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News and updates about Simcha Rothman

Honenu:

Only haredim charged with illegal assembly

Data revealed in a recent Knesset meeting shows that for all of 2022 and 2023, only haredim were ever charged with illegal assembly during protests.

Only haredim charged with illegal assembly

MK Simcha Rothman threatened outside meeting

The families of hostages prevented MKs from entering meetings in Tel Aviv and declared that they would fault the coalition for failing to recover their loved ones.

MK Simcha Rothman threatened outside meeting

MK Rothman:

'No connection between the reform and the massacre'

MK Simcha Rotman talked in an interview about his shock from October 7th, the assistance he provided in identifying the deceased, and the claims that the divide around the reform led to the massacre.

'No connection between the reform and the massacre'

MK Rothman:

'We cannot stop. We must protect the world from this evil'

MK Simcha Rothman speaks to Arutz Sheva and says that 'Our friends from all around the world need to understand that any pressure on Israel to stop the war is actually pressure to make Israel sign a suicide pact.'

'We cannot stop. We must protect the world from this evil'

'Completely Crazy':

Border Police uproot trees in Judean town

MK Simcha Rothman denounced the operation, saying 'we have gone completely crazy.'

Border Police uproot trees in Judean town

Defense Min. opposes terrorism compensation law

The Ministry of Defense submitted a reservation against a law that will enable terror victims from suing the terrorists and their senders, because it might: ‘harm the Palestinian Authority.’

Defense Min. opposes terrorism compensation law

MK Rothman:

Palestinian state 'would endanger the entire world'

Talk of founding a Palestinian state following events of October 7 'not idiocy but pure evil towards the Jewish nation,' MK Simcha Rothman tells participants at CPAC antisemitism panel.

Palestinian state 'would endanger the entire world'

Dr. Frager to MKs Rothman & Tal:

'Stopping the war will only hurt America'

Dr. Joseph Frager, Executive Vice President of the Israel Heritage Foundation, warns that if Israel should end the war prematurely, the next target could easily be the USA.

'Stopping the war will only hurt America'

MK Rothman to US students:

'End the hope of a Palestinian state'

MK Simcha Rothman speaks to professors and students from Yale University about the conclusions that should be drawn from the Hamas attack on October 7.

'End the hope of a Palestinian state'

MK Simcha Rothman:

'After the war, we will all be different'

In TV interview, MK Simcha Rotman presents conciliatory position on the dispute which split the country on the eve of the war.

'After the war, we will all be different'

Simcha Rothman to Arutz Sheva:

'Soldiers returning from Gaza won't tolerate divisive rhetoric'

MK Simcha Rothman says that the Supreme Court was mistaken to have ruled on the Reasonableness Standard during the war.

'Soldiers returning from Gaza won't tolerate divisive rhetoric'

MK Rothman proposes: 10/7 terrorists won't receive free lawyers

'No justification for State of Israel providing legal representation to Hamas Nukhba terrorists,' MK Simcha Rothman says.

MK Rothman proposes: 10/7 terrorists won't receive free lawyers

New law bans consumption of Hamas, ISIS, publications

Knesset plenum approves new bill banning consumption of terror-inciting content.

New law bans consumption of Hamas, ISIS, publications

MK Simcha Rothman:

'We must be united. It's good versus evil. Choose wisely.'

MK Rothman initiates steps for enacting legislation against online incitement to terror

'We must be united. It's good versus evil. Choose wisely.'

MK Rothman:

'When I was spat at, no one was arrested'

MK Simcha Rothman called out the police for arresting suspects for spitting at Christians.

'When I was spat at, no one was arrested'

Teen pulls knife on MK Rothman's security guards

14-year-old draws knife on MK's guards in 'Four Species Market' in Jerusalem.

Teen pulls knife on MK Rothman's security guards

Rothman vs Ben-Gvir:

'Your intentions are good, your actions are not'

Religious Zionism party MK opposes plan by Otzma Yehudit leader to hold another prayer service at site of Yom Kippur clashes in Tel Aviv.

'Your intentions are good, your actions are not'

MK Rothman to Supreme Court:

'Even discussing this is a failure of the system'

Justice Amit asked that MK Rothman end his remarks in court after Rothman directed severe criticism at the judges.

'Even discussing this is a failure of the system'

Watch Live:

Hearing on reduction of the reasonablity standard begins

All 15 Supreme Court judges will rule on the reduction of the reasonability standard. The ruling is not expected to be published today.

Hearing on reduction of the reasonablity standard begins

Full Supreme Court to hear petition on reasonableness standard

All fifteen members of Israel's Supreme Court will hear petitions for and against the reasonableness standard law.

