Law Library of Congress - Global Legal Monitor: Global Legal Monitor: Israel http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?home The Global Legal Monitor is an online publication from the Law Library of Congress covering legal news and developments worldwide. It is updated frequently and draws on information from the Global Legal Information Network, official national legal publications, and reliable press sources. You can search previous news by searching the archive. en-us Global Legal Monitor: Israel: Law on Inspection of Food Quality and Nutrition in Educational Institutions Passed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404199_text Administrative law and regulatory procedures; Child health; Education; Food safety; Health - On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Food Quality and Proper Nutrition in Educational Institutions Inspection Law, 5774-2014 (Food Quality Law). (SEFER HAHUKIM [Book of Laws, SH] 5774 No. 2470 p. 762,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 13 Nov 2014 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404199_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: Provisions on Parole of Convicted Murderers http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404189_text Criminal procedure; Homicide - On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Food Quality and Proper Nutrition in Educational Institutions Inspection Law, 5774-2014 (Food Quality Law). (SEFER HAHUKIM [Book of Laws, SH] 5774 No. 2470 p. 762, On November 4, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) Plenum approved the second and third reading of the Parole Bill (Amendment No. 14), 5775-2014. (Press Release, Knesset, Final Approval: People Who Commit Exceptionally Severe Acts of... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 06 Nov 2014 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404189_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: Release of Prisoners Based on State or Security Reasons http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404172_text Criminal procedure; Terrorism; War crimes - On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Food Quality and Proper Nutrition in Educational Institutions Inspection Law, 5774-2014 (Food Quality Law). (SEFER HAHUKIM [Book of Laws, SH] 5774 No. 2470 p. 762, On November 4, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) Plenum approved the second and third reading of the Parole Bill (Amendment No. 14), 5775-2014. (Press Release, Knesset, Final Approval: People Who Commit Exceptionally Severe Acts of On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404172_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: Anti-Money Laundering Law Amended http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404149_text Accounting and auditing; Lawyers and legal services; Money laundering - On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Food Quality and Proper Nutrition in Educational Institutions Inspection Law, 5774-2014 (Food Quality Law). (SEFER HAHUKIM [Book of Laws, SH] 5774 No. 2470 p. 762, On November 4, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) Plenum approved the second and third reading of the Parole Bill (Amendment No. 14), 5775-2014. (Press Release, Knesset, Final Approval: People Who Commit Exceptionally Severe Acts of On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On July 30, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Prohibition on Money Laundering (Amendment No. 13) Law, 5774-2014 (Amendment Law [in Hebrew], Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 07 Oct 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404149_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: Law on Rights of Students with Learning Disabilities Amended http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404145_text Education; Higher education; Special education - On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Food Quality and Proper Nutrition in Educational Institutions Inspection Law, 5774-2014 (Food Quality Law). (SEFER HAHUKIM [Book of Laws, SH] 5774 No. 2470 p. 762, On November 4, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) Plenum approved the second and third reading of the Parole Bill (Amendment No. 14), 5775-2014. (Press Release, Knesset, Final Approval: People Who Commit Exceptionally Severe Acts of On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On July 30, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Prohibition on Money Laundering (Amendment No. 13) Law, 5774-2014 (Amendment Law [in Hebrew], Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Law on Rights of Students with Learning Disabilities at Post-Secondary School Institutions, 5768-2008. (SEFER HAHUKIM (Book of Laws, Official Gazette) 5768 No.... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 06 Oct 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404145_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: Division of Retirement Savings Between Separating Spouses http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404113_text Employee benefits; Families ; Separation - On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Food Quality and Proper Nutrition in Educational Institutions Inspection Law, 5774-2014 (Food Quality Law). (SEFER HAHUKIM [Book of Laws, SH] 5774 No. 2470 p. 762, On November 4, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) Plenum approved the second and third reading of the Parole Bill (Amendment No. 14), 5775-2014. (Press Release, Knesset, Final Approval: People Who Commit Exceptionally Severe Acts of On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On July 30, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Prohibition on Money Laundering (Amendment No. 13) Law, 5774-2014 (Amendment Law [in Hebrew], Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Law on Rights of Students with Learning Disabilities at Post-Secondary School Institutions, 5768-2008. (SEFER HAHUKIM (Book of Laws, Official Gazette) 5768 No. 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 the Law [in Hebrew] (July 28, 2014), Knesset website [scroll... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 04 Sep 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404113_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: Public Broadcasting Corporation Established http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404101_text Broadcasting; Communications - On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Food Quality and Proper Nutrition in Educational Institutions Inspection Law, 5774-2014 (Food Quality Law). (SEFER HAHUKIM [Book of Laws, SH] 5774 No. 2470 p. 762, On November 4, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) Plenum approved the second and third reading of the Parole Bill (Amendment No. 14), 5775-2014. (Press Release, Knesset, Final Approval: People Who Commit Exceptionally Severe Acts of On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On July 30, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Prohibition on Money Laundering (Amendment No. 13) Law, 5774-2014 (Amendment Law [in Hebrew], Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Law on Rights of Students with Learning Disabilities at Post-Secondary School Institutions, 5768-2008. (SEFER HAHUKIM (Book of Laws, Official Gazette) 5768 No. 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 the Law [in Hebrew] (July 28, 2014), Knesset website [scroll 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 website [scroll down to appropriate link].) The Law establishes... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 14 Aug 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404101_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: Immigration of Same-Sex Spouses Under the Law of Return http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404102_text Immigration; Same-sex marriage - On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Food Quality and Proper Nutrition in Educational Institutions Inspection Law, 5774-2014 (Food Quality Law). (SEFER HAHUKIM [Book of Laws, SH] 5774 No. 2470 p. 762, On November 4, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) Plenum approved the second and third reading of the Parole Bill (Amendment No. 14), 5775-2014. (Press Release, Knesset, Final Approval: People Who Commit Exceptionally Severe Acts of On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On July 30, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Prohibition on Money Laundering (Amendment No. 13) Law, 5774-2014 (Amendment Law [in Hebrew], Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Law on Rights of Students with Learning Disabilities at Post-Secondary School Institutions, 5768-2008. (SEFER HAHUKIM (Book of Laws, Official Gazette) 5768 No. 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 the Law [in Hebrew] (July 28, 2014), Knesset website [scroll 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 website [scroll down to appropriate link].) The Law establishes 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, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 14 Aug 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404102_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: Precedent-Setting Decision on Rabbinical Court http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404079_text Health; Judiciary - On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Food Quality and Proper Nutrition in Educational Institutions Inspection Law, 5774-2014 (Food Quality Law). (SEFER HAHUKIM [Book of Laws, SH] 5774 No. 2470 p. 762, On November 4, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) Plenum approved the second and third reading of the Parole Bill (Amendment No. 14), 5775-2014. (Press Release, Knesset, Final Approval: People Who Commit Exceptionally Severe Acts of On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On July 30, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Prohibition on Money Laundering (Amendment No. 13) Law, 5774-2014 (Amendment Law [in Hebrew], Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Law on Rights of Students with Learning Disabilities at Post-Secondary School Institutions, 5768-2008. (SEFER HAHUKIM (Book of Laws, Official Gazette) 5768 No. 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 the Law [in Hebrew] (July 28, 2014), Knesset website [scroll 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 website [scroll down to appropriate link].) The Law establishes 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, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who 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 the circumcision of her infant son against her will. (... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404079_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: Prohibition of Age-Based Discrimination in Public Places and in Provision of Products and Services http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404073_text Civil rights and liberties; Discrimination; Health - On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Food Quality and Proper Nutrition in Educational Institutions Inspection Law, 5774-2014 (Food Quality Law). (SEFER HAHUKIM [Book of Laws, SH] 5774 No. 2470 p. 762, On November 4, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) Plenum approved the second and third reading of the Parole Bill (Amendment No. 14), 5775-2014. (Press Release, Knesset, Final Approval: People Who Commit Exceptionally Severe Acts of On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On July 30, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Prohibition on Money Laundering (Amendment No. 13) Law, 5774-2014 (Amendment Law [in Hebrew], Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Law on Rights of Students with Learning Disabilities at Post-Secondary School Institutions, 5768-2008. (SEFER HAHUKIM (Book of Laws, Official Gazette) 5768 No. 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 the Law [in Hebrew] (July 28, 2014), Knesset website [scroll 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 website [scroll down to appropriate link].) The Law establishes 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, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who 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 the circumcision of her infant son against her will. (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 link].) Explanatory notes for the bill state that public attention... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404073_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: Supreme Court Dismisses Petition to Order Withdrawal of Legislative Research Report http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404028_text Legislative oversight; Legislative rules and procedure; Supreme court - On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Food Quality and Proper Nutrition in Educational Institutions Inspection Law, 5774-2014 (Food Quality Law). (SEFER HAHUKIM [Book of Laws, SH] 5774 No. 2470 p. 762, On November 4, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) Plenum approved the second and third reading of the Parole Bill (Amendment No. 14), 5775-2014. (Press Release, Knesset, Final Approval: People Who Commit Exceptionally Severe Acts of On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On July 30, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Prohibition on Money Laundering (Amendment No. 13) Law, 5774-2014 (Amendment Law [in Hebrew], Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Law on Rights of Students with Learning Disabilities at Post-Secondary School Institutions, 5768-2008. (SEFER HAHUKIM (Book of Laws, Official Gazette) 5768 No. 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 the Law [in Hebrew] (July 28, 2014), Knesset website [scroll 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 website [scroll down to appropriate link].) The Law establishes 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, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who 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 the circumcision of her infant son against her will. (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 link].) Explanatory notes for the bill state that public attention 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 report that it had made to the Knesset Joint Committee... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 13 Jun 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404028_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: New Law on Encouragement of Competition in the Food Sector http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403999_text Competition and antitrust; Economics and public finance; Food industry - On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Food Quality and Proper Nutrition in Educational Institutions Inspection Law, 5774-2014 (Food Quality Law). (SEFER HAHUKIM [Book of Laws, SH] 5774 No. 2470 p. 762, On November 4, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) Plenum approved the second and third reading of the Parole Bill (Amendment No. 14), 5775-2014. (Press Release, Knesset, Final Approval: People Who Commit Exceptionally Severe Acts of On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On July 30, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Prohibition on Money Laundering (Amendment No. 13) Law, 5774-2014 (Amendment Law [in Hebrew], Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Law on Rights of Students with Learning Disabilities at Post-Secondary School Institutions, 5768-2008. (SEFER HAHUKIM (Book of Laws, Official Gazette) 5768 No. 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 the Law [in Hebrew] (July 28, 2014), Knesset website [scroll 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 website [scroll down to appropriate link].) The Law establishes 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, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who 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 the circumcision of her infant son against her will. (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 link].) Explanatory notes for the bill state that public attention 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 report that it had made to the Knesset Joint Committee 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 to increase competitiveness in the food sector and in the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 30 May 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403999_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: New Basic Law on Requirements for Approval of Territorial Concessions http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403990_text Sovereignty - On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Food Quality and Proper Nutrition in Educational Institutions Inspection Law, 5774-2014 (Food Quality Law). (SEFER HAHUKIM [Book of Laws, SH] 5774 No. 2470 p. 762, On November 4, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) Plenum approved the second and third reading of the Parole Bill (Amendment No. 14), 5775-2014. (Press Release, Knesset, Final Approval: People Who Commit Exceptionally Severe Acts of On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On July 30, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Prohibition on Money Laundering (Amendment No. 13) Law, 5774-2014 (Amendment Law [in Hebrew], Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Law on Rights of Students with Learning Disabilities at Post-Secondary School Institutions, 5768-2008. (SEFER HAHUKIM (Book of Laws, Official Gazette) 5768 No. 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 the Law [in Hebrew] (July 28, 2014), Knesset website [scroll 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 website [scroll down to appropriate link].) The Law establishes 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, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who 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 the circumcision of her infant son against her will. (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 link].) Explanatory notes for the bill state that public attention 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 report that it had made to the Knesset Joint Committee 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 to increase competitiveness in the food sector and in the 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 the country. (Basic Law: Referendum [in Hebrew], SEFER HA-HUKIM... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 22 May 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403990_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: Granting of E-2 Equivalent Visas to American Investors http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403991_text Foreign investments; Visas and passports - On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Food Quality and Proper Nutrition in Educational Institutions Inspection Law, 5774-2014 (Food Quality Law). (SEFER HAHUKIM [Book of Laws, SH] 5774 No. 2470 p. 762, On November 4, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) Plenum approved the second and third reading of the Parole Bill (Amendment No. 14), 5775-2014. (Press Release, Knesset, Final Approval: People Who Commit Exceptionally Severe Acts of On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On July 30, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Prohibition on Money Laundering (Amendment No. 13) Law, 5774-2014 (Amendment Law [in Hebrew], Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Law on Rights of Students with Learning Disabilities at Post-Secondary School Institutions, 5768-2008. (SEFER HAHUKIM (Book of Laws, Official Gazette) 5768 No. 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 the Law [in Hebrew] (July 28, 2014), Knesset website [scroll 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 website [scroll down to appropriate link].) The Law establishes 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, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who 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 the circumcision of her infant son against her will. (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 link].) Explanatory notes for the bill state that public attention 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 report that it had made to the Knesset Joint Committee 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 to increase competitiveness in the food sector and in the 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 the country. (Basic Law: Referendum [in Hebrew], SEFER HA-HUKIM 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 and for their essential employees, including their families." (Government... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 22 May 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403991_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: New Law on National Civilian Service Obligations for Yeshiva Students http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403920_text Education; National and community service - On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Food Quality and Proper Nutrition in Educational Institutions Inspection Law, 5774-2014 (Food Quality Law). (SEFER HAHUKIM [Book of Laws, SH] 5774 No. 2470 p. 762, On November 4, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) Plenum approved the second and third reading of the Parole Bill (Amendment No. 14), 5775-2014. (Press Release, Knesset, Final Approval: People Who Commit Exceptionally Severe Acts of On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On July 30, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Prohibition on Money Laundering (Amendment No. 13) Law, 5774-2014 (Amendment Law [in Hebrew], Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Law on Rights of Students with Learning Disabilities at Post-Secondary School Institutions, 5768-2008. (SEFER HAHUKIM (Book of Laws, Official Gazette) 5768 No. 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 the Law [in Hebrew] (July 28, 2014), Knesset website [scroll 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 website [scroll down to appropriate link].) The Law establishes 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, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who 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 the circumcision of her infant son against her will. (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 link].) Explanatory notes for the bill state that public attention 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 report that it had made to the Knesset Joint Committee 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 to increase competitiveness in the food sector and in the 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 the country. (Basic Law: Referendum [in Hebrew], SEFER HA-HUKIM 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 and for their essential employees, including their families." (Government 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 Agency for National Civilian Service (hereinafter the Agency) to implement... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 02 Apr 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403920_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: Amendment Law Imposes Military Draft and National Service Obligations on Yeshiva Students http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403917_text Military service; National and community service - On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Food Quality and Proper Nutrition in Educational Institutions Inspection Law, 5774-2014 (Food Quality Law). (SEFER HAHUKIM [Book of Laws, SH] 5774 No. 2470 p. 762, On November 4, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) Plenum approved the second and third reading of the Parole Bill (Amendment No. 14), 5775-2014. (Press Release, Knesset, Final Approval: People Who Commit Exceptionally Severe Acts of On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On July 30, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Prohibition on Money Laundering (Amendment No. 13) Law, 5774-2014 (Amendment Law [in Hebrew], Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Law on Rights of Students with Learning Disabilities at Post-Secondary School Institutions, 5768-2008. (SEFER HAHUKIM (Book of Laws, Official Gazette) 5768 No. 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 the Law [in Hebrew] (July 28, 2014), Knesset website [scroll 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 website [scroll down to appropriate link].) The Law establishes 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, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who 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 the circumcision of her infant son against her will. (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 link].) Explanatory notes for the bill state that public attention 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 report that it had made to the Knesset Joint Committee 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 to increase competitiveness in the food sector and in the 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 the country. (Basic Law: Referendum [in Hebrew], SEFER HA-HUKIM 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 and for their essential employees, including their families." (Government 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 Agency for National Civilian Service (hereinafter the Agency) to implement 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 LAWS OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL [LSI] 112 (5746-1985/86), as... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 31 Mar 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403917_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: Use of Virtual Means Does Not Lessen Criminal Responsibility, Punishment http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403861_text Crime and law enforcement; Sentencing; Terrorism - On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Food Quality and Proper Nutrition in Educational Institutions Inspection Law, 5774-2014 (Food Quality Law). (SEFER HAHUKIM [Book of Laws, SH] 5774 No. 2470 p. 762, On November 4, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) Plenum approved the second and third reading of the Parole Bill (Amendment No. 14), 5775-2014. (Press Release, Knesset, Final Approval: People Who Commit Exceptionally Severe Acts of On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On July 30, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Prohibition on Money Laundering (Amendment No. 13) Law, 5774-2014 (Amendment Law [in Hebrew], Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Law on Rights of Students with Learning Disabilities at Post-Secondary School Institutions, 5768-2008. (SEFER HAHUKIM (Book of Laws, Official Gazette) 5768 No. 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 the Law [in Hebrew] (July 28, 2014), Knesset website [scroll 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 website [scroll down to appropriate link].) The Law establishes 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, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who 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 the circumcision of her infant son against her will. (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 link].) Explanatory notes for the bill state that public attention 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 report that it had made to the Knesset Joint Committee 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 to increase competitiveness in the food sector and in the 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 the country. (Basic Law: Referendum [in Hebrew], SEFER HA-HUKIM 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 and for their essential employees, including their families." (Government 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 Agency for National Civilian Service (hereinafter the Agency) to implement 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 LAWS OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL [LSI] 112 (5746-1985/86), as 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 of having used social networks to assist Hamas in the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 12 Feb 2014 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403861_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: State Will Stop Funding for Yeshiva Students Who Are Not Being Drafted http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403856_text Education; Military service - On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Food Quality and Proper Nutrition in Educational Institutions Inspection Law, 5774-2014 (Food Quality Law). (SEFER HAHUKIM [Book of Laws, SH] 5774 No. 2470 p. 762, On November 4, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) Plenum approved the second and third reading of the Parole Bill (Amendment No. 14), 5775-2014. (Press Release, Knesset, Final Approval: People Who Commit Exceptionally Severe Acts of On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On July 30, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Prohibition on Money Laundering (Amendment No. 13) Law, 5774-2014 (Amendment Law [in Hebrew], Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Law on Rights of Students with Learning Disabilities at Post-Secondary School Institutions, 5768-2008. (SEFER HAHUKIM (Book of Laws, Official Gazette) 5768 No. 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 the Law [in Hebrew] (July 28, 2014), Knesset website [scroll 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 website [scroll down to appropriate link].) The Law establishes 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, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who 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 the circumcision of her infant son against her will. (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 link].) Explanatory notes for the bill state that public attention 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 report that it had made to the Knesset Joint Committee 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 to increase competitiveness in the food sector and in the 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 the country. (Basic Law: Referendum [in Hebrew], SEFER HA-HUKIM 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 and for their essential employees, including their families." (Government 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 Agency for National Civilian Service (hereinafter the Agency) to implement 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 LAWS OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL [LSI] 112 (5746-1985/86), as 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 of having used social networks to assist Hamas in the 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 transferring financial stipends to haredi (Jewish ultra-orthodox) yeshiva students born... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 06 Feb 2014 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403856_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: Prohibition of Online Distribution of Sexual Images Without Consent http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403826_text Crime and law enforcement; Internet; Sex offenses - On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Food Quality and Proper Nutrition in Educational Institutions Inspection Law, 5774-2014 (Food Quality Law). (SEFER HAHUKIM [Book of Laws, SH] 5774 No. 2470 p. 762, On November 4, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) Plenum approved the second and third reading of the Parole Bill (Amendment No. 14), 5775-2014. (Press Release, Knesset, Final Approval: People Who Commit Exceptionally Severe Acts of On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On July 30, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Prohibition on Money Laundering (Amendment No. 13) Law, 5774-2014 (Amendment Law [in Hebrew], Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Law on Rights of Students with Learning Disabilities at Post-Secondary School Institutions, 5768-2008. (SEFER HAHUKIM (Book of Laws, Official Gazette) 5768 No. 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 the Law [in Hebrew] (July 28, 2014), Knesset website [scroll 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 website [scroll down to appropriate link].) The Law establishes 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, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who 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 the circumcision of her infant son against her will. (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 link].) Explanatory notes for the bill state that public attention 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 report that it had made to the Knesset Joint Committee 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 to increase competitiveness in the food sector and in the 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 the country. (Basic Law: Referendum [in Hebrew], SEFER HA-HUKIM 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 and for their essential employees, including their families." (Government 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 Agency for National Civilian Service (hereinafter the Agency) to implement 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 LAWS OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL [LSI] 112 (5746-1985/86), as 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 of having used social networks to assist Hamas in the 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 transferring financial stipends to haredi (Jewish ultra-orthodox) yeshiva students born 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, SEFER HAHUKIM [Official Gazette], No. 1661 at 166, as amended;... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 10 Jan 2014 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403826_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: New Directives on Use of Marijuana for Medical Purposes http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403817_text Health; Prescription drugs - On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Food Quality and Proper Nutrition in Educational Institutions Inspection Law, 5774-2014 (Food Quality Law). (SEFER HAHUKIM [Book of Laws, SH] 5774 No. 2470 p. 762, On November 4, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) Plenum approved the second and third reading of the Parole Bill (Amendment No. 14), 5775-2014. (Press Release, Knesset, Final Approval: People Who Commit Exceptionally Severe Acts of On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On July 30, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Prohibition on Money Laundering (Amendment No. 13) Law, 5774-2014 (Amendment Law [in Hebrew], Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Law on Rights of Students with Learning Disabilities at Post-Secondary School Institutions, 5768-2008. (SEFER HAHUKIM (Book of Laws, Official Gazette) 5768 No. 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 the Law [in Hebrew] (July 28, 2014), Knesset website [scroll 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 website [scroll down to appropriate link].) The Law establishes 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, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who 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 the circumcision of her infant son against her will. (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 link].) Explanatory notes for the bill state that public attention 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 report that it had made to the Knesset Joint Committee 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 to increase competitiveness in the food sector and in the 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 the country. (Basic Law: Referendum [in Hebrew], SEFER HA-HUKIM 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 and for their essential employees, including their families." (Government 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 Agency for National Civilian Service (hereinafter the Agency) to implement 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 LAWS OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL [LSI] 112 (5746-1985/86), as 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 of having used social networks to assist Hamas in the 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 transferring financial stipends to haredi (Jewish ultra-orthodox) yeshiva students born 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, SEFER HAHUKIM [Official Gazette], No. 1661 at 166, as amended; On December 15, 2013, the Israeli government approved new directives for the distribution of cannabis to patients. The directives were proposed by the Ministry of Health, Agriculture and Internal Security (hereinafter the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 06 Jan 2014 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403817_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: Law on Minimizing Market Centralization and Promoting Economic Competition http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403793_text Economic development; Economics and public finance - On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Food Quality and Proper Nutrition in Educational Institutions Inspection Law, 5774-2014 (Food Quality Law). (SEFER HAHUKIM [Book of Laws, SH] 5774 No. 2470 p. 762, On November 4, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) Plenum approved the second and third reading of the Parole Bill (Amendment No. 14), 5775-2014. (Press Release, Knesset, Final Approval: People Who Commit Exceptionally Severe Acts of On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On July 30, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Prohibition on Money Laundering (Amendment No. 13) Law, 5774-2014 (Amendment Law [in Hebrew], Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Law on Rights of Students with Learning Disabilities at Post-Secondary School Institutions, 5768-2008. (SEFER HAHUKIM (Book of Laws, Official Gazette) 5768 No. 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 the Law [in Hebrew] (July 28, 2014), Knesset website [scroll 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 website [scroll down to appropriate link].) The Law establishes 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, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who 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 the circumcision of her infant son against her will. (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 link].) Explanatory notes for the bill state that public attention 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 report that it had made to the Knesset Joint Committee 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 to increase competitiveness in the food sector and in the 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 the country. (Basic Law: Referendum [in Hebrew], SEFER HA-HUKIM 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 and for their essential employees, including their families." (Government 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 Agency for National Civilian Service (hereinafter the Agency) to implement 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 LAWS OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL [LSI] 112 (5746-1985/86), as 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 of having used social networks to assist Hamas in the 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 transferring financial stipends to haredi (Jewish ultra-orthodox) yeshiva students born 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, SEFER HAHUKIM [Official Gazette], No. 1661 at 166, as amended; On December 15, 2013, the Israeli government approved new directives for the distribution of cannabis to patients. The directives were proposed by the Ministry of Health, Agriculture and Internal Security (hereinafter the 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], Knesset website). In introducing the draft of the Law, Knesset... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 18 Dec 2013 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403793_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: Property Division in Divorce Agreement Voided After Wife Discovers Husband's Fraudulent Double Life http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403778_text Civil law; Divorce; Families; Marriage and family status - On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Food Quality and Proper Nutrition in Educational Institutions Inspection Law, 5774-2014 (Food Quality Law). (SEFER HAHUKIM [Book of Laws, SH] 5774 No. 2470 p. 762, On November 4, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) Plenum approved the second and third reading of the Parole Bill (Amendment No. 14), 5775-2014. (Press Release, Knesset, Final Approval: People Who Commit Exceptionally Severe Acts of On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On July 30, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Prohibition on Money Laundering (Amendment No. 13) Law, 5774-2014 (Amendment Law [in Hebrew], Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Law on Rights of Students with Learning Disabilities at Post-Secondary School Institutions, 5768-2008. (SEFER HAHUKIM (Book of Laws, Official Gazette) 5768 No. 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 the Law [in Hebrew] (July 28, 2014), Knesset website [scroll 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 website [scroll down to appropriate link].) The Law establishes 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, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who 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 the circumcision of her infant son against her will. (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 link].) Explanatory notes for the bill state that public attention 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 report that it had made to the Knesset Joint Committee 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 to increase competitiveness in the food sector and in the 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 the country. (Basic Law: Referendum [in Hebrew], SEFER HA-HUKIM 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 and for their essential employees, including their families." (Government 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 Agency for National Civilian Service (hereinafter the Agency) to implement 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 LAWS OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL [LSI] 112 (5746-1985/86), as 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 of having used social networks to assist Hamas in the 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 transferring financial stipends to haredi (Jewish ultra-orthodox) yeshiva students born 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, SEFER HAHUKIM [Official Gazette], No. 1661 at 166, as amended; On December 15, 2013, the Israeli government approved new directives for the distribution of cannabis to patients. The directives were proposed by the Ministry of Health, Agriculture and Internal Security (hereinafter the 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], Knesset website). In introducing the draft of the Law, Knesset 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 division of marital property. (Family Court (TA) 6771-07 Anonymous v.... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 06 Dec 2013 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403778_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: Implementation of CERN Protocol on Privileges and Immunities http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403760_text International organizations; Research and development; Science and technology - On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Food Quality and Proper Nutrition in Educational Institutions Inspection Law, 5774-2014 (Food Quality Law). (SEFER HAHUKIM [Book of Laws, SH] 5774 No. 2470 p. 762, On November 4, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) Plenum approved the second and third reading of the Parole Bill (Amendment No. 14), 5775-2014. (Press Release, Knesset, Final Approval: People Who Commit Exceptionally Severe Acts of On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On July 30, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Prohibition on Money Laundering (Amendment No. 13) Law, 5774-2014 (Amendment Law [in Hebrew], Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Law on Rights of Students with Learning Disabilities at Post-Secondary School Institutions, 5768-2008. (SEFER HAHUKIM (Book of Laws, Official Gazette) 5768 No. 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 the Law [in Hebrew] (July 28, 2014), Knesset website [scroll 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 website [scroll down to appropriate link].) The Law establishes 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, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who 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 the circumcision of her infant son against her will. (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 link].) Explanatory notes for the bill state that public attention 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 report that it had made to the Knesset Joint Committee 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 to increase competitiveness in the food sector and in the 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 the country. (Basic Law: Referendum [in Hebrew], SEFER HA-HUKIM 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 and for their essential employees, including their families." (Government 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 Agency for National Civilian Service (hereinafter the Agency) to implement 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 LAWS OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL [LSI] 112 (5746-1985/86), as 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 of having used social networks to assist Hamas in the 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 transferring financial stipends to haredi (Jewish ultra-orthodox) yeshiva students born 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, SEFER HAHUKIM [Official Gazette], No. 1661 at 166, as amended; On December 15, 2013, the Israeli government approved new directives for the distribution of cannabis to patients. The directives were proposed by the Ministry of Health, Agriculture and Internal Security (hereinafter the 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], Knesset website). In introducing the draft of the Law, Knesset 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 division of marital property. (Family Court (TA) 6771-07 Anonymous v. 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 Nuclear Research, 5774-2013. (Text [in Hebrew], Knesset website... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 18 Nov 2013 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403760_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: Minimum Marriage Age Raised to 18 http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403755_text Marriage and family status - On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Food Quality and Proper Nutrition in Educational Institutions Inspection Law, 5774-2014 (Food Quality Law). (SEFER HAHUKIM [Book of Laws, SH] 5774 No. 2470 p. 762, On November 4, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) Plenum approved the second and third reading of the Parole Bill (Amendment No. 14), 5775-2014. (Press Release, Knesset, Final Approval: People Who Commit Exceptionally Severe Acts of On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On July 30, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Prohibition on Money Laundering (Amendment No. 13) Law, 5774-2014 (Amendment Law [in Hebrew], Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Law on Rights of Students with Learning Disabilities at Post-Secondary School Institutions, 5768-2008. (SEFER HAHUKIM (Book of Laws, Official Gazette) 5768 No. 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 the Law [in Hebrew] (July 28, 2014), Knesset website [scroll 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 website [scroll down to appropriate link].) The Law establishes 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, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who 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 the circumcision of her infant son against her will. (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 link].) Explanatory notes for the bill state that public attention 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 report that it had made to the Knesset Joint Committee 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 to increase competitiveness in the food sector and in the 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 the country. (Basic Law: Referendum [in Hebrew], SEFER HA-HUKIM 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 and for their essential employees, including their families." (Government 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 Agency for National Civilian Service (hereinafter the Agency) to implement 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 LAWS OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL [LSI] 112 (5746-1985/86), as 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 of having used social networks to assist Hamas in the 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 transferring financial stipends to haredi (Jewish ultra-orthodox) yeshiva students born 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, SEFER HAHUKIM [Official Gazette], No. 1661 at 166, as amended; On December 15, 2013, the Israeli government approved new directives for the distribution of cannabis to patients. The directives were proposed by the Ministry of Health, Agriculture and Internal Security (hereinafter the 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], Knesset website). In introducing the draft of the Law, Knesset 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 division of marital property. (Family Court (TA) 6771-07 Anonymous v. 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 Nuclear Research, 5774-2013. (Text [in Hebrew], Knesset website 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. (Marriage Age Law (Amendment No. 6), 5774-2013... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 12 Nov 2013 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403755_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: Repeal of Law Authorizing Three-Year Detention of "Infiltrators" http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403711_text Immigration and nationality - On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Food Quality and Proper Nutrition in Educational Institutions Inspection Law, 5774-2014 (Food Quality Law). (SEFER HAHUKIM [Book of Laws, SH] 5774 No. 2470 p. 762, On November 4, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) Plenum approved the second and third reading of the Parole Bill (Amendment No. 14), 5775-2014. (Press Release, Knesset, Final Approval: People Who Commit Exceptionally Severe Acts of On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On July 30, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Prohibition on Money Laundering (Amendment No. 13) Law, 5774-2014 (Amendment Law [in Hebrew], Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Law on Rights of Students with Learning Disabilities at Post-Secondary School Institutions, 5768-2008. (SEFER HAHUKIM (Book of Laws, Official Gazette) 5768 No. 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 the Law [in Hebrew] (July 28, 2014), Knesset website [scroll 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 website [scroll down to appropriate link].) The Law establishes 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, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who 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 the circumcision of her infant son against her will. (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 link].) Explanatory notes for the bill state that public attention 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 report that it had made to the Knesset Joint Committee 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 to increase competitiveness in the food sector and in the 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 the country. (Basic Law: Referendum [in Hebrew], SEFER HA-HUKIM 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 and for their essential employees, including their families." (Government 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 Agency for National Civilian Service (hereinafter the Agency) to implement 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 LAWS OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL [LSI] 112 (5746-1985/86), as 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 of having used social networks to assist Hamas in the 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 transferring financial stipends to haredi (Jewish ultra-orthodox) yeshiva students born 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, SEFER HAHUKIM [Official Gazette], No. 1661 at 166, as amended; On December 15, 2013, the Israeli government approved new directives for the distribution of cannabis to patients. The directives were proposed by the Ministry of Health, Agriculture and Internal Security (hereinafter the 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], Knesset website). In introducing the draft of the Law, Knesset 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 division of marital property. (Family Court (TA) 6771-07 Anonymous v. 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 Nuclear Research, 5774-2013. (Text [in Hebrew], Knesset website 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. (Marriage Age Law (Amendment No. 6), 5774-2013 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. 3 and Temporary Order) Law, 5772-2012 (hereinafter LPI 2012).... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 24 Sep 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403711_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: Convicted Felon Denied Immigration Status Under Law of Return http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403699_text Immigration and nationality - On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Food Quality and Proper Nutrition in Educational Institutions Inspection Law, 5774-2014 (Food Quality Law). (SEFER HAHUKIM [Book of Laws, SH] 5774 No. 2470 p. 762, On November 4, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) Plenum approved the second and third reading of the Parole Bill (Amendment No. 14), 5775-2014. (Press Release, Knesset, Final Approval: People Who Commit Exceptionally Severe Acts of On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On July 30, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Prohibition on Money Laundering (Amendment No. 13) Law, 5774-2014 (Amendment Law [in Hebrew], Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Law on Rights of Students with Learning Disabilities at Post-Secondary School Institutions, 5768-2008. (SEFER HAHUKIM (Book of Laws, Official Gazette) 5768 No. 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 the Law [in Hebrew] (July 28, 2014), Knesset website [scroll 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 website [scroll down to appropriate link].) The Law establishes 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, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who 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 the circumcision of her infant son against her will. (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 link].) Explanatory notes for the bill state that public attention 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 report that it had made to the Knesset Joint Committee 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 to increase competitiveness in the food sector and in the 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 the country. (Basic Law: Referendum [in Hebrew], SEFER HA-HUKIM 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 and for their essential employees, including their families." (Government 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 Agency for National Civilian Service (hereinafter the Agency) to implement 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 LAWS OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL [LSI] 112 (5746-1985/86), as 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 of having used social networks to assist Hamas in the 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 transferring financial stipends to haredi (Jewish ultra-orthodox) yeshiva students born 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, SEFER HAHUKIM [Official Gazette], No. 1661 at 166, as amended; On December 15, 2013, the Israeli government approved new directives for the distribution of cannabis to patients. The directives were proposed by the Ministry of Health, Agriculture and Internal Security (hereinafter the 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], Knesset website). In introducing the draft of the Law, Knesset 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 division of marital property. (Family Court (TA) 6771-07 Anonymous v. 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 Nuclear Research, 5774-2013. (Text [in Hebrew], Knesset website 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. (Marriage Age Law (Amendment No. 6), 5774-2013 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. 3 and Temporary Order) Law, 5772-2012 (hereinafter LPI 2012). 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 (the petitioner) oleh immigration status based on his criminal record.... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 11 Sep 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403699_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: Court Upholds Government Decision to Release Convicted Palestinians http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403679_text Executive power; Terrorism - On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Food Quality and Proper Nutrition in Educational Institutions Inspection Law, 5774-2014 (Food Quality Law). (SEFER HAHUKIM [Book of Laws, SH] 5774 No. 2470 p. 762, On November 4, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) Plenum approved the second and third reading of the Parole Bill (Amendment No. 14), 5775-2014. (Press Release, Knesset, Final Approval: People Who Commit Exceptionally Severe Acts of On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On July 30, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Prohibition on Money Laundering (Amendment No. 13) Law, 5774-2014 (Amendment Law [in Hebrew], Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Law on Rights of Students with Learning Disabilities at Post-Secondary School Institutions, 5768-2008. (SEFER HAHUKIM (Book of Laws, Official Gazette) 5768 No. 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 the Law [in Hebrew] (July 28, 2014), Knesset website [scroll 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 website [scroll down to appropriate link].) The Law establishes 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, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who 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 the circumcision of her infant son against her will. (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 link].) Explanatory notes for the bill state that public attention 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 report that it had made to the Knesset Joint Committee 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 to increase competitiveness in the food sector and in the 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 the country. (Basic Law: Referendum [in Hebrew], SEFER HA-HUKIM 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 and for their essential employees, including their families." (Government 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 Agency for National Civilian Service (hereinafter the Agency) to implement 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 LAWS OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL [LSI] 112 (5746-1985/86), as 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 of having used social networks to assist Hamas in the 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 transferring financial stipends to haredi (Jewish ultra-orthodox) yeshiva students born 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, SEFER HAHUKIM [Official Gazette], No. 1661 at 166, as amended; On December 15, 2013, the Israeli government approved new directives for the distribution of cannabis to patients. The directives were proposed by the Ministry of Health, Agriculture and Internal Security (hereinafter the 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], Knesset website). In introducing the draft of the Law, Knesset 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 division of marital property. (Family Court (TA) 6771-07 Anonymous v. 