Division of Retirement Savings Between Separating Spouses (Sep. 04, 2014) by Ruth Levush

On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Law for the Division of Retirement Savings Between Spouses Who Have Separated, 5774-2014. (Text of ...

Topic: Employee benefits; Families ; Separation
Jurisdiction: Israel

Public Broadcasting Corporation Established (Aug. 14, 2014) by Ruth Levush

On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Public Broadcasting Law, 5774-2014. (Public Broadcasting Law [in Hebrew] (July 29, 2014), Knesset ...

Topic: Broadcasting; Communications
Jurisdiction: Israel

Immigration of Same-Sex Spouses Under the Law of Return (Aug. 14, 2014) by Ruth Levush

On August 12, 2014, Israel's Minister of Interior, Gideon Saar, instructed the Population and Immigration Authority (PIA), a unit that operates within the Ministry of Interior, ...

Topic: Immigration; Same-sex marriage
Jurisdiction: Israel

Precedent-Setting Decision on Rabbinical Court (Jul. 16, 2014) by Ruth Levush

Israel's High Court of Justice, with an extended bench of seven justices, recently voided a decision by the Supreme Rabbinical Court instructing a mother to enable ...

Topic: Health; Judiciary
Jurisdiction: Israel

Prohibition of Age-Based Discrimination in Public Places and in Provision of Products and Services (Jul. 15, 2014) by Ruth Levush

On July 7, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Prohibition of Discrimination (Amendments) Law, 5774-2014. (Text [in Hebrew], Knesset website, [scroll down to appropriate ...

Topic: Civil rights and liberties; Discrimination; Health
Jurisdiction: Israel

Supreme Court Dismisses Petition to Order Withdrawal of Legislative Research Report (Jun. 13, 2014) by Ruth Levush

Israel's Supreme Court recently dismissed a petition by the Manufacturers Organization of Israel (MOI) to order the Knesset Information and Research Center (KIRC) to withdraw a ...

Topic: Legislative oversight; Legislative rules and procedure; Supreme court
Jurisdiction: Israel

New Law on Encouragement of Competition in the Food Sector (May. 30, 2014) by Ruth Levush

On March 19, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Law for Encouragement of Competitiveness in the Food Sector, 5774-2014. The Law's stated objective is ...

Topic: Competition and antitrust; Economics and public finance; Food industry
Jurisdiction: Israel

New Basic Law on Requirements for Approval of Territorial Concessions (May. 22, 2014) by Ruth Levush

On March 12, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed a new basic law. Basic Law: Referendum is the twelfth basic law currently in force in ...

Topic: Sovereignty
Jurisdiction: Israel

Granting of E-2 Equivalent Visas to American Investors (May. 22, 2014) by Ruth Levush

On March 30, 2014, the Israeli government adopted a decision on the "[d]etermination of an arrangement for the grant of temporary residence visas for U.S. investors ...

Topic: Foreign investments; Visas and passports
Jurisdiction: Israel

New Law on National Civilian Service Obligations for Yeshiva Students (Apr. 02, 2014) by Ruth Levush

On March 12, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed new legislation regulating national civilian service obligations for yeshiva (Jewish ultra-orthodox religious school) students and establishing the ...

Topic: Education; National and community service
Jurisdiction: Israel

Amendment Law Imposes Military Draft and National Service Obligations on Yeshiva Students (Mar. 31, 2014) by Ruth Levush

On March 12, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) approved an amendment to the Defense Service Law (Consolidated Version), 5746-1986 [hereinafter the DS Law]. (DS Law, 40 ...

Topic: Military service; National and community service
Jurisdiction: Israel

Use of Virtual Means Does Not Lessen Criminal Responsibility, Punishment (Feb. 12, 2014) by Ruth Levush

On February 5, 2014, the Supreme Court of Israel unanimously rejected an appeal of a penalty imposed on two physically impaired Arab-Israeli brothers who were convicted ...

Topic: Crime and law enforcement; Sentencing; Terrorism
Jurisdiction: Israel

State Will Stop Funding for Yeshiva Students Who Are Not Being Drafted (Feb. 06, 2014) by Ruth Levush

On February 4, 2014, Israel's High Court of Justice, in an extended bench decision of eight to one, issued an interim injunction prohibiting the state from ...

Topic: Education; Military service
Jurisdiction: Israel

Prohibition of Online Distribution of Sexual Images Without Consent (Jan. 10, 2014) by Ruth Levush

On January 6, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) approved an amendment to the Prevention of Sexual Harassment Law, 5758-1998 (hereinafter the PSH Law). (PSH Law 5758-1998, ...

Topic: Crime and law enforcement; Internet; Sex offenses
Jurisdiction: Israel

New Directives on Use of Marijuana for Medical Purposes (Jan. 06, 2014) by Ruth Levush

On December 15, 2013, the Israeli government approved new directives for the distribution of cannabis to patients. The directives were proposed by ...

Topic: Health; Prescription drugs
Jurisdiction: Israel

Law on Minimizing Market Centralization and Promoting Economic Competition (Dec. 18, 2013) by Ruth Levush

On December 9, 2013, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Law for Promoting Competition and Minimization of Centralization, 5774-2013 (Text of the Law [in Hebrew], ...

Topic: Economic development; Economics and public finance
Jurisdiction: Israel

Property Division in Divorce Agreement Voided After Wife Discovers Husband's Fraudulent Double Life (Dec. 06, 2013) by Ruth Levush

Judge Tova Sivan, President of the Tel Aviv Family Court, established a new precedent in her November 4, 2013, decision that voided a final divorce agreement's ...

Topic: Civil law; Divorce; Families; Marriage and family status
Jurisdiction: Israel

Implementation of CERN Protocol on Privileges and Immunities (Nov. 18, 2013) by Ruth Levush

On November 11, 2013, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Law for the Implementation of the Protocol on Privileges and Immunities of the European Organization for ...

Topic: International organizations; Research and development; Science and technology
Jurisdiction: Israel

Minimum Marriage Age Raised to 18 (Nov. 12, 2013) by Ruth Levush

On November 4, 2013, the Knesset passed the Marriage Age Law (Amendment No. 6), 5774-2013 (Israel's parliament) passed the Marriage Age Law (Amendment No. 6), 5774-2013. ...

Topic: Marriage and family status
Jurisdiction: Israel

Repeal of Law Authorizing Three-Year Detention of "Infiltrators" (Sep. 24, 2013) by Ruth Levush

On September 16, 2013, Israel's High Court, with an extended bench of nine justices, repealed the Law for Prevention of Infiltration (Offenses and Jurisdiction) (Amendment No. ...

Topic: Immigration and nationality
Jurisdiction: Israel

Convicted Felon Denied Immigration Status Under Law of Return (Sep. 11, 2013) by Ruth Levush

On August 22, 2013, Israel's High Court of Justice (H.C.J.) rejected a petition against the Ministry of Interior's decision to deny a Jewish citizen of Ukraine ...

