Knesset opens winter session ready for controversial legislation

Before the winter session of Israel’s parliament which opened Monday is a slew of hotly disputed new legislation, including the military conscription law, the nationality law, a bill prohibiting investigations against a serving prime minister, taxation on a third flat and a new basic law to regulate interrelations of the High Court of Justice, the government administration and the Knesset. The latter bill will be tabled by the Jewish Home faction, which has frequently criticized the High Court for stepping over the bounds by interfering in government policy and Knesset work.  Its leader, Education Minister Naftali Bennett, commented: “Some justices in Jerusalem forget that there is also a government in office.”

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2 thoughts on “Knesset opens winter session ready for controversial legislation

  • Oct 23, 2017 @ 20:08 at 20:08

    Unelected delf-nominated Supreme judges must be restricted in power to decline the Knesset laws. This can be regulated by expanding of the Basic Laws that must play the role of Constitution in Israel. Although the Basic Laws cannot substitute the Constitution some balance in the separation of powers is vitally important Its a complicated issue.


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