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 Nuclear Research, 5774-2013. (Text [in Hebrew], Knesset website 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. (Marriage Age Law (Amendment No. 6), 5774-2013 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. 3 and Temporary Order) Law, 5772-2012 (hereinafter LPI 2012). 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 (the petitioner) oleh immigration status based on his criminal record. 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 victims' families to void a governmental decision to release Palestinian... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 27 Aug 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403679_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: Law Passed to Fight Use of Substances Akin to Dangerous Drugs http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403668_text Crime and law enforcement - On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Food Quality and Proper Nutrition in Educational Institutions Inspection Law, 5774-2014 (Food Quality Law). (SEFER HAHUKIM [Book of Laws, SH] 5774 No. 2470 p. 762, On November 4, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) Plenum approved the second and third reading of the Parole Bill (Amendment No. 14), 5775-2014. (Press Release, Knesset, Final Approval: People Who Commit Exceptionally Severe Acts of On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On July 30, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Prohibition on Money Laundering (Amendment No. 13) Law, 5774-2014 (Amendment Law [in Hebrew], Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Law on Rights of Students with Learning Disabilities at Post-Secondary School Institutions, 5768-2008. (SEFER HAHUKIM (Book of Laws, Official Gazette) 5768 No. 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 the Law [in Hebrew] (July 28, 2014), Knesset website [scroll 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 website [scroll down to appropriate link].) The Law establishes 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, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who 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 the circumcision of her infant son against her will. (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 link].) Explanatory notes for the bill state that public attention 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 report that it had made to the Knesset Joint Committee 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 to increase competitiveness in the food sector and in the 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 the country. (Basic Law: Referendum [in Hebrew], SEFER HA-HUKIM 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 and for their essential employees, including their families." (Government 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 Agency for National Civilian Service (hereinafter the Agency) to implement 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 LAWS OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL [LSI] 112 (5746-1985/86), as 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 of having used social networks to assist Hamas in the 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 transferring financial stipends to haredi (Jewish ultra-orthodox) yeshiva students born 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, SEFER HAHUKIM [Official Gazette], No. 1661 at 166, as amended; On December 15, 2013, the Israeli government approved new directives for the distribution of cannabis to patients. The directives were proposed by the Ministry of Health, Agriculture and Internal Security (hereinafter the 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], Knesset website). In introducing the draft of the Law, Knesset 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 division of marital property. (Family Court (TA) 6771-07 Anonymous v. 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 Nuclear Research, 5774-2013. (Text [in Hebrew], Knesset website 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. (Marriage Age Law (Amendment No. 6), 5774-2013 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. 3 and Temporary Order) Law, 5772-2012 (hereinafter LPI 2012). 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 (the petitioner) oleh immigration status based on his criminal record. 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 victims' families to void a governmental decision to release Palestinian 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 Law [in Hebrew], Ministry of Justice website). The new Law... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 20 Aug 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403668_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: Law on Protecting Book Industry Passed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403661_text Commerce - On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Food Quality and Proper Nutrition in Educational Institutions Inspection Law, 5774-2014 (Food Quality Law). (SEFER HAHUKIM [Book of Laws, SH] 5774 No. 2470 p. 762, On November 4, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) Plenum approved the second and third reading of the Parole Bill (Amendment No. 14), 5775-2014. (Press Release, Knesset, Final Approval: People Who Commit Exceptionally Severe Acts of On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On July 30, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Prohibition on Money Laundering (Amendment No. 13) Law, 5774-2014 (Amendment Law [in Hebrew], Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Law on Rights of Students with Learning Disabilities at Post-Secondary School Institutions, 5768-2008. (SEFER HAHUKIM (Book of Laws, Official Gazette) 5768 No. 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 the Law [in Hebrew] (July 28, 2014), Knesset website [scroll 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 website [scroll down to appropriate link].) The Law establishes 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, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who 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 the circumcision of her infant son against her will. (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 link].) Explanatory notes for the bill state that public attention 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 report that it had made to the Knesset Joint Committee 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 to increase competitiveness in the food sector and in the 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 the country. (Basic Law: Referendum [in Hebrew], SEFER HA-HUKIM 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 and for their essential employees, including their families." (Government 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 Agency for National Civilian Service (hereinafter the Agency) to implement 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 LAWS OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL [LSI] 112 (5746-1985/86), as 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 of having used social networks to assist Hamas in the 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 transferring financial stipends to haredi (Jewish ultra-orthodox) yeshiva students born 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, SEFER HAHUKIM [Official Gazette], No. 1661 at 166, as amended; On December 15, 2013, the Israeli government approved new directives for the distribution of cannabis to patients. The directives were proposed by the Ministry of Health, Agriculture and Internal Security (hereinafter the 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], Knesset website). In introducing the draft of the Law, Knesset 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 division of marital property. (Family Court (TA) 6771-07 Anonymous v. 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 Nuclear Research, 5774-2013. (Text [in Hebrew], Knesset website 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. (Marriage Age Law (Amendment No. 6), 5774-2013 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. 3 and Temporary Order) Law, 5772-2012 (hereinafter LPI 2012). 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 (the petitioner) oleh immigration status based on his criminal record. 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 victims' families to void a governmental decision to release Palestinian 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 Law [in Hebrew], Ministry of Justice website). The new Law 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 Hebrew], The Knesset website (last visited Aug. 7, 2013)). The... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 08 Aug 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403661_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: Reduction of Deficit and Limitation on Public Spending http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403651_text Budget - On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Food Quality and Proper Nutrition in Educational Institutions Inspection Law, 5774-2014 (Food Quality Law). (SEFER HAHUKIM [Book of Laws, SH] 5774 No. 2470 p. 762, On November 4, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) Plenum approved the second and third reading of the Parole Bill (Amendment No. 14), 5775-2014. (Press Release, Knesset, Final Approval: People Who Commit Exceptionally Severe Acts of On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On July 30, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Prohibition on Money Laundering (Amendment No. 13) Law, 5774-2014 (Amendment Law [in Hebrew], Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Law on Rights of Students with Learning Disabilities at Post-Secondary School Institutions, 5768-2008. (SEFER HAHUKIM (Book of Laws, Official Gazette) 5768 No. 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 the Law [in Hebrew] (July 28, 2014), Knesset website [scroll 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 website [scroll down to appropriate link].) The Law establishes 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, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who 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 the circumcision of her infant son against her will. (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 link].) Explanatory notes for the bill state that public attention 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 report that it had made to the Knesset Joint Committee 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 to increase competitiveness in the food sector and in the 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 the country. (Basic Law: Referendum [in Hebrew], SEFER HA-HUKIM 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 and for their essential employees, including their families." (Government 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 Agency for National Civilian Service (hereinafter the Agency) to implement 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 LAWS OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL [LSI] 112 (5746-1985/86), as 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 of having used social networks to assist Hamas in the 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 transferring financial stipends to haredi (Jewish ultra-orthodox) yeshiva students born 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, SEFER HAHUKIM [Official Gazette], No. 1661 at 166, as amended; On December 15, 2013, the Israeli government approved new directives for the distribution of cannabis to patients. The directives were proposed by the Ministry of Health, Agriculture and Internal Security (hereinafter the 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], Knesset website). In introducing the draft of the Law, Knesset 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 division of marital property. (Family Court (TA) 6771-07 Anonymous v. 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 Nuclear Research, 5774-2013. (Text [in Hebrew], Knesset website 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. (Marriage Age Law (Amendment No. 6), 5774-2013 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. 3 and Temporary Order) Law, 5772-2012 (hereinafter LPI 2012). 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 (the petitioner) oleh immigration status based on his criminal record. 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 victims' families to void a governmental decision to release Palestinian 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 Law [in Hebrew], Ministry of Justice website). The new Law 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 Hebrew], The Knesset website (last visited Aug. 7, 2013)). The 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 Amendment Law). This Law increases the proportion of deficit that... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 30 Jul 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403651_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: Parliament Approves State Budget for 2013-2014 http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403652_text Budget - On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Food Quality and Proper Nutrition in Educational Institutions Inspection Law, 5774-2014 (Food Quality Law). (SEFER HAHUKIM [Book of Laws, SH] 5774 No. 2470 p. 762, On November 4, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) Plenum approved the second and third reading of the Parole Bill (Amendment No. 14), 5775-2014. (Press Release, Knesset, Final Approval: People Who Commit Exceptionally Severe Acts of On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On July 30, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Prohibition on Money Laundering (Amendment No. 13) Law, 5774-2014 (Amendment Law [in Hebrew], Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Law on Rights of Students with Learning Disabilities at Post-Secondary School Institutions, 5768-2008. (SEFER HAHUKIM (Book of Laws, Official Gazette) 5768 No. 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 the Law [in Hebrew] (July 28, 2014), Knesset website [scroll 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 website [scroll down to appropriate link].) The Law establishes 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, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who 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 the circumcision of her infant son against her will. (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 link].) Explanatory notes for the bill state that public attention 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 report that it had made to the Knesset Joint Committee 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 to increase competitiveness in the food sector and in the 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 the country. (Basic Law: Referendum [in Hebrew], SEFER HA-HUKIM 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 and for their essential employees, including their families." (Government 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 Agency for National Civilian Service (hereinafter the Agency) to implement 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 LAWS OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL [LSI] 112 (5746-1985/86), as 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 of having used social networks to assist Hamas in the 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 transferring financial stipends to haredi (Jewish ultra-orthodox) yeshiva students born 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, SEFER HAHUKIM [Official Gazette], No. 1661 at 166, as amended; On December 15, 2013, the Israeli government approved new directives for the distribution of cannabis to patients. The directives were proposed by the Ministry of Health, Agriculture and Internal Security (hereinafter the 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], Knesset website). In introducing the draft of the Law, Knesset 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 division of marital property. (Family Court (TA) 6771-07 Anonymous v. 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 Nuclear Research, 5774-2013. (Text [in Hebrew], Knesset website 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. (Marriage Age Law (Amendment No. 6), 5774-2013 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. 3 and Temporary Order) Law, 5772-2012 (hereinafter LPI 2012). 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 (the petitioner) oleh immigration status based on his criminal record. 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 victims' families to void a governmental decision to release Palestinian 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 Law [in Hebrew], Ministry of Justice website). The new Law 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 Hebrew], The Knesset website (last visited Aug. 7, 2013)). The 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 Amendment Law). This Law increases the proportion of deficit that 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 and 2014 Were Approved at the [Knesset] Plenum [in Hebrew]... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 30 Jul 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403652_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: Heavy Penalty for Violation of Smoking Ban in Public Places http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403617_text Environmental protection; Workers safety and health; Tobacco and smoking - On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Food Quality and Proper Nutrition in Educational Institutions Inspection Law, 5774-2014 (Food Quality Law). (SEFER HAHUKIM [Book of Laws, SH] 5774 No. 2470 p. 762, On November 4, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) Plenum approved the second and third reading of the Parole Bill (Amendment No. 14), 5775-2014. (Press Release, Knesset, Final Approval: People Who Commit Exceptionally Severe Acts of On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On July 30, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Prohibition on Money Laundering (Amendment No. 13) Law, 5774-2014 (Amendment Law [in Hebrew], Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Law on Rights of Students with Learning Disabilities at Post-Secondary School Institutions, 5768-2008. (SEFER HAHUKIM (Book of Laws, Official Gazette) 5768 No. 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 the Law [in Hebrew] (July 28, 2014), Knesset website [scroll 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 website [scroll down to appropriate link].) The Law establishes 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, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who 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 the circumcision of her infant son against her will. (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 link].) Explanatory notes for the bill state that public attention 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 report that it had made to the Knesset Joint Committee 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 to increase competitiveness in the food sector and in the 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 the country. (Basic Law: Referendum [in Hebrew], SEFER HA-HUKIM 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 and for their essential employees, including their families." (Government 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 Agency for National Civilian Service (hereinafter the Agency) to implement 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 LAWS OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL [LSI] 112 (5746-1985/86), as 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 of having used social networks to assist Hamas in the 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 transferring financial stipends to haredi (Jewish ultra-orthodox) yeshiva students born 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, SEFER HAHUKIM [Official Gazette], No. 1661 at 166, as amended; On December 15, 2013, the Israeli government approved new directives for the distribution of cannabis to patients. The directives were proposed by the Ministry of Health, Agriculture and Internal Security (hereinafter the 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], Knesset website). In introducing the draft of the Law, Knesset 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 division of marital property. (Family Court (TA) 6771-07 Anonymous v. 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 Nuclear Research, 5774-2013. (Text [in Hebrew], Knesset website 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. (Marriage Age Law (Amendment No. 6), 5774-2013 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. 3 and Temporary Order) Law, 5772-2012 (hereinafter LPI 2012). 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 (the petitioner) oleh immigration status based on his criminal record. 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 victims' families to void a governmental decision to release Palestinian 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 Law [in Hebrew], Ministry of Justice website). The new Law 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 Hebrew], The Knesset website (last visited Aug. 7, 2013)). The 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 Amendment Law). This Law increases the proportion of deficit that 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 and 2014 Were Approved at the [Knesset] Plenum [in Hebrew] 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 violation of the prohibition on smoking in public places, in... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 17 Jun 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403617_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: Extension of Temporary Provision for Electronic Monitoring of Persons Released on Bail http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403618_text Crime and law enforcement - On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Food Quality and Proper Nutrition in Educational Institutions Inspection Law, 5774-2014 (Food Quality Law). (SEFER HAHUKIM [Book of Laws, SH] 5774 No. 2470 p. 762, On November 4, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) Plenum approved the second and third reading of the Parole Bill (Amendment No. 14), 5775-2014. (Press Release, Knesset, Final Approval: People Who Commit Exceptionally Severe Acts of On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On July 30, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Prohibition on Money Laundering (Amendment No. 13) Law, 5774-2014 (Amendment Law [in Hebrew], Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Law on Rights of Students with Learning Disabilities at Post-Secondary School Institutions, 5768-2008. (SEFER HAHUKIM (Book of Laws, Official Gazette) 5768 No. 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 the Law [in Hebrew] (July 28, 2014), Knesset website [scroll 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 website [scroll down to appropriate link].) The Law establishes 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, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who 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 the circumcision of her infant son against her will. (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 link].) Explanatory notes for the bill state that public attention 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 report that it had made to the Knesset Joint Committee 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 to increase competitiveness in the food sector and in the 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 the country. (Basic Law: Referendum [in Hebrew], SEFER HA-HUKIM 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 and for their essential employees, including their families." (Government 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 Agency for National Civilian Service (hereinafter the Agency) to implement 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 LAWS OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL [LSI] 112 (5746-1985/86), as 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 of having used social networks to assist Hamas in the 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 transferring financial stipends to haredi (Jewish ultra-orthodox) yeshiva students born 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, SEFER HAHUKIM [Official Gazette], No. 1661 at 166, as amended; On December 15, 2013, the Israeli government approved new directives for the distribution of cannabis to patients. The directives were proposed by the Ministry of Health, Agriculture and Internal Security (hereinafter the 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], Knesset website). In introducing the draft of the Law, Knesset 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 division of marital property. (Family Court (TA) 6771-07 Anonymous v. 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 Nuclear Research, 5774-2013. (Text [in Hebrew], Knesset website 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. (Marriage Age Law (Amendment No. 6), 5774-2013 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. 3 and Temporary Order) Law, 5772-2012 (hereinafter LPI 2012). 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 (the petitioner) oleh immigration status based on his criminal record. 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 victims' families to void a governmental decision to release Palestinian 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 Law [in Hebrew], Ministry of Justice website). The new Law 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 Hebrew], The Knesset website (last visited Aug. 7, 2013)). The 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 Amendment Law). This Law increases the proportion of deficit that 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 and 2014 Were Approved at the [Knesset] Plenum [in Hebrew] 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 violation of the prohibition on smoking in public places, in 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. 3) Law 5773-2013. Amendment No. 3 extends to March 1,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 17 Jun 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403618_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: Imprisonment for Insider Trading http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403582_text Corporations - On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Food Quality and Proper Nutrition in Educational Institutions Inspection Law, 5774-2014 (Food Quality Law). (SEFER HAHUKIM [Book of Laws, SH] 5774 No. 2470 p. 762, On November 4, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) Plenum approved the second and third reading of the Parole Bill (Amendment No. 14), 5775-2014. (Press Release, Knesset, Final Approval: People Who Commit Exceptionally Severe Acts of On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On July 30, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Prohibition on Money Laundering (Amendment No. 13) Law, 5774-2014 (Amendment Law [in Hebrew], Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Law on Rights of Students with Learning Disabilities at Post-Secondary School Institutions, 5768-2008. (SEFER HAHUKIM (Book of Laws, Official Gazette) 5768 No. 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 the Law [in Hebrew] (July 28, 2014), Knesset website [scroll 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 website [scroll down to appropriate link].) The Law establishes 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, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who 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 the circumcision of her infant son against her will. (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 link].) Explanatory notes for the bill state that public attention 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 report that it had made to the Knesset Joint Committee 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 to increase competitiveness in the food sector and in the 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 the country. (Basic Law: Referendum [in Hebrew], SEFER HA-HUKIM 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 and for their essential employees, including their families." (Government 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 Agency for National Civilian Service (hereinafter the Agency) to implement 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 LAWS OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL [LSI] 112 (5746-1985/86), as 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 of having used social networks to assist Hamas in the 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 transferring financial stipends to haredi (Jewish ultra-orthodox) yeshiva students born 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, SEFER HAHUKIM [Official Gazette], No. 1661 at 166, as amended; On December 15, 2013, the Israeli government approved new directives for the distribution of cannabis to patients. The directives were proposed by the Ministry of Health, Agriculture and Internal Security (hereinafter the 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], Knesset website). In introducing the draft of the Law, Knesset 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 division of marital property. (Family Court (TA) 6771-07 Anonymous v. 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 Nuclear Research, 5774-2013. (Text [in Hebrew], Knesset website 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. (Marriage Age Law (Amendment No. 6), 5774-2013 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. 3 and Temporary Order) Law, 5772-2012 (hereinafter LPI 2012). 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 (the petitioner) oleh immigration status based on his criminal record. 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 victims' families to void a governmental decision to release Palestinian 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 Law [in Hebrew], Ministry of Justice website). The new Law 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 Hebrew], The Knesset website (last visited Aug. 7, 2013)). The 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 Amendment Law). This Law increases the proportion of deficit that 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 and 2014 Were Approved at the [Knesset] Plenum [in Hebrew] 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 violation of the prohibition on smoking in public places, in 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. 3) Law 5773-2013. Amendment No. 3 extends to March 1, 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 exchange. The employees were convicted of insider trading, having acquired... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 02 May 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403582_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: Credit Card Company Ends Contract with Operator of Pornographic Websites http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403577_text Commerce - On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Food Quality and Proper Nutrition in Educational Institutions Inspection Law, 5774-2014 (Food Quality Law). (SEFER HAHUKIM [Book of Laws, SH] 5774 No. 2470 p. 762, On November 4, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) Plenum approved the second and third reading of the Parole Bill (Amendment No. 14), 5775-2014. (Press Release, Knesset, Final Approval: People Who Commit Exceptionally Severe Acts of On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On July 30, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Prohibition on Money Laundering (Amendment No. 13) Law, 5774-2014 (Amendment Law [in Hebrew], Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Law on Rights of Students with Learning Disabilities at Post-Secondary School Institutions, 5768-2008. (SEFER HAHUKIM (Book of Laws, Official Gazette) 5768 No. 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 the Law [in Hebrew] (July 28, 2014), Knesset website [scroll 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 website [scroll down to appropriate link].) The Law establishes 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, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who 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 the circumcision of her infant son against her will. (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 link].) Explanatory notes for the bill state that public attention 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 report that it had made to the Knesset Joint Committee 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 to increase competitiveness in the food sector and in the 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 the country. (Basic Law: Referendum [in Hebrew], SEFER HA-HUKIM 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 and for their essential employees, including their families." (Government 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 Agency for National Civilian Service (hereinafter the Agency) to implement 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 LAWS OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL [LSI] 112 (5746-1985/86), as 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 of having used social networks to assist Hamas in the 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 transferring financial stipends to haredi (Jewish ultra-orthodox) yeshiva students born 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, SEFER HAHUKIM [Official Gazette], No. 1661 at 166, as amended; On December 15, 2013, the Israeli government approved new directives for the distribution of cannabis to patients. The directives were proposed by the Ministry of Health, Agriculture and Internal Security (hereinafter the 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], Knesset website). In introducing the draft of the Law, Knesset 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 division of marital property. (Family Court (TA) 6771-07 Anonymous v. 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 Nuclear Research, 5774-2013. (Text [in Hebrew], Knesset website 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. (Marriage Age Law (Amendment No. 6), 5774-2013 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. 3 and Temporary Order) Law, 5772-2012 (hereinafter LPI 2012). 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 (the petitioner) oleh immigration status based on his criminal record. 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 victims' families to void a governmental decision to release Palestinian 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 Law [in Hebrew], Ministry of Justice website). The new Law 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 Hebrew], The Knesset website (last visited Aug. 7, 2013)). The 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 Amendment Law). This Law increases the proportion of deficit that 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 and 2014 Were Approved at the [Knesset] Plenum [in Hebrew] 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 violation of the prohibition on smoking in public places, in 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. 3) Law 5773-2013. Amendment No. 3 extends to March 1, 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 exchange. The employees were convicted of insider trading, having acquired 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), to compel it to continue providing authorization services based on... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 30 Apr 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403577_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: Court Recognizes Disability Status for a Soldier Suffering from PTSD http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403572_text Veterans - On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Food Quality and Proper Nutrition in Educational Institutions Inspection Law, 5774-2014 (Food Quality Law). (SEFER HAHUKIM [Book of Laws, SH] 5774 No. 2470 p. 762, On November 4, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) Plenum approved the second and third reading of the Parole Bill (Amendment No. 14), 5775-2014. (Press Release, Knesset, Final Approval: People Who Commit Exceptionally Severe Acts of On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On July 30, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Prohibition on Money Laundering (Amendment No. 13) Law, 5774-2014 (Amendment Law [in Hebrew], Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Law on Rights of Students with Learning Disabilities at Post-Secondary School Institutions, 5768-2008. (SEFER HAHUKIM (Book of Laws, Official Gazette) 5768 No. 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 the Law [in Hebrew] (July 28, 2014), Knesset website [scroll 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 website [scroll down to appropriate link].) The Law establishes 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, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who 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 the circumcision of her infant son against her will. (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 link].) Explanatory notes for the bill state that public attention 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 report that it had made to the Knesset Joint Committee 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 to increase competitiveness in the food sector and in the 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 the country. (Basic Law: Referendum [in Hebrew], SEFER HA-HUKIM 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 and for their essential employees, including their families." (Government 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 Agency for National Civilian Service (hereinafter the Agency) to implement 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 LAWS OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL [LSI] 112 (5746-1985/86), as 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 of having used social networks to assist Hamas in the 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 transferring financial stipends to haredi (Jewish ultra-orthodox) yeshiva students born 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, SEFER HAHUKIM [Official Gazette], No. 1661 at 166, as amended; On December 15, 2013, the Israeli government approved new directives for the distribution of cannabis to patients. The directives were proposed by the Ministry of Health, Agriculture and Internal Security (hereinafter the 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], Knesset website). In introducing the draft of the Law, Knesset 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 division of marital property. (Family Court (TA) 6771-07 Anonymous v. 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 Nuclear Research, 5774-2013. (Text [in Hebrew], Knesset website 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. (Marriage Age Law (Amendment No. 6), 5774-2013 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. 3 and Temporary Order) Law, 5772-2012 (hereinafter LPI 2012). 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 (the petitioner) oleh immigration status based on his criminal record. 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 victims' families to void a governmental decision to release Palestinian 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 Law [in Hebrew], Ministry of Justice website). The new Law 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 Hebrew], The Knesset website (last visited Aug. 7, 2013)). The 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 Amendment Law). This Law increases the proportion of deficit that 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 and 2014 Were Approved at the [Knesset] Plenum [in Hebrew] 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 violation of the prohibition on smoking in public places, in 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. 3) Law 5773-2013. Amendment No. 3 extends to March 1, 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 exchange. The employees were convicted of insider trading, having acquired 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), to compel it to continue providing authorization services based on 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 to reject a request submitted by a former enlisted soldier... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 29 Apr 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403572_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: Jewish Husband Incarcerated for Refusing to Divorce His Wife http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403566_text Families - On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Food Quality and Proper Nutrition in Educational Institutions Inspection Law, 5774-2014 (Food Quality Law). (SEFER HAHUKIM [Book of Laws, SH] 5774 No. 2470 p. 762, On November 4, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) Plenum approved the second and third reading of the Parole Bill (Amendment No. 14), 5775-2014. (Press Release, Knesset, Final Approval: People Who Commit Exceptionally Severe Acts of On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On July 30, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Prohibition on Money Laundering (Amendment No. 13) Law, 5774-2014 (Amendment Law [in Hebrew], Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Law on Rights of Students with Learning Disabilities at Post-Secondary School Institutions, 5768-2008. (SEFER HAHUKIM (Book of Laws, Official Gazette) 5768 No. 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 the Law [in Hebrew] (July 28, 2014), Knesset website [scroll 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 website [scroll down to appropriate link].) The Law establishes 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, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who 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 the circumcision of her infant son against her will. (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 link].) Explanatory notes for the bill state that public attention 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 report that it had made to the Knesset Joint Committee 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 to increase competitiveness in the food sector and in the 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 the country. (Basic Law: Referendum [in Hebrew], SEFER HA-HUKIM 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 and for their essential employees, including their families." (Government 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 Agency for National Civilian Service (hereinafter the Agency) to implement 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 LAWS OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL [LSI] 112 (5746-1985/86), as 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 of having used social networks to assist Hamas in the 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 transferring financial stipends to haredi (Jewish ultra-orthodox) yeshiva students born 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, SEFER HAHUKIM [Official Gazette], No. 1661 at 166, as amended; On December 15, 2013, the Israeli government approved new directives for the distribution of cannabis to patients. The directives were proposed by the Ministry of Health, Agriculture and Internal Security (hereinafter the 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], Knesset website). In introducing the draft of the Law, Knesset 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 division of marital property. (Family Court (TA) 6771-07 Anonymous v. 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 Nuclear Research, 5774-2013. (Text [in Hebrew], Knesset website 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. (Marriage Age Law (Amendment No. 6), 5774-2013 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. 3 and Temporary Order) Law, 5772-2012 (hereinafter LPI 2012). 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 (the petitioner) oleh immigration status based on his criminal record. 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 victims' families to void a governmental decision to release Palestinian 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 Law [in Hebrew], Ministry of Justice website). The new Law 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 Hebrew], The Knesset website (last visited Aug. 7, 2013)). The 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 Amendment Law). This Law increases the proportion of deficit that 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 and 2014 Were Approved at the [Knesset] Plenum [in Hebrew] 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 violation of the prohibition on smoking in public places, in 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. 3) Law 5773-2013. Amendment No. 3 extends to March 1, 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 exchange. The employees were convicted of insider trading, having acquired 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), to compel it to continue providing authorization services based on 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 to reject a request submitted by a former enlisted soldier 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 who had refused to grant his wife a Get (a... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 23 Apr 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403566_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: Rejection of a Suit to Nullify Paternity of Moslem Minors http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403561_text Families - On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Food Quality and Proper Nutrition in Educational Institutions Inspection Law, 5774-2014 (Food Quality Law). (SEFER HAHUKIM [Book of Laws, SH] 5774 No. 2470 p. 762, On November 4, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) Plenum approved the second and third reading of the Parole Bill (Amendment No. 14), 5775-2014. (Press Release, Knesset, Final Approval: People Who Commit Exceptionally Severe Acts of On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On July 30, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Prohibition on Money Laundering (Amendment No. 13) Law, 5774-2014 (Amendment Law [in Hebrew], Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Law on Rights of Students with Learning Disabilities at Post-Secondary School Institutions, 5768-2008. (SEFER HAHUKIM (Book of Laws, Official Gazette) 5768 No. 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 the Law [in Hebrew] (July 28, 2014), Knesset website [scroll 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 website [scroll down to appropriate link].) The Law establishes 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, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who 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 the circumcision of her infant son against her will. (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 link].) Explanatory notes for the bill state that public attention 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 report that it had made to the Knesset Joint Committee 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 to increase competitiveness in the food sector and in the 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 the country. (Basic Law: Referendum [in Hebrew], SEFER HA-HUKIM 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 and for their essential employees, including their families." (Government 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 Agency for National Civilian Service (hereinafter the Agency) to implement 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 LAWS OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL [LSI] 112 (5746-1985/86), as 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 of having used social networks to assist Hamas in the 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 transferring financial stipends to haredi (Jewish ultra-orthodox) yeshiva students born 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, SEFER HAHUKIM [Official Gazette], No. 1661 at 166, as amended; On December 15, 2013, the Israeli government approved new directives for the distribution of cannabis to patients. The directives were proposed by the Ministry of Health, Agriculture and Internal Security (hereinafter the 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], Knesset website). In introducing the draft of the Law, Knesset 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 division of marital property. (Family Court (TA) 6771-07 Anonymous v. 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 Nuclear Research, 5774-2013. (Text [in Hebrew], Knesset website 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. (Marriage Age Law (Amendment No. 6), 5774-2013 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. 3 and Temporary Order) Law, 5772-2012 (hereinafter LPI 2012). 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 (the petitioner) oleh immigration status based on his criminal record. 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 victims' families to void a governmental decision to release Palestinian 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 Law [in Hebrew], Ministry of Justice website). The new Law 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 Hebrew], The Knesset website (last visited Aug. 7, 2013)). The 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 Amendment Law). This Law increases the proportion of deficit that 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 and 2014 Were Approved at the [Knesset] Plenum [in Hebrew] 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 violation of the prohibition on smoking in public places, in 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. 3) Law 5773-2013. Amendment No. 3 extends to March 1, 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 exchange. The employees were convicted of insider trading, having acquired 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), to compel it to continue providing authorization services based on 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 to reject a request submitted by a former enlisted soldier 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 who had refused to grant his wife a Get (a 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 based on genetic testing he wished to perform. The children,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 19 Apr 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403561_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: Police Not Authorized to Block Gambling Websites http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403533_text Gambling - On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Food Quality and Proper Nutrition in Educational Institutions Inspection Law, 5774-2014 (Food Quality Law). (SEFER HAHUKIM [Book of Laws, SH] 5774 No. 2470 p. 762, On November 4, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) Plenum approved the second and third reading of the Parole Bill (Amendment No. 14), 5775-2014. (Press Release, Knesset, Final Approval: People Who Commit Exceptionally Severe Acts of On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On July 30, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Prohibition on Money Laundering (Amendment No. 13) Law, 5774-2014 (Amendment Law [in Hebrew], Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Law on Rights of Students with Learning Disabilities at Post-Secondary School Institutions, 5768-2008. (SEFER HAHUKIM (Book of Laws, Official Gazette) 5768 No. 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 the Law [in Hebrew] (July 28, 2014), Knesset website [scroll 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 website [scroll down to appropriate link].) The Law establishes 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, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who 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 the circumcision of her infant son against her will. (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 link].) Explanatory notes for the bill state that public attention 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 report that it had made to the Knesset Joint Committee 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 to increase competitiveness in the food sector and in the 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 the country. (Basic Law: Referendum [in Hebrew], SEFER HA-HUKIM 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 and for their essential employees, including their families." (Government 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 Agency for National Civilian Service (hereinafter the Agency) to implement 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 LAWS OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL [LSI] 112 (5746-1985/86), as 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 of having used social networks to assist Hamas in the 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 transferring financial stipends to haredi (Jewish ultra-orthodox) yeshiva students born 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, SEFER HAHUKIM [Official Gazette], No. 1661 at 166, as amended; On December 15, 2013, the Israeli government approved new directives for the distribution of cannabis to patients. The directives were proposed by the Ministry of Health, Agriculture and Internal Security (hereinafter the 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], Knesset website). In introducing the draft of the Law, Knesset 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 division of marital property. (Family Court (TA) 6771-07 Anonymous v. 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 Nuclear Research, 5774-2013. (Text [in Hebrew], Knesset website 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. (Marriage Age Law (Amendment No. 6), 5774-2013 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. 3 and Temporary Order) Law, 5772-2012 (hereinafter LPI 2012). 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 (the petitioner) oleh immigration status based on his criminal record. 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 victims' families to void a governmental decision to release Palestinian 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 Law [in Hebrew], Ministry of Justice website). The new Law 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 Hebrew], The Knesset website (last visited Aug. 7, 2013)). The 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 Amendment Law). This Law increases the proportion of deficit that 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 and 2014 Were Approved at the [Knesset] Plenum [in Hebrew] 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 violation of the prohibition on smoking in public places, in 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. 3) Law 5773-2013. Amendment No. 3 extends to March 1, 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 exchange. The employees were convicted of insider trading, having acquired 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), to compel it to continue providing authorization services based on 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 to reject a request submitted by a former enlisted soldier 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 who had refused to grant his wife a Get (a 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 based on genetic testing he wished to perform. The children, 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. Justice Uzi Vogelman rejected the appellants' claim that district police... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 29 Mar 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403533_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: Wanted: Husbands Who Disappear Without Divorcing Their Wives http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403521_text Families - On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Food Quality and Proper Nutrition in Educational Institutions Inspection Law, 5774-2014 (Food Quality Law). (SEFER HAHUKIM [Book of Laws, SH] 5774 No. 2470 p. 762, On November 4, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) Plenum approved the second and third reading of the Parole Bill (Amendment No. 14), 5775-2014. (Press Release, Knesset, Final Approval: People Who Commit Exceptionally Severe Acts of On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On July 30, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Prohibition on Money Laundering (Amendment No. 13) Law, 5774-2014 (Amendment Law [in Hebrew], Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Law on Rights of Students with Learning Disabilities at Post-Secondary School Institutions, 5768-2008. (SEFER HAHUKIM (Book of Laws, Official Gazette) 5768 No. 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 the Law [in Hebrew] (July 28, 2014), Knesset website [scroll 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 website [scroll down to appropriate link].) The Law establishes 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, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who 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 the circumcision of her infant son against her will. (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 link].) Explanatory notes for the bill state that public attention 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 report that it had made to the Knesset Joint Committee 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 to increase competitiveness in the food sector and in the 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 the country. (Basic Law: Referendum [in Hebrew], SEFER HA-HUKIM 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 and for their essential employees, including their families." (Government 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 Agency for National Civilian Service (hereinafter the Agency) to implement 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 LAWS OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL [LSI] 112 (5746-1985/86), as 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 of having used social networks to assist Hamas in the 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 transferring financial stipends to haredi (Jewish ultra-orthodox) yeshiva students born 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, SEFER HAHUKIM [Official Gazette], No. 1661 at 166, as amended; On December 15, 2013, the Israeli government approved new directives for the distribution of cannabis to patients. The directives were proposed by the Ministry of Health, Agriculture and Internal Security (hereinafter the 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], Knesset website). In introducing the draft of the Law, Knesset 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 division of marital property. (Family Court (TA) 6771-07 Anonymous v. 