Topic: Immigration and nationality
Jurisdiction: Israel

Court Upholds Government Decision to Release Convicted Palestinians (Aug. 27, 2013) by Ruth Levush

On August 11, 2013, the Israeli High Court of Justice rejected a petition by Almagor, Israel's Association of Victims of Terrorism, and by members of ...

Topic: Executive power; Terrorism
Jurisdiction: Israel

Law Passed to Fight Use of Substances Akin to Dangerous Drugs (Aug. 20, 2013) by Ruth Levush

On July 31, 2013, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Law on Combating the Phenomenon of the Use of Dangerous Substances, 5773-2013 (text of the ...

Topic: Crime and law enforcement
Jurisdiction: Israel

Law on Protecting Book Industry Passed (Aug. 08, 2013) by Ruth Levush

On July 31, 2013, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Law for the Protection of Literature and of Authors in Israel (Temporary Provision), 5773-2013 ([in ...

Topic: Commerce
Jurisdiction: Israel

Reduction of Deficit and Limitation on Public Spending (Jul. 30, 2013) by Ruth Levush

On June 13, 2013, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Reduction of Deficit and Limitation on Budgetary Expense (Amendment No. 13) Law, 5773-2013 (hereinafter the 2013 ...

Topic: Budget
Jurisdiction: Israel

Parliament Approves State Budget for 2013-2014 (Jul. 30, 2013) by Ruth Levush

On July 30, 2013, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Budget Law for 2013-2014. (Press Release, State Budget and the Arrangements for the Years 2013 ...

Topic: Budget
Jurisdiction: Israel

Heavy Penalty for Violation of Smoking Ban in Public Places (Jun. 17, 2013) by Ruth Levush

On May 20, 2013, the Supreme Court of Israel approved a plea bargain that included an unprecedented high amount of compensation in a class-action suit for ...

Topic: Environmental protection; Workers safety and health; Tobacco and smoking
Jurisdiction: Israel

Extension of Temporary Provision for Electronic Monitoring of Persons Released on Bail (Jun. 17, 2013) by Ruth Levush

On April 30, 2013, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Electronic Monitoring of Persons Released on Bail from Arrest and from Imprisonment (Temporary Order) (Amendment No. ...

Topic: Crime and law enforcement
Jurisdiction: Israel

Imprisonment for Insider Trading (May. 02, 2013) by Ruth Levush

Israel's Supreme Court recently rejected appeals of the sentences of three employees of an Israeli public company that trades its shares at the Tel Aviv Stock ...

Topic: Corporations
Jurisdiction: Israel

Credit Card Company Ends Contract with Operator of Pornographic Websites (Apr. 30, 2013) by Ruth Levush

The Tel Aviv District Court recently rejected a petition brought by an operator of pornographic websites for an injunction against a credit card company (the respondent), ...

Topic: Commerce
Jurisdiction: Israel

Court Recognizes Disability Status for a Soldier Suffering from PTSD (Apr. 29, 2013) by Ruth Levush

On April 4, 2013, the Tel Aviv District Court, sitting as a court of civil appeals, accepted an appeal against a Defense Ministry appeals board's decision ...

Topic: Veterans
Jurisdiction: Israel

Jewish Husband Incarcerated for Refusing to Divorce His Wife (Apr. 23, 2013) by Ruth Levush

On April 7, 2013, the Supreme Court of Israel held that the Rabbinical (Jewish religious) Court was authorized to order the incarceration of a Jewish husband ...

Topic: Families
Jurisdiction: Israel

Rejection of a Suit to Nullify Paternity of Moslem Minors (Apr. 19, 2013) by Ruth Levush

The Haifa Family Court recently rejected a lawsuit brought by a Moslem man for a declaratory judgment that would nullify his paternity of two minor children ...

Topic: Families
Jurisdiction: Israel

Police Not Authorized to Block Gambling Websites (Mar. 29, 2013) by Ruth Levush

On March 24, 2013, the Supreme Court of Israel rendered a decision in an appeal filed by the Israeli police against the Internet Association of Israel. ...

Topic: Gambling
Jurisdiction: Israel

Wanted: Husbands Who Disappear Without Divorcing Their Wives (Mar. 14, 2013) by Ruth Levush

In March 2013, Israel's Rabbinical Courts' Administration started posting photographs of and personal information about husbands who have disappeared without divorcing their wives. The public posting ...

Topic: Families
Jurisdiction: Israel

Employer's Permitted to Have Information on Relevant Pending Criminal Investigations of Potential Employees (Mar. 04, 2013) by Ruth Levush

On February 21, 2013, the Supreme Court of Israel rendered a decision in a case lodged by a plaintiff whose candidacy for the position of regional ...

Topic: Labor
Jurisdiction: Israel

Employer Surveillance of Employees (Mar. 04, 2013) by Ruth Levush

The Tel Aviv Regional Labor Court recently rejected a lawsuit brought by a graphic designer against her ...

Topic: Labor
Jurisdiction: Israel

Assistance to Battered Women (Dec. 31, 2012) by Ruth Levush

On November 5, 2012, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Welfare Services (Adaptation Grant for Women Who Have Stayed in a Shelter for Battered Women) Law, ...

Topic: Domestic violence
Jurisdiction: Israel

Criteria for Membership in Central Election Committee (Dec. 28, 2012) by Ruth Levush

On November 5, 2012, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Knesset Election Law (Amendment No. 60), 5773-2012 (the Amendment). The Amendment sets criteria for admission of ...

Topic: Elections and politics
Jurisdiction: Israel

Pilot Program for Biometric Identification (Dec. 03, 2012) by Ruth Levush

On November 28, 2012, the Joint Committee on Science and Technology, Internal Affairs and Environment along with the Constitution Law and Justice Committee (hereinafter the Joint ...

Topic: Administrative law and regulatory procedures
Jurisdiction: Israel

Amendment to Organ Donation Law Passed (Nov. 08, 2012) by Ruth Levush

On July 25, 2012, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Organ Implantation Law, 5768-2008. According to explanatory notes to the original draft bill, ...

Topic: Workers safety and health
Jurisdiction: Israel

Deficit Reduction Law Passed (Nov. 08, 2012) by Ruth Levush

On July 25, 2012, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Reduction of Deficit and Limitation of Budgetary Expenses (Amendment No. 12) Law, 5772-2012. The amended Law ...

Topic: Economics and Public Finance
Jurisdiction: Israel

Supreme Court: Mandatory Early Retirement Constitutes Prohibited Age-Based Discrimination (Oct. 10, 2012) by Ruth Levush

On August 27, 2012, Israel's Supreme Court, sitting as a High Court of Justice in an extended ...

Topic: Labor
Jurisdiction: Israel

Court Decides Google Search Keywords Are in Public Domain (Oct. 09, 2012) by Ruth Levush

On September 11, 2012, the Tel Aviv District Court rejected a suit by a plastic surgeon who advertised his services on Google Adwords, an advertising service ...