Full Supreme Court to hear petition on reasonableness standard

Simcha Rothman:

'Concern of bias and harm to appearance of justice'

Constitution Cmte. chair appeals after Supreme Court's top justice refuses to disqualify herself from discussion on reasonableness standard.

'Concern of bias and harm to appearance of justice'

Supreme Court rules that President is not biased

The Supreme Court has ruled that Supreme Court president Esther Hayut will not be disqualified from ruling on the reasonability standard.

Supreme Court rules that President is not biased

MK Rothman to INN:

'Government needs AG, I'm not sure who Baharav-Miara represents'

'My way has never been to boycott anyone; disagreements can be harsh but at the same time we can hold discourse,' MK Simcha Rothman says.

'Government needs AG, I'm not sure who Baharav-Miara represents'

Constitution committee chair:

'I will respect any ruling of a court bound by the law'

MK Simcha Rothman caused uproar by insinuating he would not accept the Supreme Court's ruling to reverse the reasonability standard law.

'I will respect any ruling of a court bound by the law'

Rothman demands:

Disqualify Hayut from hearing Reasonableness Law petitions

Knesset Constitution Committee chairman writes that Supreme Court president's anti-judicial reform speech proves her bias in case.

Disqualify Hayut from hearing Reasonableness Law petitions

Rothman on Gideon Sa'ar:

'He's always been consistent on the issue of infiltrators'

MK Simcha Rothman praises former Justice Minister's actions against infiltrators.

'He's always been consistent on the issue of infiltrators'

New law could reduce powers of Supreme Court president

The coalition is considering a new law that would remove one of the most significant powers of the Supreme Court president.

New law could reduce powers of Supreme Court president

MKs hold emergency tour of threatened archaeological sites

UNESCO is preparing to declare ancient Jericho and the Second Temple-era Jewish city a 'Palestinian heritage site.'

MKs hold emergency tour of threatened archaeological sites

MK Rothman: 'Comittee may impeach the Attorney General'

The Constitution Committee chairman says that the investigation into the Pegasus spyware may lead to charges against the Attorney General.

MK Rothman: 'Comittee may impeach the Attorney General'

Tragedy in Switzerland:

Son of hassidic rebbe killed in paragliding accident

Avrohom Moshe Rabinowitz was the grandson of the Lugano Biala Rebbe, Rabbi Bezalel Simcha Rabinowicz.

Son of hassidic rebbe killed in paragliding accident

Constitution Committee chairman sues to close WhatsApp groups

MK Simcha Rothman has requested a court order against WhatsApp groups used by protesters to track his location.

Constitution Committee chairman sues to close WhatsApp groups

The Chief Rabbinate FOR the People of Israel

On the proposed law for appointing municipal rabbis and points raised by Rabbi Eliezer Melamed.

The Chief Rabbinate FOR the People of Israel

Rothman at INN conference:

'Every democracy undergoes change, that's what democracy is'

Knesset Constitution Committee chairman speaks to Arutz Sheva about the controversy surrounding the government's judicial reforms.

'Every democracy undergoes change, that's what democracy is'

MK Rothman heckled after entering restaurant

'I came to disturb your evening,' protester tells MK Simcha Rothman.

MK Rothman heckled after entering restaurant

MK Rothman: 'No justification for Judicial Selection Committee'

'How is the reasonableness standard connected to the Israel-US relationship?' MK Rothman asks.

MK Rothman: 'No justification for Judicial Selection Committee'

MK Rothman announces:

'Votes on Reasonableness Standard Bill to begin on Monday'

Constitution Committee chairman informs committee members that the final day of discussions on the law will be this coming Sunday.

'Votes on Reasonableness Standard Bill to begin on Monday'

Opposition claims:

New reasonableness bill tougher than previous version

The coalition said it had 'watered down' a bill on reasonableness - but the opposition claims the newer version is even tougher.

New reasonableness bill tougher than previous version

'They are fed by the far-left'

Minister Eliyahu suggests Biden meet Justice Minister Levin

Amid heavy American criticism, Minister Amichai Eliyahu suggests Biden listen about Israeli policy from the ones who make it.

Minister Eliyahu suggests Biden meet Justice Minister Levin

MK Rothman:

'The demonstrators are protesting democracy'

MK Simcha Rothman says demonstrators either "don't know what they're talking about or are just trying to deceive the public."

'The demonstrators are protesting democracy'

After libel claim:

JPost retracts article claiming MK supports 'Jewish terrorist'

In September, the paper published an Op-ed titled: 'Simcha Rothman's support of Jewish terrorist crosses dangerous line.'

