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Political: February 22, 2012

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The Knesset passed on preliminary reading a draft law that would grant tax exemption to donations made to associations which “encourage settlement.”  The bill’s sponsor, MK Ze’ev Elkin (Likud), said during the debate that the tax break would apply mainly to organizations supporting communities in the Negev and the Galilee, but was attacked by opposition parties who said the bill was intended to promote investments in settlement in the West Bank.

 

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February 22nd, 2012 at 11:18 pm

Political: February 12, 2012

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The Ministerial Committee for Legislation decided to authorize a proposed bill that grants a tax break on donations for “encouraging settlement”. The proposition, forwarded by Likud MKs Ze’ev Elkin and Zion Pinyan grants a tax break of up to 35% on donations to settlements in the Galilee, Negev, and West Bank.

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February 12th, 2012 at 11:34 pm

Political: February 9, 2012‎

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Likud MKs Ze’ev Elkin and Zion Pinyan are sponsoring a bill that would grant up to 35% tax break on donations to encourage Zionist settlement, mostly settlements on the West Bank.

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February 9th, 2012 at 11:22 am

Political: January 30, 2012

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MK Zeev Elkin (Likud), who leaked sensitive information on the positions of IDF forces to settlers, has been appointed to the Knesset’s Subcommittee for Intelligence, Secret Services, Captives and Missing soldiers, considered to be the most secretive subcommittee of the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee.

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Political: January 8, 2012

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According to the Police and Shin Bet [?] investigation material, chairman of the coalition, MK Ze’ev Elkin (Likud), is one of the sources who transferred information to an “outpost war room”, five of whose members have been indicted on charges of tracking IDF operations in the West Bank in order to prevent the dismantlement of outposts.

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January 8th, 2012 at 8:31 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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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, 7 March 2011

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The Knesset approved the first reading of the boycott bill, which is intended to penalize Israeli citizens who take part in any financial, cultural, or academic boycott of Israel. The bill will enable the courts to levy punitive fines on Israelis taking part in such boycotts if charged by persons or organizations affected by the boycott. 32 MKs supported the law, 12 opposed.

The law calls on the minister of finance to exclude Israeli companies bidding for government tenders if they’ve signed contracts with entities requiring them to take part in boycotting Israel. This clause was formulated following the discovery that Israeli companies signed contracts for work on construction of the Palestinian city of Rawabi, under which they were required not to procure any products of Jewish settlements or employ Jewish settlers, for any of the work done for Rawabi.

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March 7th, 2011 at 10:49 pm

Political: 28 February, 2011

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The “boycott bill” proposed by MK Zeev Elkin (Likud), calling to indict Israelis involved in boycotting Israel, has been approved in first reading. The bill was first “softened” by the Knesset’s Constitution, Law, and Justice Committee, to apply only to boycott organizers, and not boycott participants.

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February 28th, 2011 at 2:19 pm

Political: 16 February, 2011

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MKs from the Likud and Kadima has proposed a new bill stating every treaty will have to get approved by the Knesset first, before ratified by the government. MK Danny danon initiated the bill, and was joined by Ze’ev Elkin, Carmel Shama, Tzipi Hotovely, Yariv Levin, Miri Regev and Zion Pinian from the Likud, Avraham Michael and Nissim Ze’ev from Shas, Yaakov Katz from Haihud Haleumi, AND Otniel Schneller from Kadima.

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February 16th, 2011 at 5:02 pm