Topic: Communications
Jurisdiction: Israel

Immediate Blocking of Israeli Web Access to Anti-Islam Film Rejected; Full Hearing Scheduled for October (Sep. 25, 2012) by Ruth Levush

On September 20, 2012, the Jerusalem District Court denied a request by Taleb a-Sanaa, a Knesset (Israel's Parliament) ...

Topic: Freedom of speech
Jurisdiction: Israel

Court Decision in the Matter of Rachel Corrie's Death (Sep. 19, 2012) by Ruth Levush

On August 28, 2012, the Haifa District Court rejected a civil suit brought by the estate of Rachel Corrie, an American pro-Palestinian International Solidarity Movement activist. ...

Topic: Civil liability
Jurisdiction: Israel

Embargo on Providers of Support for Iran's Program of Weapons of Mass Destruction (Aug. 30, 2012) by Ruth Levush

On July 25, 2012, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Law on the Struggle Against Iran's Nuclear Program, 5772-2012. The stated primary objective of the Law ...

Topic: Sanctions
Jurisdiction: Israel

Pre-Indictment Plea Bargains Allowed (Aug. 23, 2012) by Ruth Levush

On July 25, 2012, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Criminal Procedure [Consolidated Version] Law, 5742-1982. The amendment provides the prosecution an additional ...

Topic: Crime and law enforcement
Jurisdiction: Israel

Criminalization of Certain Activities Involving Computer Software (Aug. 21, 2012) by Ruth Levush

On July 10, 2012, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Computers Law, 5755-1995. The Amendment updates the original Computers Law to address criminal ...

Topic: Communications
Jurisdiction: Israel

Grandparents' Rights (Aug. 03, 2012) by Ruth Levush

On July 10, 2012, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Capacity and Guardianship Law (Amendment No. 17) 5772-2012. The amendment authorizes courts to hear and make ...

Topic: Families
Jurisdiction: Israel

Benefits to Active Reserve Soldiers in Public Tenders (Jul. 25, 2012) by Ruth Levush

On June 7, 2012, the Supreme Court of Israel rejected a petition by the Islamic Association in Jaffa to void government decisions that had established the ...

Topic: Veterans
Jurisdiction: Israel

Clean Air Legislation (Jun. 26, 2012) by Ruth Levush

On May 29, 2012, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Clean Air Law 5768-2008. A stated objective of the Law is to improve ...

Topic: Environmental protection
Jurisdiction: Israel

Jerusalem District Court Decision on Repatriation of South Sudanese (Jun. 26, 2012) by Ruth Levush

On June 7, 2012, the Jerusalem District Court, sitting as a Court for Administrative Matters, rejected a petition to void a decision of the Minister of ...

Topic: Asylum
Jurisdiction: Israel

Campaign Finance Transparency, Accountability, and Restrictions on Future Political Parties (May. 17, 2012) by Ruth Levush

On March 21, 2012, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Parties Law 5752-1992. The amendment regulates the receipt of campaign finance donations by ...

Topic: Elections and politics
Jurisdiction: Israel

Banking Services for Senior Citizens (May. 17, 2012) by Ruth Levush

On May 8, 2012, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Banking (Service to Customers) Law 5741-1981. According to the Law, a banking corporation ...

Topic: Banks and financial institutions
Jurisdiction: Israel

Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers (Apr. 30, 2012) by Ruth Levush

On March 19, 2012, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Environmental Protection (Pollutant and Transfers to the Environment - Duties of Reporting and Registration) Law 5772-2012. ...

Topic: Environmental protection
Jurisdiction: Israel

Commemoration of the Ethiopian Jewish Heritage (Apr. 23, 2012) by Ruth Levush

On March 21, 2012, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Center of Ethiopian Jewish Heritage Law, 5762-2012 (the Law). According to the Law, the Center will ...

Topic: Racial and ethnic relations
Jurisdiction: Israel

Restrictions on Depiction of Underweight Models in Commercials (Mar. 26, 2012) by Ruth Levush

On March 19, 2012, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Law for Restricting Weight in the Modeling Industry, 5772-2012. The Law defines a model as a ...

Topic: Workers safety and health
Jurisdiction: Israel

Affirmative Action for Druze in the Public Sector (Mar. 23, 2012) by Ruth Levush

On March 13, 2012, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Law for Extending Proper Representation to Members of the Druze Community in Public Service (Amendments) ...

Topic: Labor
Jurisdiction: Israel

Supreme Court Decision Invalidating the Law on Haredi Military Draft Postponement (Mar. 16, 2012) by Ruth Levush

On February 21, 2012, an expanded bench of the Supreme Court of Israel ruled by a six-to-three majority that the Knesset (parliament) could not extend the ...

Topic: Armed forces and national security
Jurisdiction: Israel

Revised Rules on Compensation for Victims of Offenses (Feb. 13, 2012) by Ruth Levush

On February 7, 2012, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Center for Collection of Fines, Fees, and Expenses Law, 5755-1995. The original Law ...

Topic: Crime and law enforcement
Jurisdiction: Israel

Statute of Limitations for Sexual Harassment Suits (Feb. 09, 2012) by Ruth Levush

On January 30, 2012, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Prevention of Sexual Harassment Law, 5758-1998). According to the 1998 Law, sexual harassment ...

Topic: Civil procedure
Jurisdiction: Israel

Restricting Advertisement and Distribution of Alcoholic Beverages (Feb. 01, 2012) by Ruth Levush

On January 23, 2012, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Restriction on Advertisement and Distribution of Alcoholic Beverages Law, 5772-2012. The Law prohibits advertisements of non-pharmaceutical ...

Topic: Commerce
Jurisdiction: Israel

Restricting Advertisement and Distribution of Alcoholic Beverages (Jan. 31, 2012) by Ruth Levush

On January 23, 2012, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Restriction on Advertisement and Distribution of Alcoholic Beverages Law, 5772-2012. The Law prohibits advertisements of non-pharmaceutical ...

Topic: Workers safety and health
Jurisdiction: Israel

Registration of a Second Official Address for a Child (Jan. 23, 2012) by Ruth Levush

On January 16, 2012, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Additional Address for Mail Delivery to a Minor (Amendments) Law, 5772-2012. The Law amends the Capacity ...

Topic: Children
Jurisdiction: Israel

Class Action Approved Against Distributors of Food Supplement (Jan. 05, 2012) by Ruth Levush

On December 12, 2011, Israel's Supreme Court rejected a request to permit an appeal of a decision by the Tel Aviv-Yafo district court to approve the ...

Topic: Consumer protection
Jurisdiction: Israel

Humane Treatment of Cats (Dec. 06, 2011) by Ruth Levush

On November 28, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Humane Treatment of Animals (Protection of Animals) Law, 5754-1994. The amendment prohibits the ...

Topic: Animal protection
Jurisdiction: Israel

Former President of the State's Conviction in Sex Offenses Reaffirmed (Nov. 30, 2011) by Ruth Levush

On November 10, 2011, Israel's Supreme Court rejected an appeal by the former President of the State, Moshe Katzav, of his conviction on charges of serious ...

