High Court Gives Government Further Extension on New Draft Law

YERUSHALAYIM -
The courtrooms hallway at the Supreme Court in Yerushalayim. (Hadas Parush/Flash90)

The High Court Sunday gave the government until January 15, 2019, to complete the legislation of a new and amended law regarding the drafting of chareidi yeshivah students.

The Court had previously granted an extension until December 1, which was Shabbos.

Last week, the government asked the High Court for a further extension on the looming deadline of the Draft Law. The six-week extension is less than the four months the government requested last week.

The High Court had ruled last September that a version of the law, which had been supported by the chareidi parties, was unconstitutional, and gave a one-year deadline for passage of a new bill.

The law, which might topple the existing government, was approved in first reading in the Knesset in August.

With the many hurdles involved in the law, as well as the recent departure of Avigdor Liberman’s Yisrael Beytenu party from the coalition, leaving a minimal coalition of 61 MKs, the passage of the law will be very difficult.