JPost retracts article claiming MK supports 'Jewish terrorist'

Simcha Rothman:

Is Bernie Sanders a surprise supporter of judicial reform?

As the conservative-leaning Supreme Court passes rulings, the American left is increasingly critical of it, calling for reform.

Is Bernie Sanders a surprise supporter of judicial reform?

Bill would end double social security payments for dual citizens

Constitution Committee chairman Rothman's bill ending double social security payments for dual citizens passes first reading.

Bill would end double social security payments for dual citizens

Opponents of judicial reform interrupt Rothman at conference

Anti-judicial reform protesters interrupt conference as MK Simcha Rothman speaks.

Opponents of judicial reform interrupt Rothman at conference

Ethics Committee determines:

Rothman will not be punished for snatching megaphone

Knesset's Ethics Committee determines no sanctions will be imposed against MK Simcha Rothman following incident in New York last month.

Rothman will not be punished for snatching megaphone

Protestors clash with police outside event hosting MK Rothman

Violent protests broke out as MK Simcha Rothman, one of the leaders of the judicial reform, entered an event to speak.

Protestors clash with police outside event hosting MK Rothman

MK Rothman:

'For too long, we tried to reach agreements with the opposition'

MK spearheading judicial reform explains difference between protests against Bennett-Lapid coalition and the current protests.

'For too long, we tried to reach agreements with the opposition'

MK Rothman to INN:

US and EU help Palestinian Authority undermine Oslo Accords

MK Rothman says foreign-sponsored illegal Palestinian construction threatens peace in the region.

US and EU help Palestinian Authority undermine Oslo Accords

No agreement reached on key judicial committee appointment

Failure to reach agreement on Knesset's representatives on judicial appointments committee could jeopardize judicial overhaul talks.

No agreement reached on key judicial committee appointment

Op-ed:

The Israeli left threatens murder and incites civil war

When the left began its anti-government campaign, the public expected that violence would be treated the same way as the right-wing. Op-ed.

The Israeli left threatens murder and incites civil war

US source:

Harris spoke of judicial reform upon learning Rothman in crowd

US source says VP decided to comment on judicial reform after she became aware of Rothman's presence at Independence Day reception.

Harris spoke of judicial reform upon learning Rothman in crowd

Heckled abroad, MK Rothman warmly welcomed upon arriving home

Dozens of right-wing activists greet MK Simcha Rothman at Ben-Gurion Airport, praising him & demanding the government pass judicial reform.

Heckled abroad, MK Rothman warmly welcomed upon arriving home

Hundreds expected to greet MK Rothman at airport

Both pro and anti-judicial reform protesters are expected to wait for MK Simcha Rothman at the airport as he returns from a visit to the US.

Hundreds expected to greet MK Rothman at airport

Israeli embassy in US distressed by MK Rothman coverage

Embassy desires media focus on participation of one MK at event celebrating Israel's 75th anniversary attended by VP Harris.

Israeli embassy in US distressed by MK Rothman coverage

Jerusalem Minister:

'I'm disappointed by how MK Rothman was treated'

Jerusalem Minister Meir Porush participates at Arutz Sheva Jerusalem Conference in NYC, responds to those who criticize haredi parties.

'I'm disappointed by how MK Rothman was treated'

Dershowitz backs Rothman after attack by protesters

Prof. Dershowitz to MK Rothman: There's no reason why anybody should be able to come up to you and put a megaphone in your ear.

Dershowitz backs Rothman after attack by protesters

Megaphone snatching incident:

NYPD throws out complaint against MK Rothman

MK Rothman described the incident: 'A small group of violent protesters attacked my wife and me as we walked in New York late at night.'

NYPD throws out complaint against MK Rothman

MK Rothman snatches megaphone from leftist protesters

MK Simcha Rothman, in NY ahead of pro-Israel parade, takes megaphone from leftist protesters shouting 'shame' at him.

MK Rothman snatches megaphone from leftist protesters

New York:

Hundreds of leftist protesters: 'Shame on Rothman'

Israelis and American Jews protest outside Manhattan event attended by MK Simcha Rothman.

Hundreds of leftist protesters: 'Shame on Rothman'

Rothman blasts plans to protest judicial reform at NY parade

'Isn't it enough that you damaged our unity at home and incited violence in Israel?' Judicial reform architect slams planned NY protests.

Rothman blasts plans to protest judicial reform at NY parade

Violent protesters welcome MK Rothman to Tel Aviv panel

Police had to accompany MK Simcha Rothman to a panel discussion past hundreds of protesters against the judicial reform.

Violent protesters welcome MK Rothman to Tel Aviv panel