Topic: Crime and law enforcement
Jurisdiction: Israel

Exemption from Fee for Television Possession (Nov. 23, 2011) by Ruth Levush

On November 14, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Broadcasting Authority Law, 5725-1965 (as amended). The Law imposes an obligation to pay ...

Topic: Taxation
Jurisdiction: Israel

Prisoner Exchange with Egypt (Oct. 31, 2011) by Ruth Levush

On October 26, 2011, Israel's Supreme Court rejected petitions by a Knesset (Israel's parliament) Member and by nationalist and terrorism victims' organizations to void a government ...

Topic: Terrorism
Jurisdiction: Israel

Supreme Court Reviews Prisoner Exchange Deal with Hamas (Oct. 21, 2011) by Ruth Levush

On October 17, 2011, several hours before the release of the Israeli ...

Topic: Terrorism
Jurisdiction: Israel

Prohibition of Prisoner Meetings with Specific Lawyers (Oct. 05, 2011) by Ruth Levush

On August 3, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Prisoners Ordinance (New Version) Law 5731-1971. The amendment adds an additional ground to ...

Topic: Terrorism
Jurisdiction: Israel

Prohibition on Machine Sale of Tobacco Products (Sep. 28, 2011) by Ruth Levush

On August 3, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Tobacco Products for Smoking (Restriction on Advertising) Law, 5743-1983, as amended. The Law ...

Topic: Tobacco and smoking
Jurisdiction: Israel

Digitization of School Books (Sep. 20, 2011) by Ruth Levush

In September 2011, Israel's Ministry of Education issued a public announcement on digital textbooks. The announcement indicated that the Ministry was implementing a national program titled ...

Topic: Education
Jurisdiction: Israel

Establishment of Immigration Appeals Tribunal (Aug. 17, 2011) by Ruth Levush

On August 3, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Entry Into Israel Law (Amendment No. 22), 5771-2011. The objective of the amendment is to establish ...

Topic: Immigration and nationality
Jurisdiction: Israel

Regulation of Affordable Housing (Aug. 17, 2011) by Ruth Levush

On August 3, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Planning and Construction Procedures for Speeding of Residential Construction (Temporary Provision) Law, 5771-2011. The stated ...

Topic: Housing and community development
Jurisdiction: Israel

Family Court: Adultery May Constitute Ground for Compensation (Aug. 03, 2011) by Ruth Levush

On July 15, 2011, the family court in Tiberius, Israel, rendered an unprecedented judgment by rejecting a request to quash a husband's suit for compensation for ...

Topic: Families
Jurisdiction: Israel

Defamation of IDF Soldiers as a Group Not a Ground for Civil Action (Aug. 03, 2011) by Ruth Levush

On July 27, 2011, the Supreme Court of Israel rejected an appeal of the Tel Aviv District Court's earlier rejection of a defamation suit for the ...

Topic: Civil liability
Jurisdiction: Israel

Prevention of Employment of Sex Offenders in Specific Institutions (Jun. 20, 2011) by Ruth Levush

On June 6, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Prevention of Employment of Sex Offenders in Specific Institutions (Amendment No. 7) Law, 5771-2011. The Amendment ...

Topic: Labor
Jurisdiction: Israel

Assistance Units for Religious Courts (Jun. 15, 2011) by Ruth Levush

On May 16, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Religious Courts (Assistance Units) Law, 5771-2011. The Law authorizes the Minister of Justice and the Minister ...

Topic: Judiciary
Jurisdiction: Israel

Regulation of Employment Visas of Providers of Elder Care (Jun. 06, 2011) by Ruth Levush

On May 16, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Entry into Israel (Amendment No. 21), 5771-2011. The Amendment provides the Minister of the Interior the ...

Topic: Immigration and nationality
Jurisdiction: Israel

Increased Penalties for Prostitution Advertising (May. 13, 2011) by Ruth Levush

On March 28, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Penal Law (Amendment No. 109), 5771-2011. The Law amends penalties for prostitution offenses. Prostitution in itself ...

Topic: Crime and law enforcement
Jurisdiction: Israel

Comprehensive Law on Aviation (May. 13, 2011) by Ruth Levush

On March 30, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Aviation Law, 5771-2011. This comprehensive legislation regulates security of all civil aviation in Israel. It regulates ...

Topic: Aviation and airports
Jurisdiction: Israel

Law to Expand the Representation of Women (May. 11, 2011) by Ruth Levush

On March 30, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Expansion of Adequate Representation of Women (Amendments) Law, 5771-2011. The Law requires adequate representation of women ...

Topic: Women's rights
Jurisdiction: Israel

Crime Register of Military Justice Offenders (May. 11, 2011) by Ruth Levush

On March 28, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Military Justice Law (Amendment No. 63), 5771-2011. This amendment is designed to limit registration in the ...

Topic: Crime and law enforcement
Jurisdiction: Israel

Law on Inspection and Enforcement Authorities for Environmental Protection (Apr. 28, 2011) by Ruth Levush

On March 28, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Environmental Protection (Inspection and Enforcement Authorities) Law, 5771-2011. The Law states as its goal the protection, ...

Topic: Environmental protection
Jurisdiction: Israel

Prohibition on Publishing Photos of Injured or Deceased (Apr. 22, 2011) by Ruth Levush

On March 30, 2011, the Knesset, Israel's legislature, passed an amendment to the Protection of Privacy Law, 5741-1981. The Law prohibits the infringement of the privacy ...

Topic: Right of privacy
Jurisdiction: Israel

Court Blocks Deportation of Foreign Workers Who Give Birth (Apr. 22, 2011) by Ruth Levush

On April 13, 2011, Israel's High Court of Justice accepted a petition to void a procedure that required female foreign workers, in the absence of unusual ...

Topic: Labor
Jurisdiction: Israel

Civil Defense (Apr. 13, 2011) by Ruth Levush

On March 30, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Civil Defense Law, 5711-1951. The Law regulates various procedures for defending Israel's civilian ...

Topic: Armed forces and national security
Jurisdiction: Israel

Supreme Court Leading Decision on Constitutionality of Two-Year State Budget (Apr. 12, 2011) by Ruth Levush

On April 7, 2011, Israel's Supreme Court, sitting as a High Court of Justice in an extended bench of seven justices, unanimously rejected a petition to ...

Topic: Budget
Jurisdiction: Israel

Prohibition of Discrimination in Products, Services, and Entry into Public Places (Apr. 11, 2011) by Ruth Levush

On March 30, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed a second amendment to the Prohibition of Discrimination in Products, Services, and Entry into Places of Entertainment ...

Topic: Discrimination
Jurisdiction: Israel

ISP Notification and Screening of Harmful Websites and Content (Apr. 07, 2011) by Ruth Levush

On March 30, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Telecommunications Law, 5742-1982. The amendment authorizes the Minister of Communications to issue guidelines ...

