Legislation


Environment Minister Moves to Protect Endangered Fish

Environment Minister Ze’ev Elkin has updated the list of endangered species in Israel to include several species of fish that require protection. Elkin is also lobbying the International Union for…

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GOP Struggles to Salvage Immigration Bill, Postpones Vote

The House Republican immigration overhaul is dangling precariously. It is imperiled by stubborn differences between conservative and moderate factions — and by President Donald Trump’s running commentary about a bill…

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Supreme Court Restricts Deportations of Immigrant Felons

The Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday that an immigration statute requiring the deportation of noncitizens who commit felonies is unlawfully vague in a decision that could limit the Trump administration’s…

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Police to Give Out Tickets for Blocked Driveways

The Knesset Economics Committee has authorized for its second and third reading a law that would impose fines on individuals who block driveways or prevent cars from leaving their parking…

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Hanegbi: Elections Could be Good for the Likud

In an interview Tuesday, government minister and Likud veteran Tzachi Hanegbi said that while Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu was not seeking elections, he would have no problem going to elections…

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Law to Limit Terrorists’ Funerals Moves Ahead

A law that gives police the power to decide if the bodies of dead terrorists should be returned to their families was approved by the Knesset Interior Committee for its…

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Muezzin Law to Move Ahead in Knesset

The Muezzin Law, which would restrict the amount of noise Muslims can make in their calls to prayer, is back on the Knesset agenda after being reworked to toughen enforcement…

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Committee Makes Recommendations on Reducing Hospital Violence

A special committee headed by top medical officials has presented recommendations to Deputy Health Minister Rabbi Yaakov Litzman on preventing violence in hospitals. Among the recommendations: Increasing penalties and punishment…

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Tariffs on Personal Products to Be Reduced

The Health, Economy and Finance Ministries have agreed on a plan that will significantly reduce tariffs on makeup, personal care and beauty products. The new regulations have been presented to…

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