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 Nuclear Research, 5774-2013. (Text [in Hebrew], Knesset website 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. (Marriage Age Law (Amendment No. 6), 5774-2013 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. 3 and Temporary Order) Law, 5772-2012 (hereinafter LPI 2012). 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 (the petitioner) oleh immigration status based on his criminal record. 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 victims' families to void a governmental decision to release Palestinian 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 Law [in Hebrew], Ministry of Justice website). The new Law 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 Hebrew], The Knesset website (last visited Aug. 7, 2013)). The 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 Amendment Law). This Law increases the proportion of deficit that 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 and 2014 Were Approved at the [Knesset] Plenum [in Hebrew] 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 violation of the prohibition on smoking in public places, in 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. 3) Law 5773-2013. Amendment No. 3 extends to March 1, 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 exchange. The employees were convicted of insider trading, having acquired 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), to compel it to continue providing authorization services based on 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 to reject a request submitted by a former enlisted soldier 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 who had refused to grant his wife a Get (a 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 based on genetic testing he wished to perform. The children, 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. Justice Uzi Vogelman rejected the appellants' claim that district police 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 of this information on "runaway husbands," who are considered as... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 14 Mar 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403521_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: Employer's Permitted to Have Information on Relevant Pending Criminal Investigations of Potential Employees http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403505_text Labor - On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Food Quality and Proper Nutrition in Educational Institutions Inspection Law, 5774-2014 (Food Quality Law). (SEFER HAHUKIM [Book of Laws, SH] 5774 No. 2470 p. 762, On November 4, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) Plenum approved the second and third reading of the Parole Bill (Amendment No. 14), 5775-2014. (Press Release, Knesset, Final Approval: People Who Commit Exceptionally Severe Acts of On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On July 30, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Prohibition on Money Laundering (Amendment No. 13) Law, 5774-2014 (Amendment Law [in Hebrew], Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Law on Rights of Students with Learning Disabilities at Post-Secondary School Institutions, 5768-2008. (SEFER HAHUKIM (Book of Laws, Official Gazette) 5768 No. 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 the Law [in Hebrew] (July 28, 2014), Knesset website [scroll 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 website [scroll down to appropriate link].) The Law establishes 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, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who 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 the circumcision of her infant son against her will. (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 link].) Explanatory notes for the bill state that public attention 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 report that it had made to the Knesset Joint Committee 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 to increase competitiveness in the food sector and in the 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 the country. (Basic Law: Referendum [in Hebrew], SEFER HA-HUKIM 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 and for their essential employees, including their families." (Government 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 Agency for National Civilian Service (hereinafter the Agency) to implement 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 LAWS OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL [LSI] 112 (5746-1985/86), as 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 of having used social networks to assist Hamas in the 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 transferring financial stipends to haredi (Jewish ultra-orthodox) yeshiva students born 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, SEFER HAHUKIM [Official Gazette], No. 1661 at 166, as amended; On December 15, 2013, the Israeli government approved new directives for the distribution of cannabis to patients. The directives were proposed by the Ministry of Health, Agriculture and Internal Security (hereinafter the 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], Knesset website). In introducing the draft of the Law, Knesset 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 division of marital property. (Family Court (TA) 6771-07 Anonymous v. 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 Nuclear Research, 5774-2013. (Text [in Hebrew], Knesset website 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. (Marriage Age Law (Amendment No. 6), 5774-2013 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. 3 and Temporary Order) Law, 5772-2012 (hereinafter LPI 2012). 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 (the petitioner) oleh immigration status based on his criminal record. 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 victims' families to void a governmental decision to release Palestinian 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 Law [in Hebrew], Ministry of Justice website). The new Law 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 Hebrew], The Knesset website (last visited Aug. 7, 2013)). The 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 Amendment Law). This Law increases the proportion of deficit that 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 and 2014 Were Approved at the [Knesset] Plenum [in Hebrew] 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 violation of the prohibition on smoking in public places, in 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. 3) Law 5773-2013. Amendment No. 3 extends to March 1, 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 exchange. The employees were convicted of insider trading, having acquired 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), to compel it to continue providing authorization services based on 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 to reject a request submitted by a former enlisted soldier 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 who had refused to grant his wife a Get (a 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 based on genetic testing he wished to perform. The children, 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. Justice Uzi Vogelman rejected the appellants' claim that district police 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 of this information on "runaway husbands," who are considered as 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 distributor with Mifal Hapais, a public body that enjoys the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 04 Mar 2013 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403505_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: Employer Surveillance of Employees http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403506_text Labor - On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Food Quality and Proper Nutrition in Educational Institutions Inspection Law, 5774-2014 (Food Quality Law). (SEFER HAHUKIM [Book of Laws, SH] 5774 No. 2470 p. 762, On November 4, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) Plenum approved the second and third reading of the Parole Bill (Amendment No. 14), 5775-2014. (Press Release, Knesset, Final Approval: People Who Commit Exceptionally Severe Acts of On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On July 30, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Prohibition on Money Laundering (Amendment No. 13) Law, 5774-2014 (Amendment Law [in Hebrew], Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Law on Rights of Students with Learning Disabilities at Post-Secondary School Institutions, 5768-2008. (SEFER HAHUKIM (Book of Laws, Official Gazette) 5768 No. 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 the Law [in Hebrew] (July 28, 2014), Knesset website [scroll 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 website [scroll down to appropriate link].) The Law establishes 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, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who 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 the circumcision of her infant son against her will. (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 link].) Explanatory notes for the bill state that public attention 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 report that it had made to the Knesset Joint Committee 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 to increase competitiveness in the food sector and in the 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 the country. (Basic Law: Referendum [in Hebrew], SEFER HA-HUKIM 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 and for their essential employees, including their families." (Government 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 Agency for National Civilian Service (hereinafter the Agency) to implement 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 LAWS OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL [LSI] 112 (5746-1985/86), as 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 of having used social networks to assist Hamas in the 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 transferring financial stipends to haredi (Jewish ultra-orthodox) yeshiva students born 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, SEFER HAHUKIM [Official Gazette], No. 1661 at 166, as amended; On December 15, 2013, the Israeli government approved new directives for the distribution of cannabis to patients. The directives were proposed by the Ministry of Health, Agriculture and Internal Security (hereinafter the 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], Knesset website). In introducing the draft of the Law, Knesset 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 division of marital property. (Family Court (TA) 6771-07 Anonymous v. 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 Nuclear Research, 5774-2013. (Text [in Hebrew], Knesset website 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. (Marriage Age Law (Amendment No. 6), 5774-2013 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. 3 and Temporary Order) Law, 5772-2012 (hereinafter LPI 2012). 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 (the petitioner) oleh immigration status based on his criminal record. 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 victims' families to void a governmental decision to release Palestinian 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 Law [in Hebrew], Ministry of Justice website). The new Law 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 Hebrew], The Knesset website (last visited Aug. 7, 2013)). The 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 Amendment Law). This Law increases the proportion of deficit that 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 and 2014 Were Approved at the [Knesset] Plenum [in Hebrew] 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 violation of the prohibition on smoking in public places, in 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. 3) Law 5773-2013. Amendment No. 3 extends to March 1, 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 exchange. The employees were convicted of insider trading, having acquired 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), to compel it to continue providing authorization services based on 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 to reject a request submitted by a former enlisted soldier 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 who had refused to grant his wife a Get (a 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 based on genetic testing he wished to perform. The children, 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. Justice Uzi Vogelman rejected the appellants' claim that district police 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 of this information on "runaway husbands," who are considered as 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 distributor with Mifal Hapais, a public body that enjoys the The Tel Aviv Regional Labor Court recently rejected a lawsuit brought by a graphic designer against her former employer for compensation for having been laid off, sick... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 04 Mar 2013 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403506_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: Assistance to Battered Women http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403440_text Domestic violence - On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Food Quality and Proper Nutrition in Educational Institutions Inspection Law, 5774-2014 (Food Quality Law). (SEFER HAHUKIM [Book of Laws, SH] 5774 No. 2470 p. 762, On November 4, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) Plenum approved the second and third reading of the Parole Bill (Amendment No. 14), 5775-2014. (Press Release, Knesset, Final Approval: People Who Commit Exceptionally Severe Acts of On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On July 30, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Prohibition on Money Laundering (Amendment No. 13) Law, 5774-2014 (Amendment Law [in Hebrew], Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Law on Rights of Students with Learning Disabilities at Post-Secondary School Institutions, 5768-2008. (SEFER HAHUKIM (Book of Laws, Official Gazette) 5768 No. 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 the Law [in Hebrew] (July 28, 2014), Knesset website [scroll 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 website [scroll down to appropriate link].) The Law establishes 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, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who 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 the circumcision of her infant son against her will. (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 link].) Explanatory notes for the bill state that public attention 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 report that it had made to the Knesset Joint Committee 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 to increase competitiveness in the food sector and in the 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 the country. (Basic Law: Referendum [in Hebrew], SEFER HA-HUKIM 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 and for their essential employees, including their families." (Government 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 Agency for National Civilian Service (hereinafter the Agency) to implement 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 LAWS OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL [LSI] 112 (5746-1985/86), as 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 of having used social networks to assist Hamas in the 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 transferring financial stipends to haredi (Jewish ultra-orthodox) yeshiva students born 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, SEFER HAHUKIM [Official Gazette], No. 1661 at 166, as amended; On December 15, 2013, the Israeli government approved new directives for the distribution of cannabis to patients. The directives were proposed by the Ministry of Health, Agriculture and Internal Security (hereinafter the 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], Knesset website). In introducing the draft of the Law, Knesset 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 division of marital property. (Family Court (TA) 6771-07 Anonymous v. 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 Nuclear Research, 5774-2013. (Text [in Hebrew], Knesset website 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. (Marriage Age Law (Amendment No. 6), 5774-2013 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. 3 and Temporary Order) Law, 5772-2012 (hereinafter LPI 2012). 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 (the petitioner) oleh immigration status based on his criminal record. 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 victims' families to void a governmental decision to release Palestinian 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 Law [in Hebrew], Ministry of Justice website). The new Law 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 Hebrew], The Knesset website (last visited Aug. 7, 2013)). The 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 Amendment Law). This Law increases the proportion of deficit that 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 and 2014 Were Approved at the [Knesset] Plenum [in Hebrew] 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 violation of the prohibition on smoking in public places, in 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. 3) Law 5773-2013. Amendment No. 3 extends to March 1, 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 exchange. The employees were convicted of insider trading, having acquired 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), to compel it to continue providing authorization services based on 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 to reject a request submitted by a former enlisted soldier 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 who had refused to grant his wife a Get (a 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 based on genetic testing he wished to perform. The children, 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. Justice Uzi Vogelman rejected the appellants' claim that district police 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 of this information on "runaway husbands," who are considered as 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 distributor with Mifal Hapais, a public body that enjoys the The Tel Aviv Regional Labor Court recently rejected a lawsuit brought by a graphic designer against her former employer for compensation for having been laid off, sick 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, 5773-2012. The Law provides for an adaptation grant for any... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 31 Dec 2012 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403440_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: Criteria for Membership in Central Election Committee http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403438_text Elections and politics - On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Food Quality and Proper Nutrition in Educational Institutions Inspection Law, 5774-2014 (Food Quality Law). (SEFER HAHUKIM [Book of Laws, SH] 5774 No. 2470 p. 762, On November 4, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) Plenum approved the second and third reading of the Parole Bill (Amendment No. 14), 5775-2014. (Press Release, Knesset, Final Approval: People Who Commit Exceptionally Severe Acts of On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On July 30, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Prohibition on Money Laundering (Amendment No. 13) Law, 5774-2014 (Amendment Law [in Hebrew], Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Law on Rights of Students with Learning Disabilities at Post-Secondary School Institutions, 5768-2008. (SEFER HAHUKIM (Book of Laws, Official Gazette) 5768 No. 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 the Law [in Hebrew] (July 28, 2014), Knesset website [scroll 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 website [scroll down to appropriate link].) The Law establishes 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, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who 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 the circumcision of her infant son against her will. (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 link].) Explanatory notes for the bill state that public attention 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 report that it had made to the Knesset Joint Committee 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 to increase competitiveness in the food sector and in the 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 the country. (Basic Law: Referendum [in Hebrew], SEFER HA-HUKIM 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 and for their essential employees, including their families." (Government 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 Agency for National Civilian Service (hereinafter the Agency) to implement 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 LAWS OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL [LSI] 112 (5746-1985/86), as 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 of having used social networks to assist Hamas in the 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 transferring financial stipends to haredi (Jewish ultra-orthodox) yeshiva students born 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, SEFER HAHUKIM [Official Gazette], No. 1661 at 166, as amended; On December 15, 2013, the Israeli government approved new directives for the distribution of cannabis to patients. The directives were proposed by the Ministry of Health, Agriculture and Internal Security (hereinafter the 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], Knesset website). In introducing the draft of the Law, Knesset 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 division of marital property. (Family Court (TA) 6771-07 Anonymous v. 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 Nuclear Research, 5774-2013. (Text [in Hebrew], Knesset website 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. (Marriage Age Law (Amendment No. 6), 5774-2013 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. 3 and Temporary Order) Law, 5772-2012 (hereinafter LPI 2012). 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 (the petitioner) oleh immigration status based on his criminal record. 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 victims' families to void a governmental decision to release Palestinian 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 Law [in Hebrew], Ministry of Justice website). The new Law 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 Hebrew], The Knesset website (last visited Aug. 7, 2013)). The 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 Amendment Law). This Law increases the proportion of deficit that 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 and 2014 Were Approved at the [Knesset] Plenum [in Hebrew] 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 violation of the prohibition on smoking in public places, in 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. 3) Law 5773-2013. Amendment No. 3 extends to March 1, 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 exchange. The employees were convicted of insider trading, having acquired 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), to compel it to continue providing authorization services based on 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 to reject a request submitted by a former enlisted soldier 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 who had refused to grant his wife a Get (a 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 based on genetic testing he wished to perform. The children, 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. Justice Uzi Vogelman rejected the appellants' claim that district police 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 of this information on "runaway husbands," who are considered as 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 distributor with Mifal Hapais, a public body that enjoys the The Tel Aviv Regional Labor Court recently rejected a lawsuit brought by a graphic designer against her former employer for compensation for having been laid off, sick 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, 5773-2012. The Law provides for an adaptation grant for any 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 individual members to the Central Election Committee (CEC).According to the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 28 Dec 2012 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403438_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: Pilot Program for Biometric Identification http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403418_text Administrative law and regulatory procedures - On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Food Quality and Proper Nutrition in Educational Institutions Inspection Law, 5774-2014 (Food Quality Law). (SEFER HAHUKIM [Book of Laws, SH] 5774 No. 2470 p. 762, On November 4, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) Plenum approved the second and third reading of the Parole Bill (Amendment No. 14), 5775-2014. (Press Release, Knesset, Final Approval: People Who Commit Exceptionally Severe Acts of On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On July 30, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Prohibition on Money Laundering (Amendment No. 13) Law, 5774-2014 (Amendment Law [in Hebrew], Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Law on Rights of Students with Learning Disabilities at Post-Secondary School Institutions, 5768-2008. (SEFER HAHUKIM (Book of Laws, Official Gazette) 5768 No. 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 the Law [in Hebrew] (July 28, 2014), Knesset website [scroll 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 website [scroll down to appropriate link].) The Law establishes 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, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who 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 the circumcision of her infant son against her will. (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 link].) Explanatory notes for the bill state that public attention 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 report that it had made to the Knesset Joint Committee 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 to increase competitiveness in the food sector and in the 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 the country. (Basic Law: Referendum [in Hebrew], SEFER HA-HUKIM 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 and for their essential employees, including their families." (Government 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 Agency for National Civilian Service (hereinafter the Agency) to implement 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 LAWS OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL [LSI] 112 (5746-1985/86), as 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 of having used social networks to assist Hamas in the 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 transferring financial stipends to haredi (Jewish ultra-orthodox) yeshiva students born 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, SEFER HAHUKIM [Official Gazette], No. 1661 at 166, as amended; On December 15, 2013, the Israeli government approved new directives for the distribution of cannabis to patients. The directives were proposed by the Ministry of Health, Agriculture and Internal Security (hereinafter the 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], Knesset website). In introducing the draft of the Law, Knesset 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 division of marital property. (Family Court (TA) 6771-07 Anonymous v. 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 Nuclear Research, 5774-2013. (Text [in Hebrew], Knesset website 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. (Marriage Age Law (Amendment No. 6), 5774-2013 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. 3 and Temporary Order) Law, 5772-2012 (hereinafter LPI 2012). 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 (the petitioner) oleh immigration status based on his criminal record. 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 victims' families to void a governmental decision to release Palestinian 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 Law [in Hebrew], Ministry of Justice website). The new Law 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 Hebrew], The Knesset website (last visited Aug. 7, 2013)). The 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 Amendment Law). This Law increases the proportion of deficit that 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 and 2014 Were Approved at the [Knesset] Plenum [in Hebrew] 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 violation of the prohibition on smoking in public places, in 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. 3) Law 5773-2013. Amendment No. 3 extends to March 1, 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 exchange. The employees were convicted of insider trading, having acquired 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), to compel it to continue providing authorization services based on 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 to reject a request submitted by a former enlisted soldier 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 who had refused to grant his wife a Get (a 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 based on genetic testing he wished to perform. The children, 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. Justice Uzi Vogelman rejected the appellants' claim that district police 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 of this information on "runaway husbands," who are considered as 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 distributor with Mifal Hapais, a public body that enjoys the The Tel Aviv Regional Labor Court recently rejected a lawsuit brought by a graphic designer against her former employer for compensation for having been laid off, sick 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, 5773-2012. The Law provides for an adaptation grant for any 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 individual members to the Central Election Committee (CEC).According to the 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 Committee) of the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) approved a decree authorizing... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 03 Dec 2012 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403418_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: Amendment to Organ Donation Law Passed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403398_text Workers safety and health - On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Food Quality and Proper Nutrition in Educational Institutions Inspection Law, 5774-2014 (Food Quality Law). (SEFER HAHUKIM [Book of Laws, SH] 5774 No. 2470 p. 762, On November 4, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) Plenum approved the second and third reading of the Parole Bill (Amendment No. 14), 5775-2014. (Press Release, Knesset, Final Approval: People Who Commit Exceptionally Severe Acts of On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On July 30, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Prohibition on Money Laundering (Amendment No. 13) Law, 5774-2014 (Amendment Law [in Hebrew], Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Law on Rights of Students with Learning Disabilities at Post-Secondary School Institutions, 5768-2008. (SEFER HAHUKIM (Book of Laws, Official Gazette) 5768 No. 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 the Law [in Hebrew] (July 28, 2014), Knesset website [scroll 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 website [scroll down to appropriate link].) The Law establishes 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, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who 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 the circumcision of her infant son against her will. (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 link].) Explanatory notes for the bill state that public attention 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 report that it had made to the Knesset Joint Committee 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 to increase competitiveness in the food sector and in the 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 the country. (Basic Law: Referendum [in Hebrew], SEFER HA-HUKIM 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 and for their essential employees, including their families." (Government 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 Agency for National Civilian Service (hereinafter the Agency) to implement 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 LAWS OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL [LSI] 112 (5746-1985/86), as 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 of having used social networks to assist Hamas in the 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 transferring financial stipends to haredi (Jewish ultra-orthodox) yeshiva students born 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, SEFER HAHUKIM [Official Gazette], No. 1661 at 166, as amended; On December 15, 2013, the Israeli government approved new directives for the distribution of cannabis to patients. The directives were proposed by the Ministry of Health, Agriculture and Internal Security (hereinafter the 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], Knesset website). In introducing the draft of the Law, Knesset 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 division of marital property. (Family Court (TA) 6771-07 Anonymous v. 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 Nuclear Research, 5774-2013. (Text [in Hebrew], Knesset website 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. (Marriage Age Law (Amendment No. 6), 5774-2013 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. 3 and Temporary Order) Law, 5772-2012 (hereinafter LPI 2012). 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 (the petitioner) oleh immigration status based on his criminal record. 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 victims' families to void a governmental decision to release Palestinian 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 Law [in Hebrew], Ministry of Justice website). The new Law 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 Hebrew], The Knesset website (last visited Aug. 7, 2013)). The 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 Amendment Law). This Law increases the proportion of deficit that 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 and 2014 Were Approved at the [Knesset] Plenum [in Hebrew] 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 violation of the prohibition on smoking in public places, in 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. 3) Law 5773-2013. Amendment No. 3 extends to March 1, 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 exchange. The employees were convicted of insider trading, having acquired 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), to compel it to continue providing authorization services based on 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 to reject a request submitted by a former enlisted soldier 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 who had refused to grant his wife a Get (a 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 based on genetic testing he wished to perform. The children, 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. Justice Uzi Vogelman rejected the appellants' claim that district police 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 of this information on "runaway husbands," who are considered as 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 distributor with Mifal Hapais, a public body that enjoys the The Tel Aviv Regional Labor Court recently rejected a lawsuit brought by a graphic designer against her former employer for compensation for having been laid off, sick 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, 5773-2012. The Law provides for an adaptation grant for any 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 individual members to the Central Election Committee (CEC).According to the 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 Committee) of the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) approved a decree authorizing 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, the objective of the Law was to eliminate trade in... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 08 Nov 2012 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403398_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: Deficit Reduction Law Passed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403399_text Economics and Public Finance - On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Food Quality and Proper Nutrition in Educational Institutions Inspection Law, 5774-2014 (Food Quality Law). (SEFER HAHUKIM [Book of Laws, SH] 5774 No. 2470 p. 762, On November 4, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) Plenum approved the second and third reading of the Parole Bill (Amendment No. 14), 5775-2014. (Press Release, Knesset, Final Approval: People Who Commit Exceptionally Severe Acts of On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On July 30, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Prohibition on Money Laundering (Amendment No. 13) Law, 5774-2014 (Amendment Law [in Hebrew], Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Law on Rights of Students with Learning Disabilities at Post-Secondary School Institutions, 5768-2008. (SEFER HAHUKIM (Book of Laws, Official Gazette) 5768 No. 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 the Law [in Hebrew] (July 28, 2014), Knesset website [scroll 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 website [scroll down to appropriate link].) The Law establishes 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, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who 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 the circumcision of her infant son against her will. (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 link].) Explanatory notes for the bill state that public attention 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 report that it had made to the Knesset Joint Committee 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 to increase competitiveness in the food sector and in the 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 the country. (Basic Law: Referendum [in Hebrew], SEFER HA-HUKIM 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 and for their essential employees, including their families." (Government 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 Agency for National Civilian Service (hereinafter the Agency) to implement 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 LAWS OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL [LSI] 112 (5746-1985/86), as 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 of having used social networks to assist Hamas in the 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 transferring financial stipends to haredi (Jewish ultra-orthodox) yeshiva students born 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, SEFER HAHUKIM [Official Gazette], No. 1661 at 166, as amended; On December 15, 2013, the Israeli government approved new directives for the distribution of cannabis to patients. The directives were proposed by the Ministry of Health, Agriculture and Internal Security (hereinafter the 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], Knesset website). In introducing the draft of the Law, Knesset 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 division of marital property. (Family Court (TA) 6771-07 Anonymous v. 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 Nuclear Research, 5774-2013. (Text [in Hebrew], Knesset website 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. (Marriage Age Law (Amendment No. 6), 5774-2013 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. 3 and Temporary Order) Law, 5772-2012 (hereinafter LPI 2012). 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 (the petitioner) oleh immigration status based on his criminal record. 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 victims' families to void a governmental decision to release Palestinian 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 Law [in Hebrew], Ministry of Justice website). The new Law 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 Hebrew], The Knesset website (last visited Aug. 7, 2013)). The 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 Amendment Law). This Law increases the proportion of deficit that 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 and 2014 Were Approved at the [Knesset] Plenum [in Hebrew] 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 violation of the prohibition on smoking in public places, in 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. 3) Law 5773-2013. Amendment No. 3 extends to March 1, 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 exchange. The employees were convicted of insider trading, having acquired 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), to compel it to continue providing authorization services based on 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 to reject a request submitted by a former enlisted soldier 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 who had refused to grant his wife a Get (a 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 based on genetic testing he wished to perform. The children, 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. Justice Uzi Vogelman rejected the appellants' claim that district police 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 of this information on "runaway husbands," who are considered as 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 distributor with Mifal Hapais, a public body that enjoys the The Tel Aviv Regional Labor Court recently rejected a lawsuit brought by a graphic designer against her former employer for compensation for having been laid off, sick 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, 5773-2012. The Law provides for an adaptation grant for any 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 individual members to the Central Election Committee (CEC).According to the 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 Committee) of the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) approved a decree authorizing 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, the objective of the Law was to eliminate trade in 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 provides caps for public spending and limits the level of... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 08 Nov 2012 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403399_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: Supreme Court: Mandatory Early Retirement Constitutes Prohibited Age-Based Discrimination http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403363_text Labor - On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Food Quality and Proper Nutrition in Educational Institutions Inspection Law, 5774-2014 (Food Quality Law). (SEFER HAHUKIM [Book of Laws, SH] 5774 No. 2470 p. 762, On November 4, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) Plenum approved the second and third reading of the Parole Bill (Amendment No. 14), 5775-2014. (Press Release, Knesset, Final Approval: People Who Commit Exceptionally Severe Acts of On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On July 30, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Prohibition on Money Laundering (Amendment No. 13) Law, 5774-2014 (Amendment Law [in Hebrew], Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Law on Rights of Students with Learning Disabilities at Post-Secondary School Institutions, 5768-2008. (SEFER HAHUKIM (Book of Laws, Official Gazette) 5768 No. 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 the Law [in Hebrew] (July 28, 2014), Knesset website [scroll 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 website [scroll down to appropriate link].) The Law establishes 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, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who 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 the circumcision of her infant son against her will. (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 link].) Explanatory notes for the bill state that public attention 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 report that it had made to the Knesset Joint Committee 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 to increase competitiveness in the food sector and in the 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 the country. (Basic Law: Referendum [in Hebrew], SEFER HA-HUKIM 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 and for their essential employees, including their families." (Government 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 Agency for National Civilian Service (hereinafter the Agency) to implement 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 LAWS OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL [LSI] 112 (5746-1985/86), as 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 of having used social networks to assist Hamas in the 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 transferring financial stipends to haredi (Jewish ultra-orthodox) yeshiva students born 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, SEFER HAHUKIM [Official Gazette], No. 1661 at 166, as amended; On December 15, 2013, the Israeli government approved new directives for the distribution of cannabis to patients. The directives were proposed by the Ministry of Health, Agriculture and Internal Security (hereinafter the 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], Knesset website). In introducing the draft of the Law, Knesset 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 division of marital property. (Family Court (TA) 6771-07 Anonymous v. 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 Nuclear Research, 5774-2013. (Text [in Hebrew], Knesset website 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. (Marriage Age Law (Amendment No. 6), 5774-2013 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. 3 and Temporary Order) Law, 5772-2012 (hereinafter LPI 2012). 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 (the petitioner) oleh immigration status based on his criminal record. 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 victims' families to void a governmental decision to release Palestinian 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 Law [in Hebrew], Ministry of Justice website). The new Law 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 Hebrew], The Knesset website (last visited Aug. 7, 2013)). The 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 Amendment Law). This Law increases the proportion of deficit that 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 and 2014 Were Approved at the [Knesset] Plenum [in Hebrew] 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 violation of the prohibition on smoking in public places, in 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. 3) Law 5773-2013. Amendment No. 3 extends to March 1, 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 exchange. The employees were convicted of insider trading, having acquired 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), to compel it to continue providing authorization services based on 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 to reject a request submitted by a former enlisted soldier 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 who had refused to grant his wife a Get (a 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 based on genetic testing he wished to perform. The children, 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. Justice Uzi Vogelman rejected the appellants' claim that district police 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 of this information on "runaway husbands," who are considered as 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 distributor with Mifal Hapais, a public body that enjoys the The Tel Aviv Regional Labor Court recently rejected a lawsuit brought by a graphic designer against her former employer for compensation for having been laid off, sick 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, 5773-2012. The Law provides for an adaptation grant for any 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 individual members to the Central Election Committee (CEC).According to the 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 Committee) of the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) approved a decree authorizing 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, the objective of the Law was to eliminate trade in 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 provides caps for public spending and limits the level of On August 27, 2012, Israel's Supreme Court, sitting as a High Court of Justice in an extended bench of seven justices, voided an order issued by the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 10 Oct 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403363_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: Court Decides Google Search Keywords Are in Public Domain http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403361_text Communications - On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Food Quality and Proper Nutrition in Educational Institutions Inspection Law, 5774-2014 (Food Quality Law). (SEFER HAHUKIM [Book of Laws, SH] 5774 No. 2470 p. 762, On November 4, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) Plenum approved the second and third reading of the Parole Bill (Amendment No. 14), 5775-2014. (Press Release, Knesset, Final Approval: People Who Commit Exceptionally Severe Acts of On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On July 30, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Prohibition on Money Laundering (Amendment No. 13) Law, 5774-2014 (Amendment Law [in Hebrew], Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Law on Rights of Students with Learning Disabilities at Post-Secondary School Institutions, 5768-2008. (SEFER HAHUKIM (Book of Laws, Official Gazette) 5768 No. 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 the Law [in Hebrew] (July 28, 2014), Knesset website [scroll 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 website [scroll down to appropriate link].) The Law establishes 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, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who 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 the circumcision of her infant son against her will. (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 link].) Explanatory notes for the bill state that public attention 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 report that it had made to the Knesset Joint Committee 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 to increase competitiveness in the food sector and in the 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 the country. (Basic Law: Referendum [in Hebrew], SEFER HA-HUKIM 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 and for their essential employees, including their families." (Government 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 Agency for National Civilian Service (hereinafter the Agency) to implement 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 LAWS OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL [LSI] 112 (5746-1985/86), as 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 of having used social networks to assist Hamas in the 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 transferring financial stipends to haredi (Jewish ultra-orthodox) yeshiva students born 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, SEFER HAHUKIM [Official Gazette], No. 1661 at 166, as amended; On December 15, 2013, the Israeli government approved new directives for the distribution of cannabis to patients. The directives were proposed by the Ministry of Health, Agriculture and Internal Security (hereinafter the 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], Knesset website). In introducing the draft of the Law, Knesset 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 division of marital property. (Family Court (TA) 6771-07 Anonymous v. 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 Nuclear Research, 5774-2013. (Text [in Hebrew], Knesset website 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. (Marriage Age Law (Amendment No. 6), 5774-2013 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. 3 and Temporary Order) Law, 5772-2012 (hereinafter LPI 2012). 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 (the petitioner) oleh immigration status based on his criminal record. 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 victims' families to void a governmental decision to release Palestinian 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 Law [in Hebrew], Ministry of Justice website). The new Law 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 Hebrew], The Knesset website (last visited Aug. 7, 2013)). The 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 Amendment Law). This Law increases the proportion of deficit that 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 and 2014 Were Approved at the [Knesset] Plenum [in Hebrew] 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 violation of the prohibition on smoking in public places, in 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. 3) Law 5773-2013. Amendment No. 3 extends to March 1, 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 exchange. The employees were convicted of insider trading, having acquired 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), to compel it to continue providing authorization services based on 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 to reject a request submitted by a former enlisted soldier 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 who had refused to grant his wife a Get (a 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 based on genetic testing he wished to perform. The children, 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. Justice Uzi Vogelman rejected the appellants' claim that district police 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 of this information on "runaway husbands," who are considered as 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 distributor with Mifal Hapais, a public body that enjoys the The Tel Aviv Regional Labor Court recently rejected a lawsuit brought by a graphic designer against her former employer for compensation for having been laid off, sick 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, 5773-2012. The Law provides for an adaptation grant for any 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 individual members to the Central Election Committee (CEC).According to the 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 Committee) of the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) approved a decree authorizing 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, the objective of the Law was to eliminate trade in 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 provides caps for public spending and limits the level of On August 27, 2012, Israel's Supreme Court, sitting as a High Court of Justice in an extended bench of seven justices, voided an order issued by the 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 operating in coordination with Google. He argued that the placement... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 09 Oct 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403361_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: Immediate Blocking of Israeli Web Access to Anti-Islam Film Rejected; Full Hearing Scheduled for October http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403340_text Freedom of speech - On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Food Quality and Proper Nutrition in Educational Institutions Inspection Law, 5774-2014 (Food Quality Law). (SEFER HAHUKIM [Book of Laws, SH] 5774 No. 2470 p. 762, On November 4, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) Plenum approved the second and third reading of the Parole Bill (Amendment No. 14), 5775-2014. (Press Release, Knesset, Final Approval: People Who Commit Exceptionally Severe Acts of On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On July 30, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Prohibition on Money Laundering (Amendment No. 13) Law, 5774-2014 (Amendment Law [in Hebrew], Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Law on Rights of Students with Learning Disabilities at Post-Secondary School Institutions, 5768-2008. (SEFER HAHUKIM (Book of Laws, Official Gazette) 5768 No. 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 the Law [in Hebrew] (July 28, 2014), Knesset website [scroll 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 website [scroll down to appropriate link].) The Law establishes 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, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who 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 the circumcision of her infant son against her will. (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 link].) Explanatory notes for the bill state that public attention 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 report that it had made to the Knesset Joint Committee 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 to increase competitiveness in the food sector and in the 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 the country. (Basic Law: Referendum [in Hebrew], SEFER HA-HUKIM 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 and for their essential employees, including their families." (Government 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 Agency for National Civilian Service (hereinafter the Agency) to implement 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 LAWS OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL [LSI] 112 (5746-1985/86), as 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 of having used social networks to assist Hamas in the 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 transferring financial stipends to haredi (Jewish ultra-orthodox) yeshiva students born 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, SEFER HAHUKIM [Official Gazette], No. 1661 at 166, as amended; On December 15, 2013, the Israeli government approved new directives for the distribution of cannabis to patients. The directives were proposed by the Ministry of Health, Agriculture and Internal Security (hereinafter the 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], Knesset website). In introducing the draft of the Law, Knesset 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 division of marital property. (Family Court (TA) 6771-07 Anonymous v. 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 Nuclear Research, 5774-2013. (Text [in Hebrew], Knesset website 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. (Marriage Age Law (Amendment No. 6), 5774-2013 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. 3 and Temporary Order) Law, 5772-2012 (hereinafter LPI 2012). 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 (the petitioner) oleh immigration status based on his criminal record. 