Channel 20 bill approved in Ministerial Committee

A bill approved in the Ministerial Legislative Committee will provide commercial licenses for all designated channels including Channel 20.Yoel Domb, 1/7/2018, 7:15 PM

'Black goat' to thrive again in Israel

Israeli government backs bill encouraging goats to graze in appropriate areas, aiding fire prevention.AFP, 11/23/2017, 7:55 AM

Will the 'Shabbat Law' be approved?

Ministerial Legislative Committee to discuss the bill proposed by MK Miki Zohar on Sunday.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/17/2015, 12:35 PM

Extensive Counterterrorism Bill Passes First Knesset Reading

Harsher jail sentences and broader definition of terror stipulated in bill that collects all existing counterterrorism legislation one law.Cynthia Blank, 9/3/2015, 11:05 AM

Netanyahu: 'We Will Return Law and Order to the Capital'

PM Netanyahu began his Cabinet meeting with a discussion of the situation in J'lem, and the bill for stricter punishment for rock-throwers.Hezki Baruch, Cynthia Blank, 11/2/2014, 12:11 PM

Hatnua Backed Controversial Bills in Exchange for Conversion Law

Livni’s party agreed to back three controversial bills in exchange for govt. support for its own contested legislation.Maayana Miskin, 3/13/2014, 10:06 AM

Livni Seeks End to Imprisonment of Debtors

Justice Minister wants to keep debtors out of jail. ‘Protect the weak, not the strong.’Maayana Miskin, 3/9/2014, 8:07 AM

Knesset to End Price-Fixing on Vegetables, Chicken

MKs work to close legal loophole allowing stores, venders to collaborate on prices of farm products.Maayana Miskin, 3/6/2014, 8:02 AM

Mikvah Workers Outraged by Proposed Fine for Nosiness

Female mikvah supervisors upset by proposed law that threatens 50,000 shekel fine for asking unwanted questions.Maayana Miskin, 3/2/2014, 10:47 AM

Bill: Let Children Change ‘Ridiculous’ Names

Appeal from child named "mourning" leads to law giving children a say in choosing their own first name.Maayana Miskin, 2/20/2014, 11:31 AM

NGO Watchdog: Don’t Fine Fake 'NGOs' – Expose Them

NGO Monitor opposes bill that would put high tax on foreign support for anti-Zionists, proposes transparency.Maayana Miskin, 12/15/2013, 2:49 PM

MKs’ Experiment: Link Gay Rights to ‘Settler’ Rights

Ministers seek to get “settlers’ rights” approved alongside gay and lesbian rights.Maayana Miskin, 12/15/2013, 11:51 AM

MK Struk Calls for an End to 'Administrative Orders'

Following police brutality allegations, MK urges end to British Mandate-era practice of imprisoning or distancing suspects without charge.Maayana Miskin, 8/18/2013, 10:01 AM

Labor Head Seeks Term Limit for Prime Minister

Yachimovich’s proposal would prevent Netanyahu from winning another term in the next elections.Maayana Miskin, 7/2/2013, 11:17 AM

Law Would Punish Anti-Hareidi Discrimination

MK Litzman hints new law would have criminalized the government's recent behavior.Maayana Miskin, 6/21/2013, 8:52 AM

Foie Gras Law ‘a Double-Edged Sword,’ Rabbi Warns

MK’s bill on banning delicacy could be used to support European ban on kosher slaughter, French Jewish leader says.Maayana Miskin, 6/18/2013, 10:24 AM

Yesh Atid: No Civil Marriage Without Same-Sex Marriage

Yesh Atid says it will vote down a proposal to allow civil marriage if same-sex couples are not included.Maayana Miskin, Chana Ya'ar, 6/16/2013, 2:19 PM

Gov't Approves Bill Limiting Ministers to 19

Governance Law would raise minimum threshold for entering Knesset to 4%, pushing out small parties.Gil Ronen, 5/6/2013, 2:47 PM

U.S. House Considers Jewish Refugees Bill

A bipartisan bill ensuring recognition of of 850,000 Jewish refugees displaced from Arab countries has been introduced to US Congress. Rachel Hirshfeld , 8/2/2012, 2:11 PM

Left Tries to Knock Down Anti-Alien Bills

Several left-wing groups are working to put an end to ‘extremist’ legislation against illegal entry before it reaches the Knesset.Maayana Miskin, 7/22/2012, 6:17 PM

MK: Marriage at 17 Continues Circle of Poverty

MK Gila Gamliel praises bill to raise marriage age, says it will help Israel’s economy as well as protecting minors.Maayana Miskin, 6/19/2012, 12:10 PM

Bill Raising Marriage Age Passes First Vote

A bill to raise the minimum age of marriage to 18 has passed a first vote. Proponents: Bill will defend minors.Maayana Miskin, 6/19/2012, 11:04 AM

Bereaved Family Benefits to be Law

A bill would outline the standard benefits for families that lost a child during IDF service.Maayana Miskin, 6/17/2012, 8:48 PM

US Congressman Introduces Visa Waiver for Israelis

Legislation introduced that would no longer require Israelis to obtain visas to visit the United States for tourism or business purposes. Rachel Hirshfeld, 5/22/2012, 7:17 PM

New Hampshire Lawmaker's Nazi Salute Stuns House

A New Hampshire lawmaker shouted the Nazi salute “Sieg Heil,” at Speaker William O’Brien during a debate on voter identification legislationRachel Hirshfeld, 5/16/2012, 9:44 AM

PM Gathers Senior Ministers to Save Ulpana

PM Netanyahu gathered senior ministers Friday in an attempt to find a solution for the Ulpana neighborhood of Beit El.Maayana Miskin, 5/11/2012, 9:55 AM