Law


Reagan’s Lesson to Trump: Listen to the Lawyers

The last time progressives were this alarmed about a presidential transition… Ronald Reagan, dismissed by many as an actor and an extremist, was about to become commander-in-chief. At the time,…

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Poll: Israelis Lose Faith in Legal System

Public confidence in the Israeli judicial system has hit rock bottom, according to new poll reported by Arutz Sheva on Sunday. Public faith in the High Court to fulfill its…

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As Deceit Grows, NY Beefs Up Telemarketing Law

Telemarketers have to use accurate caller ID information under a bill signed into law Thursday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. An initiative announced by the Democratic governor also includes deploying state…

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Israel Joins OECD Tax Treaty

Israel has signed on as a member of the OECD’s international tax treaty, and as a result the Tax Authority will automatically receive information about bank accounts held by Israelis…

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New Law Requires Smaller Apartment Construction

The Knesset has passed on its second and third readings a law that will require local authorities to ensure that 10 percent of the apartments in all construction projects approved…

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Shaked: Knesset ‘Over-Legislates’

Some 1,500 laws were passed before the Ministerial Law Committee since the current government took office over a year ago – the vast majority of them were rejected, according to…

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No More Lines for Elderly, Says New Law

By Dror Halavy YERUSHALAYIM – A new law makes it easier for senior citizens to navigate the often endless lines that patrons of government offices face. Individuals 80 years old and more…

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Thanks to New Law, Workers to Get Extra Vacation

While legislation is pending for the implementation of long weekends in Israel, all workers will be getting an extra day off this summer, thanks to legislation by MK Rachel Azaria…

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The Other Terror Threat

When it comes to violent menaces, our attention these days is understandably focused on Islamist terrorism, a worldwide scourge and, as we have repeatedly seen, a grave threat not only…

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NIS 150,000 Fine for Refusing Seeing-Eye Dogs

The law has long recognized the right of blind people to bring their seeing-eye dogs anywhere needed – but now, businesses and other public spaces who violate that law can…

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Government Backtracks on Secret Filing in Pollard Case

In a surprising reversal, prosecutors decided against a classified submission to the court in the ongoing legal battle over Jonathan Pollard’s broad and unusually severe parole restrictions, and instead, as…

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New York State Lawmakers Complete 2016 Session

The Senate and Assembly passed scores of bills and came to a final agreement on a one-year extension of the policy giving Mayor Bill de Blasio control over New York…

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