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 victims' families to void a governmental decision to release Palestinian 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 Law [in Hebrew], Ministry of Justice website). The new Law 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 Hebrew], The Knesset website (last visited Aug. 7, 2013)). The 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 Amendment Law). This Law increases the proportion of deficit that 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 and 2014 Were Approved at the [Knesset] Plenum [in Hebrew] 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 violation of the prohibition on smoking in public places, in 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. 3) Law 5773-2013. Amendment No. 3 extends to March 1, 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 exchange. The employees were convicted of insider trading, having acquired 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), to compel it to continue providing authorization services based on 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 to reject a request submitted by a former enlisted soldier 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 who had refused to grant his wife a Get (a 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 based on genetic testing he wished to perform. The children, 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. Justice Uzi Vogelman rejected the appellants' claim that district police 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 of this information on "runaway husbands," who are considered as 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 distributor with Mifal Hapais, a public body that enjoys the The Tel Aviv Regional Labor Court recently rejected a lawsuit brought by a graphic designer against her former employer for compensation for having been laid off, sick 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, 5773-2012. The Law provides for an adaptation grant for any 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 individual members to the Central Election Committee (CEC).According to the 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 Committee) of the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) approved a decree authorizing 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, the objective of the Law was to eliminate trade in 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 provides caps for public spending and limits the level of On August 27, 2012, Israel's Supreme Court, sitting as a High Court of Justice in an extended bench of seven justices, voided an order issued by the 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 operating in coordination with Google. He argued that the placement On September 20, 2012, the Jerusalem District Court denied a request by Taleb a-Sanaa, a Knesset (Israel's Parliament) Member of the United Arab List- Ta'al Party, and other... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 25 Sep 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403340_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: Court Decision in the Matter of Rachel Corrie's Death http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403333_text Civil liability - On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Food Quality and Proper Nutrition in Educational Institutions Inspection Law, 5774-2014 (Food Quality Law). (SEFER HAHUKIM [Book of Laws, SH] 5774 No. 2470 p. 762, On November 4, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) Plenum approved the second and third reading of the Parole Bill (Amendment No. 14), 5775-2014. (Press Release, Knesset, Final Approval: People Who Commit Exceptionally Severe Acts of On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On July 30, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Prohibition on Money Laundering (Amendment No. 13) Law, 5774-2014 (Amendment Law [in Hebrew], Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Law on Rights of Students with Learning Disabilities at Post-Secondary School Institutions, 5768-2008. (SEFER HAHUKIM (Book of Laws, Official Gazette) 5768 No. 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 the Law [in Hebrew] (July 28, 2014), Knesset website [scroll 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 website [scroll down to appropriate link].) The Law establishes 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, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who 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 the circumcision of her infant son against her will. (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 link].) Explanatory notes for the bill state that public attention 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 report that it had made to the Knesset Joint Committee 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 to increase competitiveness in the food sector and in the 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 the country. (Basic Law: Referendum [in Hebrew], SEFER HA-HUKIM 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 and for their essential employees, including their families." (Government 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 Agency for National Civilian Service (hereinafter the Agency) to implement 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 LAWS OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL [LSI] 112 (5746-1985/86), as 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 of having used social networks to assist Hamas in the 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 transferring financial stipends to haredi (Jewish ultra-orthodox) yeshiva students born 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, SEFER HAHUKIM [Official Gazette], No. 1661 at 166, as amended; On December 15, 2013, the Israeli government approved new directives for the distribution of cannabis to patients. The directives were proposed by the Ministry of Health, Agriculture and Internal Security (hereinafter the 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], Knesset website). In introducing the draft of the Law, Knesset 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 division of marital property. (Family Court (TA) 6771-07 Anonymous v. 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 Nuclear Research, 5774-2013. (Text [in Hebrew], Knesset website 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. (Marriage Age Law (Amendment No. 6), 5774-2013 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. 3 and Temporary Order) Law, 5772-2012 (hereinafter LPI 2012). 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 (the petitioner) oleh immigration status based on his criminal record. 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 victims' families to void a governmental decision to release Palestinian 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 Law [in Hebrew], Ministry of Justice website). The new Law 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 Hebrew], The Knesset website (last visited Aug. 7, 2013)). The 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 Amendment Law). This Law increases the proportion of deficit that 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 and 2014 Were Approved at the [Knesset] Plenum [in Hebrew] 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 violation of the prohibition on smoking in public places, in 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. 3) Law 5773-2013. Amendment No. 3 extends to March 1, 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 exchange. The employees were convicted of insider trading, having acquired 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), to compel it to continue providing authorization services based on 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 to reject a request submitted by a former enlisted soldier 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 who had refused to grant his wife a Get (a 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 based on genetic testing he wished to perform. The children, 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. Justice Uzi Vogelman rejected the appellants' claim that district police 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 of this information on "runaway husbands," who are considered as 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 distributor with Mifal Hapais, a public body that enjoys the The Tel Aviv Regional Labor Court recently rejected a lawsuit brought by a graphic designer against her former employer for compensation for having been laid off, sick 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, 5773-2012. The Law provides for an adaptation grant for any 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 individual members to the Central Election Committee (CEC).According to the 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 Committee) of the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) approved a decree authorizing 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, the objective of the Law was to eliminate trade in 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 provides caps for public spending and limits the level of On August 27, 2012, Israel's Supreme Court, sitting as a High Court of Justice in an extended bench of seven justices, voided an order issued by the 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 operating in coordination with Google. He argued that the placement On September 20, 2012, the Jerusalem District Court denied a request by Taleb a-Sanaa, a Knesset (Israel's Parliament) Member of the United Arab List- Ta'al Party, and other 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. Corrie was killed on March 16, 2003, after being struck... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 19 Sep 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403333_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: Embargo on Providers of Support for Iran's Program of Weapons of Mass Destruction http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403305_text Sanctions - On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Food Quality and Proper Nutrition in Educational Institutions Inspection Law, 5774-2014 (Food Quality Law). (SEFER HAHUKIM [Book of Laws, SH] 5774 No. 2470 p. 762, On November 4, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) Plenum approved the second and third reading of the Parole Bill (Amendment No. 14), 5775-2014. (Press Release, Knesset, Final Approval: People Who Commit Exceptionally Severe Acts of On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On July 30, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Prohibition on Money Laundering (Amendment No. 13) Law, 5774-2014 (Amendment Law [in Hebrew], Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Law on Rights of Students with Learning Disabilities at Post-Secondary School Institutions, 5768-2008. (SEFER HAHUKIM (Book of Laws, Official Gazette) 5768 No. 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 the Law [in Hebrew] (July 28, 2014), Knesset website [scroll 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 website [scroll down to appropriate link].) The Law establishes 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, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who 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 the circumcision of her infant son against her will. (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 link].) Explanatory notes for the bill state that public attention 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 report that it had made to the Knesset Joint Committee 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 to increase competitiveness in the food sector and in the 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 the country. (Basic Law: Referendum [in Hebrew], SEFER HA-HUKIM 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 and for their essential employees, including their families." (Government 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 Agency for National Civilian Service (hereinafter the Agency) to implement 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 LAWS OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL [LSI] 112 (5746-1985/86), as 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 of having used social networks to assist Hamas in the 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 transferring financial stipends to haredi (Jewish ultra-orthodox) yeshiva students born 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, SEFER HAHUKIM [Official Gazette], No. 1661 at 166, as amended; On December 15, 2013, the Israeli government approved new directives for the distribution of cannabis to patients. The directives were proposed by the Ministry of Health, Agriculture and Internal Security (hereinafter the 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], Knesset website). In introducing the draft of the Law, Knesset 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 division of marital property. (Family Court (TA) 6771-07 Anonymous v. 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 Nuclear Research, 5774-2013. (Text [in Hebrew], Knesset website 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. (Marriage Age Law (Amendment No. 6), 5774-2013 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. 3 and Temporary Order) Law, 5772-2012 (hereinafter LPI 2012). 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 (the petitioner) oleh immigration status based on his criminal record. 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 victims' families to void a governmental decision to release Palestinian 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 Law [in Hebrew], Ministry of Justice website). The new Law 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 Hebrew], The Knesset website (last visited Aug. 7, 2013)). The 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 Amendment Law). This Law increases the proportion of deficit that 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 and 2014 Were Approved at the [Knesset] Plenum [in Hebrew] 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 violation of the prohibition on smoking in public places, in 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. 3) Law 5773-2013. Amendment No. 3 extends to March 1, 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 exchange. The employees were convicted of insider trading, having acquired 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), to compel it to continue providing authorization services based on 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 to reject a request submitted by a former enlisted soldier 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 who had refused to grant his wife a Get (a 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 based on genetic testing he wished to perform. The children, 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. Justice Uzi Vogelman rejected the appellants' claim that district police 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 of this information on "runaway husbands," who are considered as 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 distributor with Mifal Hapais, a public body that enjoys the The Tel Aviv Regional Labor Court recently rejected a lawsuit brought by a graphic designer against her former employer for compensation for having been laid off, sick 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, 5773-2012. The Law provides for an adaptation grant for any 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 individual members to the Central Election Committee (CEC).According to the 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 Committee) of the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) approved a decree authorizing 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, the objective of the Law was to eliminate trade in 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 provides caps for public spending and limits the level of On August 27, 2012, Israel's Supreme Court, sitting as a High Court of Justice in an extended bench of seven justices, voided an order issued by the 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 operating in coordination with Google. He argued that the placement On September 20, 2012, the Jerusalem District Court denied a request by Taleb a-Sanaa, a Knesset (Israel's Parliament) Member of the United Arab List- Ta'al Party, and other 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. Corrie was killed on March 16, 2003, after being struck 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 is to impose sanctions on individuals and on corporations that... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 30 Aug 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403305_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: Pre-Indictment Plea Bargains Allowed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403295_text Crime and law enforcement - On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Food Quality and Proper Nutrition in Educational Institutions Inspection Law, 5774-2014 (Food Quality Law). (SEFER HAHUKIM [Book of Laws, SH] 5774 No. 2470 p. 762, On November 4, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) Plenum approved the second and third reading of the Parole Bill (Amendment No. 14), 5775-2014. (Press Release, Knesset, Final Approval: People Who Commit Exceptionally Severe Acts of On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On July 30, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Prohibition on Money Laundering (Amendment No. 13) Law, 5774-2014 (Amendment Law [in Hebrew], Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Law on Rights of Students with Learning Disabilities at Post-Secondary School Institutions, 5768-2008. (SEFER HAHUKIM (Book of Laws, Official Gazette) 5768 No. 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 the Law [in Hebrew] (July 28, 2014), Knesset website [scroll 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 website [scroll down to appropriate link].) The Law establishes 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, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who 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 the circumcision of her infant son against her will. (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 link].) Explanatory notes for the bill state that public attention 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 report that it had made to the Knesset Joint Committee 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 to increase competitiveness in the food sector and in the 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 the country. (Basic Law: Referendum [in Hebrew], SEFER HA-HUKIM 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 and for their essential employees, including their families." (Government 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 Agency for National Civilian Service (hereinafter the Agency) to implement 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 LAWS OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL [LSI] 112 (5746-1985/86), as 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 of having used social networks to assist Hamas in the 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 transferring financial stipends to haredi (Jewish ultra-orthodox) yeshiva students born 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, SEFER HAHUKIM [Official Gazette], No. 1661 at 166, as amended; On December 15, 2013, the Israeli government approved new directives for the distribution of cannabis to patients. The directives were proposed by the Ministry of Health, Agriculture and Internal Security (hereinafter the 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], Knesset website). In introducing the draft of the Law, Knesset 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 division of marital property. (Family Court (TA) 6771-07 Anonymous v. 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 Nuclear Research, 5774-2013. (Text [in Hebrew], Knesset website 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. (Marriage Age Law (Amendment No. 6), 5774-2013 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. 3 and Temporary Order) Law, 5772-2012 (hereinafter LPI 2012). 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 (the petitioner) oleh immigration status based on his criminal record. 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 victims' families to void a governmental decision to release Palestinian 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 Law [in Hebrew], Ministry of Justice website). The new Law 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 Hebrew], The Knesset website (last visited Aug. 7, 2013)). The 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 Amendment Law). This Law increases the proportion of deficit that 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 and 2014 Were Approved at the [Knesset] Plenum [in Hebrew] 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 violation of the prohibition on smoking in public places, in 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. 3) Law 5773-2013. Amendment No. 3 extends to March 1, 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 exchange. The employees were convicted of insider trading, having acquired 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), to compel it to continue providing authorization services based on 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 to reject a request submitted by a former enlisted soldier 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 who had refused to grant his wife a Get (a 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 based on genetic testing he wished to perform. The children, 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. Justice Uzi Vogelman rejected the appellants' claim that district police 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 of this information on "runaway husbands," who are considered as 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 distributor with Mifal Hapais, a public body that enjoys the The Tel Aviv Regional Labor Court recently rejected a lawsuit brought by a graphic designer against her former employer for compensation for having been laid off, sick 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, 5773-2012. The Law provides for an adaptation grant for any 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 individual members to the Central Election Committee (CEC).According to the 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 Committee) of the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) approved a decree authorizing 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, the objective of the Law was to eliminate trade in 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 provides caps for public spending and limits the level of On August 27, 2012, Israel's Supreme Court, sitting as a High Court of Justice in an extended bench of seven justices, voided an order issued by the 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 operating in coordination with Google. He argued that the placement On September 20, 2012, the Jerusalem District Court denied a request by Taleb a-Sanaa, a Knesset (Israel's Parliament) Member of the United Arab List- Ta'al Party, and other 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. Corrie was killed on March 16, 2003, after being struck 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 is to impose sanctions on individuals and on corporations that 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 way to proceed in a criminal case where it finds... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 23 Aug 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403295_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: Criminalization of Certain Activities Involving Computer Software http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403293_text Communications - On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Food Quality and Proper Nutrition in Educational Institutions Inspection Law, 5774-2014 (Food Quality Law). (SEFER HAHUKIM [Book of Laws, SH] 5774 No. 2470 p. 762, On November 4, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) Plenum approved the second and third reading of the Parole Bill (Amendment No. 14), 5775-2014. (Press Release, Knesset, Final Approval: People Who Commit Exceptionally Severe Acts of On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On July 30, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Prohibition on Money Laundering (Amendment No. 13) Law, 5774-2014 (Amendment Law [in Hebrew], Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Law on Rights of Students with Learning Disabilities at Post-Secondary School Institutions, 5768-2008. (SEFER HAHUKIM (Book of Laws, Official Gazette) 5768 No. 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 the Law [in Hebrew] (July 28, 2014), Knesset website [scroll 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 website [scroll down to appropriate link].) The Law establishes 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, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who 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 the circumcision of her infant son against her will. (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 link].) Explanatory notes for the bill state that public attention 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 report that it had made to the Knesset Joint Committee 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 to increase competitiveness in the food sector and in the 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 the country. (Basic Law: Referendum [in Hebrew], SEFER HA-HUKIM 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 and for their essential employees, including their families." (Government 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 Agency for National Civilian Service (hereinafter the Agency) to implement 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 LAWS OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL [LSI] 112 (5746-1985/86), as 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 of having used social networks to assist Hamas in the 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 transferring financial stipends to haredi (Jewish ultra-orthodox) yeshiva students born 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, SEFER HAHUKIM [Official Gazette], No. 1661 at 166, as amended; On December 15, 2013, the Israeli government approved new directives for the distribution of cannabis to patients. The directives were proposed by the Ministry of Health, Agriculture and Internal Security (hereinafter the 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], Knesset website). In introducing the draft of the Law, Knesset 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 division of marital property. (Family Court (TA) 6771-07 Anonymous v. 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 Nuclear Research, 5774-2013. (Text [in Hebrew], Knesset website 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. (Marriage Age Law (Amendment No. 6), 5774-2013 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. 3 and Temporary Order) Law, 5772-2012 (hereinafter LPI 2012). 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 (the petitioner) oleh immigration status based on his criminal record. 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 victims' families to void a governmental decision to release Palestinian 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 Law [in Hebrew], Ministry of Justice website). The new Law 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 Hebrew], The Knesset website (last visited Aug. 7, 2013)). The 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 Amendment Law). This Law increases the proportion of deficit that 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 and 2014 Were Approved at the [Knesset] Plenum [in Hebrew] 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 violation of the prohibition on smoking in public places, in 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. 3) Law 5773-2013. Amendment No. 3 extends to March 1, 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 exchange. The employees were convicted of insider trading, having acquired 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), to compel it to continue providing authorization services based on 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 to reject a request submitted by a former enlisted soldier 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 who had refused to grant his wife a Get (a 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 based on genetic testing he wished to perform. The children, 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. Justice Uzi Vogelman rejected the appellants' claim that district police 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 of this information on "runaway husbands," who are considered as 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 distributor with Mifal Hapais, a public body that enjoys the The Tel Aviv Regional Labor Court recently rejected a lawsuit brought by a graphic designer against her former employer for compensation for having been laid off, sick 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, 5773-2012. The Law provides for an adaptation grant for any 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 individual members to the Central Election Committee (CEC).According to the 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 Committee) of the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) approved a decree authorizing 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, the objective of the Law was to eliminate trade in 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 provides caps for public spending and limits the level of On August 27, 2012, Israel's Supreme Court, sitting as a High Court of Justice in an extended bench of seven justices, voided an order issued by the 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 operating in coordination with Google. He argued that the placement On September 20, 2012, the Jerusalem District Court denied a request by Taleb a-Sanaa, a Knesset (Israel's Parliament) Member of the United Arab List- Ta'al Party, and other 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. Corrie was killed on March 16, 2003, after being struck 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 is to impose sanctions on individuals and on corporations that 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 way to proceed in a criminal case where it finds 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 activities involving the use of computers and computer software that... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 21 Aug 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403293_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: Grandparents' Rights http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403268_text Families - On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Food Quality and Proper Nutrition in Educational Institutions Inspection Law, 5774-2014 (Food Quality Law). (SEFER HAHUKIM [Book of Laws, SH] 5774 No. 2470 p. 762, On November 4, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) Plenum approved the second and third reading of the Parole Bill (Amendment No. 14), 5775-2014. (Press Release, Knesset, Final Approval: People Who Commit Exceptionally Severe Acts of On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On July 30, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Prohibition on Money Laundering (Amendment No. 13) Law, 5774-2014 (Amendment Law [in Hebrew], Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Law on Rights of Students with Learning Disabilities at Post-Secondary School Institutions, 5768-2008. (SEFER HAHUKIM (Book of Laws, Official Gazette) 5768 No. 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 the Law [in Hebrew] (July 28, 2014), Knesset website [scroll 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 website [scroll down to appropriate link].) The Law establishes 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, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who 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 the circumcision of her infant son against her will. (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 link].) Explanatory notes for the bill state that public attention 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 report that it had made to the Knesset Joint Committee 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 to increase competitiveness in the food sector and in the 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 the country. (Basic Law: Referendum [in Hebrew], SEFER HA-HUKIM 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 and for their essential employees, including their families." (Government 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 Agency for National Civilian Service (hereinafter the Agency) to implement 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 LAWS OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL [LSI] 112 (5746-1985/86), as 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 of having used social networks to assist Hamas in the 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 transferring financial stipends to haredi (Jewish ultra-orthodox) yeshiva students born 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, SEFER HAHUKIM [Official Gazette], No. 1661 at 166, as amended; On December 15, 2013, the Israeli government approved new directives for the distribution of cannabis to patients. The directives were proposed by the Ministry of Health, Agriculture and Internal Security (hereinafter the 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], Knesset website). In introducing the draft of the Law, Knesset 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 division of marital property. (Family Court (TA) 6771-07 Anonymous v. 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 Nuclear Research, 5774-2013. (Text [in Hebrew], Knesset website 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. (Marriage Age Law (Amendment No. 6), 5774-2013 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. 3 and Temporary Order) Law, 5772-2012 (hereinafter LPI 2012). 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 (the petitioner) oleh immigration status based on his criminal record. 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 victims' families to void a governmental decision to release Palestinian 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 Law [in Hebrew], Ministry of Justice website). The new Law 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 Hebrew], The Knesset website (last visited Aug. 7, 2013)). The 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 Amendment Law). This Law increases the proportion of deficit that 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 and 2014 Were Approved at the [Knesset] Plenum [in Hebrew] 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 violation of the prohibition on smoking in public places, in 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. 3) Law 5773-2013. Amendment No. 3 extends to March 1, 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 exchange. The employees were convicted of insider trading, having acquired 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), to compel it to continue providing authorization services based on 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 to reject a request submitted by a former enlisted soldier 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 who had refused to grant his wife a Get (a 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 based on genetic testing he wished to perform. The children, 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. Justice Uzi Vogelman rejected the appellants' claim that district police 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 of this information on "runaway husbands," who are considered as 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 distributor with Mifal Hapais, a public body that enjoys the The Tel Aviv Regional Labor Court recently rejected a lawsuit brought by a graphic designer against her former employer for compensation for having been laid off, sick 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, 5773-2012. The Law provides for an adaptation grant for any 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 individual members to the Central Election Committee (CEC).According to the 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 Committee) of the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) approved a decree authorizing 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, the objective of the Law was to eliminate trade in 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 provides caps for public spending and limits the level of On August 27, 2012, Israel's Supreme Court, sitting as a High Court of Justice in an extended bench of seven justices, voided an order issued by the 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 operating in coordination with Google. He argued that the placement On September 20, 2012, the Jerusalem District Court denied a request by Taleb a-Sanaa, a Knesset (Israel's Parliament) Member of the United Arab List- Ta'al Party, and other 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. Corrie was killed on March 16, 2003, after being struck 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 is to impose sanctions on individuals and on corporations that 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 way to proceed in a criminal case where it finds 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 activities involving the use of computers and computer software that 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 decisions on requests submitted by grandparents regarding contact with their... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 03 Aug 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403268_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: Benefits to Active Reserve Soldiers in Public Tenders http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403257_text Veterans - On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Food Quality and Proper Nutrition in Educational Institutions Inspection Law, 5774-2014 (Food Quality Law). (SEFER HAHUKIM [Book of Laws, SH] 5774 No. 2470 p. 762, On November 4, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) Plenum approved the second and third reading of the Parole Bill (Amendment No. 14), 5775-2014. (Press Release, Knesset, Final Approval: People Who Commit Exceptionally Severe Acts of On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On July 30, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Prohibition on Money Laundering (Amendment No. 13) Law, 5774-2014 (Amendment Law [in Hebrew], Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Law on Rights of Students with Learning Disabilities at Post-Secondary School Institutions, 5768-2008. (SEFER HAHUKIM (Book of Laws, Official Gazette) 5768 No. 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 the Law [in Hebrew] (July 28, 2014), Knesset website [scroll 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 website [scroll down to appropriate link].) The Law establishes 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, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who 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 the circumcision of her infant son against her will. (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 link].) Explanatory notes for the bill state that public attention 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 report that it had made to the Knesset Joint Committee 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 to increase competitiveness in the food sector and in the 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 the country. (Basic Law: Referendum [in Hebrew], SEFER HA-HUKIM 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 and for their essential employees, including their families." (Government 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 Agency for National Civilian Service (hereinafter the Agency) to implement 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 LAWS OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL [LSI] 112 (5746-1985/86), as 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 of having used social networks to assist Hamas in the 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 transferring financial stipends to haredi (Jewish ultra-orthodox) yeshiva students born 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, SEFER HAHUKIM [Official Gazette], No. 1661 at 166, as amended; On December 15, 2013, the Israeli government approved new directives for the distribution of cannabis to patients. The directives were proposed by the Ministry of Health, Agriculture and Internal Security (hereinafter the 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], Knesset website). In introducing the draft of the Law, Knesset 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 division of marital property. (Family Court (TA) 6771-07 Anonymous v. 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 Nuclear Research, 5774-2013. (Text [in Hebrew], Knesset website 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. (Marriage Age Law (Amendment No. 6), 5774-2013 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. 3 and Temporary Order) Law, 5772-2012 (hereinafter LPI 2012). 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 (the petitioner) oleh immigration status based on his criminal record. 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 victims' families to void a governmental decision to release Palestinian 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 Law [in Hebrew], Ministry of Justice website). The new Law 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 Hebrew], The Knesset website (last visited Aug. 7, 2013)). The 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 Amendment Law). This Law increases the proportion of deficit that 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 and 2014 Were Approved at the [Knesset] Plenum [in Hebrew] 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 violation of the prohibition on smoking in public places, in 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. 3) Law 5773-2013. Amendment No. 3 extends to March 1, 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 exchange. The employees were convicted of insider trading, having acquired 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), to compel it to continue providing authorization services based on 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 to reject a request submitted by a former enlisted soldier 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 who had refused to grant his wife a Get (a 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 based on genetic testing he wished to perform. The children, 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. Justice Uzi Vogelman rejected the appellants' claim that district police 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 of this information on "runaway husbands," who are considered as 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 distributor with Mifal Hapais, a public body that enjoys the The Tel Aviv Regional Labor Court recently rejected a lawsuit brought by a graphic designer against her former employer for compensation for having been laid off, sick 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, 5773-2012. The Law provides for an adaptation grant for any 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 individual members to the Central Election Committee (CEC).According to the 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 Committee) of the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) approved a decree authorizing 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, the objective of the Law was to eliminate trade in 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 provides caps for public spending and limits the level of On August 27, 2012, Israel's Supreme Court, sitting as a High Court of Justice in an extended bench of seven justices, voided an order issued by the 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 operating in coordination with Google. He argued that the placement On September 20, 2012, the Jerusalem District Court denied a request by Taleb a-Sanaa, a Knesset (Israel's Parliament) Member of the United Arab List- Ta'al Party, and other 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. Corrie was killed on March 16, 2003, after being struck 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 is to impose sanctions on individuals and on corporations that 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 way to proceed in a criminal case where it finds 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 activities involving the use of computers and computer software that 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 decisions on requests submitted by grandparents regarding contact with their 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 right of Israel Defense Forces (IDF) reservist soldiers to receive... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 25 Jul 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403257_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: Clean Air Legislation http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403215_text Environmental protection - On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Food Quality and Proper Nutrition in Educational Institutions Inspection Law, 5774-2014 (Food Quality Law). (SEFER HAHUKIM [Book of Laws, SH] 5774 No. 2470 p. 762, On November 4, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) Plenum approved the second and third reading of the Parole Bill (Amendment No. 14), 5775-2014. (Press Release, Knesset, Final Approval: People Who Commit Exceptionally Severe Acts of On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On July 30, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Prohibition on Money Laundering (Amendment No. 13) Law, 5774-2014 (Amendment Law [in Hebrew], Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Law on Rights of Students with Learning Disabilities at Post-Secondary School Institutions, 5768-2008. (SEFER HAHUKIM (Book of Laws, Official Gazette) 5768 No. 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 the Law [in Hebrew] (July 28, 2014), Knesset website [scroll 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 website [scroll down to appropriate link].) The Law establishes 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, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who 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 the circumcision of her infant son against her will. (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 link].) Explanatory notes for the bill state that public attention 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 report that it had made to the Knesset Joint Committee 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 to increase competitiveness in the food sector and in the 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 the country. (Basic Law: Referendum [in Hebrew], SEFER HA-HUKIM 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 and for their essential employees, including their families." (Government 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 Agency for National Civilian Service (hereinafter the Agency) to implement 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 LAWS OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL [LSI] 112 (5746-1985/86), as 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 of having used social networks to assist Hamas in the 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 transferring financial stipends to haredi (Jewish ultra-orthodox) yeshiva students born 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, SEFER HAHUKIM [Official Gazette], No. 1661 at 166, as amended; On December 15, 2013, the Israeli government approved new directives for the distribution of cannabis to patients. The directives were proposed by the Ministry of Health, Agriculture and Internal Security (hereinafter the 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], Knesset website). In introducing the draft of the Law, Knesset 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 division of marital property. (Family Court (TA) 6771-07 Anonymous v. 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 Nuclear Research, 5774-2013. (Text [in Hebrew], Knesset website 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. (Marriage Age Law (Amendment No. 6), 5774-2013 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. 3 and Temporary Order) Law, 5772-2012 (hereinafter LPI 2012). 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 (the petitioner) oleh immigration status based on his criminal record. 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 victims' families to void a governmental decision to release Palestinian 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 Law [in Hebrew], Ministry of Justice website). The new Law 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 Hebrew], The Knesset website (last visited Aug. 7, 2013)). The 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 Amendment Law). This Law increases the proportion of deficit that 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 and 2014 Were Approved at the [Knesset] Plenum [in Hebrew] 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 violation of the prohibition on smoking in public places, in 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. 3) Law 5773-2013. Amendment No. 3 extends to March 1, 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 exchange. The employees were convicted of insider trading, having acquired 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), to compel it to continue providing authorization services based on 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 to reject a request submitted by a former enlisted soldier 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 who had refused to grant his wife a Get (a 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 based on genetic testing he wished to perform. The children, 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. Justice Uzi Vogelman rejected the appellants' claim that district police 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 of this information on "runaway husbands," who are considered as 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 distributor with Mifal Hapais, a public body that enjoys the The Tel Aviv Regional Labor Court recently rejected a lawsuit brought by a graphic designer against her former employer for compensation for having been laid off, sick 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, 5773-2012. The Law provides for an adaptation grant for any 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 individual members to the Central Election Committee (CEC).According to the 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 Committee) of the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) approved a decree authorizing 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, the objective of the Law was to eliminate trade in 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 provides caps for public spending and limits the level of On August 27, 2012, Israel's Supreme Court, sitting as a High Court of Justice in an extended bench of seven justices, voided an order issued by the 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 operating in coordination with Google. He argued that the placement On September 20, 2012, the Jerusalem District Court denied a request by Taleb a-Sanaa, a Knesset (Israel's Parliament) Member of the United Arab List- Ta'al Party, and other 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. Corrie was killed on March 16, 2003, after being struck 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 is to impose sanctions on individuals and on corporations that 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 way to proceed in a criminal case where it finds 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 activities involving the use of computers and computer software that 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 decisions on requests submitted by grandparents regarding contact with their 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 right of Israel Defense Forces (IDF) reservist soldiers to receive 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 air quality and prevent and minimize air pollution by, among... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 26 Jun 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403215_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: Jerusalem District Court Decision on Repatriation of South Sudanese http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403216_text Asylum - On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Food Quality and Proper Nutrition in Educational Institutions Inspection Law, 5774-2014 (Food Quality Law). (SEFER HAHUKIM [Book of Laws, SH] 5774 No. 2470 p. 762, On November 4, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) Plenum approved the second and third reading of the Parole Bill (Amendment No. 14), 5775-2014. (Press Release, Knesset, Final Approval: People Who Commit Exceptionally Severe Acts of On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On July 30, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Prohibition on Money Laundering (Amendment No. 13) Law, 5774-2014 (Amendment Law [in Hebrew], Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Law on Rights of Students with Learning Disabilities at Post-Secondary School Institutions, 5768-2008. (SEFER HAHUKIM (Book of Laws, Official Gazette) 5768 No. 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 the Law [in Hebrew] (July 28, 2014), Knesset website [scroll 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 website [scroll down to appropriate link].) The Law establishes 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, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who 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 the circumcision of her infant son against her will. (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 link].) Explanatory notes for the bill state that public attention 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 report that it had made to the Knesset Joint Committee 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 to increase competitiveness in the food sector and in the 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 the country. (Basic Law: Referendum [in Hebrew], SEFER HA-HUKIM 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 and for their essential employees, including their families." (Government 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 Agency for National Civilian Service (hereinafter the Agency) to implement 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 LAWS OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL [LSI] 112 (5746-1985/86), as 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 of having used social networks to assist Hamas in the 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 transferring financial stipends to haredi (Jewish ultra-orthodox) yeshiva students born 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, SEFER HAHUKIM [Official Gazette], No. 1661 at 166, as amended; On December 15, 2013, the Israeli government approved new directives for the distribution of cannabis to patients. The directives were proposed by the Ministry of Health, Agriculture and Internal Security (hereinafter the 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], Knesset website). In introducing the draft of the Law, Knesset 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 division of marital property. (Family Court (TA) 6771-07 Anonymous v. 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 Nuclear Research, 5774-2013. (Text [in Hebrew], Knesset website 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. (Marriage Age Law (Amendment No. 6), 5774-2013 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. 3 and Temporary Order) Law, 5772-2012 (hereinafter LPI 2012). 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 (the petitioner) oleh immigration status based on his criminal record. 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 victims' families to void a governmental decision to release Palestinian 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 Law [in Hebrew], Ministry of Justice website). The new Law 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 Hebrew], The Knesset website (last visited Aug. 7, 2013)). The 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 Amendment Law). This Law increases the proportion of deficit that 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 and 2014 Were Approved at the [Knesset] Plenum [in Hebrew] 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 violation of the prohibition on smoking in public places, in 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. 3) Law 5773-2013. Amendment No. 3 extends to March 1, 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 exchange. The employees were convicted of insider trading, having acquired 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), to compel it to continue providing authorization services based on 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 to reject a request submitted by a former enlisted soldier 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 who had refused to grant his wife a Get (a 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 based on genetic testing he wished to perform. The children, 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. Justice Uzi Vogelman rejected the appellants' claim that district police 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 of this information on "runaway husbands," who are considered as 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 distributor with Mifal Hapais, a public body that enjoys the The Tel Aviv Regional Labor Court recently rejected a lawsuit brought by a graphic designer against her former employer for compensation for having been laid off, sick 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, 5773-2012. The Law provides for an adaptation grant for any 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 individual members to the Central Election Committee (CEC).According to the 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 Committee) of the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) approved a decree authorizing 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, the objective of the Law was to eliminate trade in 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 provides caps for public spending and limits the level of On August 27, 2012, Israel's Supreme Court, sitting as a High Court of Justice in an extended bench of seven justices, voided an order issued by the 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 operating in coordination with Google. He argued that the placement On September 20, 2012, the Jerusalem District Court denied a request by Taleb a-Sanaa, a Knesset (Israel's Parliament) Member of the United Arab List- Ta'al Party, and other 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. Corrie was killed on March 16, 2003, after being struck 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 is to impose sanctions on individuals and on corporations that 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 way to proceed in a criminal case where it finds 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 activities involving the use of computers and computer software that 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 decisions on requests submitted by grandparents regarding contact with their 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 right of Israel Defense Forces (IDF) reservist soldiers to receive 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 air quality and prevent and minimize air pollution by, among 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 Interior, thus upholding the policy to end recognition of "collective... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 26 Jun 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403216_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: Campaign Finance Transparency, Accountability, and Restrictions on Future Political Parties http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403155_text Elections and politics - On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Food Quality and Proper Nutrition in Educational Institutions Inspection Law, 5774-2014 (Food Quality Law). (SEFER HAHUKIM [Book of Laws, SH] 5774 No. 2470 p. 762, On November 4, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) Plenum approved the second and third reading of the Parole Bill (Amendment No. 14), 5775-2014. (Press Release, Knesset, Final Approval: People Who Commit Exceptionally Severe Acts of On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On July 30, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Prohibition on Money Laundering (Amendment No. 13) Law, 5774-2014 (Amendment Law [in Hebrew], Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Law on Rights of Students with Learning Disabilities at Post-Secondary School Institutions, 5768-2008. (SEFER HAHUKIM (Book of Laws, Official Gazette) 5768 No. 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 the Law [in Hebrew] (July 28, 2014), Knesset website [scroll 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 website [scroll down to appropriate link].) The Law establishes 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, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who 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 the circumcision of her infant son against her will. (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 link].) Explanatory notes for the bill state that public attention 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 report that it had made to the Knesset Joint Committee 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 to increase competitiveness in the food sector and in the 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 the country. (Basic Law: Referendum [in Hebrew], SEFER HA-HUKIM 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 and for their essential employees, including their families." (Government 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 Agency for National Civilian Service (hereinafter the Agency) to implement 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 LAWS OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL [LSI] 112 (5746-1985/86), as 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 of having used social networks to assist Hamas in the 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 transferring financial stipends to haredi (Jewish ultra-orthodox) yeshiva students born 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, SEFER HAHUKIM [Official Gazette], No. 1661 at 166, as amended; On December 15, 2013, the Israeli government approved new directives for the distribution of cannabis to patients. The directives were proposed by the Ministry of Health, Agriculture and Internal Security (hereinafter the 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], Knesset website). In introducing the draft of the Law, Knesset 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 division of marital property. (Family Court (TA) 6771-07 Anonymous v. 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 Nuclear Research, 5774-2013. (Text [in Hebrew], Knesset website 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. (Marriage Age Law (Amendment No. 6), 5774-2013 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. 3 and Temporary Order) Law, 5772-2012 (hereinafter LPI 2012). 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 (the petitioner) oleh immigration status based on his criminal record. 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 victims' families to void a governmental decision to release Palestinian 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 Law [in Hebrew], Ministry of Justice website). The new Law 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 Hebrew], The Knesset website (last visited Aug. 7, 2013)). The 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 Amendment Law). This Law increases the proportion of deficit that 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 and 2014 Were Approved at the [Knesset] Plenum [in Hebrew] 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 violation of the prohibition on smoking in public places, in 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. 3) Law 5773-2013. Amendment No. 3 extends to March 1, 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 exchange. The employees were convicted of insider trading, having acquired 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), to compel it to continue providing authorization services based on 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 to reject a request submitted by a former enlisted soldier 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 who had refused to grant his wife a Get (a 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 based on genetic testing he wished to perform. The children, 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. Justice Uzi Vogelman rejected the appellants' claim that district police 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 of this information on "runaway husbands," who are considered as 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 distributor with Mifal Hapais, a public body that enjoys the The Tel Aviv Regional Labor Court recently rejected a lawsuit brought by a graphic designer against her former employer for compensation for having been laid off, sick 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, 5773-2012. The Law provides for an adaptation grant for any 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 individual members to the Central Election Committee (CEC).According to the 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 Committee) of the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) approved a decree authorizing 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, the objective of the Law was to eliminate trade in 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 provides caps for public spending and limits the level of On August 27, 2012, Israel's Supreme Court, sitting as a High Court of Justice in an extended bench of seven justices, voided an order issued by the 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 operating in coordination with Google. He argued that the placement On September 20, 2012, the Jerusalem District Court denied a request by Taleb a-Sanaa, a Knesset (Israel's Parliament) Member of the United Arab List- Ta'al Party, and other 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. Corrie was killed on March 16, 2003, after being struck 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 is to impose sanctions on individuals and on corporations that 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 way to proceed in a criminal case where it finds 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 activities involving the use of computers and computer software that 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 decisions on requests submitted by grandparents regarding contact with their 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 right of Israel Defense Forces (IDF) reservist soldiers to receive 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 air quality and prevent and minimize air pollution by, among 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 Interior, thus upholding the policy to end recognition of "collective 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 persons who have announced their intention to run in the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 17 May 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403155_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: Banking Services for Senior Citizens http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403156_text Banks and financial institutions - On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Food Quality and Proper Nutrition in Educational Institutions Inspection Law, 5774-2014 (Food Quality Law). (SEFER HAHUKIM [Book of Laws, SH] 5774 No. 2470 p. 762, On November 4, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) Plenum approved the second and third reading of the Parole Bill (Amendment No. 14), 5775-2014. (Press Release, Knesset, Final Approval: People Who Commit Exceptionally Severe Acts of On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On July 30, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Prohibition on Money Laundering (Amendment No. 13) Law, 5774-2014 (Amendment Law [in Hebrew], Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Law on Rights of Students with Learning Disabilities at Post-Secondary School Institutions, 5768-2008. (SEFER HAHUKIM (Book of Laws, Official Gazette) 5768 No. 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 the Law [in Hebrew] (July 28, 2014), Knesset website [scroll 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 website [scroll down to appropriate link].) The Law establishes 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, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who 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 the circumcision of her infant son against her will. (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 link].) Explanatory notes for the bill state that public attention 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 report that it had made to the Knesset Joint Committee 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 to increase competitiveness in the food sector and in the 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 the country. (Basic Law: Referendum [in Hebrew], SEFER HA-HUKIM 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 and for their essential employees, including their families." (Government 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 Agency for National Civilian Service (hereinafter the Agency) to implement 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 LAWS OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL [LSI] 112 (5746-1985/86), as 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 of having used social networks to assist Hamas in the 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 transferring financial stipends to haredi (Jewish ultra-orthodox) yeshiva students born 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, SEFER HAHUKIM [Official Gazette], No. 1661 at 166, as amended; On December 15, 2013, the Israeli government approved new directives for the distribution of cannabis to patients. The directives were proposed by the Ministry of Health, Agriculture and Internal Security (hereinafter the 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], Knesset website). In introducing the draft of the Law, Knesset 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 division of marital property. (Family Court (TA) 6771-07 Anonymous v. 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 Nuclear Research, 5774-2013. (Text [in Hebrew], Knesset website 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. (Marriage Age Law (Amendment No. 6), 5774-2013 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. 3 and Temporary Order) Law, 5772-2012 (hereinafter LPI 2012). 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 (the petitioner) oleh immigration status based on his criminal record. 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 victims' families to void a governmental decision to release Palestinian 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 Law [in Hebrew], Ministry of Justice website). The new Law 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 Hebrew], The Knesset website (last visited Aug. 7, 2013)). The 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 Amendment Law). This Law increases the proportion of deficit that 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 and 2014 Were Approved at the [Knesset] Plenum [in Hebrew] 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 violation of the prohibition on smoking in public places, in 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. 3) Law 5773-2013. Amendment No. 3 extends to March 1, 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 exchange. The employees were convicted of insider trading, having acquired 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), to compel it to continue providing authorization services based on 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 to reject a request submitted by a former enlisted soldier 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 who had refused to grant his wife a Get (a 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 based on genetic testing he wished to perform. The children, 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. Justice Uzi Vogelman rejected the appellants' claim that district police 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 of this information on "runaway husbands," who are considered as 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 distributor with Mifal Hapais, a public body that enjoys the The Tel Aviv Regional Labor Court recently rejected a lawsuit brought by a graphic designer against her former employer for compensation for having been laid off, sick 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, 5773-2012. The Law provides for an adaptation grant for any 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 individual members to the Central Election Committee (CEC).According to the 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 Committee) of the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) approved a decree authorizing 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, the objective of the Law was to eliminate trade in 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 provides caps for public spending and limits the level of On August 27, 2012, Israel's Supreme Court, sitting as a High Court of Justice in an extended bench of seven justices, voided an order issued by the 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 operating in coordination with Google. He argued that the placement On September 20, 2012, the Jerusalem District Court denied a request by Taleb a-Sanaa, a Knesset (Israel's Parliament) Member of the United Arab List- Ta'al Party, and other 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. Corrie was killed on March 16, 2003, after being struck 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 is to impose sanctions on individuals and on corporations that 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 way to proceed in a criminal case where it finds 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 activities involving the use of computers and computer software that 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 decisions on requests submitted by grandparents regarding contact with their 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 right of Israel Defense Forces (IDF) reservist soldiers to receive 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 air quality and prevent and minimize air pollution by, among 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 Interior, thus upholding the policy to end recognition of "collective 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 persons who have announced their intention to run in the 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 must inform its customers of the fees it charges for... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 17 May 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403156_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403120_text Environmental protection - On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Food Quality and Proper Nutrition in Educational Institutions Inspection Law, 5774-2014 (Food Quality Law). (SEFER HAHUKIM [Book of Laws, SH] 5774 No. 2470 p. 762, On November 4, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) Plenum approved the second and third reading of the Parole Bill (Amendment No. 14), 5775-2014. (Press Release, Knesset, Final Approval: People Who Commit Exceptionally Severe Acts of On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On July 30, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Prohibition on Money Laundering (Amendment No. 13) Law, 5774-2014 (Amendment Law [in Hebrew], Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Law on Rights of Students with Learning Disabilities at Post-Secondary School Institutions, 5768-2008. (SEFER HAHUKIM (Book of Laws, Official Gazette) 5768 No. 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 the Law [in Hebrew] (July 28, 2014), Knesset website [scroll 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 website [scroll down to appropriate link].) The Law establishes 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, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who 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 the circumcision of her infant son against her will. (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 link].) Explanatory notes for the bill state that public attention 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 report that it had made to the Knesset Joint Committee 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 to increase competitiveness in the food sector and in the 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 the country. (Basic Law: Referendum [in Hebrew], SEFER HA-HUKIM 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 and for their essential employees, including their families." (Government 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 Agency for National Civilian Service (hereinafter the Agency) to implement 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 LAWS OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL [LSI] 112 (5746-1985/86), as 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 of having used social networks to assist Hamas in the 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 transferring financial stipends to haredi (Jewish ultra-orthodox) yeshiva students born 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, SEFER HAHUKIM [Official Gazette], No. 1661 at 166, as amended; On December 15, 2013, the Israeli government approved new directives for the distribution of cannabis to patients. The directives were proposed by the Ministry of Health, Agriculture and Internal Security (hereinafter the 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], Knesset website). In introducing the draft of the Law, Knesset 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 division of marital property. (Family Court (TA) 6771-07 Anonymous v. 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 Nuclear Research, 5774-2013. (Text [in Hebrew], Knesset website 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. (Marriage Age Law (Amendment No. 6), 5774-2013 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. 3 and Temporary Order) Law, 5772-2012 (hereinafter LPI 2012). 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 (the petitioner) oleh immigration status based on his criminal record. 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 victims' families to void a governmental decision to release Palestinian 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 Law [in Hebrew], Ministry of Justice website). The new Law 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 Hebrew], The Knesset website (last visited Aug. 7, 2013)). The 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 Amendment Law). This Law increases the proportion of deficit that 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 and 2014 Were Approved at the [Knesset] Plenum [in Hebrew] 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 violation of the prohibition on smoking in public places, in 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. 3) Law 5773-2013. Amendment No. 3 extends to March 1, 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 exchange. The employees were convicted of insider trading, having acquired 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), to compel it to continue providing authorization services based on 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 to reject a request submitted by a former enlisted soldier 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 who had refused to grant his wife a Get (a 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 based on genetic testing he wished to perform. The children, 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. Justice Uzi Vogelman rejected the appellants' claim that district police 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 of this information on "runaway husbands," who are considered as 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 distributor with Mifal Hapais, a public body that enjoys the The Tel Aviv Regional Labor Court recently rejected a lawsuit brought by a graphic designer against her former employer for compensation for having been laid off, sick 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, 5773-2012. The Law provides for an adaptation grant for any 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 individual members to the Central Election Committee (CEC).According to the 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 Committee) of the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) approved a decree authorizing 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, the objective of the Law was to eliminate trade in 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 provides caps for public spending and limits the level of On August 27, 2012, Israel's Supreme Court, sitting as a High Court of Justice in an extended bench of seven justices, voided an order issued by the 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 operating in coordination with Google. He argued that the placement On September 20, 2012, the Jerusalem District Court denied a request by Taleb a-Sanaa, a Knesset (Israel's Parliament) Member of the United Arab List- Ta'al Party, and other 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. Corrie was killed on March 16, 2003, after being struck 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 is to impose sanctions on individuals and on corporations that 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 way to proceed in a criminal case where it finds 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 activities involving the use of computers and computer software that 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 decisions on requests submitted by grandparents regarding contact with their 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 right of Israel Defense Forces (IDF) reservist soldiers to receive 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 air quality and prevent and minimize air pollution by, among 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 Interior, thus upholding the policy to end recognition of "collective 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 persons who have announced their intention to run in the 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 must inform its customers of the fees it charges for 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. The stated objectives of the Law are to increase the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 30 Apr 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403120_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: Commemoration of the Ethiopian Jewish Heritage http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403107_text Racial and ethnic relations - On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Food Quality and Proper Nutrition in Educational Institutions Inspection Law, 5774-2014 (Food Quality Law). (SEFER HAHUKIM [Book of Laws, SH] 5774 No. 2470 p. 762, On November 4, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) Plenum approved the second and third reading of the Parole Bill (Amendment No. 14), 5775-2014. (Press Release, Knesset, Final Approval: People Who Commit Exceptionally Severe Acts of On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On July 30, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Prohibition on Money Laundering (Amendment No. 13) Law, 5774-2014 (Amendment Law [in Hebrew], Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Law on Rights of Students with Learning Disabilities at Post-Secondary School Institutions, 5768-2008. (SEFER HAHUKIM (Book of Laws, Official Gazette) 5768 No. 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 the Law [in Hebrew] (July 28, 2014), Knesset website [scroll 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 website [scroll down to appropriate link].) The Law establishes 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, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who 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 the circumcision of her infant son against her will. (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 link].) Explanatory notes for the bill state that public attention 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 report that it had made to the Knesset Joint Committee 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 to increase competitiveness in the food sector and in the 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 the country. (Basic Law: Referendum [in Hebrew], SEFER HA-HUKIM 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 and for their essential employees, including their families." (Government 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 Agency for National Civilian Service (hereinafter the Agency) to implement 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 LAWS OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL [LSI] 112 (5746-1985/86), as 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 of having used social networks to assist Hamas in the 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 transferring financial stipends to haredi (Jewish ultra-orthodox) yeshiva students born 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, SEFER HAHUKIM [Official Gazette], No. 1661 at 166, as amended; On December 15, 2013, the Israeli government approved new directives for the distribution of cannabis to patients. The directives were proposed by the Ministry of Health, Agriculture and Internal Security (hereinafter the 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], Knesset website). In introducing the draft of the Law, Knesset 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 division of marital property. (Family Court (TA) 6771-07 Anonymous v. 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 Nuclear Research, 5774-2013. (Text [in Hebrew], Knesset website 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. (Marriage Age Law (Amendment No. 6), 5774-2013 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. 3 and Temporary Order) Law, 5772-2012 (hereinafter LPI 2012). 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 (the petitioner) oleh immigration status based on his criminal record. 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 victims' families to void a governmental decision to release Palestinian 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 Law [in Hebrew], Ministry of Justice website). The new Law 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 Hebrew], The Knesset website (last visited Aug. 7, 2013)). The 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 Amendment Law). This Law increases the proportion of deficit that 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 and 2014 Were Approved at the [Knesset] Plenum [in Hebrew] 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 violation of the prohibition on smoking in public places, in 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. 3) Law 5773-2013. Amendment No. 3 extends to March 1, 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 exchange. The employees were convicted of insider trading, having acquired 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), to compel it to continue providing authorization services based on 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 to reject a request submitted by a former enlisted soldier 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 who had refused to grant his wife a Get (a 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 based on genetic testing he wished to perform. The children, 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. Justice Uzi Vogelman rejected the appellants' claim that district police 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 of this information on "runaway husbands," who are considered as 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 distributor with Mifal Hapais, a public body that enjoys the The Tel Aviv Regional Labor Court recently rejected a lawsuit brought by a graphic designer against her former employer for compensation for having been laid off, sick 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, 5773-2012. The Law provides for an adaptation grant for any 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 individual members to the Central Election Committee (CEC).According to the 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 Committee) of the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) approved a decree authorizing 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, the objective of the Law was to eliminate trade in 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 provides caps for public spending and limits the level of On August 27, 2012, Israel's Supreme Court, sitting as a High Court of Justice in an extended bench of seven justices, voided an order issued by the 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 operating in coordination with Google. He argued that the placement On September 20, 2012, the Jerusalem District Court denied a request by Taleb a-Sanaa, a Knesset (Israel's Parliament) Member of the United Arab List- Ta'al Party, and other 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. Corrie was killed on March 16, 2003, after being struck 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 is to impose sanctions on individuals and on corporations that 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 way to proceed in a criminal case where it finds 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 activities involving the use of computers and computer software that 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 decisions on requests submitted by grandparents regarding contact with their 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 right of Israel Defense Forces (IDF) reservist soldiers to receive 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 air quality and prevent and minimize air pollution by, among 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 Interior, thus upholding the policy to end recognition of "collective 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 persons who have announced their intention to run in the 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 must inform its customers of the fees it charges for 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. The stated objectives of the Law are to increase the 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 include a research institute as well as an archive. The... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 23 Apr 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403107_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: Restrictions on Depiction of Underweight Models in Commercials http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403053_text Workers safety and health - On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Food Quality and Proper Nutrition in Educational Institutions Inspection Law, 5774-2014 (Food Quality Law). (SEFER HAHUKIM [Book of Laws, SH] 5774 No. 2470 p. 762, On November 4, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) Plenum approved the second and third reading of the Parole Bill (Amendment No. 14), 5775-2014. (Press Release, Knesset, Final Approval: People Who Commit Exceptionally Severe Acts of On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On July 30, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Prohibition on Money Laundering (Amendment No. 13) Law, 5774-2014 (Amendment Law [in Hebrew], Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Law on Rights of Students with Learning Disabilities at Post-Secondary School Institutions, 5768-2008. (SEFER HAHUKIM (Book of Laws, Official Gazette) 5768 No. 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 the Law [in Hebrew] (July 28, 2014), Knesset website [scroll 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 website [scroll down to appropriate link].) The Law establishes 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, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who 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 the circumcision of her infant son against her will. (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 link].) Explanatory notes for the bill state that public attention 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 report that it had made to the Knesset Joint Committee 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 to increase competitiveness in the food sector and in the 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 the country. (Basic Law: Referendum [in Hebrew], SEFER HA-HUKIM 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 and for their essential employees, including their families." (Government 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 Agency for National Civilian Service (hereinafter the Agency) to implement 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 LAWS OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL [LSI] 112 (5746-1985/86), as 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 of having used social networks to assist Hamas in the 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 transferring financial stipends to haredi (Jewish ultra-orthodox) yeshiva students born 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, SEFER HAHUKIM [Official Gazette], No. 1661 at 166, as amended; On December 15, 2013, the Israeli government approved new directives for the distribution of cannabis to patients. The directives were proposed by the Ministry of Health, Agriculture and Internal Security (hereinafter the 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], Knesset website). In introducing the draft of the Law, Knesset 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 division of marital property. (Family Court (TA) 6771-07 Anonymous v. 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 Nuclear Research, 5774-2013. (Text [in Hebrew], Knesset website 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. (Marriage Age Law (Amendment No. 6), 5774-2013 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. 3 and Temporary Order) Law, 5772-2012 (hereinafter LPI 2012). 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 (the petitioner) oleh immigration status based on his criminal record. 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 victims' families to void a governmental decision to release Palestinian 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 Law [in Hebrew], Ministry of Justice website). The new Law 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 Hebrew], The Knesset website (last visited Aug. 7, 2013)). The 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 Amendment Law). This Law increases the proportion of deficit that 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 and 2014 Were Approved at the [Knesset] Plenum [in Hebrew] 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 violation of the prohibition on smoking in public places, in 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. 3) Law 5773-2013. Amendment No. 3 extends to March 1, 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 exchange. The employees were convicted of insider trading, having acquired 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), to compel it to continue providing authorization services based on 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 to reject a request submitted by a former enlisted soldier 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 who had refused to grant his wife a Get (a 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 based on genetic testing he wished to perform. The children, 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. Justice Uzi Vogelman rejected the appellants' claim that district police 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 of this information on "runaway husbands," who are considered as 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 distributor with Mifal Hapais, a public body that enjoys the The Tel Aviv Regional Labor Court recently rejected a lawsuit brought by a graphic designer against her former employer for compensation for having been laid off, sick 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, 5773-2012. The Law provides for an adaptation grant for any 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 individual members to the Central Election Committee (CEC).According to the 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 Committee) of the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) approved a decree authorizing 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, the objective of the Law was to eliminate trade in 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 provides caps for public spending and limits the level of On August 27, 2012, Israel's Supreme Court, sitting as a High Court of Justice in an extended bench of seven justices, voided an order issued by the 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 operating in coordination with Google. He argued that the placement On September 20, 2012, the Jerusalem District Court denied a request by Taleb a-Sanaa, a Knesset (Israel's Parliament) Member of the United Arab List- Ta'al Party, and other 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. Corrie was killed on March 16, 2003, after being struck 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 is to impose sanctions on individuals and on corporations that 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 way to proceed in a criminal case where it finds 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 activities involving the use of computers and computer software that 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 decisions on requests submitted by grandparents regarding contact with their 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 right of Israel Defense Forces (IDF) reservist soldiers to receive 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 air quality and prevent and minimize air pollution by, among 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 Interior, thus upholding the policy to end recognition of "collective 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 persons who have announced their intention to run in the 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 must inform its customers of the fees it charges for 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. The stated objectives of the Law are to increase the 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 include a research institute as well as an archive. The 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 person who is photographed for the purpose of the use... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 26 Mar 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403053_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: Affirmative Action for Druze in the Public Sector http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403048_text Labor - On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Food Quality and Proper Nutrition in Educational Institutions Inspection Law, 5774-2014 (Food Quality Law). (SEFER HAHUKIM [Book of Laws, SH] 5774 No. 2470 p. 762, On November 4, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) Plenum approved the second and third reading of the Parole Bill (Amendment No. 14), 5775-2014. (Press Release, Knesset, Final Approval: People Who Commit Exceptionally Severe Acts of On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On July 30, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Prohibition on Money Laundering (Amendment No. 13) Law, 5774-2014 (Amendment Law [in Hebrew], Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Law on Rights of Students with Learning Disabilities at Post-Secondary School Institutions, 5768-2008. (SEFER HAHUKIM (Book of Laws, Official Gazette) 5768 No. 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 the Law [in Hebrew] (July 28, 2014), Knesset website [scroll 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 website [scroll down to appropriate link].) The Law establishes 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, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who 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 the circumcision of her infant son against her will. (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 link].) Explanatory notes for the bill state that public attention 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 report that it had made to the Knesset Joint Committee 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 to increase competitiveness in the food sector and in the 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 the country. (Basic Law: Referendum [in Hebrew], SEFER HA-HUKIM 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 and for their essential employees, including their families." (Government 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 Agency for National Civilian Service (hereinafter the Agency) to implement 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 LAWS OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL [LSI] 112 (5746-1985/86), as 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 of having used social networks to assist Hamas in the 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 transferring financial stipends to haredi (Jewish ultra-orthodox) yeshiva students born 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, SEFER HAHUKIM [Official Gazette], No. 1661 at 166, as amended; On December 15, 2013, the Israeli government approved new directives for the distribution of cannabis to patients. The directives were proposed by the Ministry of Health, Agriculture and Internal Security (hereinafter the 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], Knesset website). In introducing the draft of the Law, Knesset 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 division of marital property. (Family Court (TA) 6771-07 Anonymous v. 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 Nuclear Research, 5774-2013. (Text [in Hebrew], Knesset website 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. (Marriage Age Law (Amendment No. 6), 5774-2013 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. 3 and Temporary Order) Law, 5772-2012 (hereinafter LPI 2012). 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 (the petitioner) oleh immigration status based on his criminal record. 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 victims' families to void a governmental decision to release Palestinian 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 Law [in Hebrew], Ministry of Justice website). The new Law 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 Hebrew], The Knesset website (last visited Aug. 7, 2013)). The 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 Amendment Law). This Law increases the proportion of deficit that 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 and 2014 Were Approved at the [Knesset] Plenum [in Hebrew] 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 violation of the prohibition on smoking in public places, in 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. 3) Law 5773-2013. Amendment No. 3 extends to March 1, 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 exchange. The employees were convicted of insider trading, having acquired 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), to compel it to continue providing authorization services based on 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 to reject a request submitted by a former enlisted soldier 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 who had refused to grant his wife a Get (a 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 based on genetic testing he wished to perform. The children, 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. Justice Uzi Vogelman rejected the appellants' claim that district police 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 of this information on "runaway husbands," who are considered as 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 distributor with Mifal Hapais, a public body that enjoys the The Tel Aviv Regional Labor Court recently rejected a lawsuit brought by a graphic designer against her former employer for compensation for having been laid off, sick 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, 5773-2012. The Law provides for an adaptation grant for any 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 individual members to the Central Election Committee (CEC).According to the 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 Committee) of the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) approved a decree authorizing 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, the objective of the Law was to eliminate trade in 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 provides caps for public spending and limits the level of On August 27, 2012, Israel's Supreme Court, sitting as a High Court of Justice in an extended bench of seven justices, voided an order issued by the 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 operating in coordination with Google. He argued that the placement On September 20, 2012, the Jerusalem District Court denied a request by Taleb a-Sanaa, a Knesset (Israel's Parliament) Member of the United Arab List- Ta'al Party, and other 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. Corrie was killed on March 16, 2003, after being struck 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 is to impose sanctions on individuals and on corporations that 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 way to proceed in a criminal case where it finds 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 activities involving the use of computers and computer software that 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 decisions on requests submitted by grandparents regarding contact with their 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 right of Israel Defense Forces (IDF) reservist soldiers to receive 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 air quality and prevent and minimize air pollution by, among 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 Interior, thus upholding the policy to end recognition of "collective 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 persons who have announced their intention to run in the 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 must inform its customers of the fees it charges for 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. The stated objectives of the Law are to increase the 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 include a research institute as well as an archive. The 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 person who is photographed for the purpose of the use 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) 5772-2012 (the Knesset website (last visited Mar. 20, 2012)). The... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 23 Mar 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403048_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: Supreme Court Decision Invalidating the Law on Haredi Military Draft Postponement http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403033_text Armed forces and national security - On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Food Quality and Proper Nutrition in Educational Institutions Inspection Law, 5774-2014 (Food Quality Law). (SEFER HAHUKIM [Book of Laws, SH] 5774 No. 2470 p. 762, On November 4, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) Plenum approved the second and third reading of the Parole Bill (Amendment No. 14), 5775-2014. (Press Release, Knesset, Final Approval: People Who Commit Exceptionally Severe Acts of On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On July 30, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Prohibition on Money Laundering (Amendment No. 13) Law, 5774-2014 (Amendment Law [in Hebrew], Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Law on Rights of Students with Learning Disabilities at Post-Secondary School Institutions, 5768-2008. (SEFER HAHUKIM (Book of Laws, Official Gazette) 5768 No. 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 the Law [in Hebrew] (July 28, 2014), Knesset website [scroll 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 website [scroll down to appropriate link].) The Law establishes 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, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who 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 the circumcision of her infant son against her will. (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 link].) Explanatory notes for the bill state that public attention 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 report that it had made to the Knesset Joint Committee 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 to increase competitiveness in the food sector and in the 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 the country. (Basic Law: Referendum [in Hebrew], SEFER HA-HUKIM 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 and for their essential employees, including their families." (Government 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 Agency for National Civilian Service (hereinafter the Agency) to implement 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 LAWS OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL [LSI] 112 (5746-1985/86), as 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 of having used social networks to assist Hamas in the 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 transferring financial stipends to haredi (Jewish ultra-orthodox) yeshiva students born 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, SEFER HAHUKIM [Official Gazette], No. 1661 at 166, as amended; On December 15, 2013, the Israeli government approved new directives for the distribution of cannabis to patients. The directives were proposed by the Ministry of Health, Agriculture and Internal Security (hereinafter the 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], Knesset website). In introducing the draft of the Law, Knesset 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 division of marital property. (Family Court (TA) 6771-07 Anonymous v. 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 Nuclear Research, 5774-2013. (Text [in Hebrew], Knesset website 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. (Marriage Age Law (Amendment No. 6), 5774-2013 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. 3 and Temporary Order) Law, 5772-2012 (hereinafter LPI 2012). 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 (the petitioner) oleh immigration status based on his criminal record. 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 victims' families to void a governmental decision to release Palestinian 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 Law [in Hebrew], Ministry of Justice website). The new Law 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 Hebrew], The Knesset website (last visited Aug. 7, 2013)). The 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 Amendment Law). This Law increases the proportion of deficit that 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 and 2014 Were Approved at the [Knesset] Plenum [in Hebrew] 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 violation of the prohibition on smoking in public places, in 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. 3) Law 5773-2013. Amendment No. 3 extends to March 1, 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 exchange. The employees were convicted of insider trading, having acquired 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), to compel it to continue providing authorization services based on 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 to reject a request submitted by a former enlisted soldier 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 who had refused to grant his wife a Get (a 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 based on genetic testing he wished to perform. The children, 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. Justice Uzi Vogelman rejected the appellants' claim that district police 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 of this information on "runaway husbands," who are considered as 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 distributor with Mifal Hapais, a public body that enjoys the The Tel Aviv Regional Labor Court recently rejected a lawsuit brought by a graphic designer against her former employer for compensation for having been laid off, sick 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, 5773-2012. The Law provides for an adaptation grant for any 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 individual members to the Central Election Committee (CEC).According to the 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 Committee) of the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) approved a decree authorizing 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, the objective of the Law was to eliminate trade in 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 provides caps for public spending and limits the level of On August 27, 2012, Israel's Supreme Court, sitting as a High Court of Justice in an extended bench of seven justices, voided an order issued by the 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 operating in coordination with Google. He argued that the placement On September 20, 2012, the Jerusalem District Court denied a request by Taleb a-Sanaa, a Knesset (Israel's Parliament) Member of the United Arab List- Ta'al Party, and other 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. Corrie was killed on March 16, 2003, after being struck 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 is to impose sanctions on individuals and on corporations that 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 way to proceed in a criminal case where it finds 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 activities involving the use of computers and computer software that 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 decisions on requests submitted by grandparents regarding contact with their 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 right of Israel Defense Forces (IDF) reservist soldiers to receive 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 air quality and prevent and minimize air pollution by, among 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 Interior, thus upholding the policy to end recognition of "collective 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 persons who have announced their intention to run in the 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 must inform its customers of the fees it charges for 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. The stated objectives of the Law are to increase the 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 include a research institute as well as an archive. The 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 person who is photographed for the purpose of the use 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) 5772-2012 (the Knesset website (last visited Mar. 20, 2012)). The 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 application of the Law on Deferment of the Military Draft... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 16 Mar 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403033_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: Revised Rules on Compensation for Victims of Offenses http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402988_text Crime and law enforcement - On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Food Quality and Proper Nutrition in Educational Institutions Inspection Law, 5774-2014 (Food Quality Law). (SEFER HAHUKIM [Book of Laws, SH] 5774 No. 2470 p. 762, On November 4, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) Plenum approved the second and third reading of the Parole Bill (Amendment No. 14), 5775-2014. (Press Release, Knesset, Final Approval: People Who Commit Exceptionally Severe Acts of On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On July 30, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Prohibition on Money Laundering (Amendment No. 13) Law, 5774-2014 (Amendment Law [in Hebrew], Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Law on Rights of Students with Learning Disabilities at Post-Secondary School Institutions, 5768-2008. (SEFER HAHUKIM (Book of Laws, Official Gazette) 5768 No. 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 the Law [in Hebrew] (July 28, 2014), Knesset website [scroll 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 website [scroll down to appropriate link].) The Law establishes 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, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who 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 the circumcision of her infant son against her will. (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 link].) Explanatory notes for the bill state that public attention 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 report that it had made to the Knesset Joint Committee 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 to increase competitiveness in the food sector and in the 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 the country. (Basic Law: Referendum [in Hebrew], SEFER HA-HUKIM 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 and for their essential employees, including their families." (Government 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 Agency for National Civilian Service (hereinafter the Agency) to implement 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 LAWS OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL [LSI] 112 (5746-1985/86), as 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 of having used social networks to assist Hamas in the 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 transferring financial stipends to haredi (Jewish ultra-orthodox) yeshiva students born 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, SEFER HAHUKIM [Official Gazette], No. 1661 at 166, as amended; On December 15, 2013, the Israeli government approved new directives for the distribution of cannabis to patients. The directives were proposed by the Ministry of Health, Agriculture and Internal Security (hereinafter the 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], Knesset website). In introducing the draft of the Law, Knesset 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 division of marital property. (Family Court (TA) 6771-07 Anonymous v. 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 Nuclear Research, 5774-2013. (Text [in Hebrew], Knesset website 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. (Marriage Age Law (Amendment No. 6), 5774-2013 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. 3 and Temporary Order) Law, 5772-2012 (hereinafter LPI 2012). 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 (the petitioner) oleh immigration status based on his criminal record. 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 victims' families to void a governmental decision to release Palestinian 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 Law [in Hebrew], Ministry of Justice website). The new Law 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 Hebrew], The Knesset website (last visited Aug. 7, 2013)). The 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 Amendment Law). This Law increases the proportion of deficit that 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 and 2014 Were Approved at the [Knesset] Plenum [in Hebrew] 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 violation of the prohibition on smoking in public places, in 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. 