Topic: Communications
Jurisdiction: Israel

Increase of Participation of Israelis of Ethiopian Origin in Public Service (Apr. 04, 2011) by Ruth Levush

On March 28, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Expansion of Appropriate Representation of Members of the Ethiopian Community in the Public Sector (Legislative Amendments) ...

Topic: Labor
Jurisdiction: Israel

Milk Sector Planning (Apr. 04, 2011) by Ruth Levush

On March 28, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Milk Sector Planning Law, 5771-2011. The Law has two objectives. The first is the development and ...

Topic: Agriculture and food
Jurisdiction: Israel

New Law on Protection Against Asbestos (Apr. 04, 2011) by Ruth Levush

On March 28, 2011 the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Prevention of Hazards from Asbestos and Harmful Dust Law, 5771-2011. This comprehensive legislation calls for the ...

Topic: Workers safety and health
Jurisdiction: Israel

Revocation of Citizenship Following Conviction for Serious Security Offenses (Apr. 01, 2011) by Ruth Levush

On March 28, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Nationality Law, 5712-1952. The amendment authorizes a court, at the request of the ...

Topic: Citizenship and nationality
Jurisdiction: Israel

Increased Authority for Execution of Judgments and Other Adjustments (Feb. 17, 2011) by Ruth Levush

On January 31, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Execution Law, 5727-1967. The amendment law gives the Registrar of Execution of Judgments ...

Topic: Judiciary
Jurisdiction: Israel

Nullifying Payment to Knesset Members Suspected or Convicted of Grand Felonies (Feb. 16, 2011) by Ruth Levush

On February 14, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Nullification of Payments to Current and Former Knesset Members (KMs) for an Offense Law, 5771-2011. The ...

Topic: Crime and law enforcement
Jurisdiction: Israel

Regulation of Processing of Packaging Materials (Feb. 09, 2011) by Ruth Levush

On January 19, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Regulation of Processing of Packaging Law, 5771-2011. The Law declares that it is intended to regulate ...

Topic: Environmental protection
Jurisdiction: Israel

Preference for Israeli-Made Textile Products (Feb. 02, 2011) by Ruth Levush

On December 21, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Public Tenders Duty Law, 5752-1992. The Law imposes an obligation on the government ...

Topic: Commerce
Jurisdiction: Israel

Ethical Sanctions for Non-Compliance with State Comptroller Law (Jan. 31, 2011) by Ruth Levush

On January 25, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the State Comptroller Law, 5718-1958 (consolidated version). The amendment was designed to improve the ...

Topic: Government ethics and transparency
Jurisdiction: Israel

Arrest of Terrorism Suspects (Jan. 20, 2011) by Ruth Levush

The Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Criminal Procedure (Arrest of a Suspect in Terrorism Offense) (Temporary Provision) Law, 5766-2006. The current amendment extends ...

Topic: Terrorism
Jurisdiction: Israel

Replacement of Paper Publication of Patent Announcements with Online Publication (Jan. 19, 2011) by Ruth Levush

On January 3, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Patent Law 5727-1967. Prior to its amendment, the Law required the publication of ...

Topic: Intellectual property
Jurisdiction: Israel

Support for Settlements in Conflict Areas (Jan. 19, 2011) by Ruth Levush

On October 25, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Foundations of Budget Law. Accordingly, persons (including cooperative settlements, i.e., kibbutzes and moshavs) ...

Topic: Natural resources
Jurisdiction: Israel

Adoptee's Best Interest and Parental Consent (Dec. 29, 2010) by Ruth Levush

On December 13, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Adoption of Children Law, 5741-1948. The amendment provides guidance for evaluation of the ...

Topic: Adoption and foster care
Jurisdiction: Israel

Preference Given to Israeli-Manufactured Flags (Dec. 29, 2010) by Ruth Levush

On December 7, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Flag and Emblem Law, 5709-1949. The amendment prohibits the state, local authorities, and ...

Topic: Citizenship and nationality
Jurisdiction: Israel

Establishment of a State Information Center for Public Transportation (Dec. 28, 2010) by Ruth Levush

On December 7, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Traffic Ordinance (New Version) (5721-1961). The amendment requires the Traffic Controller to establish ...

Topic: Transportation and public works
Jurisdiction: Israel

Protection of Female Soldiers from Pregnancy-Related Dismissal (Nov. 24, 2010) by Ruth Levush

On November 1, 2010, the Knesset (Parliament) passed the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Regular Service (Female Soldiers in Regular Service) Law, 5771-2010. Labor laws currently require ...

Topic: Armed forces and national security
Jurisdiction: Israel

Increased Authority for Enforcement of Foreign Workers Law (Nov. 23, 2010) by Ruth Levush

On November 15, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) extended the authority enjoyed by supervisors appointed under the Foreign Workers Law, 5751-1991 by the Minister of Industry, ...

Topic: Labor
Jurisdiction: Israel

Subjecting Land Concessions in Peace Negotiations to Public Referendum (Nov. 23, 2010) by Ruth Levush

On November 22, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Law and Administration Ordinance (Voiding Extension of Law, Adjudication and Administration) (Amendment), 5770-2010. The amendment provides ...

Topic: Peace
Jurisdiction: Israel

Easing of Requirements for Legal Assistance Among States (Nov. 22, 2010) by Ruth Levush

On October 18, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Legal Assistance Among States Law, 5771-2010. The amendment changed the procedure that had ...

Topic: International affairs
Jurisdiction: Israel

Mandatory Status Report to Parliamentary Committee re Veterans' Pensions and Rehabilitation (Nov. 22, 2010) by Ruth Levush

On November 2, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Invalids (Pensions and Rehabilitation) Law, 5719-1959. The amendment imposes a duty on the ...

Topic: Armed forces and national security
Jurisdiction: Israel

Gender-Separate Sidewalks in Haredi (Ultra-Orthodox) Jerusalem Neighborhood Illegal (Sep. 29, 2010) by Ruth Levush

On September 28, 2010, the High Court of Justice, based on an agreement reached between the state and the petitioners, quashed a petition to enforce a ...

Topic: Women's rights
Jurisdiction: Israel

Accession to Protocol on Registration of Marks (Sep. 15, 2010) by Ruth Levush

On May 31, 2010, the Government of Israel deposited with the Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) its instrument of accession to the ...

Topic: Intellectual property
Jurisdiction: Israel

Employment of Youth Subject to Compulsory Education (Sep. 02, 2010) by Ruth Levush

On July 21, 2010, Israel's parliament, the Knesset, passed an amendment to the Youth Labor Law (Amendment No. 14). The amendment prohibits the employment during school ...

Topic: Labor
Jurisdiction: Israel

Labeling of Pharmaceuticals (Aug. 30, 2010) by Ruth Levush

On July 21, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Pharmacists Ordinance (New Version), 5741-1981, thereby extending the requirement of labeling, previously applicable ...

Topic: Workers safety and health
Jurisdiction: Israel

Veterans' Benefits (Aug. 19, 2010) by Ruth Levush

On July 21, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Absorption of Veterans Law, 5754-1994. The amendment establishes a new fund for the ...

