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Ministerial Committee for Legislation

Committee won't vote on bill to recognize Amona

Prime Minister Netanyahu instructs Ministerial Committee for Legislation not to discuss bill to solve Amona crisis.Shlomo Piotrokovsky, 7/17/2016, 4:08 PM

New bill to combat incitement by tour guides

Ministerial Committee for Legislation to discuss proposal to raise penalties for unlicensed tour guides; many tours give false information.Shai Landesman, 7/3/2016, 10:57 AM

Burn the flag? Pay the price

Knesset approves amendment calling for stricter penalties for burning Israeli flags - 3 years in prison and 50,000 shekel fine.Hezki Baruch, Shoshana Miskin, 3/20/2016, 7:03 PM

Knesset approves bill against elections meddling

Bill takes aim at foreign-funded NGOs subverting elections. Likud MK: 'in contrast to US elections, money won't defeat Israeli elections.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/20/2016, 5:20 PM

Loss for the Reform - Knesset approves Mikveh bill

Ministerial Committee approves bill stating that public Mikvaot must abide by Rabbinic law, overriding Supreme Court ruling.Shoshana Miskin, Hezki Baruch, 3/13/2016, 4:15 PM

Could businesses be sued for opening on Shabbat?

Amid ministerial meeting discussing whether to charge businesses for breaking Sabbath, tensions rise as spirit of Shabbat on the table.Raphael Poch, 12/8/2015, 6:55 PM

Two Zionist Union Bills May Limit Free Speech

One bill would prosecute 'libelous' internet posts, while other would ban publication of names of IDF soldiers under investigation.Cynthia Blank, 7/19/2015, 2:52 PM

Netanyahu Buries Death Penalty Law

Slated to go before Ministerial Committee Sunday, death penalty for terrorists bill indefinitely frozen by PM's technical maneuver.Cynthia Blank, 7/12/2015, 5:00 PM

Anger at Netanyahu's Burying of Death Penalty Bill

MK Sharon Gal claims Netanyahu's decision to bury bill requiring death sentence for terrorist murderers shows govt not serious about terror.Hezki Baruch, 7/12/2015, 2:00 PM

MKs Rally to Battle over Terrorist Death Penalty

Liberman vows to show terrorists 'prison day-camp' is over, while Zionist Union MK says death penalty will just create martyrs.Cynthia Blank, 7/12/2015, 10:03 AM

Opposition MK Slams 'Farcical' Committee

MK Stav Shaffir calls for greater transparency in Ministerial Committee for Legislation, calls on MKs to prove 'loyalty' to Israeli public.Hezki Baruch, 6/25/2015, 1:16 PM

PM Acquires Veto Power in Legislation Committee

Netanyahu will have authority to strike down bills at ministerial committee that decides what bills will enjoy gov't support.Cynthia Blank, 5/31/2015, 10:09 AM

Ministerial Committee Passes Water Recycling Bill

A purifier in every home? Bill to recycle sink, shower water for reuse passes in Ministerial Committee for Legislation.Hezki Baruch and Tova Dvorin, 11/30/2014, 3:01 PM

'Jewish State Law' Vote Postponed - Again

Vote on controversial law postponed for at least one more week; PM to present his compromise bill before original draft advances in Knesset.Tova Dvorin, 11/29/2014, 9:28 PM

Terror Victim's Assoc.: a Minister at All Funerals

Motion to only require ministers to attend specific funerals for terror victims 'discriminatory' and 'disrespectful,' TVA says.Shimon Cohen and Tova Dvorin, 11/25/2014, 10:20 AM

How Netanyahu Foiled Livni's 'Dirty Tricks'

Loud dispute at Ministerial Law Committee after Livni scuttles the discussion on the National Law. Minister Uri Ariel calls it "sabotage".Hezki Baruch, 11/16/2014, 6:50 PM

Bill: Expand Hesder Active Service to 2 Years

Labor MK behind bill seeks to right 'historic distortion' of soldiers' rights, he claims, by scaling back state support for Torah study.Tova Dvorin, 11/2/2014, 8:25 AM

Bill to Criminalize Joining ISIS

Justice Minister Tzipi Livni to propose bill to mark joining any 'non-national' military group abroad a crime, as ISIS hysteria continues.Hezki Baruch and Tova Dvorin, 10/25/2014, 11:01 PM

Bill Equating 'Price Tag,' Terrorism Falls Flat

MK slams decision as 'racist,' despite inherent differences between terrorism and 'price tag' vandalism.Hezki Baruch and Tova Dvorin, 5/11/2014, 2:48 PM

Bill Banning Far-Left Non-Profits Up for Vote

Proposal to ban non-profits which 'act against the Jewish and Zionist character' of Israel could be a double-edged sword, critics claim.Tova Dvorin, 3/9/2014, 9:55 AM

Push: Regulate Pest Extermination After Poisoning

Gross family poisoning inspires bill to regulate extermination. If passed, pesticides will only be distributed by licensed professionals.Tova Dvorin, 2/23/2014, 9:58 AM

'Released Terrorists Should Not Receive Benefits'

MK Yariv Levin's bill to prevent released terrorists from receiving state stipends up for vote Sunday.Tova Dvorin, 2/16/2014, 10:12 AM

Ministers Reject Regev's Annexation Bill

Ministerial Committee for Legislation votes down MK Miri Regev’s bill calling for Israeli sovereignty on Judea and Samaria.Elad Benari, 2/10/2014, 5:12 AM

Approved: Bill for One Chief Rabbi in Israel

Ministerial Committee for Legislation approves bill unifying Chief Rabbinate. Bennett: 'This will unite the Jewish people.'Tova Dvorin, 1/19/2014, 4:05 PM