3) Law 5773-2013. Amendment No. 3 extends to March 1, 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 exchange. The employees were convicted of insider trading, having acquired 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), to compel it to continue providing authorization services based on 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 to reject a request submitted by a former enlisted soldier 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 who had refused to grant his wife a Get (a 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 based on genetic testing he wished to perform. The children, 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. Justice Uzi Vogelman rejected the appellants' claim that district police 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 of this information on "runaway husbands," who are considered as 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 distributor with Mifal Hapais, a public body that enjoys the The Tel Aviv Regional Labor Court recently rejected a lawsuit brought by a graphic designer against her former employer for compensation for having been laid off, sick 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, 5773-2012. The Law provides for an adaptation grant for any 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 individual members to the Central Election Committee (CEC).According to the 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 Committee) of the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) approved a decree authorizing 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, the objective of the Law was to eliminate trade in 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 provides caps for public spending and limits the level of On August 27, 2012, Israel's Supreme Court, sitting as a High Court of Justice in an extended bench of seven justices, voided an order issued by the 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 operating in coordination with Google. He argued that the placement On September 20, 2012, the Jerusalem District Court denied a request by Taleb a-Sanaa, a Knesset (Israel's Parliament) Member of the United Arab List- Ta'al Party, and other 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. Corrie was killed on March 16, 2003, after being struck 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 is to impose sanctions on individuals and on corporations that 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 way to proceed in a criminal case where it finds 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 activities involving the use of computers and computer software that 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 decisions on requests submitted by grandparents regarding contact with their 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 right of Israel Defense Forces (IDF) reservist soldiers to receive 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 air quality and prevent and minimize air pollution by, among 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 Interior, thus upholding the policy to end recognition of "collective 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 persons who have announced their intention to run in the 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 must inform its customers of the fees it charges for 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. The stated objectives of the Law are to increase the 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 include a research institute as well as an archive. The 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 person who is photographed for the purpose of the use 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) 5772-2012 (the Knesset website (last visited Mar. 20, 2012)). The 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 application of the Law on Deferment of the Military Draft 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 authorizes the Minister of Justice to establish a center for... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 13 Feb 2012 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402988_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: Statute of Limitations for Sexual Harassment Suits http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402983_text Civil procedure - On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Food Quality and Proper Nutrition in Educational Institutions Inspection Law, 5774-2014 (Food Quality Law). (SEFER HAHUKIM [Book of Laws, SH] 5774 No. 2470 p. 762, On November 4, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) Plenum approved the second and third reading of the Parole Bill (Amendment No. 14), 5775-2014. (Press Release, Knesset, Final Approval: People Who Commit Exceptionally Severe Acts of On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On July 30, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Prohibition on Money Laundering (Amendment No. 13) Law, 5774-2014 (Amendment Law [in Hebrew], Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Law on Rights of Students with Learning Disabilities at Post-Secondary School Institutions, 5768-2008. (SEFER HAHUKIM (Book of Laws, Official Gazette) 5768 No. 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 the Law [in Hebrew] (July 28, 2014), Knesset website [scroll 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 website [scroll down to appropriate link].) The Law establishes 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, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who 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 the circumcision of her infant son against her will. (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 link].) Explanatory notes for the bill state that public attention 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 report that it had made to the Knesset Joint Committee 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 to increase competitiveness in the food sector and in the 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 the country. (Basic Law: Referendum [in Hebrew], SEFER HA-HUKIM 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 and for their essential employees, including their families." (Government 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 Agency for National Civilian Service (hereinafter the Agency) to implement 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 LAWS OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL [LSI] 112 (5746-1985/86), as 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 of having used social networks to assist Hamas in the 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 transferring financial stipends to haredi (Jewish ultra-orthodox) yeshiva students born 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, SEFER HAHUKIM [Official Gazette], No. 1661 at 166, as amended; On December 15, 2013, the Israeli government approved new directives for the distribution of cannabis to patients. The directives were proposed by the Ministry of Health, Agriculture and Internal Security (hereinafter the 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], Knesset website). In introducing the draft of the Law, Knesset 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 division of marital property. (Family Court (TA) 6771-07 Anonymous v. 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 Nuclear Research, 5774-2013. (Text [in Hebrew], Knesset website 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. (Marriage Age Law (Amendment No. 6), 5774-2013 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. 3 and Temporary Order) Law, 5772-2012 (hereinafter LPI 2012). 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 (the petitioner) oleh immigration status based on his criminal record. 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 victims' families to void a governmental decision to release Palestinian 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 Law [in Hebrew], Ministry of Justice website). The new Law 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 Hebrew], The Knesset website (last visited Aug. 7, 2013)). The 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 Amendment Law). This Law increases the proportion of deficit that 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 and 2014 Were Approved at the [Knesset] Plenum [in Hebrew] 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 violation of the prohibition on smoking in public places, in 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. 3) Law 5773-2013. Amendment No. 3 extends to March 1, 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 exchange. The employees were convicted of insider trading, having acquired 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), to compel it to continue providing authorization services based on 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 to reject a request submitted by a former enlisted soldier 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 who had refused to grant his wife a Get (a 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 based on genetic testing he wished to perform. The children, 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. Justice Uzi Vogelman rejected the appellants' claim that district police 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 of this information on "runaway husbands," who are considered as 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 distributor with Mifal Hapais, a public body that enjoys the The Tel Aviv Regional Labor Court recently rejected a lawsuit brought by a graphic designer against her former employer for compensation for having been laid off, sick 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, 5773-2012. The Law provides for an adaptation grant for any 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 individual members to the Central Election Committee (CEC).According to the 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 Committee) of the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) approved a decree authorizing 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, the objective of the Law was to eliminate trade in 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 provides caps for public spending and limits the level of On August 27, 2012, Israel's Supreme Court, sitting as a High Court of Justice in an extended bench of seven justices, voided an order issued by the 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 operating in coordination with Google. He argued that the placement On September 20, 2012, the Jerusalem District Court denied a request by Taleb a-Sanaa, a Knesset (Israel's Parliament) Member of the United Arab List- Ta'al Party, and other 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. Corrie was killed on March 16, 2003, after being struck 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 is to impose sanctions on individuals and on corporations that 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 way to proceed in a criminal case where it finds 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 activities involving the use of computers and computer software that 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 decisions on requests submitted by grandparents regarding contact with their 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 right of Israel Defense Forces (IDF) reservist soldiers to receive 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 air quality and prevent and minimize air pollution by, among 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 Interior, thus upholding the policy to end recognition of "collective 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 persons who have announced their intention to run in the 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 must inform its customers of the fees it charges for 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. The stated objectives of the Law are to increase the 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 include a research institute as well as an archive. The 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 person who is photographed for the purpose of the use 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) 5772-2012 (the Knesset website (last visited Mar. 20, 2012)). The 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 application of the Law on Deferment of the Military Draft 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 authorizes the Minister of Justice to establish a center for 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 and any harm originating from a complaint or a suit... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 09 Feb 2012 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402983_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: Restricting Advertisement and Distribution of Alcoholic Beverages http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402968_text Commerce - On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Food Quality and Proper Nutrition in Educational Institutions Inspection Law, 5774-2014 (Food Quality Law). (SEFER HAHUKIM [Book of Laws, SH] 5774 No. 2470 p. 762, On November 4, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) Plenum approved the second and third reading of the Parole Bill (Amendment No. 14), 5775-2014. (Press Release, Knesset, Final Approval: People Who Commit Exceptionally Severe Acts of On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On July 30, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Prohibition on Money Laundering (Amendment No. 13) Law, 5774-2014 (Amendment Law [in Hebrew], Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Law on Rights of Students with Learning Disabilities at Post-Secondary School Institutions, 5768-2008. (SEFER HAHUKIM (Book of Laws, Official Gazette) 5768 No. 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 the Law [in Hebrew] (July 28, 2014), Knesset website [scroll 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 website [scroll down to appropriate link].) The Law establishes 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, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who 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 the circumcision of her infant son against her will. (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 link].) Explanatory notes for the bill state that public attention 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 report that it had made to the Knesset Joint Committee 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 to increase competitiveness in the food sector and in the 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 the country. (Basic Law: Referendum [in Hebrew], SEFER HA-HUKIM 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 and for their essential employees, including their families." (Government 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 Agency for National Civilian Service (hereinafter the Agency) to implement 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 LAWS OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL [LSI] 112 (5746-1985/86), as 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 of having used social networks to assist Hamas in the 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 transferring financial stipends to haredi (Jewish ultra-orthodox) yeshiva students born 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, SEFER HAHUKIM [Official Gazette], No. 1661 at 166, as amended; On December 15, 2013, the Israeli government approved new directives for the distribution of cannabis to patients. The directives were proposed by the Ministry of Health, Agriculture and Internal Security (hereinafter the 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], Knesset website). In introducing the draft of the Law, Knesset 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 division of marital property. (Family Court (TA) 6771-07 Anonymous v. 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 Nuclear Research, 5774-2013. (Text [in Hebrew], Knesset website 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. (Marriage Age Law (Amendment No. 6), 5774-2013 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. 3 and Temporary Order) Law, 5772-2012 (hereinafter LPI 2012). 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 (the petitioner) oleh immigration status based on his criminal record. 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 victims' families to void a governmental decision to release Palestinian 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 Law [in Hebrew], Ministry of Justice website). The new Law 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 Hebrew], The Knesset website (last visited Aug. 7, 2013)). The 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 Amendment Law). This Law increases the proportion of deficit that 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 and 2014 Were Approved at the [Knesset] Plenum [in Hebrew] 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 violation of the prohibition on smoking in public places, in 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. 3) Law 5773-2013. Amendment No. 3 extends to March 1, 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 exchange. The employees were convicted of insider trading, having acquired 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), to compel it to continue providing authorization services based on 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 to reject a request submitted by a former enlisted soldier 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 who had refused to grant his wife a Get (a 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 based on genetic testing he wished to perform. The children, 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. Justice Uzi Vogelman rejected the appellants' claim that district police 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 of this information on "runaway husbands," who are considered as 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 distributor with Mifal Hapais, a public body that enjoys the The Tel Aviv Regional Labor Court recently rejected a lawsuit brought by a graphic designer against her former employer for compensation for having been laid off, sick 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, 5773-2012. The Law provides for an adaptation grant for any 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 individual members to the Central Election Committee (CEC).According to the 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 Committee) of the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) approved a decree authorizing 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, the objective of the Law was to eliminate trade in 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 provides caps for public spending and limits the level of On August 27, 2012, Israel's Supreme Court, sitting as a High Court of Justice in an extended bench of seven justices, voided an order issued by the 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 operating in coordination with Google. He argued that the placement On September 20, 2012, the Jerusalem District Court denied a request by Taleb a-Sanaa, a Knesset (Israel's Parliament) Member of the United Arab List- Ta'al Party, and other 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. Corrie was killed on March 16, 2003, after being struck 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 is to impose sanctions on individuals and on corporations that 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 way to proceed in a criminal case where it finds 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 activities involving the use of computers and computer software that 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 decisions on requests submitted by grandparents regarding contact with their 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 right of Israel Defense Forces (IDF) reservist soldiers to receive 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 air quality and prevent and minimize air pollution by, among 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 Interior, thus upholding the policy to end recognition of "collective 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 persons who have announced their intention to run in the 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 must inform its customers of the fees it charges for 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. The stated objectives of the Law are to increase the 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 include a research institute as well as an archive. The 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 person who is photographed for the purpose of the use 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) 5772-2012 (the Knesset website (last visited Mar. 20, 2012)). The 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 application of the Law on Deferment of the Military Draft 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 authorizes the Minister of Justice to establish a center for 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 and any harm originating from a complaint or a suit 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 beverages that contain more than 2% alcohol ("alcoholic beverages") on... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 01 Feb 2012 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402968_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: Restricting Advertisement and Distribution of Alcoholic Beverages http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540453_text Workers safety and health - On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Food Quality and Proper Nutrition in Educational Institutions Inspection Law, 5774-2014 (Food Quality Law). (SEFER HAHUKIM [Book of Laws, SH] 5774 No. 2470 p. 762, On November 4, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) Plenum approved the second and third reading of the Parole Bill (Amendment No. 14), 5775-2014. (Press Release, Knesset, Final Approval: People Who Commit Exceptionally Severe Acts of On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On July 30, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Prohibition on Money Laundering (Amendment No. 13) Law, 5774-2014 (Amendment Law [in Hebrew], Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Law on Rights of Students with Learning Disabilities at Post-Secondary School Institutions, 5768-2008. (SEFER HAHUKIM (Book of Laws, Official Gazette) 5768 No. 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 the Law [in Hebrew] (July 28, 2014), Knesset website [scroll 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 website [scroll down to appropriate link].) The Law establishes 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, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who 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 the circumcision of her infant son against her will. (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 link].) Explanatory notes for the bill state that public attention 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 report that it had made to the Knesset Joint Committee 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 to increase competitiveness in the food sector and in the 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 the country. (Basic Law: Referendum [in Hebrew], SEFER HA-HUKIM 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 and for their essential employees, including their families." (Government 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 Agency for National Civilian Service (hereinafter the Agency) to implement 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 LAWS OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL [LSI] 112 (5746-1985/86), as 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 of having used social networks to assist Hamas in the 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 transferring financial stipends to haredi (Jewish ultra-orthodox) yeshiva students born 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, SEFER HAHUKIM [Official Gazette], No. 1661 at 166, as amended; On December 15, 2013, the Israeli government approved new directives for the distribution of cannabis to patients. The directives were proposed by the Ministry of Health, Agriculture and Internal Security (hereinafter the 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], Knesset website). In introducing the draft of the Law, Knesset 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 division of marital property. (Family Court (TA) 6771-07 Anonymous v. 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 Nuclear Research, 5774-2013. (Text [in Hebrew], Knesset website 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. (Marriage Age Law (Amendment No. 6), 5774-2013 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. 3 and Temporary Order) Law, 5772-2012 (hereinafter LPI 2012). 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 (the petitioner) oleh immigration status based on his criminal record. 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 victims' families to void a governmental decision to release Palestinian 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 Law [in Hebrew], Ministry of Justice website). The new Law 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 Hebrew], The Knesset website (last visited Aug. 7, 2013)). The 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 Amendment Law). This Law increases the proportion of deficit that 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 and 2014 Were Approved at the [Knesset] Plenum [in Hebrew] 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 violation of the prohibition on smoking in public places, in 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. 3) Law 5773-2013. Amendment No. 3 extends to March 1, 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 exchange. The employees were convicted of insider trading, having acquired 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), to compel it to continue providing authorization services based on 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 to reject a request submitted by a former enlisted soldier 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 who had refused to grant his wife a Get (a 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 based on genetic testing he wished to perform. The children, 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. Justice Uzi Vogelman rejected the appellants' claim that district police 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 of this information on "runaway husbands," who are considered as 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 distributor with Mifal Hapais, a public body that enjoys the The Tel Aviv Regional Labor Court recently rejected a lawsuit brought by a graphic designer against her former employer for compensation for having been laid off, sick 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, 5773-2012. The Law provides for an adaptation grant for any 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 individual members to the Central Election Committee (CEC).According to the 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 Committee) of the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) approved a decree authorizing 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, the objective of the Law was to eliminate trade in 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 provides caps for public spending and limits the level of On August 27, 2012, Israel's Supreme Court, sitting as a High Court of Justice in an extended bench of seven justices, voided an order issued by the 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 operating in coordination with Google. He argued that the placement On September 20, 2012, the Jerusalem District Court denied a request by Taleb a-Sanaa, a Knesset (Israel's Parliament) Member of the United Arab List- Ta'al Party, and other 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. Corrie was killed on March 16, 2003, after being struck 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 is to impose sanctions on individuals and on corporations that 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 way to proceed in a criminal case where it finds 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 activities involving the use of computers and computer software that 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 decisions on requests submitted by grandparents regarding contact with their 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 right of Israel Defense Forces (IDF) reservist soldiers to receive 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 air quality and prevent and minimize air pollution by, among 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 Interior, thus upholding the policy to end recognition of "collective 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 persons who have announced their intention to run in the 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 must inform its customers of the fees it charges for 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. The stated objectives of the Law are to increase the 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 include a research institute as well as an archive. The 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 person who is photographed for the purpose of the use 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) 5772-2012 (the Knesset website (last visited Mar. 20, 2012)). The 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 application of the Law on Deferment of the Military Draft 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 authorizes the Minister of Justice to establish a center for 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 and any harm originating from a complaint or a suit 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 beverages that contain more than 2% alcohol ("alcoholic beverages") on 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 beverages that contain more than 2% alcohol ("alcoholic beverages") on... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 31 Jan 2012 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540453_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: Registration of a Second Official Address for a Child http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402950_text Children - On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Food Quality and Proper Nutrition in Educational Institutions Inspection Law, 5774-2014 (Food Quality Law). (SEFER HAHUKIM [Book of Laws, SH] 5774 No. 2470 p. 762, On November 4, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) Plenum approved the second and third reading of the Parole Bill (Amendment No. 14), 5775-2014. (Press Release, Knesset, Final Approval: People Who Commit Exceptionally Severe Acts of On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On July 30, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Prohibition on Money Laundering (Amendment No. 13) Law, 5774-2014 (Amendment Law [in Hebrew], Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Law on Rights of Students with Learning Disabilities at Post-Secondary School Institutions, 5768-2008. (SEFER HAHUKIM (Book of Laws, Official Gazette) 5768 No. 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 the Law [in Hebrew] (July 28, 2014), Knesset website [scroll 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 website [scroll down to appropriate link].) The Law establishes 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, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who 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 the circumcision of her infant son against her will. (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 link].) Explanatory notes for the bill state that public attention 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 report that it had made to the Knesset Joint Committee 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 to increase competitiveness in the food sector and in the 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 the country. (Basic Law: Referendum [in Hebrew], SEFER HA-HUKIM 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 and for their essential employees, including their families." (Government 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 Agency for National Civilian Service (hereinafter the Agency) to implement 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 LAWS OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL [LSI] 112 (5746-1985/86), as 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 of having used social networks to assist Hamas in the 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 transferring financial stipends to haredi (Jewish ultra-orthodox) yeshiva students born 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, SEFER HAHUKIM [Official Gazette], No. 1661 at 166, as amended; On December 15, 2013, the Israeli government approved new directives for the distribution of cannabis to patients. The directives were proposed by the Ministry of Health, Agriculture and Internal Security (hereinafter the 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], Knesset website). In introducing the draft of the Law, Knesset 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 division of marital property. (Family Court (TA) 6771-07 Anonymous v. 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 Nuclear Research, 5774-2013. (Text [in Hebrew], Knesset website 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. (Marriage Age Law (Amendment No. 6), 5774-2013 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. 3 and Temporary Order) Law, 5772-2012 (hereinafter LPI 2012). 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 (the petitioner) oleh immigration status based on his criminal record. 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 victims' families to void a governmental decision to release Palestinian 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 Law [in Hebrew], Ministry of Justice website). The new Law 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 Hebrew], The Knesset website (last visited Aug. 7, 2013)). The 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 Amendment Law). This Law increases the proportion of deficit that 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 and 2014 Were Approved at the [Knesset] Plenum [in Hebrew] 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 violation of the prohibition on smoking in public places, in 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. 3) Law 5773-2013. Amendment No. 3 extends to March 1, 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 exchange. The employees were convicted of insider trading, having acquired 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), to compel it to continue providing authorization services based on 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 to reject a request submitted by a former enlisted soldier 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 who had refused to grant his wife a Get (a 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 based on genetic testing he wished to perform. The children, 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. Justice Uzi Vogelman rejected the appellants' claim that district police 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 of this information on "runaway husbands," who are considered as 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 distributor with Mifal Hapais, a public body that enjoys the The Tel Aviv Regional Labor Court recently rejected a lawsuit brought by a graphic designer against her former employer for compensation for having been laid off, sick 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, 5773-2012. The Law provides for an adaptation grant for any 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 individual members to the Central Election Committee (CEC).According to the 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 Committee) of the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) approved a decree authorizing 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, the objective of the Law was to eliminate trade in 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 provides caps for public spending and limits the level of On August 27, 2012, Israel's Supreme Court, sitting as a High Court of Justice in an extended bench of seven justices, voided an order issued by the 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 operating in coordination with Google. He argued that the placement On September 20, 2012, the Jerusalem District Court denied a request by Taleb a-Sanaa, a Knesset (Israel's Parliament) Member of the United Arab List- Ta'al Party, and other 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. Corrie was killed on March 16, 2003, after being struck 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 is to impose sanctions on individuals and on corporations that 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 way to proceed in a criminal case where it finds 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 activities involving the use of computers and computer software that 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 decisions on requests submitted by grandparents regarding contact with their 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 right of Israel Defense Forces (IDF) reservist soldiers to receive 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 air quality and prevent and minimize air pollution by, among 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 Interior, thus upholding the policy to end recognition of "collective 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 persons who have announced their intention to run in the 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 must inform its customers of the fees it charges for 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. The stated objectives of the Law are to increase the 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 include a research institute as well as an archive. The 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 person who is photographed for the purpose of the use 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) 5772-2012 (the Knesset website (last visited Mar. 20, 2012)). The 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 application of the Law on Deferment of the Military Draft 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 authorizes the Minister of Justice to establish a center for 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 and any harm originating from a complaint or a suit 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 beverages that contain more than 2% alcohol ("alcoholic beverages") on 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 beverages that contain more than 2% alcohol ("alcoholic beverages") on 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 and Guardianship Law, 5722-1962, the Population Registry Law, 5725-1965, and... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 23 Jan 2012 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402950_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: Class Action Approved Against Distributors of Food Supplement http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402932_text Consumer protection - On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Food Quality and Proper Nutrition in Educational Institutions Inspection Law, 5774-2014 (Food Quality Law). (SEFER HAHUKIM [Book of Laws, SH] 5774 No. 2470 p. 762, On November 4, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) Plenum approved the second and third reading of the Parole Bill (Amendment No. 14), 5775-2014. (Press Release, Knesset, Final Approval: People Who Commit Exceptionally Severe Acts of On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On July 30, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Prohibition on Money Laundering (Amendment No. 13) Law, 5774-2014 (Amendment Law [in Hebrew], Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Law on Rights of Students with Learning Disabilities at Post-Secondary School Institutions, 5768-2008. (SEFER HAHUKIM (Book of Laws, Official Gazette) 5768 No. 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 the Law [in Hebrew] (July 28, 2014), Knesset website [scroll 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 website [scroll down to appropriate link].) The Law establishes 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, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who 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 the circumcision of her infant son against her will. (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 link].) Explanatory notes for the bill state that public attention 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 report that it had made to the Knesset Joint Committee 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 to increase competitiveness in the food sector and in the 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 the country. (Basic Law: Referendum [in Hebrew], SEFER HA-HUKIM 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 and for their essential employees, including their families." (Government 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 Agency for National Civilian Service (hereinafter the Agency) to implement 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 LAWS OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL [LSI] 112 (5746-1985/86), as 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 of having used social networks to assist Hamas in the 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 transferring financial stipends to haredi (Jewish ultra-orthodox) yeshiva students born 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, SEFER HAHUKIM [Official Gazette], No. 1661 at 166, as amended; On December 15, 2013, the Israeli government approved new directives for the distribution of cannabis to patients. The directives were proposed by the Ministry of Health, Agriculture and Internal Security (hereinafter the 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], Knesset website). In introducing the draft of the Law, Knesset 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 division of marital property. (Family Court (TA) 6771-07 Anonymous v. 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 Nuclear Research, 5774-2013. (Text [in Hebrew], Knesset website 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. (Marriage Age Law (Amendment No. 6), 5774-2013 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. 3 and Temporary Order) Law, 5772-2012 (hereinafter LPI 2012). 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 (the petitioner) oleh immigration status based on his criminal record. 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 victims' families to void a governmental decision to release Palestinian 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 Law [in Hebrew], Ministry of Justice website). The new Law 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 Hebrew], The Knesset website (last visited Aug. 7, 2013)). The 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 Amendment Law). This Law increases the proportion of deficit that 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 and 2014 Were Approved at the [Knesset] Plenum [in Hebrew] 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 violation of the prohibition on smoking in public places, in 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. 3) Law 5773-2013. Amendment No. 3 extends to March 1, 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 exchange. The employees were convicted of insider trading, having acquired 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), to compel it to continue providing authorization services based on 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 to reject a request submitted by a former enlisted soldier 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 who had refused to grant his wife a Get (a 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 based on genetic testing he wished to perform. The children, 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. Justice Uzi Vogelman rejected the appellants' claim that district police 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 of this information on "runaway husbands," who are considered as 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 distributor with Mifal Hapais, a public body that enjoys the The Tel Aviv Regional Labor Court recently rejected a lawsuit brought by a graphic designer against her former employer for compensation for having been laid off, sick 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, 5773-2012. The Law provides for an adaptation grant for any 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 individual members to the Central Election Committee (CEC).According to the 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 Committee) of the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) approved a decree authorizing 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, the objective of the Law was to eliminate trade in 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 provides caps for public spending and limits the level of On August 27, 2012, Israel's Supreme Court, sitting as a High Court of Justice in an extended bench of seven justices, voided an order issued by the 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 operating in coordination with Google. He argued that the placement On September 20, 2012, the Jerusalem District Court denied a request by Taleb a-Sanaa, a Knesset (Israel's Parliament) Member of the United Arab List- Ta'al Party, and other 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. Corrie was killed on March 16, 2003, after being struck 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 is to impose sanctions on individuals and on corporations that 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 way to proceed in a criminal case where it finds 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 activities involving the use of computers and computer software that 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 decisions on requests submitted by grandparents regarding contact with their 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 right of Israel Defense Forces (IDF) reservist soldiers to receive 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 air quality and prevent and minimize air pollution by, among 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 Interior, thus upholding the policy to end recognition of "collective 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 persons who have announced their intention to run in the 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 must inform its customers of the fees it charges for 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. The stated objectives of the Law are to increase the 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 include a research institute as well as an archive. The 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 person who is photographed for the purpose of the use 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) 5772-2012 (the Knesset website (last visited Mar. 20, 2012)). The 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 application of the Law on Deferment of the Military Draft 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 authorizes the Minister of Justice to establish a center for 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 and any harm originating from a complaint or a suit 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 beverages that contain more than 2% alcohol ("alcoholic beverages") on 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 beverages that contain more than 2% alcohol ("alcoholic beverages") on 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 and Guardianship Law, 5722-1962, the Population Registry Law, 5725-1965, and 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 filing of a class action against the distributors of a... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 05 Jan 2012 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402932_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: Humane Treatment of Cats http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402905_text Animal protection - On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Food Quality and Proper Nutrition in Educational Institutions Inspection Law, 5774-2014 (Food Quality Law). (SEFER HAHUKIM [Book of Laws, SH] 5774 No. 2470 p. 762, On November 4, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) Plenum approved the second and third reading of the Parole Bill (Amendment No. 14), 5775-2014. (Press Release, Knesset, Final Approval: People Who Commit Exceptionally Severe Acts of On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On July 30, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Prohibition on Money Laundering (Amendment No. 13) Law, 5774-2014 (Amendment Law [in Hebrew], Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Law on Rights of Students with Learning Disabilities at Post-Secondary School Institutions, 5768-2008. (SEFER HAHUKIM (Book of Laws, Official Gazette) 5768 No. 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 the Law [in Hebrew] (July 28, 2014), Knesset website [scroll 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 website [scroll down to appropriate link].) The Law establishes 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, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who 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 the circumcision of her infant son against her will. (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 link].) Explanatory notes for the bill state that public attention 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 report that it had made to the Knesset Joint Committee 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 to increase competitiveness in the food sector and in the 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 the country. (Basic Law: Referendum [in Hebrew], SEFER HA-HUKIM 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 and for their essential employees, including their families." (Government 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 Agency for National Civilian Service (hereinafter the Agency) to implement 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 LAWS OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL [LSI] 112 (5746-1985/86), as 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 of having used social networks to assist Hamas in the 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 transferring financial stipends to haredi (Jewish ultra-orthodox) yeshiva students born 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, SEFER HAHUKIM [Official Gazette], No. 1661 at 166, as amended; On December 15, 2013, the Israeli government approved new directives for the distribution of cannabis to patients. The directives were proposed by the Ministry of Health, Agriculture and Internal Security (hereinafter the 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], Knesset website). In introducing the draft of the Law, Knesset 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 division of marital property. (Family Court (TA) 6771-07 Anonymous v. 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 Nuclear Research, 5774-2013. (Text [in Hebrew], Knesset website 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. (Marriage Age Law (Amendment No. 6), 5774-2013 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. 3 and Temporary Order) Law, 5772-2012 (hereinafter LPI 2012). 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 (the petitioner) oleh immigration status based on his criminal record. 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 victims' families to void a governmental decision to release Palestinian 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 Law [in Hebrew], Ministry of Justice website). The new Law 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 Hebrew], The Knesset website (last visited Aug. 7, 2013)). The 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 Amendment Law). This Law increases the proportion of deficit that 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 and 2014 Were Approved at the [Knesset] Plenum [in Hebrew] 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 violation of the prohibition on smoking in public places, in 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. 3) Law 5773-2013. Amendment No. 3 extends to March 1, 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 exchange. The employees were convicted of insider trading, having acquired 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), to compel it to continue providing authorization services based on 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 to reject a request submitted by a former enlisted soldier 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 who had refused to grant his wife a Get (a 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 based on genetic testing he wished to perform. The children, 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. Justice Uzi Vogelman rejected the appellants' claim that district police 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 of this information on "runaway husbands," who are considered as 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 distributor with Mifal Hapais, a public body that enjoys the The Tel Aviv Regional Labor Court recently rejected a lawsuit brought by a graphic designer against her former employer for compensation for having been laid off, sick 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, 5773-2012. The Law provides for an adaptation grant for any 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 individual members to the Central Election Committee (CEC).According to the 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 Committee) of the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) approved a decree authorizing 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, the objective of the Law was to eliminate trade in 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 provides caps for public spending and limits the level of On August 27, 2012, Israel's Supreme Court, sitting as a High Court of Justice in an extended bench of seven justices, voided an order issued by the 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 operating in coordination with Google. He argued that the placement On September 20, 2012, the Jerusalem District Court denied a request by Taleb a-Sanaa, a Knesset (Israel's Parliament) Member of the United Arab List- Ta'al Party, and other 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. Corrie was killed on March 16, 2003, after being struck 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 is to impose sanctions on individuals and on corporations that 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 way to proceed in a criminal case where it finds 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 activities involving the use of computers and computer software that 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 decisions on requests submitted by grandparents regarding contact with their 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 right of Israel Defense Forces (IDF) reservist soldiers to receive 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 air quality and prevent and minimize air pollution by, among 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 Interior, thus upholding the policy to end recognition of "collective 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 persons who have announced their intention to run in the 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 must inform its customers of the fees it charges for 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. The stated objectives of the Law are to increase the 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 include a research institute as well as an archive. The 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 person who is photographed for the purpose of the use 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) 5772-2012 (the Knesset website (last visited Mar. 20, 2012)). The 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 application of the Law on Deferment of the Military Draft 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 authorizes the Minister of Justice to establish a center for 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 and any harm originating from a complaint or a suit 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 beverages that contain more than 2% alcohol ("alcoholic beverages") on 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 beverages that contain more than 2% alcohol ("alcoholic beverages") on 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 and Guardianship Law, 5722-1962, the Population Registry Law, 5725-1965, and 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 filing of a class action against the distributors of a 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 cutting or amputating of cats' knuckles, tendons, or the live... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 06 Dec 2011 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402905_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: Former President of the State's Conviction in Sex Offenses Reaffirmed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402900_text Crime and law enforcement - On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Food Quality and Proper Nutrition in Educational Institutions Inspection Law, 5774-2014 (Food Quality Law). (SEFER HAHUKIM [Book of Laws, SH] 5774 No. 2470 p. 762, On November 4, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) Plenum approved the second and third reading of the Parole Bill (Amendment No. 14), 5775-2014. (Press Release, Knesset, Final Approval: People Who Commit Exceptionally Severe Acts of On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On July 30, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Prohibition on Money Laundering (Amendment No. 13) Law, 5774-2014 (Amendment Law [in Hebrew], Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Law on Rights of Students with Learning Disabilities at Post-Secondary School Institutions, 5768-2008. (SEFER HAHUKIM (Book of Laws, Official Gazette) 5768 No. 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 the Law [in Hebrew] (July 28, 2014), Knesset website [scroll 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 website [scroll down to appropriate link].) The Law establishes 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, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who 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 the circumcision of her infant son against her will. (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 link].) Explanatory notes for the bill state that public attention 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 report that it had made to the Knesset Joint Committee 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 to increase competitiveness in the food sector and in the 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 the country. (Basic Law: Referendum [in Hebrew], SEFER HA-HUKIM 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 and for their essential employees, including their families." (Government 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 Agency for National Civilian Service (hereinafter the Agency) to implement 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 LAWS OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL [LSI] 112 (5746-1985/86), as 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 of having used social networks to assist Hamas in the 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 transferring financial stipends to haredi (Jewish ultra-orthodox) yeshiva students born 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, SEFER HAHUKIM [Official Gazette], No. 1661 at 166, as amended; On December 15, 2013, the Israeli government approved new directives for the distribution of cannabis to patients. The directives were proposed by the Ministry of Health, Agriculture and Internal Security (hereinafter the 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], Knesset website). In introducing the draft of the Law, Knesset 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 division of marital property. (Family Court (TA) 6771-07 Anonymous v. 