Topic: Armed forces and national security
Jurisdiction: Israel

Free Information on Non-Profit Organizations (Aug. 19, 2010) by Ruth Levush

The Ministry of Justice of Israel has launched a comprehensive database for information on all non-profit organizations active in the country (currently over 30,000). The databank ...

Topic: Non-governmental organizations
Jurisdiction: Israel

Supreme Court Orders Government to Add Women to Flotilla Committee (Aug. 18, 2010) by Ruth Levush

On August 12, 2010, the Supreme Court of Israel ordered the state to consider the addition of at least one woman to the Turkel Committee. The ...

Topic: Families
Jurisdiction: Israel

Recognition of Paternity of Children of Moslem Bigamous Marriage (Aug. 18, 2010) by Ruth Levush

In a decision rendered on August 9, 2010, the Supreme Court of Israel rejected petitions submitted by two Israeli men to order the Minister of Interior ...

Topic: Families
Jurisdiction: Israel

Who Is a Jew for Immigration Purposes Under the Law of Return (Aug. 18, 2010) by Ruth Levush

On August 2, 2010, the Supreme Court of Israel partially rejected a petition filed against the Minister of Interior seeking the issuance of an Oleh visa. ...

Topic: Immigration and nationality
Jurisdiction: Israel

National Dental Care (Aug. 05, 2010) by Ruth Levush

On July 21, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the National Health Insurance Law extending coverage for dental care to all Israeli residents. ...

Topic: Workers safety and health
Jurisdiction: Israel

Establishment of Museum for Knesset (Jul. 23, 2010) by Ruth Levush

On July 6, 2010, Israel's Knesset (Parliament) passed a law to establish a museum for the Knesset in Jerusalem, in the building that had housed the ...

Topic: Legislative power
Jurisdiction: Israel

Controversial Conversion Bill (Jul. 21, 2010) by Ruth Levush

A bill to regulate conversions to Judaism, proposed by Knesset (Israel's Parliament) Member David Rotem, recently passed a first reading in the Knesset Constitution, Law and ...

Topic: Church and state relations
Jurisdiction: Israel

Prevention of Sexual Harassment by Health Providers and by Religious Clerics (Jul. 07, 2010) by Ruth Levush

On July 5, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed a law amending the 1998 Prevention of Sexual Harassment Law. The original law stated that its objective ...

Topic: Human rights
Jurisdiction: Israel

Electronic Signature (Jul. 06, 2010) by Ruth Levush

On June 28, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed a law amending the 2001 Electronic Signature Law. The original law was designed to facilitate the issuance ...

Topic: Communications
Jurisdiction: Israel

Egg Donation (Jul. 06, 2010) by Ruth Levush

On June 7, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed a comprehensive law regulating the donation of eggs to women who wish to give birth, but are ...

Topic: Workers safety and health
Jurisdiction: Israel

Nutritional Information on Sugar (Jul. 06, 2010) by Ruth Levush

On June 28, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed a law authorizing the Minister of Health to issue regulations requiring the labeling of nutritional information about ...

Topic: Workers safety and health
Jurisdiction: Israel

Fighting Drunkenness (Apr. 26, 2010) by Ruth Levush

On March 17, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Fighting of the Phenomena of Drunkenness (Temporary Provision and Amendment) Law, 5770-2010. According to explanatory notes ...

Topic: Workers safety and health
Jurisdiction: Israel

Identity Protection for Minors (Apr. 13, 2010) by Ruth Levush

On March 17, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Youth Law (Treatment and Supervision) requiring stronger protections for minors from exposure to ...

Topic: Children
Jurisdiction: Israel

Extension of Parental Leave for Birth of a Child (Apr. 12, 2010) by Ruth Levush

On March 17, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Women's Labor Law extending the leave to which a parent is entitled after ...

Topic: Families
Jurisdiction: Israel

Spousal Agreements for Couples Not Belonging to Any Religion (Apr. 09, 2010) by Ruth Levush

On March 15, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed a law authorizing the registration of spousal agreements. The law was designed to enable the portion of ...

Topic: Families
Jurisdiction: Israel

Installation of Accessories for Saving Water in Public Buildings (Mar. 08, 2010) by Ruth Levush

On February 16, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Water Law 5719-1959. The amendment requires every public body to install accessories for ...

Topic: Natural resources
Jurisdiction: Israel

Prohibition Against Bribery of Foreign Public Officials (Mar. 08, 2010) by Ruth Levush

On February 22, 2010, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Penal Law that prohibits bribery of public officials of foreign countries and of ...

Topic: Crime and law enforcement
Jurisdiction: Israel

Supreme Court Repeals Law Authorizing Ex-Parte Detention Hearings of Security Suspects (Mar. 01, 2010) by Ruth Levush

On February 11, 2010, Israel's Supreme Court, in an extended bench of nine justices, repealed a statutory provision that had authorized a court to permit a ...

Topic: Crime and law enforcement
Jurisdiction: Israel

Broadcasting Emergency Announcements in Various Languages (Jan. 19, 2010) by Ruth Levush

On January 11, 2010, the Knesset passed an amendment to the Broadcasting Authority, 5725-1965 Law, requiring the broadcasting of emergency announcements related to public health and ...

Topic: Emergency communications systems
Jurisdiction: Israel

Encouragement of Organ Donation (Jan. 19, 2010) by Ruth Levush

On January 4, 2010, the Knesset passed an amendment to the Public Health Law, 5754-1994. According to the amendment, a person who donates an organ during ...

Topic: Organ and tissue donation and transplantation
Jurisdiction: Israel

Law on Biometric Methods and Data Preservation (Dec. 17, 2009) by Ruth Levush

On December 7, 2009, the Knesset, Israel's parliament, passed the Law on the Inclusion of Biometric Methods and Data in Identification Documents and in a Data ...

Topic: Administrative law and regulatory procedures
Jurisdiction: Israel

Unconstitutionality of Privatization of Prisons (Nov. 27, 2009) by Ruth Levush

On November 19, 2009, the Supreme Court of Israel, sitting as a High Court of Justice in an extended panel of nine justices, accepted a petition ...

Topic: Constitution
Jurisdiction: Israel

Toughening of Penalties for Theft of Valuable Property (Nov. 20, 2009) by Ruth Levush

On October 26, 2009, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Penal Code imposing harsher sentences than the standard penalty of three years of ...

Topic: Crime and law enforcement
Jurisdiction: Israel

Biometric Databank Proposal (Nov. 19, 2009) by Ruth Levush

On November 17, 2009, the special Knesset (Israel's parliament) committee for evaluating the subject of a biometric database convened at the Prime Minister's office ...

Topic: Administrative law and regulatory procedures
Jurisdiction: Israel

Pre-Trial Hearings via Audio-Visual Communications (Oct. 20, 2009) by Ruth Levush

On October 12, 2009, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed a law extending the application of the Criminal Procedure (Enforcement-Arrests) (Visual Hearings) (Temporary Enforcement) Law 5767-2007 for ...

