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'Goal is not to take over and politicize judicial system'
‘Red line we won’t accept’: Levin warns Court not to block judicial appointments bill
Rothman gives opposition less than 12 hours to file objections with his committee before legislation readied for second and third (final) readings in the Knesset plenum
Likud’s Barkat: If High Court strikes down key overhaul law, I’ll respect its ruling
Likud firmly backs new proposal to assert control over Judicial Selection Committee
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US pans ‘provocative’ repeal of Disengagement Law, says it violates Israeli promises
State Department spokesman ‘extremely troubled’ by vote to re-legitimize 4 West Bank settlements evacuated in 2005; slams ‘dangerous’ Smotrich claim there’s no Palestinian nation
Knesset panel okays bill shielding Netanyahu from recusal for final plenum votes
Opposition chiefs lambaste Smotrich call for dialogue while 'destroying democracy'
US State Department blasts Smotrich remarks on Palestinians as 'dangerous'
5 bank heads to PM: Stop overhaul immediately, you’ll turn Israel into dictatorship
Top business leaders call on PM to halt contentious legislative process, saying it ‘undermines the foundations of democracy’ and will damage economy and society as a whole
Over 1,600 new immigrants join call for government to halt judicial overhaul
Daily Briefing Mar. 21: ‘Major’ constitutional crisis & secret to Israel’s happiness
Gallant reportedly says judicial overhaul may push him out as defense minister
Amid reports of growing wave of reservists’ refusal to serve, he warns in speech to officers that ‘widespread insubordination may harm the IDF’s ability to carry out its missions’
IDF top brass said to warn reservist no-shows could impact readiness within a month
Accountant general calls for ‘sustainable’ consensus on judicial overhaul
Ostensibly softened, Rothman bill gives coalition broad control over choice of judges
The Knesset Constitution, Law and Justice Committee will begin voting on the new legislative proposal to overhaul Israel’s judicial appointments process on Tuesday, in preparation for the bill’s final readings in the Knesset plenum. The coalition intends to get the law enacted by the end of next week. (It passed its first reading in a...
Changes to judicial overhaul leave just 10 days to re-do constitutional framework
Gantz dismisses coalition’s offer to talk once law passes on choosing judges
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The coalition is ramping up its efforts to pass parts of the judicial overhaul package ahead of the upcoming Passover recess, even as hundreds of thousands of Israelis take to the street in protest every week. Where the legislation stands now and where it may be heading is becoming increasingly fraught and complex, with the coalition parties' rejection of President...
US, EU, UN and Egypt also take Smotrich to task
Jordan summons Israeli envoy over ‘racist’ Smotrich speech, ‘Greater Israel’ map
Jordan summoned the Israeli envoy in protest of Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich's speech at a conference in Paris over the weekend, during which he claimed the Palestinian people are an "invention" while standing behind a map of "Greater Israel" that includes modern-day Jordan. Neither side issued a statement...
Knesset okays repeal of Disengagement Law for northern West Bank in 31-18 final vote
The Knesset voted in the early hours of Tuesday morning to roll back legislation that ordered the evacuation of four northern West Bank settlements concurrent with Israel’s pullout from the Gaza Strip in 2005, passing the repeal in second and third (final) Knesset readings 31-18. The law, which won some support from opposition...
Bill aimed at returning Deri to cabinet passes first Knesset plenum reading
Proposal clears with 63 votes in favor to 55 against; Lapid: ‘A happy day for criminals’; Likud MK claims law ‘will strengthen the standing of the judicial branch’
'Never in history has there been this level of demand'
‘My home is being undone’: Alarmed by Israel’s direction, more citizens weigh leaving
‘Who am I to fight against what the majority has accepted?’ asks one, as coalition’s judicial overhaul advances; emigration facilitator sees 4-fold inquiry increase over last year
Bill to let hospitals ban leavened bread over Passover cleared for final readings
Legislation’s authors note proposal doesn’t include enforcement measures, as opposition lawmakers denounce so-called hametz law as an assault on civil liberties
The constitutional revolution wasn’t Aharon Barak’s
It was the Knesset, not the court, that made radical change. As for those early-state judges, they were never robots
Israeli liberals have been compromising for 75 years. Enough!
A racist, chauvinistic and inciting leadership has adopted terms such as equality and democracy to mobilize Israel toward an anti-democratic religious state
Shabtai: 'To put it politely, No one will frighten us'
Likud MK warns police chief, citizens could face probes, prosecution over protests
A Likud lawmaker said Monday night at the Knesset that "the day will come" when numerous individuals will be investigated and prosecuted over their part in nationwide protests against the government, warning the chief of police that he could find himself among them. Police commissioner Kobi Shabtai appeared...
Netanyahu to be met by protests in London: ‘Don’t expect a relaxing weekend’
‘Handmaid’s Tale’ author nods at inclusion in Israel protests
What’s in a name? Poignant documentary plumbs identity of complex Israeli young man
Screening in Boston on March 21, Tomer Heymann’s award-winning film ‘I am Not’ follows Oren, an adopted Guatemala-born Israeli, on a journey beyond his multiple diagnoses
Shin Bet busts Gaza-directed terror cell planning shooting, bombing attacks
Agency says 2 West Bank Palestinians detained days ahead of carrying out ‘significant’ shooting in Jerusalem for Popular Resistance Committees, along with 2 recruited for bombing
Palestinian to be charged for stabbing woman in Netanya; coat saved her from harm
Israeli army probes soldiers seen vandalizing car in Palestinian town
Military says troops’ behavior ‘inconsistent with IDF values’ after clip shows them slashing tires and smashing windows of truck in Ni’lin
Settler extremists suspected of vandalizing cars in Palestinian city
Security forces gear up for Ramadan as tensions remain high in Jerusalem, West Bank
Israeli security forces are once again gearing up for the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, which coincides with the Jewish holiday of Passover this year, with tension already high across the West Bank and in Jerusalem. Police anticipate hundreds of thousands of visitors -- mainly Palestinians -- will come to Jerusalem during Ramadan,...
Israel to ease Palestinians’ entry to Jerusalem ahead of Ramadan
Ben Gvir signs order to bar PA-backed Voice of Palestine’s operations in Israel
‘Hypocritical’: Ben & Jerry’s sued over child labor, after attempted Israel boycott
NEW YORK -- Ben & Jerry's has been hit with a class action lawsuit and charges of hypocrisy for the use of child labor in its supply chain, despite the ice cream maker's declared commitment to social justice causes, an image it holds up as a key...
Trump calls for protests ahead of ‘arrest,’ slams George Soros again
Likud argues fine print gives current Knesset an extra year in power
UN expert accuses Iran of possible ‘crimes against humanity’ since Amini death
Kyiv says it is frustrated with pace of delivery on Israeli promises
Or Akiva mayor hit with raft of charges, including for bribery, assault
Climate change-induced heat stress may claim 330 Israeli lives per summer by 2100
Israel Pediatric Association urges immediate vaccination drive against polio
Number of overwintering cranes in Hula Valley drops as authorities reduce feeding
Italian Jewish community condemns Lazio fans’ antisemitic chants, ‘Hitlerson’ jersey
Tel Aviv Fashion Week sees anti-overhaul protest on the runway
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