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 Nuclear Research, 5774-2013. (Text [in Hebrew], Knesset website 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. (Marriage Age Law (Amendment No. 6), 5774-2013 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. 3 and Temporary Order) Law, 5772-2012 (hereinafter LPI 2012). 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 (the petitioner) oleh immigration status based on his criminal record. 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 victims' families to void a governmental decision to release Palestinian 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 Law [in Hebrew], Ministry of Justice website). The new Law 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 Hebrew], The Knesset website (last visited Aug. 7, 2013)). The 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 Amendment Law). This Law increases the proportion of deficit that 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 and 2014 Were Approved at the [Knesset] Plenum [in Hebrew] 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 violation of the prohibition on smoking in public places, in 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. 3) Law 5773-2013. Amendment No. 3 extends to March 1, 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 exchange. The employees were convicted of insider trading, having acquired 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), to compel it to continue providing authorization services based on 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 to reject a request submitted by a former enlisted soldier 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 who had refused to grant his wife a Get (a 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 based on genetic testing he wished to perform. The children, 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. Justice Uzi Vogelman rejected the appellants' claim that district police 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 of this information on "runaway husbands," who are considered as 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 distributor with Mifal Hapais, a public body that enjoys the The Tel Aviv Regional Labor Court recently rejected a lawsuit brought by a graphic designer against her former employer for compensation for having been laid off, sick 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, 5773-2012. The Law provides for an adaptation grant for any 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 individual members to the Central Election Committee (CEC).According to the 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 Committee) of the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) approved a decree authorizing 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, the objective of the Law was to eliminate trade in 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 provides caps for public spending and limits the level of On August 27, 2012, Israel's Supreme Court, sitting as a High Court of Justice in an extended bench of seven justices, voided an order issued by the 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 operating in coordination with Google. He argued that the placement On September 20, 2012, the Jerusalem District Court denied a request by Taleb a-Sanaa, a Knesset (Israel's Parliament) Member of the United Arab List- Ta'al Party, and other 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. Corrie was killed on March 16, 2003, after being struck 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 is to impose sanctions on individuals and on corporations that 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 way to proceed in a criminal case where it finds 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 activities involving the use of computers and computer software that 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 decisions on requests submitted by grandparents regarding contact with their 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 right of Israel Defense Forces (IDF) reservist soldiers to receive 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 air quality and prevent and minimize air pollution by, among 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 Interior, thus upholding the policy to end recognition of "collective 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 persons who have announced their intention to run in the 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 must inform its customers of the fees it charges for 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. The stated objectives of the Law are to increase the 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 include a research institute as well as an archive. The 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 person who is photographed for the purpose of the use 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) 5772-2012 (the Knesset website (last visited Mar. 20, 2012)). The 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 application of the Law on Deferment of the Military Draft 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 authorizes the Minister of Justice to establish a center for 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 and any harm originating from a complaint or a suit 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 beverages that contain more than 2% alcohol ("alcoholic beverages") on 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 beverages that contain more than 2% alcohol ("alcoholic beverages") on 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 and Guardianship Law, 5722-1962, the Population Registry Law, 5725-1965, and 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 filing of a class action against the distributors of a 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 cutting or amputating of cats' knuckles, tendons, or the live 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 sex offenses, including rape, indecent acts, and sexual harassment, as... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 30 Nov 2011 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402900_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel; Mexico: Tourism Agreement http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402891_text International exchanges - On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Food Quality and Proper Nutrition in Educational Institutions Inspection Law, 5774-2014 (Food Quality Law). (SEFER HAHUKIM [Book of Laws, SH] 5774 No. 2470 p. 762, On November 4, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) Plenum approved the second and third reading of the Parole Bill (Amendment No. 14), 5775-2014. (Press Release, Knesset, Final Approval: People Who Commit Exceptionally Severe Acts of On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On July 30, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Prohibition on Money Laundering (Amendment No. 13) Law, 5774-2014 (Amendment Law [in Hebrew], Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Law on Rights of Students with Learning Disabilities at Post-Secondary School Institutions, 5768-2008. (SEFER HAHUKIM (Book of Laws, Official Gazette) 5768 No. 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 the Law [in Hebrew] (July 28, 2014), Knesset website [scroll 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 website [scroll down to appropriate link].) The Law establishes 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, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who 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 the circumcision of her infant son against her will. (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 link].) Explanatory notes for the bill state that public attention 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 report that it had made to the Knesset Joint Committee 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 to increase competitiveness in the food sector and in the 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 the country. (Basic Law: Referendum [in Hebrew], SEFER HA-HUKIM 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 and for their essential employees, including their families." (Government 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 Agency for National Civilian Service (hereinafter the Agency) to implement 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 LAWS OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL [LSI] 112 (5746-1985/86), as 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 of having used social networks to assist Hamas in the 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 transferring financial stipends to haredi (Jewish ultra-orthodox) yeshiva students born 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, SEFER HAHUKIM [Official Gazette], No. 1661 at 166, as amended; On December 15, 2013, the Israeli government approved new directives for the distribution of cannabis to patients. The directives were proposed by the Ministry of Health, Agriculture and Internal Security (hereinafter the 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], Knesset website). In introducing the draft of the Law, Knesset 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 division of marital property. (Family Court (TA) 6771-07 Anonymous v. 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 Nuclear Research, 5774-2013. (Text [in Hebrew], Knesset website 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. (Marriage Age Law (Amendment No. 6), 5774-2013 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. 3 and Temporary Order) Law, 5772-2012 (hereinafter LPI 2012). 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 (the petitioner) oleh immigration status based on his criminal record. 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 victims' families to void a governmental decision to release Palestinian 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 Law [in Hebrew], Ministry of Justice website). The new Law 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 Hebrew], The Knesset website (last visited Aug. 7, 2013)). The 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 Amendment Law). This Law increases the proportion of deficit that 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 and 2014 Were Approved at the [Knesset] Plenum [in Hebrew] 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 violation of the prohibition on smoking in public places, in 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. 3) Law 5773-2013. Amendment No. 3 extends to March 1, 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 exchange. The employees were convicted of insider trading, having acquired 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), to compel it to continue providing authorization services based on 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 to reject a request submitted by a former enlisted soldier 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 who had refused to grant his wife a Get (a 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 based on genetic testing he wished to perform. The children, 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. Justice Uzi Vogelman rejected the appellants' claim that district police 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 of this information on "runaway husbands," who are considered as 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 distributor with Mifal Hapais, a public body that enjoys the The Tel Aviv Regional Labor Court recently rejected a lawsuit brought by a graphic designer against her former employer for compensation for having been laid off, sick 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, 5773-2012. The Law provides for an adaptation grant for any 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 individual members to the Central Election Committee (CEC).According to the 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 Committee) of the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) approved a decree authorizing 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, the objective of the Law was to eliminate trade in 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 provides caps for public spending and limits the level of On August 27, 2012, Israel's Supreme Court, sitting as a High Court of Justice in an extended bench of seven justices, voided an order issued by the 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 operating in coordination with Google. He argued that the placement On September 20, 2012, the Jerusalem District Court denied a request by Taleb a-Sanaa, a Knesset (Israel's Parliament) Member of the United Arab List- Ta'al Party, and other 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. Corrie was killed on March 16, 2003, after being struck 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 is to impose sanctions on individuals and on corporations that 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 way to proceed in a criminal case where it finds 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 activities involving the use of computers and computer software that 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 decisions on requests submitted by grandparents regarding contact with their 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 right of Israel Defense Forces (IDF) reservist soldiers to receive 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 air quality and prevent and minimize air pollution by, among 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 Interior, thus upholding the policy to end recognition of "collective 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 persons who have announced their intention to run in the 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 must inform its customers of the fees it charges for 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. The stated objectives of the Law are to increase the 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 include a research institute as well as an archive. The 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 person who is photographed for the purpose of the use 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) 5772-2012 (the Knesset website (last visited Mar. 20, 2012)). The 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 application of the Law on Deferment of the Military Draft 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 authorizes the Minister of Justice to establish a center for 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 and any harm originating from a complaint or a suit 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 beverages that contain more than 2% alcohol ("alcoholic beverages") on 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 beverages that contain more than 2% alcohol ("alcoholic beverages") on 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 and Guardianship Law, 5722-1962, the Population Registry Law, 5725-1965, and 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 filing of a class action against the distributors of a 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 cutting or amputating of cats' knuckles, tendons, or the live 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 sex offenses, including rape, indecent acts, and sexual harassment, as The Mexican Secretary of Tourism, Gloria Guevara Manzano, and the Ambassador of Israel to Mexico, Rodica Radian Gordon, signed a Tourism Cooperation Agreement on November 3, 2011. The Agreement will establish permanent cooperation in research, promotion,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 23 Nov 2011 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402891_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: Exemption from Fee for Television Possession http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402894_text Taxation - On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Food Quality and Proper Nutrition in Educational Institutions Inspection Law, 5774-2014 (Food Quality Law). (SEFER HAHUKIM [Book of Laws, SH] 5774 No. 2470 p. 762, On November 4, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) Plenum approved the second and third reading of the Parole Bill (Amendment No. 14), 5775-2014. (Press Release, Knesset, Final Approval: People Who Commit Exceptionally Severe Acts of On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On July 30, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Prohibition on Money Laundering (Amendment No. 13) Law, 5774-2014 (Amendment Law [in Hebrew], Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Law on Rights of Students with Learning Disabilities at Post-Secondary School Institutions, 5768-2008. (SEFER HAHUKIM (Book of Laws, Official Gazette) 5768 No. 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 the Law [in Hebrew] (July 28, 2014), Knesset website [scroll 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 website [scroll down to appropriate link].) The Law establishes 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, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who 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 the circumcision of her infant son against her will. (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 link].) Explanatory notes for the bill state that public attention 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 report that it had made to the Knesset Joint Committee 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 to increase competitiveness in the food sector and in the 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 the country. (Basic Law: Referendum [in Hebrew], SEFER HA-HUKIM 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 and for their essential employees, including their families." (Government 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 Agency for National Civilian Service (hereinafter the Agency) to implement 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 LAWS OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL [LSI] 112 (5746-1985/86), as 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 of having used social networks to assist Hamas in the 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 transferring financial stipends to haredi (Jewish ultra-orthodox) yeshiva students born 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, SEFER HAHUKIM [Official Gazette], No. 1661 at 166, as amended; On December 15, 2013, the Israeli government approved new directives for the distribution of cannabis to patients. The directives were proposed by the Ministry of Health, Agriculture and Internal Security (hereinafter the 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], Knesset website). In introducing the draft of the Law, Knesset 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 division of marital property. (Family Court (TA) 6771-07 Anonymous v. 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 Nuclear Research, 5774-2013. (Text [in Hebrew], Knesset website 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. (Marriage Age Law (Amendment No. 6), 5774-2013 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. 3 and Temporary Order) Law, 5772-2012 (hereinafter LPI 2012). 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 (the petitioner) oleh immigration status based on his criminal record. 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 victims' families to void a governmental decision to release Palestinian 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 Law [in Hebrew], Ministry of Justice website). The new Law 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 Hebrew], The Knesset website (last visited Aug. 7, 2013)). The 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 Amendment Law). This Law increases the proportion of deficit that 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 and 2014 Were Approved at the [Knesset] Plenum [in Hebrew] 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 violation of the prohibition on smoking in public places, in 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. 3) Law 5773-2013. Amendment No. 3 extends to March 1, 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 exchange. The employees were convicted of insider trading, having acquired 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), to compel it to continue providing authorization services based on 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 to reject a request submitted by a former enlisted soldier 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 who had refused to grant his wife a Get (a 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 based on genetic testing he wished to perform. The children, 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. Justice Uzi Vogelman rejected the appellants' claim that district police 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 of this information on "runaway husbands," who are considered as 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 distributor with Mifal Hapais, a public body that enjoys the The Tel Aviv Regional Labor Court recently rejected a lawsuit brought by a graphic designer against her former employer for compensation for having been laid off, sick 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, 5773-2012. The Law provides for an adaptation grant for any 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 individual members to the Central Election Committee (CEC).According to the 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 Committee) of the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) approved a decree authorizing 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, the objective of the Law was to eliminate trade in 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 provides caps for public spending and limits the level of On August 27, 2012, Israel's Supreme Court, sitting as a High Court of Justice in an extended bench of seven justices, voided an order issued by the 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 operating in coordination with Google. He argued that the placement On September 20, 2012, the Jerusalem District Court denied a request by Taleb a-Sanaa, a Knesset (Israel's Parliament) Member of the United Arab List- Ta'al Party, and other 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. Corrie was killed on March 16, 2003, after being struck 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 is to impose sanctions on individuals and on corporations that 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 way to proceed in a criminal case where it finds 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 activities involving the use of computers and computer software that 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 decisions on requests submitted by grandparents regarding contact with their 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 right of Israel Defense Forces (IDF) reservist soldiers to receive 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 air quality and prevent and minimize air pollution by, among 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 Interior, thus upholding the policy to end recognition of "collective 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 persons who have announced their intention to run in the 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 must inform its customers of the fees it charges for 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. The stated objectives of the Law are to increase the 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 include a research institute as well as an archive. The 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 person who is photographed for the purpose of the use 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) 5772-2012 (the Knesset website (last visited Mar. 20, 2012)). The 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 application of the Law on Deferment of the Military Draft 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 authorizes the Minister of Justice to establish a center for 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 and any harm originating from a complaint or a suit 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 beverages that contain more than 2% alcohol ("alcoholic beverages") on 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 beverages that contain more than 2% alcohol ("alcoholic beverages") on 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 and Guardianship Law, 5722-1962, the Population Registry Law, 5725-1965, and 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 filing of a class action against the distributors of a 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 cutting or amputating of cats' knuckles, tendons, or the live 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 sex offenses, including rape, indecent acts, and sexual harassment, as The Mexican Secretary of Tourism, Gloria Guevara Manzano, and the Ambassador of Israel to Mexico, Rodica Radian Gordon, signed a Tourism Cooperation Agreement on November 3, 2011. The Agreement will establish permanent cooperation in research, promotion, 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 an annual fee for possession of a television.... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 23 Nov 2011 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402894_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: Prisoner Exchange with Egypt http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402869_text Terrorism - On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Food Quality and Proper Nutrition in Educational Institutions Inspection Law, 5774-2014 (Food Quality Law). (SEFER HAHUKIM [Book of Laws, SH] 5774 No. 2470 p. 762, On November 4, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) Plenum approved the second and third reading of the Parole Bill (Amendment No. 14), 5775-2014. (Press Release, Knesset, Final Approval: People Who Commit Exceptionally Severe Acts of On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On July 30, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Prohibition on Money Laundering (Amendment No. 13) Law, 5774-2014 (Amendment Law [in Hebrew], Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Law on Rights of Students with Learning Disabilities at Post-Secondary School Institutions, 5768-2008. (SEFER HAHUKIM (Book of Laws, Official Gazette) 5768 No. 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 the Law [in Hebrew] (July 28, 2014), Knesset website [scroll 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 website [scroll down to appropriate link].) The Law establishes 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, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who 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 the circumcision of her infant son against her will. (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 link].) Explanatory notes for the bill state that public attention 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 report that it had made to the Knesset Joint Committee 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 to increase competitiveness in the food sector and in the 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 the country. (Basic Law: Referendum [in Hebrew], SEFER HA-HUKIM 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 and for their essential employees, including their families." (Government 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 Agency for National Civilian Service (hereinafter the Agency) to implement 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 LAWS OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL [LSI] 112 (5746-1985/86), as 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 of having used social networks to assist Hamas in the 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 transferring financial stipends to haredi (Jewish ultra-orthodox) yeshiva students born 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, SEFER HAHUKIM [Official Gazette], No. 1661 at 166, as amended; On December 15, 2013, the Israeli government approved new directives for the distribution of cannabis to patients. The directives were proposed by the Ministry of Health, Agriculture and Internal Security (hereinafter the 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], Knesset website). In introducing the draft of the Law, Knesset 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 division of marital property. (Family Court (TA) 6771-07 Anonymous v. 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 Nuclear Research, 5774-2013. (Text [in Hebrew], Knesset website 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. (Marriage Age Law (Amendment No. 6), 5774-2013 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. 3 and Temporary Order) Law, 5772-2012 (hereinafter LPI 2012). 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 (the petitioner) oleh immigration status based on his criminal record. 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 victims' families to void a governmental decision to release Palestinian 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 Law [in Hebrew], Ministry of Justice website). The new Law 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 Hebrew], The Knesset website (last visited Aug. 7, 2013)). The 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 Amendment Law). This Law increases the proportion of deficit that 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 and 2014 Were Approved at the [Knesset] Plenum [in Hebrew] 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 violation of the prohibition on smoking in public places, in 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. 3) Law 5773-2013. Amendment No. 3 extends to March 1, 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 exchange. The employees were convicted of insider trading, having acquired 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), to compel it to continue providing authorization services based on 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 to reject a request submitted by a former enlisted soldier 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 who had refused to grant his wife a Get (a 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 based on genetic testing he wished to perform. The children, 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. Justice Uzi Vogelman rejected the appellants' claim that district police 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 of this information on "runaway husbands," who are considered as 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 distributor with Mifal Hapais, a public body that enjoys the The Tel Aviv Regional Labor Court recently rejected a lawsuit brought by a graphic designer against her former employer for compensation for having been laid off, sick 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, 5773-2012. The Law provides for an adaptation grant for any 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 individual members to the Central Election Committee (CEC).According to the 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 Committee) of the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) approved a decree authorizing 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, the objective of the Law was to eliminate trade in 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 provides caps for public spending and limits the level of On August 27, 2012, Israel's Supreme Court, sitting as a High Court of Justice in an extended bench of seven justices, voided an order issued by the 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 operating in coordination with Google. He argued that the placement On September 20, 2012, the Jerusalem District Court denied a request by Taleb a-Sanaa, a Knesset (Israel's Parliament) Member of the United Arab List- Ta'al Party, and other 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. Corrie was killed on March 16, 2003, after being struck 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 is to impose sanctions on individuals and on corporations that 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 way to proceed in a criminal case where it finds 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 activities involving the use of computers and computer software that 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 decisions on requests submitted by grandparents regarding contact with their 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 right of Israel Defense Forces (IDF) reservist soldiers to receive 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 air quality and prevent and minimize air pollution by, among 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 Interior, thus upholding the policy to end recognition of "collective 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 persons who have announced their intention to run in the 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 must inform its customers of the fees it charges for 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. The stated objectives of the Law are to increase the 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 include a research institute as well as an archive. The 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 person who is photographed for the purpose of the use 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) 5772-2012 (the Knesset website (last visited Mar. 20, 2012)). The 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 application of the Law on Deferment of the Military Draft 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 authorizes the Minister of Justice to establish a center for 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 and any harm originating from a complaint or a suit 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 beverages that contain more than 2% alcohol ("alcoholic beverages") on 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 beverages that contain more than 2% alcohol ("alcoholic beverages") on 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 and Guardianship Law, 5722-1962, the Population Registry Law, 5725-1965, and 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 filing of a class action against the distributors of a 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 cutting or amputating of cats' knuckles, tendons, or the live 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 sex offenses, including rape, indecent acts, and sexual harassment, as The Mexican Secretary of Tourism, Gloria Guevara Manzano, and the Ambassador of Israel to Mexico, Rodica Radian Gordon, signed a Tourism Cooperation Agreement on November 3, 2011. The Agreement will establish permanent cooperation in research, promotion, 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 an annual fee for possession of a television. 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 decision to release 21 Egyptian prisoners in exchange for the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 31 Oct 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402869_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: Supreme Court Reviews Prisoner Exchange Deal with Hamas http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402858_text Terrorism - On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Food Quality and Proper Nutrition in Educational Institutions Inspection Law, 5774-2014 (Food Quality Law). (SEFER HAHUKIM [Book of Laws, SH] 5774 No. 2470 p. 762, On November 4, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) Plenum approved the second and third reading of the Parole Bill (Amendment No. 14), 5775-2014. (Press Release, Knesset, Final Approval: People Who Commit Exceptionally Severe Acts of On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On July 30, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Prohibition on Money Laundering (Amendment No. 13) Law, 5774-2014 (Amendment Law [in Hebrew], Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Law on Rights of Students with Learning Disabilities at Post-Secondary School Institutions, 5768-2008. (SEFER HAHUKIM (Book of Laws, Official Gazette) 5768 No. 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 the Law [in Hebrew] (July 28, 2014), Knesset website [scroll 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 website [scroll down to appropriate link].) The Law establishes 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, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who 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 the circumcision of her infant son against her will. (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 link].) Explanatory notes for the bill state that public attention 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 report that it had made to the Knesset Joint Committee 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 to increase competitiveness in the food sector and in the 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 the country. (Basic Law: Referendum [in Hebrew], SEFER HA-HUKIM 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 and for their essential employees, including their families." (Government 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 Agency for National Civilian Service (hereinafter the Agency) to implement 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 LAWS OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL [LSI] 112 (5746-1985/86), as 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 of having used social networks to assist Hamas in the 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 transferring financial stipends to haredi (Jewish ultra-orthodox) yeshiva students born 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, SEFER HAHUKIM [Official Gazette], No. 1661 at 166, as amended; On December 15, 2013, the Israeli government approved new directives for the distribution of cannabis to patients. The directives were proposed by the Ministry of Health, Agriculture and Internal Security (hereinafter the 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], Knesset website). In introducing the draft of the Law, Knesset 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 division of marital property. (Family Court (TA) 6771-07 Anonymous v. 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 Nuclear Research, 5774-2013. (Text [in Hebrew], Knesset website 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. (Marriage Age Law (Amendment No. 6), 5774-2013 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. 3 and Temporary Order) Law, 5772-2012 (hereinafter LPI 2012). 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 (the petitioner) oleh immigration status based on his criminal record. 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 victims' families to void a governmental decision to release Palestinian 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 Law [in Hebrew], Ministry of Justice website). The new Law 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 Hebrew], The Knesset website (last visited Aug. 7, 2013)). The 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 Amendment Law). This Law increases the proportion of deficit that 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 and 2014 Were Approved at the [Knesset] Plenum [in Hebrew] 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 violation of the prohibition on smoking in public places, in 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. 3) Law 5773-2013. Amendment No. 3 extends to March 1, 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 exchange. The employees were convicted of insider trading, having acquired 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), to compel it to continue providing authorization services based on 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 to reject a request submitted by a former enlisted soldier 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 who had refused to grant his wife a Get (a 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 based on genetic testing he wished to perform. The children, 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. Justice Uzi Vogelman rejected the appellants' claim that district police 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 of this information on "runaway husbands," who are considered as 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 distributor with Mifal Hapais, a public body that enjoys the The Tel Aviv Regional Labor Court recently rejected a lawsuit brought by a graphic designer against her former employer for compensation for having been laid off, sick 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, 5773-2012. The Law provides for an adaptation grant for any 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 individual members to the Central Election Committee (CEC).According to the 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 Committee) of the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) approved a decree authorizing 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, the objective of the Law was to eliminate trade in 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 provides caps for public spending and limits the level of On August 27, 2012, Israel's Supreme Court, sitting as a High Court of Justice in an extended bench of seven justices, voided an order issued by the 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 operating in coordination with Google. He argued that the placement On September 20, 2012, the Jerusalem District Court denied a request by Taleb a-Sanaa, a Knesset (Israel's Parliament) Member of the United Arab List- Ta'al Party, and other 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. Corrie was killed on March 16, 2003, after being struck 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 is to impose sanctions on individuals and on corporations that 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 way to proceed in a criminal case where it finds 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 activities involving the use of computers and computer software that 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 decisions on requests submitted by grandparents regarding contact with their 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 right of Israel Defense Forces (IDF) reservist soldiers to receive 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 air quality and prevent and minimize air pollution by, among 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 Interior, thus upholding the policy to end recognition of "collective 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 persons who have announced their intention to run in the 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 must inform its customers of the fees it charges for 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. The stated objectives of the Law are to increase the 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 include a research institute as well as an archive. The 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 person who is photographed for the purpose of the use 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) 5772-2012 (the Knesset website (last visited Mar. 20, 2012)). The 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 application of the Law on Deferment of the Military Draft 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 authorizes the Minister of Justice to establish a center for 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 and any harm originating from a complaint or a suit 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 beverages that contain more than 2% alcohol ("alcoholic beverages") on 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 beverages that contain more than 2% alcohol ("alcoholic beverages") on 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 and Guardianship Law, 5722-1962, the Population Registry Law, 5725-1965, and 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 filing of a class action against the distributors of a 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 cutting or amputating of cats' knuckles, tendons, or the live 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 sex offenses, including rape, indecent acts, and sexual harassment, as The Mexican Secretary of Tourism, Gloria Guevara Manzano, and the Ambassador of Israel to Mexico, Rodica Radian Gordon, signed a Tourism Cooperation Agreement on November 3, 2011. The Agreement will establish permanent cooperation in research, promotion, 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 an annual fee for possession of a television. 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 decision to release 21 Egyptian prisoners in exchange for the st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } On October 17, 2011, several hours before the release of the Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, Israel's Supreme Court rejected petitions by terrorism... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 21 Oct 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402858_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: Prohibition of Prisoner Meetings with Specific Lawyers http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402836_text Terrorism - On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Food Quality and Proper Nutrition in Educational Institutions Inspection Law, 5774-2014 (Food Quality Law). (SEFER HAHUKIM [Book of Laws, SH] 5774 No. 2470 p. 762, On November 4, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) Plenum approved the second and third reading of the Parole Bill (Amendment No. 14), 5775-2014. (Press Release, Knesset, Final Approval: People Who Commit Exceptionally Severe Acts of On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On July 30, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Prohibition on Money Laundering (Amendment No. 13) Law, 5774-2014 (Amendment Law [in Hebrew], Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Law on Rights of Students with Learning Disabilities at Post-Secondary School Institutions, 5768-2008. (SEFER HAHUKIM (Book of Laws, Official Gazette) 5768 No. 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 the Law [in Hebrew] (July 28, 2014), Knesset website [scroll 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 website [scroll down to appropriate link].) The Law establishes 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, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who 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 the circumcision of her infant son against her will. (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 link].) Explanatory notes for the bill state that public attention 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 report that it had made to the Knesset Joint Committee 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 to increase competitiveness in the food sector and in the 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 the country. (Basic Law: Referendum [in Hebrew], SEFER HA-HUKIM 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 and for their essential employees, including their families." (Government 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 Agency for National Civilian Service (hereinafter the Agency) to implement 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 LAWS OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL [LSI] 112 (5746-1985/86), as 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 of having used social networks to assist Hamas in the 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 transferring financial stipends to haredi (Jewish ultra-orthodox) yeshiva students born 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, SEFER HAHUKIM [Official Gazette], No. 1661 at 166, as amended; On December 15, 2013, the Israeli government approved new directives for the distribution of cannabis to patients. The directives were proposed by the Ministry of Health, Agriculture and Internal Security (hereinafter the 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], Knesset website). In introducing the draft of the Law, Knesset 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 division of marital property. (Family Court (TA) 6771-07 Anonymous v. 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 Nuclear Research, 5774-2013. (Text [in Hebrew], Knesset website 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. (Marriage Age Law (Amendment No. 6), 5774-2013 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. 3 and Temporary Order) Law, 5772-2012 (hereinafter LPI 2012). 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 (the petitioner) oleh immigration status based on his criminal record. 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 victims' families to void a governmental decision to release Palestinian 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 Law [in Hebrew], Ministry of Justice website). The new Law 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 Hebrew], The Knesset website (last visited Aug. 7, 2013)). The 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 Amendment Law). This Law increases the proportion of deficit that 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 and 2014 Were Approved at the [Knesset] Plenum [in Hebrew] 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 violation of the prohibition on smoking in public places, in 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. 3) Law 5773-2013. Amendment No. 3 extends to March 1, 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 exchange. The employees were convicted of insider trading, having acquired 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), to compel it to continue providing authorization services based on 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 to reject a request submitted by a former enlisted soldier 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 who had refused to grant his wife a Get (a 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 based on genetic testing he wished to perform. The children, 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. Justice Uzi Vogelman rejected the appellants' claim that district police 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 of this information on "runaway husbands," who are considered as 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 distributor with Mifal Hapais, a public body that enjoys the The Tel Aviv Regional Labor Court recently rejected a lawsuit brought by a graphic designer against her former employer for compensation for having been laid off, sick 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, 5773-2012. The Law provides for an adaptation grant for any 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 individual members to the Central Election Committee (CEC).According to the 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 Committee) of the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) approved a decree authorizing 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, the objective of the Law was to eliminate trade in 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 provides caps for public spending and limits the level of On August 27, 2012, Israel's Supreme Court, sitting as a High Court of Justice in an extended bench of seven justices, voided an order issued by the 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 operating in coordination with Google. He argued that the placement On September 20, 2012, the Jerusalem District Court denied a request by Taleb a-Sanaa, a Knesset (Israel's Parliament) Member of the United Arab List- Ta'al Party, and other 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. Corrie was killed on March 16, 2003, after being struck 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 is to impose sanctions on individuals and on corporations that 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 way to proceed in a criminal case where it finds 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 activities involving the use of computers and computer software that 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 decisions on requests submitted by grandparents regarding contact with their 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 right of Israel Defense Forces (IDF) reservist soldiers to receive 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 air quality and prevent and minimize air pollution by, among 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 Interior, thus upholding the policy to end recognition of "collective 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 persons who have announced their intention to run in the 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 must inform its customers of the fees it charges for 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. The stated objectives of the Law are to increase the 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 include a research institute as well as an archive. The 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 person who is photographed for the purpose of the use 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) 5772-2012 (the Knesset website (last visited Mar. 20, 2012)). The 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 application of the Law on Deferment of the Military Draft 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 authorizes the Minister of Justice to establish a center for 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 and any harm originating from a complaint or a suit 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 beverages that contain more than 2% alcohol ("alcoholic beverages") on 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 beverages that contain more than 2% alcohol ("alcoholic beverages") on 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 and Guardianship Law, 5722-1962, the Population Registry Law, 5725-1965, and 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 filing of a class action against the distributors of a 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 cutting or amputating of cats' knuckles, tendons, or the live 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 sex offenses, including rape, indecent acts, and sexual harassment, as The Mexican Secretary of Tourism, Gloria Guevara Manzano, and the Ambassador of Israel to Mexico, Rodica Radian Gordon, signed a Tourism Cooperation Agreement on November 3, 2011. The Agreement will establish permanent cooperation in research, promotion, 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 an annual fee for possession of a television. 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 decision to release 21 Egyptian prisoners in exchange for the st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } On October 17, 2011, several hours before the release of the Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, Israel's Supreme Court rejected petitions by terrorism 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 a list of grounds established in a 2005 amendment on... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 05 Oct 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402836_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: Prohibition on Machine Sale of Tobacco Products http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402826_text Tobacco and smoking - On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Food Quality and Proper Nutrition in Educational Institutions Inspection Law, 5774-2014 (Food Quality Law). (SEFER HAHUKIM [Book of Laws, SH] 5774 No. 2470 p. 762, On November 4, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) Plenum approved the second and third reading of the Parole Bill (Amendment No. 14), 5775-2014. (Press Release, Knesset, Final Approval: People Who Commit Exceptionally Severe Acts of On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On July 30, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Prohibition on Money Laundering (Amendment No. 13) Law, 5774-2014 (Amendment Law [in Hebrew], Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Law on Rights of Students with Learning Disabilities at Post-Secondary School Institutions, 5768-2008. (SEFER HAHUKIM (Book of Laws, Official Gazette) 5768 No. 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 the Law [in Hebrew] (July 28, 2014), Knesset website [scroll 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 website [scroll down to appropriate link].) The Law establishes 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, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who 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 the circumcision of her infant son against her will. (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 link].) Explanatory notes for the bill state that public attention 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 report that it had made to the Knesset Joint Committee 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 to increase competitiveness in the food sector and in the 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 the country. (Basic Law: Referendum [in Hebrew], SEFER HA-HUKIM 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 and for their essential employees, including their families." (Government 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 Agency for National Civilian Service (hereinafter the Agency) to implement 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 LAWS OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL [LSI] 112 (5746-1985/86), as 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 of having used social networks to assist Hamas in the 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 transferring financial stipends to haredi (Jewish ultra-orthodox) yeshiva students born 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, SEFER HAHUKIM [Official Gazette], No. 1661 at 166, as amended; On December 15, 2013, the Israeli government approved new directives for the distribution of cannabis to patients. The directives were proposed by the Ministry of Health, Agriculture and Internal Security (hereinafter the 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], Knesset website). In introducing the draft of the Law, Knesset 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 division of marital property. (Family Court (TA) 6771-07 Anonymous v. 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 Nuclear Research, 5774-2013. (Text [in Hebrew], Knesset website 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. (Marriage Age Law (Amendment No. 6), 5774-2013 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. 3 and Temporary Order) Law, 5772-2012 (hereinafter LPI 2012). 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 (the petitioner) oleh immigration status based on his criminal record. 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 victims' families to void a governmental decision to release Palestinian 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 Law [in Hebrew], Ministry of Justice website). The new Law 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 Hebrew], The Knesset website (last visited Aug. 7, 2013)). The 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 Amendment Law). This Law increases the proportion of deficit that 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 and 2014 Were Approved at the [Knesset] Plenum [in Hebrew] 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 violation of the prohibition on smoking in public places, in 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. 