Topic: Crime and law enforcement
Jurisdiction: Israel

Prohibition of Genetic Intervention Extended (Oct. 20, 2009) by Ruth Levush

On October 13, 2009, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) extended the application of the Prohibition of Genetic Intervention (Human Cloning and Genetic Change in Multiplying Cells) Law ...

Topic: Workers safety and health
Jurisdiction: Israel

Review of Internment of Unlawful Combatant (Sep. 10, 2009) by Ruth Levush

On August 30, 2009, the Supreme Court of Israel rejected an appeal by a Gaza resident of a decree issued against him for continued detention following ...

Topic: National security
Jurisdiction: Israel

State Comptroller Report Says U.S. Deprived Convicted Spy of Due Process (Sep. 03, 2009) by Ruth Levush

On September 2, 2009, a report was issued by Israel's State Comptroller, Micha Lindenstrauss, on the Israeli government's actions to obtain the release of Jonathan Pollard, ...

Topic: National security
Jurisdiction: Israel

Splitting of Parliamentary Groups (Aug. 26, 2009) by Ruth Levush

On August 3, 2009, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed into law a government bill designed to facilitate the splitting of parliamentary groups during the term for ...

Topic: Elections and politics
Jurisdiction: Israel

Electronic Supervision of Prisoners Released on Bail or with Suspended Sentence (Jul. 20, 2009) by Ruth Levush

On July 8, 2009, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed a temporary measure authorizing the Prisons Service Authority to use electronic devices on prisoners released on bail ...

Topic: Crime and law enforcement
Jurisdiction: Israel

Military Commander and Enlisted Soldier Responsibility for Detainee Abuse (Jul. 08, 2009) by Ruth Levush

On July 1, 2009, the Supreme Court (hereafter the Court) accepted a petition by Ashraf Abu Rahma and four human rights organizations to void a decision ...

Topic: Human rights
Jurisdiction: Israel

Landmark Decision Ordering the State to Fund Reform Conversions (May. 21, 2009) by Ruth Levush

On May 19, 2009, the Supreme Court, sitting as a High Court of Justice, held that although the State is under no obligation to provide financial ...

Topic: Church and state relations
Jurisdiction: Israel

Extradition Evidence Must be Made Available in the Hebrew Language; Appeals over Interim Decisions in Extradition Cases Must be Permitted (May. 14, 2009) by Ruth Levush

On May 10, 2009, the Supreme Court held that even in the absence of an express provision in the Extradition Law and its regulations, the Government ...

Topic: Extradition
Jurisdiction: Israel

Supreme Court Approves Demolition of Terrorist Home (Apr. 03, 2009) by Ruth Levush

On March 18, 2009, the Supreme Court of Israel approved the demolition of the house of a suicide terrorist who killed three and injured scores of ...

Topic: Terrorism
Jurisdiction: Israel

Criticism of Israel and Religions Dropped from Racism Conference Agenda (Mar. 19, 2009) by Ruth Levush

A draft resolution for the upcoming Durban Review Conference, organized by the United Nations, has reportedly been changed to drop criticism of Israel and not to ...

Topic: Discrimination
Jurisdiction: United Nations

Gay Couple Allowed to Adopt (Mar. 18, 2009) by Ruth Levush

On March 10, 2009, the Tel Aviv family court approved a request by a gay couple, who had married in Toronto in 2004, to adopt a ...

Topic: Adoption and foster care
Jurisdiction: Israel

Protection of Witnesses (Jan. 30, 2009) by Ruth Levush

On November 5, 2008, the Knesset (Parliament) passed the Protection of Witnesses Law, 5769-2008. The Law establishes the Authority for Protection of Witnesses within the Ministry ...

Topic: Crime and law enforcement
Jurisdiction: Israel

Tax Exemptions for Foreign Investors, Residents of Areas Affected by Hamas Rockets (Jan. 30, 2009) by Ruth Levush

On December 29, 2008, Israel's Knesset (Parliament) passed an amendment to the Income Tax Ordinance. According to the revised law, foreign residents will be exempt from ...

Topic: Taxation
Jurisdiction: Israel

Qualifications for Participating in General Election (Jan. 27, 2009) by Ruth Levush

On January 21, 2009, the Supreme Court of Israel voided the decision of the 18th Knesset (Parliament) Central Election Committee (CEC) to disqualify two lists of ...

Topic: Elections and politics
Jurisdiction: Israel

Arbitration Law Amended (Dec. 30, 2008) by Ruth Levush

On November 5, 2008, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Arbitration Law, 5768-1968. The Law now provides that parties to an arbitration agreement ...

Topic: Alternative dispute resolution
Jurisdiction: Israel

Legal Aid to Victims of Human Trafficking Offenses (Dec. 30, 2008) by Ruth Levush

On November 5, 2008, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Legal Aid Law, 5732-1972. The amendment requires the legal aid bureau to provide ...

Topic: Human trafficking
Jurisdiction: Israel

National Health Insurance Coverage for Autistic Children (Dec. 24, 2008) by Ruth Levush

On November 5, 2008, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the National Health Insurance Law. According to the amendment, minors under 18 years of ...

Topic: Workers safety and health
Jurisdiction: Israel

Environmentally Friendly Urban Planning (Dec. 24, 2008) by Ruth Levush

On November 5, 2008, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Planning and Building Law, 5725-1965. The purpose of the amendment is to emphasize ...

Topic: Urban planning
Jurisdiction: Israel

Shipping Security (Oct. 09, 2008) by Ruth Levush

On August 20, 2008, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed a law on the protection of international navigation and maritime installations. According to explanatory notes about the ...

Topic: Treaties and International Agreements/Maritime
Jurisdiction: Israel

Supreme Court Allows Minor';s Move to Germany, Subject to Conditions (Oct. 08, 2008) by Ruth Levush

On October 2, 2008, the Supreme Court of Israel accepted an appeal on a decision of the Tel-Aviv District Court to prohibit the return of a ...

Topic: Children
Jurisdiction: Israel

Revocation of Citizenship (Sep. 08, 2008) by Ruth Levush

On July 28, 2008, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Nationality Law (Amendment No. 9, 5768-2008). The amendment regulates the revocation of Israeli citizenship in cases ...

Topic: Citizenship and nationality
Jurisdiction: Israel

Detention of Unlawful Combatants (Sep. 08, 2008) by Ruth Levush

On July 30, 2008, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Detention of Unlawful Combatants Law, 5762-1992. The original law defines an "unlawful combatant" ...

Topic: War
Jurisdiction: Israel

Prohibition of Violence in Sports (Sep. 08, 2008) by Ruth Levush

On July 30, 2008, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Prohibition of Violence in Sports Law, 5768-2008. The Law incorporates provisions previously applicable only to soccer ...

Topic: Sports and recreation
Jurisdiction: Israel

Prohibition on Unsolicited Junk Mail (Jul. 02, 2008) by Ruth Levush

On May 27, 2008, the Knesset (parliament) passed an amendment to the Telecommunication Law, 5742-1982. The amendment has a direct impact on communications between companies and ...

