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News and updates about Basic Law

Yair Lapid, Authoritarian and Unafraid

If Lapid forms the next government, the basis of Israel’s democracy and the basic freedoms of its citizens, will be imperiled. Op-ed.

Yair Lapid, Authoritarian and Unafraid

Next battle ahead: Blue & White vs. Yamina

Yamina objects to amending Basic Law on "equality" to specifically outlaw discrimination based on a variety of "up-to-date" categories.

Next battle ahead: Blue & White vs. Yamina

Israeli MK: Government needs to fix immigration law, not play politics

Arutz Sheva speaks to MK Attorney Simcha Rotman about the new session of the Knesset.

Israeli MK: Gov needs to fix immigration law, not play politicsplayer

Interior Minister Ayelet Shaked: Citizenship Law will be voted on as-is

Interior Minister warns that Supreme Court could strike law down entirely if it fails to pass in Knesset.

Ayelet Shaked: Citizenship Law will be voted on as-isplayer

'Crooked passage of new Basic Law'

Yamina MK Matan Kahana attacks legislation to allow rotation agreement beween Netanyahu, Gantz to be implemented.

'Crooked passage of new Basic Law'

'Grave mistake for court to rule on whether PM can form gov't'

Ex-Justice Minister says only the president can decide whom to entrust with forming a gov't. 'It's not me saying this; it's a Basic Law.'

'Grave mistake for court to rule on whether PM can form gov't'

Israel's Nationality Law: What, exactly, does it say?

Claims that the law is not strong enough conflict with claims of racism and apartheid. What's the truth? Read the new law in full.

Israel's Nationality Law: What, exactly, does it say?

Defense Minister's party won't vote for haredi draft law

Yisrael Beytenu party promises to vote against the law unless it is properly discussed and relevant changes are inserted.

Defense Minister's party won't vote for haredi draft law

Rabbis urge Netanyahu to promote 'Torah Study Law'

Religious Zionist rabbis call on PM to push bill enshrining Torah study as 'basic value', protecting army deferments for yeshiva students.

Rabbis urge Netanyahu to promote 'Torah Study Law'

Yesh Atid proposes new haredi draft law

Yesh Atid submits new bill expanding draft of haredi men, limiting exemptions given to yeshiva students.

Yesh Atid proposes new haredi draft law

New law: Allow PM to declare war without government approval

Netanyahu promoting amendment which would allow him to declare war without prior government approval.

New law: Allow PM to declare war without government approval

Netanyahu: No intention to resign

Coalition Chairman says PM not involved in submarine and Bezeq affairs; Netanyahu did not intend to resign even in case of indictment.

Netanyahu: No intention to resign

They speak about nationalism and oppose the Nationality Law?

Prime Minister criticizes opposition leader who spoke in Knesset against the Nationality Law: 'Go figure'.

They speak about nationalism and oppose the Nationality Law?player

Yesh Atid Takes on Netanyahu in High Court

Yesh Atid argues Basic Law: The Government renders PM's control of Foreign, Health and Communications Ministries illegal.

Yesh Atid Takes on Netanyahu in High Court

Knesset Approves 'Life Without Parole' Bill

Bill to prevent more terrorist releases passes after months of controversy; law limits 'prisoner swap' releases.

'Life Without Parole' Bill Approved in Second, Third Readings

Govt. to Discuss 'Jewish National Homeland' Law

A new law codifies the status of the State of Israel as the National Homeland of the Jewish People.

Govt. Set to Discuss 'Jewish National Homeland' Law

Netanyahu Promises Talmud Will Be Israeli Law

Netanyahu tells Likud hareidi leader Hebrew calendar will be official calendar of state in new Basic Law, Jewish law basis of legal system.

Report: Netanyahu Promises Talmud Will Be Israeli Law

'It is Impossible to Have a Bi-National State'

PM vows to defend 'the right to settle in the Land of Israel' in new Basic Law to make Israel a Jewish nation-state.

'It is Impossible to Have a Bi-National State'

Livni 'Will Oppose Israel as Jewish Nation-State'

Mixed reactions to Prime Minister's proposal to propose new Basic Law, as Justice Minister vows to oppose it.

Tzipi Livni 'Will Oppose Defining Israel as Jewish Nation-State'

Basic Law to Define Israel as Jewish Nation-State?

Bibi calls out those who use 'demographic threat' to urge concessions in Judea-Samaria, but oppose defining Israel as Jewish.

PM to Submit Basic Law Defining Israel as Jewish Nation-State

Left Opposes National Referendum on Concessions

Leftist MKs open fire on National Referendum Bill being voted on this week, which would let public vote on withdrawals.

Left Opposes National Referendum on Territorial Concessions

Referendum Law Approved for Second, Third Readings

Law which would require Knesset majority approval to give away land is a step closer to becoming a Basic Law.

Referendum Law Approved for Second and Third Readings

Basic Law Amendment 'Inspired' By Founding Ideals

There is no contradiction between amendment to Basic Law, affirming state's Jewish identity, and democratic values, says Zionist think-tank.

Basic Law Amendment 'Inspired' By Declaration of Independence

Elections Will Extend Tal Law into December

Early elections will mean the Tal Law will stand until 90 days into the next Knesset.

Elections Will Extend Tal Law into December