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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: 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 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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Economy and Society: October 12, 2011

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Knesset House Committee Chairman, MK Yariv Levin, attacked the Supreme Court in a holiday  interview to the  Right-wing bulletin ”Our Land of Israel”, distributed over the weekend in the synagogues. Levin said that the Supreme Court was motivated by Leftist agenda, and is particularly a threat to our ability to ensure the existence of the State.

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October 12th, 2011 at 6:10 am

Political: July 13, 2011

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MK Yariv Levin (Likud) says that Supreme Court of Justice has no authority to invalidate Knesset legislation, because Israel does not have a constitution, nor constitutional principals, which authorize Supreme Court’s intervention.

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July 13th, 2011 at 1:32 pm

Political: July 13, 2011

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House Committee Chairman, MK Yariv Levin, and coalition chairman, MK Ze’ev Elkin, are initiating a Knesset bill, which will allow Knesset to disqualify candidates for judges in the Supreme Court.

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July 13th, 2011 at 11:52 am

Political: June 14, 2011

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House Committee chairman, MK Yariv Levin (Likud) said that “affirmative action toward the Arab population, who don’t contribute to the state, while discriminating against those who give their best years and even sacrifice their lives, while getting no benefits , is an injustice without comparison”. Levin made this comment in response to remarks made earlier by the Knesset Speaker, Reuven Rivlin (Likud), who said that “the true meaning of the Bill which gives preference to military veterans in public service, is that it’s being a tool for political attack.”

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June 14th, 2011 at 6:06 pm

Political: June 7 2011

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Knesset House Committee Chairman, MK Yariv Levin (Likud), asked the Attorney General, Yehuda Weinstein, to issue a Stay of Exit Order against MK Hanin Zoabi (Balad – National Democratic Assembly), in order to prevent her from participating in the planned flotilla From Turkey to the Gaza Strip.

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June 7th, 2011 at 9:27 pm

Political: 29 March, 2011

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The Knesset (Israeli parliament) today approved an amendment to the Israel Lands Law. The amendment restricts the purchase and transfer of rights on lands, for those defined as “foreigners.” The amendment stipulates that in the process of the approval of a deal, the Commissioner for the Land Administration, should consider “the benefit and security of the public, the linkage of the foreigner to the State of Israel, the purpose of the application,” and so forth.

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March 29th, 2011 at 4:15 pm