Topic: Communications
Jurisdiction: Israel

Whistleblowers'; Protection (Jul. 02, 2008) by Ruth Levush

On June 17, 2008, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Protection of Workers (Disclosure of Offenses and Harm to Integrity or to Proper Administration) Law (Amendment ...

Topic: Government ethics and transparency
Jurisdiction: Israel

Agreement to Upgrade Relations (Jul. 02, 2008) by Ruth Levush

An upgrade in Israel-European Union relations was announced in Luxembourg on June 16, 2008, during the eighth annual EU-Israel Association Council meeting, headed by Tzipi Livni, ...

Topic: International affairs
Jurisdiction: European Union; Israel

Preferential Treatment for Veterans in Dorms (Jul. 02, 2008) by Ruth Levush

On June 17, 2008, the Knesset (Parliament) passed an amendment to the Absorption of Veterans Law, 5754-1994. The amendment authorizes academic institutions, including universities, to give ...

Topic: Education
Jurisdiction: Israel

Assistance to Minors Who Are Victims of Sexual or Other Violent Offenses (May. 02, 2008) by Ruth Levush

On April 2, 2008, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Assistance to Minors Who Are Victims of Sexual or Other Violent Offenses Law, 5768-2008. The Law ...

Topic: Children
Jurisdiction: Israel

Consumer Protection (May. 02, 2008) by Ruth Levush

On April 2, 2008, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed an amendment to the Consumer Protection Law, 5741-1981. The amendment prevents an automatic extension of contractual relations ...

Topic: Consumer protection
Jurisdiction: Israel

Regulation of Military Reserve Service (May. 02, 2008) by Ruth Levush

On April 2, 2008, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed a law that defines the structure of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) reserve force and its capability ...

Topic: Armed forces and national security
Jurisdiction: Israel

Encouragement of Incorporation and Advancement of Women in the Labor Force (May. 02, 2008) by Ruth Levush

On April 2, 2008, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Encouragement of Incorporation and Advancement of Women at Work and of Adjustment of the Labor Environment ...

Topic: Families
Jurisdiction: Israel

Boycott of Corporations Conducting Business with Iran (May. 02, 2008) by Ruth Levush

On April 2, 2008, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed a law to prohibit investments by Israeli financial institutions in corporations that maintain substantive business contacts with ...

Topic: Investments
Jurisdiction: Israel

Prevention of Domestic Violence (Apr. 02, 2008) by Ruth Levush

On March 4, 2008, the Knesset (Parliament) passed an amendment to the Prevention of Violence in the Family Law 5751-1991. The 1991 Law authorizes the court ...

Topic: Domestic violence
Jurisdiction: Israel

Government Financing of Election Propaganda (Apr. 02, 2008) by Ruth Levush

On March 10, 2008, the Knesset (Parliament) passed the Election (Means of Propaganda) (Amendment No. 24) Law, 5768-2008. The amendment shortens by a third the duration ...

Topic: Elections and politics
Jurisdiction: Israel

Special Subsidies for Needy Elderly and Holocaust Survivors (Apr. 02, 2008) by Ruth Levush

On March 31, 2008, the Knesset (Parliament) passed the Program for Increase of Income Protection Benefits for Needy Elderly and Holocaust Survivors (Amendments) 5768-2008. The law ...

Topic: Human rights
Jurisdiction: Israel

Prohibition on Smoking at Military Bases and Police Installations (Apr. 02, 2008) by Ruth Levush

On February 19, 2008, Israel's Knesset (Parliament) passed an amendment to the Prevention and Exposure to Smoking in Public Places Law, 5743-1983. Prior to the passage ...

Topic: Workers safety and health
Jurisdiction: Israel

Adoption of Children by Same-Sex Couples (Mar. 02, 2008) by Ruth Levush

On February 10, 2008, Israel's Attorney General Menahem Mazuz (AG) issued a legal opinion that same-sex couples may adopt children. According to a statement issued by ...

Topic: Families
Jurisdiction: Israel

Bribes to Foreign Officials Not Tax Deductible (Mar. 02, 2008) by Ruth Levush

The Tel Aviv Yafo district court rejected an appeal against a decision by the Income Tax Authority of Israel not to recognize as a legitimate expense ...

Topic: Taxation
Jurisdiction: Israel

Adjudication of Human Trafficking Offenses (Mar. 02, 2008) by Ruth Levush

On January 29, 2008, the Knesset (Parliament) of Israel passed an amendment to the Courts Law (Consolidated Version) 5744-1984. According to the amendment, defendants in human ...

Topic: Human trafficking
Jurisdiction: Israel

Prohibiting Commercial Activities in Schools (Feb. 02, 2008) by Ruth Levush

On December 25, 2007, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Prohibition on Commercial Activities in Schools Law, 5768-2007. The Law prohibits any principal of an educational ...

Topic: Education
Jurisdiction: Israel

Cooperation Accord (Feb. 02, 2008) by Ruth Levush

On January 14, 2008, a memorandum of understanding was signed by Eli Yishi, Israel's Industry, Trade, and Labor Minister, and Chen Deming, his Chinese counterpart. The ...

Topic: International affairs
Jurisdiction: China; Israel

Authorization for Preservation of Telecommunication Data (Jan. 02, 2008) by Ruth Levush

On December 17, 2007, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Criminal Procedure (Enforcement Authorities - Telecommunications Data) Law, 5768-2007. The Law authorizes the police to establish ...

Topic: Communications
Jurisdiction: Israel

National Library Law (Jan. 02, 2008) by Ruth Levush

On November 26, 2007, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed a law that regulates the status, objectives, and roles of the National Library. The law states that ...

Topic: Libraries
Jurisdiction: Israel

Increasing Participation in Workforce by Negative Income Tax (Jan. 02, 2008) by Ruth Levush

On December 18, 2007, the Knesset (Parliament) passed the Law for Increasing Participation in the Workforce and Minimizing Social Gaps (Negative Income Tax), 5768-2007. The Law ...

Topic: Taxation
Jurisdiction: Israel

Duty to Label Computer Games (Dec. 02, 2007) by Ruth Levush

On October 29, 2007, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) approved an amendment to the Protection of Consumers Decree, requiring that every computer game package be labeled in ...

Topic: Consumer protection
Jurisdiction: Israel

Choice of Labor Law in West Bank Israeli Settlements (Dec. 02, 2007) by Ruth Levush

In a ground breaking decision rendered on October 10, 2007, the High Court of Justice in an extended bench held that Israel's labor laws apply to ...

Topic: Labor
Jurisdiction: Israel

New Copyright Law (Dec. 02, 2007) by Ruth Levush

On November 19, 2007, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Copyright Law, 5768-2007. This Law replaces the British Copyright Law of 1911 and the Mandate Ordinance ...

Topic: Intellectual property
Jurisdiction: Israel