will be able to petition the High Court of Justice only together with the direct victims.  In addition, the associations will be required to present a summary of donations received in the three years prior to the petition.

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November 16th, 2011 at 9:13 pm

Political: November 13, 2011

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The Ministerial Committee for Legislative Affairs approved the bills by Members of Knesset Ophir Akunis (Likud) and Faina Kirschenbaum (Israel Beitenu) regarding donations to left-wing non-profit organizations (Hebrew source.)  Akunis’s bill would forbid non-profits from accepting a donation of more than 20,000 NIS a year from a foreign state.  The bill is supported by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.  Kirschenbaum’s bill would impose a 40% tax on donations to non-profits from foreign states.  The Attorney General has expressed opposition to MK Akunis’s bill on grounds of unconstitutionality (Hebrew source.)

Political: November 6, 2011

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The Ministerial Committee for Legislative Affairs approved the proposal to change the composition of the Judicial Selection Committee.  According to the decision the Head of the Israel Bar Association will be one of two Bar Association representatives in the committee.  A source familiar with the Selection Committee and opposed to the proposal stated that it is illegal, and that the Government is interfering in the selection process.  He added that were the Bar members aware of the change at the previous election, they might not have elected the current Chairman of the Bar.  In his opinion the law should only take effect after the next Bar Association elections.

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November 6th, 2011 at 10:17 pm

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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Diplomacy: 19 February, 2011

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Legislation proposed by Shas MK Nissim Ze’ev would prohibit the government from evacuating settlers against their will, even as part of a political or diplomatic agreement. The bill is set to be discussed tomorrow (Sunday) in the Ministerial Committee for Legislative Affairs.

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February 19th, 2011 at 9:14 pm