3) Law 5773-2013. Amendment No. 3 extends to March 1, 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 exchange. The employees were convicted of insider trading, having acquired 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), to compel it to continue providing authorization services based on 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 to reject a request submitted by a former enlisted soldier 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 who had refused to grant his wife a Get (a 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 based on genetic testing he wished to perform. The children, 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. Justice Uzi Vogelman rejected the appellants' claim that district police 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 of this information on "runaway husbands," who are considered as 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 distributor with Mifal Hapais, a public body that enjoys the The Tel Aviv Regional Labor Court recently rejected a lawsuit brought by a graphic designer against her former employer for compensation for having been laid off, sick 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, 5773-2012. The Law provides for an adaptation grant for any 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 individual members to the Central Election Committee (CEC).According to the 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 Committee) of the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) approved a decree authorizing 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, the objective of the Law was to eliminate trade in 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 provides caps for public spending and limits the level of On August 27, 2012, Israel's Supreme Court, sitting as a High Court of Justice in an extended bench of seven justices, voided an order issued by the 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 operating in coordination with Google. He argued that the placement On September 20, 2012, the Jerusalem District Court denied a request by Taleb a-Sanaa, a Knesset (Israel's Parliament) Member of the United Arab List- Ta'al Party, and other 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. Corrie was killed on March 16, 2003, after being struck 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 is to impose sanctions on individuals and on corporations that 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 way to proceed in a criminal case where it finds 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 activities involving the use of computers and computer software that 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 decisions on requests submitted by grandparents regarding contact with their 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 right of Israel Defense Forces (IDF) reservist soldiers to receive 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 air quality and prevent and minimize air pollution by, among 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 Interior, thus upholding the policy to end recognition of "collective 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 persons who have announced their intention to run in the 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 must inform its customers of the fees it charges for 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. The stated objectives of the Law are to increase the 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 include a research institute as well as an archive. The 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 person who is photographed for the purpose of the use 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) 5772-2012 (the Knesset website (last visited Mar. 20, 2012)). The 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 application of the Law on Deferment of the Military Draft 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 authorizes the Minister of Justice to establish a center for 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 and any harm originating from a complaint or a suit 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 beverages that contain more than 2% alcohol ("alcoholic beverages") on 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 beverages that contain more than 2% alcohol ("alcoholic beverages") on 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 and Guardianship Law, 5722-1962, the Population Registry Law, 5725-1965, and 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 filing of a class action against the distributors of a 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 cutting or amputating of cats' knuckles, tendons, or the live 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 sex offenses, including rape, indecent acts, and sexual harassment, as The Mexican Secretary of Tourism, Gloria Guevara Manzano, and the Ambassador of Israel to Mexico, Rodica Radian Gordon, signed a Tourism Cooperation Agreement on November 3, 2011. The Agreement will establish permanent cooperation in research, promotion, 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 an annual fee for possession of a television. 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 decision to release 21 Egyptian prisoners in exchange for the st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } On October 17, 2011, several hours before the release of the Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, Israel's Supreme Court rejected petitions by terrorism 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 a list of grounds established in a 2005 amendment on 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 prohibits the advertising and sale of tobacco products to minors.... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 28 Sep 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402826_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: Digitization of School Books http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402812_text Education - On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Food Quality and Proper Nutrition in Educational Institutions Inspection Law, 5774-2014 (Food Quality Law). (SEFER HAHUKIM [Book of Laws, SH] 5774 No. 2470 p. 762, On November 4, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) Plenum approved the second and third reading of the Parole Bill (Amendment No. 14), 5775-2014. (Press Release, Knesset, Final Approval: People Who Commit Exceptionally Severe Acts of On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On July 30, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Prohibition on Money Laundering (Amendment No. 13) Law, 5774-2014 (Amendment Law [in Hebrew], Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Law on Rights of Students with Learning Disabilities at Post-Secondary School Institutions, 5768-2008. (SEFER HAHUKIM (Book of Laws, Official Gazette) 5768 No. 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 the Law [in Hebrew] (July 28, 2014), Knesset website [scroll 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 website [scroll down to appropriate link].) The Law establishes 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, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who 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 the circumcision of her infant son against her will. (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 link].) Explanatory notes for the bill state that public attention 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 report that it had made to the Knesset Joint Committee 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 to increase competitiveness in the food sector and in the 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 the country. (Basic Law: Referendum [in Hebrew], SEFER HA-HUKIM 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 and for their essential employees, including their families." (Government 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 Agency for National Civilian Service (hereinafter the Agency) to implement 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 LAWS OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL [LSI] 112 (5746-1985/86), as 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 of having used social networks to assist Hamas in the 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 transferring financial stipends to haredi (Jewish ultra-orthodox) yeshiva students born 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, SEFER HAHUKIM [Official Gazette], No. 1661 at 166, as amended; On December 15, 2013, the Israeli government approved new directives for the distribution of cannabis to patients. The directives were proposed by the Ministry of Health, Agriculture and Internal Security (hereinafter the 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], Knesset website). In introducing the draft of the Law, Knesset 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 division of marital property. (Family Court (TA) 6771-07 Anonymous v. 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 Nuclear Research, 5774-2013. (Text [in Hebrew], Knesset website 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. (Marriage Age Law (Amendment No. 6), 5774-2013 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. 3 and Temporary Order) Law, 5772-2012 (hereinafter LPI 2012). 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 (the petitioner) oleh immigration status based on his criminal record. 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 victims' families to void a governmental decision to release Palestinian 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 Law [in Hebrew], Ministry of Justice website). The new Law 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 Hebrew], The Knesset website (last visited Aug. 7, 2013)). The 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 Amendment Law). This Law increases the proportion of deficit that 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 and 2014 Were Approved at the [Knesset] Plenum [in Hebrew] 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 violation of the prohibition on smoking in public places, in 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. 3) Law 5773-2013. Amendment No. 3 extends to March 1, 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 exchange. The employees were convicted of insider trading, having acquired 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), to compel it to continue providing authorization services based on 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 to reject a request submitted by a former enlisted soldier 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 who had refused to grant his wife a Get (a 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 based on genetic testing he wished to perform. The children, 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. Justice Uzi Vogelman rejected the appellants' claim that district police 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 of this information on "runaway husbands," who are considered as 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 distributor with Mifal Hapais, a public body that enjoys the The Tel Aviv Regional Labor Court recently rejected a lawsuit brought by a graphic designer against her former employer for compensation for having been laid off, sick 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, 5773-2012. The Law provides for an adaptation grant for any 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 individual members to the Central Election Committee (CEC).According to the 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 Committee) of the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) approved a decree authorizing 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, the objective of the Law was to eliminate trade in 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 provides caps for public spending and limits the level of On August 27, 2012, Israel's Supreme Court, sitting as a High Court of Justice in an extended bench of seven justices, voided an order issued by the 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 operating in coordination with Google. He argued that the placement On September 20, 2012, the Jerusalem District Court denied a request by Taleb a-Sanaa, a Knesset (Israel's Parliament) Member of the United Arab List- Ta'al Party, and other 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. Corrie was killed on March 16, 2003, after being struck 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 is to impose sanctions on individuals and on corporations that 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 way to proceed in a criminal case where it finds 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 activities involving the use of computers and computer software that 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 decisions on requests submitted by grandparents regarding contact with their 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 right of Israel Defense Forces (IDF) reservist soldiers to receive 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 air quality and prevent and minimize air pollution by, among 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 Interior, thus upholding the policy to end recognition of "collective 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 persons who have announced their intention to run in the 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 must inform its customers of the fees it charges for 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. The stated objectives of the Law are to increase the 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 include a research institute as well as an archive. The 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 person who is photographed for the purpose of the use 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) 5772-2012 (the Knesset website (last visited Mar. 20, 2012)). The 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 application of the Law on Deferment of the Military Draft 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 authorizes the Minister of Justice to establish a center for 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 and any harm originating from a complaint or a suit 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 beverages that contain more than 2% alcohol ("alcoholic beverages") on 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 beverages that contain more than 2% alcohol ("alcoholic beverages") on 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 and Guardianship Law, 5722-1962, the Population Registry Law, 5725-1965, and 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 filing of a class action against the distributors of a 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 cutting or amputating of cats' knuckles, tendons, or the live 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 sex offenses, including rape, indecent acts, and sexual harassment, as The Mexican Secretary of Tourism, Gloria Guevara Manzano, and the Ambassador of Israel to Mexico, Rodica Radian Gordon, signed a Tourism Cooperation Agreement on November 3, 2011. The Agreement will establish permanent cooperation in research, promotion, 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 an annual fee for possession of a television. 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 decision to release 21 Egyptian prisoners in exchange for the st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } On October 17, 2011, several hours before the release of the Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, Israel's Supreme Court rejected petitions by terrorism 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 a list of grounds established in a 2005 amendment on 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 prohibits the advertising and sale of tobacco products to minors. 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 "Adjusting the Education System to the 21st Century." Within the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 20 Sep 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402812_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: Establishment of Immigration Appeals Tribunal http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402780_text Immigration and nationality - On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Food Quality and Proper Nutrition in Educational Institutions Inspection Law, 5774-2014 (Food Quality Law). (SEFER HAHUKIM [Book of Laws, SH] 5774 No. 2470 p. 762, On November 4, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) Plenum approved the second and third reading of the Parole Bill (Amendment No. 14), 5775-2014. (Press Release, Knesset, Final Approval: People Who Commit Exceptionally Severe Acts of On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On July 30, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Prohibition on Money Laundering (Amendment No. 13) Law, 5774-2014 (Amendment Law [in Hebrew], Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Law on Rights of Students with Learning Disabilities at Post-Secondary School Institutions, 5768-2008. (SEFER HAHUKIM (Book of Laws, Official Gazette) 5768 No. 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 the Law [in Hebrew] (July 28, 2014), Knesset website [scroll 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 website [scroll down to appropriate link].) The Law establishes 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, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who 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 the circumcision of her infant son against her will. (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 link].) Explanatory notes for the bill state that public attention 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 report that it had made to the Knesset Joint Committee 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 to increase competitiveness in the food sector and in the 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 the country. (Basic Law: Referendum [in Hebrew], SEFER HA-HUKIM 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 and for their essential employees, including their families." (Government 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 Agency for National Civilian Service (hereinafter the Agency) to implement 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 LAWS OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL [LSI] 112 (5746-1985/86), as 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 of having used social networks to assist Hamas in the 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 transferring financial stipends to haredi (Jewish ultra-orthodox) yeshiva students born 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, SEFER HAHUKIM [Official Gazette], No. 1661 at 166, as amended; On December 15, 2013, the Israeli government approved new directives for the distribution of cannabis to patients. The directives were proposed by the Ministry of Health, Agriculture and Internal Security (hereinafter the 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], Knesset website). In introducing the draft of the Law, Knesset 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 division of marital property. (Family Court (TA) 6771-07 Anonymous v. 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 Nuclear Research, 5774-2013. (Text [in Hebrew], Knesset website 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. (Marriage Age Law (Amendment No. 6), 5774-2013 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. 3 and Temporary Order) Law, 5772-2012 (hereinafter LPI 2012). 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 (the petitioner) oleh immigration status based on his criminal record. 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 victims' families to void a governmental decision to release Palestinian 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 Law [in Hebrew], Ministry of Justice website). The new Law 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 Hebrew], The Knesset website (last visited Aug. 7, 2013)). The 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 Amendment Law). This Law increases the proportion of deficit that 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 and 2014 Were Approved at the [Knesset] Plenum [in Hebrew] 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 violation of the prohibition on smoking in public places, in 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. 3) Law 5773-2013. Amendment No. 3 extends to March 1, 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 exchange. The employees were convicted of insider trading, having acquired 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), to compel it to continue providing authorization services based on 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 to reject a request submitted by a former enlisted soldier 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 who had refused to grant his wife a Get (a 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 based on genetic testing he wished to perform. The children, 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. Justice Uzi Vogelman rejected the appellants' claim that district police 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 of this information on "runaway husbands," who are considered as 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 distributor with Mifal Hapais, a public body that enjoys the The Tel Aviv Regional Labor Court recently rejected a lawsuit brought by a graphic designer against her former employer for compensation for having been laid off, sick 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, 5773-2012. The Law provides for an adaptation grant for any 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 individual members to the Central Election Committee (CEC).According to the 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 Committee) of the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) approved a decree authorizing 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, the objective of the Law was to eliminate trade in 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 provides caps for public spending and limits the level of On August 27, 2012, Israel's Supreme Court, sitting as a High Court of Justice in an extended bench of seven justices, voided an order issued by the 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 operating in coordination with Google. He argued that the placement On September 20, 2012, the Jerusalem District Court denied a request by Taleb a-Sanaa, a Knesset (Israel's Parliament) Member of the United Arab List- Ta'al Party, and other 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. Corrie was killed on March 16, 2003, after being struck 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 is to impose sanctions on individuals and on corporations that 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 way to proceed in a criminal case where it finds 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 activities involving the use of computers and computer software that 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 decisions on requests submitted by grandparents regarding contact with their 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 right of Israel Defense Forces (IDF) reservist soldiers to receive 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 air quality and prevent and minimize air pollution by, among 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 Interior, thus upholding the policy to end recognition of "collective 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 persons who have announced their intention to run in the 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 must inform its customers of the fees it charges for 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. The stated objectives of the Law are to increase the 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 include a research institute as well as an archive. The 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 person who is photographed for the purpose of the use 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) 5772-2012 (the Knesset website (last visited Mar. 20, 2012)). The 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 application of the Law on Deferment of the Military Draft 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 authorizes the Minister of Justice to establish a center for 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 and any harm originating from a complaint or a suit 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 beverages that contain more than 2% alcohol ("alcoholic beverages") on 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 beverages that contain more than 2% alcohol ("alcoholic beverages") on 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 and Guardianship Law, 5722-1962, the Population Registry Law, 5725-1965, and 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 filing of a class action against the distributors of a 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 cutting or amputating of cats' knuckles, tendons, or the live 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 sex offenses, including rape, indecent acts, and sexual harassment, as The Mexican Secretary of Tourism, Gloria Guevara Manzano, and the Ambassador of Israel to Mexico, Rodica Radian Gordon, signed a Tourism Cooperation Agreement on November 3, 2011. The Agreement will establish permanent cooperation in research, promotion, 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 an annual fee for possession of a television. 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 decision to release 21 Egyptian prisoners in exchange for the st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } On October 17, 2011, several hours before the release of the Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, Israel's Supreme Court rejected petitions by terrorism 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 a list of grounds established in a 2005 amendment on 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 prohibits the advertising and sale of tobacco products to minors. 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 "Adjusting the Education System to the 21st Century." Within the 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 a special administrative tribunal for appeals of decisions of authorized... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 17 Aug 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402780_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: Regulation of Affordable Housing http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402783_text Housing and community development - On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Food Quality and Proper Nutrition in Educational Institutions Inspection Law, 5774-2014 (Food Quality Law). (SEFER HAHUKIM [Book of Laws, SH] 5774 No. 2470 p. 762, On November 4, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) Plenum approved the second and third reading of the Parole Bill (Amendment No. 14), 5775-2014. (Press Release, Knesset, Final Approval: People Who Commit Exceptionally Severe Acts of On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On July 30, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Prohibition on Money Laundering (Amendment No. 13) Law, 5774-2014 (Amendment Law [in Hebrew], Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Law on Rights of Students with Learning Disabilities at Post-Secondary School Institutions, 5768-2008. (SEFER HAHUKIM (Book of Laws, Official Gazette) 5768 No. 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 the Law [in Hebrew] (July 28, 2014), Knesset website [scroll 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 website [scroll down to appropriate link].) The Law establishes 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, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who 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 the circumcision of her infant son against her will. (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 link].) Explanatory notes for the bill state that public attention 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 report that it had made to the Knesset Joint Committee 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 to increase competitiveness in the food sector and in the 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 the country. (Basic Law: Referendum [in Hebrew], SEFER HA-HUKIM 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 and for their essential employees, including their families." (Government 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 Agency for National Civilian Service (hereinafter the Agency) to implement 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 LAWS OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL [LSI] 112 (5746-1985/86), as 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 of having used social networks to assist Hamas in the 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 transferring financial stipends to haredi (Jewish ultra-orthodox) yeshiva students born 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, SEFER HAHUKIM [Official Gazette], No. 1661 at 166, as amended; On December 15, 2013, the Israeli government approved new directives for the distribution of cannabis to patients. The directives were proposed by the Ministry of Health, Agriculture and Internal Security (hereinafter the 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], Knesset website). In introducing the draft of the Law, Knesset 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 division of marital property. (Family Court (TA) 6771-07 Anonymous v. 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 Nuclear Research, 5774-2013. (Text [in Hebrew], Knesset website 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. (Marriage Age Law (Amendment No. 6), 5774-2013 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. 3 and Temporary Order) Law, 5772-2012 (hereinafter LPI 2012). 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 (the petitioner) oleh immigration status based on his criminal record. 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 victims' families to void a governmental decision to release Palestinian 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 Law [in Hebrew], Ministry of Justice website). The new Law 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 Hebrew], The Knesset website (last visited Aug. 7, 2013)). The 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 Amendment Law). This Law increases the proportion of deficit that 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 and 2014 Were Approved at the [Knesset] Plenum [in Hebrew] 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 violation of the prohibition on smoking in public places, in 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. 3) Law 5773-2013. Amendment No. 3 extends to March 1, 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 exchange. The employees were convicted of insider trading, having acquired 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), to compel it to continue providing authorization services based on 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 to reject a request submitted by a former enlisted soldier 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 who had refused to grant his wife a Get (a 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 based on genetic testing he wished to perform. The children, 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. Justice Uzi Vogelman rejected the appellants' claim that district police 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 of this information on "runaway husbands," who are considered as 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 distributor with Mifal Hapais, a public body that enjoys the The Tel Aviv Regional Labor Court recently rejected a lawsuit brought by a graphic designer against her former employer for compensation for having been laid off, sick 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, 5773-2012. The Law provides for an adaptation grant for any 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 individual members to the Central Election Committee (CEC).According to the 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 Committee) of the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) approved a decree authorizing 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, the objective of the Law was to eliminate trade in 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 provides caps for public spending and limits the level of On August 27, 2012, Israel's Supreme Court, sitting as a High Court of Justice in an extended bench of seven justices, voided an order issued by the 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 operating in coordination with Google. He argued that the placement On September 20, 2012, the Jerusalem District Court denied a request by Taleb a-Sanaa, a Knesset (Israel's Parliament) Member of the United Arab List- Ta'al Party, and other 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. Corrie was killed on March 16, 2003, after being struck 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 is to impose sanctions on individuals and on corporations that 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 way to proceed in a criminal case where it finds 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 activities involving the use of computers and computer software that 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 decisions on requests submitted by grandparents regarding contact with their 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 right of Israel Defense Forces (IDF) reservist soldiers to receive 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 air quality and prevent and minimize air pollution by, among 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 Interior, thus upholding the policy to end recognition of "collective 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 persons who have announced their intention to run in the 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 must inform its customers of the fees it charges for 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. The stated objectives of the Law are to increase the 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 include a research institute as well as an archive. The 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 person who is photographed for the purpose of the use 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) 5772-2012 (the Knesset website (last visited Mar. 20, 2012)). The 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 application of the Law on Deferment of the Military Draft 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 authorizes the Minister of Justice to establish a center for 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 and any harm originating from a complaint or a suit 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 beverages that contain more than 2% alcohol ("alcoholic beverages") on 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 beverages that contain more than 2% alcohol ("alcoholic beverages") on 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 and Guardianship Law, 5722-1962, the Population Registry Law, 5725-1965, and 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 filing of a class action against the distributors of a 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 cutting or amputating of cats' knuckles, tendons, or the live 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 sex offenses, including rape, indecent acts, and sexual harassment, as The Mexican Secretary of Tourism, Gloria Guevara Manzano, and the Ambassador of Israel to Mexico, Rodica Radian Gordon, signed a Tourism Cooperation Agreement on November 3, 2011. The Agreement will establish permanent cooperation in research, promotion, 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 an annual fee for possession of a television. 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 decision to release 21 Egyptian prisoners in exchange for the st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } On October 17, 2011, several hours before the release of the Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, Israel's Supreme Court rejected petitions by terrorism 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 a list of grounds established in a 2005 amendment on 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 prohibits the advertising and sale of tobacco products to minors. 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 "Adjusting the Education System to the 21st Century." Within the 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 a special administrative tribunal for appeals of decisions of authorized 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 purpose of the Law is to temporarily provide special arrangements... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 17 Aug 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402783_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: Family Court: Adultery May Constitute Ground for Compensation http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402764_text Families - On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Food Quality and Proper Nutrition in Educational Institutions Inspection Law, 5774-2014 (Food Quality Law). (SEFER HAHUKIM [Book of Laws, SH] 5774 No. 2470 p. 762, On November 4, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) Plenum approved the second and third reading of the Parole Bill (Amendment No. 14), 5775-2014. (Press Release, Knesset, Final Approval: People Who Commit Exceptionally Severe Acts of On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On July 30, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Prohibition on Money Laundering (Amendment No. 13) Law, 5774-2014 (Amendment Law [in Hebrew], Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Law on Rights of Students with Learning Disabilities at Post-Secondary School Institutions, 5768-2008. (SEFER HAHUKIM (Book of Laws, Official Gazette) 5768 No. 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 the Law [in Hebrew] (July 28, 2014), Knesset website [scroll 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 website [scroll down to appropriate link].) The Law establishes 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, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who 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 the circumcision of her infant son against her will. (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 link].) Explanatory notes for the bill state that public attention 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 report that it had made to the Knesset Joint Committee 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 to increase competitiveness in the food sector and in the 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 the country. (Basic Law: Referendum [in Hebrew], SEFER HA-HUKIM 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 and for their essential employees, including their families." (Government 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 Agency for National Civilian Service (hereinafter the Agency) to implement 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 LAWS OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL [LSI] 112 (5746-1985/86), as 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 of having used social networks to assist Hamas in the 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 transferring financial stipends to haredi (Jewish ultra-orthodox) yeshiva students born 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, SEFER HAHUKIM [Official Gazette], No. 1661 at 166, as amended; On December 15, 2013, the Israeli government approved new directives for the distribution of cannabis to patients. The directives were proposed by the Ministry of Health, Agriculture and Internal Security (hereinafter the 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], Knesset website). In introducing the draft of the Law, Knesset 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 division of marital property. (Family Court (TA) 6771-07 Anonymous v. 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 Nuclear Research, 5774-2013. (Text [in Hebrew], Knesset website 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. (Marriage Age Law (Amendment No. 6), 5774-2013 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. 3 and Temporary Order) Law, 5772-2012 (hereinafter LPI 2012). 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 (the petitioner) oleh immigration status based on his criminal record. 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 victims' families to void a governmental decision to release Palestinian 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 Law [in Hebrew], Ministry of Justice website). The new Law 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 Hebrew], The Knesset website (last visited Aug. 7, 2013)). The 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 Amendment Law). This Law increases the proportion of deficit that 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 and 2014 Were Approved at the [Knesset] Plenum [in Hebrew] 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 violation of the prohibition on smoking in public places, in 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. 3) Law 5773-2013. Amendment No. 3 extends to March 1, 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 exchange. The employees were convicted of insider trading, having acquired 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), to compel it to continue providing authorization services based on 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 to reject a request submitted by a former enlisted soldier 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 who had refused to grant his wife a Get (a 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 based on genetic testing he wished to perform. The children, 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. Justice Uzi Vogelman rejected the appellants' claim that district police 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 of this information on "runaway husbands," who are considered as 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 distributor with Mifal Hapais, a public body that enjoys the The Tel Aviv Regional Labor Court recently rejected a lawsuit brought by a graphic designer against her former employer for compensation for having been laid off, sick 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, 5773-2012. The Law provides for an adaptation grant for any 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 individual members to the Central Election Committee (CEC).According to the 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 Committee) of the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) approved a decree authorizing 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, the objective of the Law was to eliminate trade in 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 provides caps for public spending and limits the level of On August 27, 2012, Israel's Supreme Court, sitting as a High Court of Justice in an extended bench of seven justices, voided an order issued by the 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 operating in coordination with Google. He argued that the placement On September 20, 2012, the Jerusalem District Court denied a request by Taleb a-Sanaa, a Knesset (Israel's Parliament) Member of the United Arab List- Ta'al Party, and other 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. Corrie was killed on March 16, 2003, after being struck 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 is to impose sanctions on individuals and on corporations that 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 way to proceed in a criminal case where it finds 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 activities involving the use of computers and computer software that 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 decisions on requests submitted by grandparents regarding contact with their 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 right of Israel Defense Forces (IDF) reservist soldiers to receive 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 air quality and prevent and minimize air pollution by, among 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 Interior, thus upholding the policy to end recognition of "collective 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 persons who have announced their intention to run in the 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 must inform its customers of the fees it charges for 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. The stated objectives of the Law are to increase the 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 include a research institute as well as an archive. The 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 person who is photographed for the purpose of the use 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) 5772-2012 (the Knesset website (last visited Mar. 20, 2012)). The 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 application of the Law on Deferment of the Military Draft 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 authorizes the Minister of Justice to establish a center for 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 and any harm originating from a complaint or a suit 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 beverages that contain more than 2% alcohol ("alcoholic beverages") on 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 beverages that contain more than 2% alcohol ("alcoholic beverages") on 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 and Guardianship Law, 5722-1962, the Population Registry Law, 5725-1965, and 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 filing of a class action against the distributors of a 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 cutting or amputating of cats' knuckles, tendons, or the live 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 sex offenses, including rape, indecent acts, and sexual harassment, as The Mexican Secretary of Tourism, Gloria Guevara Manzano, and the Ambassador of Israel to Mexico, Rodica Radian Gordon, signed a Tourism Cooperation Agreement on November 3, 2011. The Agreement will establish permanent cooperation in research, promotion, 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 an annual fee for possession of a television. 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 decision to release 21 Egyptian prisoners in exchange for the st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } On October 17, 2011, several hours before the release of the Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, Israel's Supreme Court rejected petitions by terrorism 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 a list of grounds established in a 2005 amendment on 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 prohibits the advertising and sale of tobacco products to minors. 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 "Adjusting the Education System to the 21st Century." Within the 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 a special administrative tribunal for appeals of decisions of authorized 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 purpose of the Law is to temporarily provide special arrangements 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 pain and suffering caused by his wife's adultery. The case... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 03 Aug 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402764_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: Defamation of IDF Soldiers as a Group Not a Ground for Civil Action http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402765_text Civil liability - On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Food Quality and Proper Nutrition in Educational Institutions Inspection Law, 5774-2014 (Food Quality Law). (SEFER HAHUKIM [Book of Laws, SH] 5774 No. 2470 p. 762, On November 4, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) Plenum approved the second and third reading of the Parole Bill (Amendment No. 14), 5775-2014. (Press Release, Knesset, Final Approval: People Who Commit Exceptionally Severe Acts of On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On July 30, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Prohibition on Money Laundering (Amendment No. 13) Law, 5774-2014 (Amendment Law [in Hebrew], Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Law on Rights of Students with Learning Disabilities at Post-Secondary School Institutions, 5768-2008. (SEFER HAHUKIM (Book of Laws, Official Gazette) 5768 No. 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 the Law [in Hebrew] (July 28, 2014), Knesset website [scroll 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 website [scroll down to appropriate link].) The Law establishes 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, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who 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 the circumcision of her infant son against her will. (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 link].) Explanatory notes for the bill state that public attention 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 report that it had made to the Knesset Joint Committee 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 to increase competitiveness in the food sector and in the 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 the country. (Basic Law: Referendum [in Hebrew], SEFER HA-HUKIM 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 and for their essential employees, including their families." (Government 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 Agency for National Civilian Service (hereinafter the Agency) to implement 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 LAWS OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL [LSI] 112 (5746-1985/86), as 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 of having used social networks to assist Hamas in the 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 transferring financial stipends to haredi (Jewish ultra-orthodox) yeshiva students born 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, SEFER HAHUKIM [Official Gazette], No. 1661 at 166, as amended; On December 15, 2013, the Israeli government approved new directives for the distribution of cannabis to patients. The directives were proposed by the Ministry of Health, Agriculture and Internal Security (hereinafter the 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], Knesset website). In introducing the draft of the Law, Knesset 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 division of marital property. (Family Court (TA) 6771-07 Anonymous v. 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 Nuclear Research, 5774-2013. (Text [in Hebrew], Knesset website 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. (Marriage Age Law (Amendment No. 6), 5774-2013 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. 3 and Temporary Order) Law, 5772-2012 (hereinafter LPI 2012). 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 (the petitioner) oleh immigration status based on his criminal record. 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 victims' families to void a governmental decision to release Palestinian 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 Law [in Hebrew], Ministry of Justice website). The new Law 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 Hebrew], The Knesset website (last visited Aug. 7, 2013)). The 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 Amendment Law). This Law increases the proportion of deficit that 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 and 2014 Were Approved at the [Knesset] Plenum [in Hebrew] 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 violation of the prohibition on smoking in public places, in 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. 3) Law 5773-2013. Amendment No. 3 extends to March 1, 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 exchange. The employees were convicted of insider trading, having acquired 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), to compel it to continue providing authorization services based on 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 to reject a request submitted by a former enlisted soldier 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 who had refused to grant his wife a Get (a 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 based on genetic testing he wished to perform. The children, 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. Justice Uzi Vogelman rejected the appellants' claim that district police 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 of this information on "runaway husbands," who are considered as 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 distributor with Mifal Hapais, a public body that enjoys the The Tel Aviv Regional Labor Court recently rejected a lawsuit brought by a graphic designer against her former employer for compensation for having been laid off, sick 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, 5773-2012. The Law provides for an adaptation grant for any 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 individual members to the Central Election Committee (CEC).According to the 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 Committee) of the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) approved a decree authorizing 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, the objective of the Law was to eliminate trade in 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 provides caps for public spending and limits the level of On August 27, 2012, Israel's Supreme Court, sitting as a High Court of Justice in an extended bench of seven justices, voided an order issued by the 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 operating in coordination with Google. He argued that the placement On September 20, 2012, the Jerusalem District Court denied a request by Taleb a-Sanaa, a Knesset (Israel's Parliament) Member of the United Arab List- Ta'al Party, and other 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. Corrie was killed on March 16, 2003, after being struck 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 is to impose sanctions on individuals and on corporations that 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 way to proceed in a criminal case where it finds 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 activities involving the use of computers and computer software that 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 decisions on requests submitted by grandparents regarding contact with their 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 right of Israel Defense Forces (IDF) reservist soldiers to receive 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 air quality and prevent and minimize air pollution by, among 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 Interior, thus upholding the policy to end recognition of "collective 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 persons who have announced their intention to run in the 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 must inform its customers of the fees it charges for 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. The stated objectives of the Law are to increase the 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 include a research institute as well as an archive. The 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 person who is photographed for the purpose of the use 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) 5772-2012 (the Knesset website (last visited Mar. 20, 2012)). The 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 application of the Law on Deferment of the Military Draft 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 authorizes the Minister of Justice to establish a center for 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 and any harm originating from a complaint or a suit 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 beverages that contain more than 2% alcohol ("alcoholic beverages") on 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 beverages that contain more than 2% alcohol ("alcoholic beverages") on 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 and Guardianship Law, 5722-1962, the Population Registry Law, 5725-1965, and 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 filing of a class action against the distributors of a 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 cutting or amputating of cats' knuckles, tendons, or the live 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 sex offenses, including rape, indecent acts, and sexual harassment, as The Mexican Secretary of Tourism, Gloria Guevara Manzano, and the Ambassador of Israel to Mexico, Rodica Radian Gordon, signed a Tourism Cooperation Agreement on November 3, 2011. The Agreement will establish permanent cooperation in research, promotion, 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 an annual fee for possession of a television. 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 decision to release 21 Egyptian prisoners in exchange for the st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } On October 17, 2011, several hours before the release of the Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, Israel's Supreme Court rejected petitions by terrorism 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 a list of grounds established in a 2005 amendment on 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 prohibits the advertising and sale of tobacco products to minors. 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 "Adjusting the Education System to the 21st Century." Within the 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 a special administrative tribunal for appeals of decisions of authorized 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 purpose of the Law is to temporarily provide special arrangements 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 pain and suffering caused by his wife's adultery. The case 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 wrong portrayal of Israel Defense Forces' actions in the movie... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 03 Aug 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402765_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: Prevention of Employment of Sex Offenders in Specific Institutions http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402714_text Labor - On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Food Quality and Proper Nutrition in Educational Institutions Inspection Law, 5774-2014 (Food Quality Law). (SEFER HAHUKIM [Book of Laws, SH] 5774 No. 2470 p. 762, On November 4, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) Plenum approved the second and third reading of the Parole Bill (Amendment No. 14), 5775-2014. (Press Release, Knesset, Final Approval: People Who Commit Exceptionally Severe Acts of On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On July 30, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Prohibition on Money Laundering (Amendment No. 13) Law, 5774-2014 (Amendment Law [in Hebrew], Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Law on Rights of Students with Learning Disabilities at Post-Secondary School Institutions, 5768-2008. (SEFER HAHUKIM (Book of Laws, Official Gazette) 5768 No. 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 the Law [in Hebrew] (July 28, 2014), Knesset website [scroll 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 website [scroll down to appropriate link].) The Law establishes 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, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who 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 the circumcision of her infant son against her will. (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 link].) Explanatory notes for the bill state that public attention 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 report that it had made to the Knesset Joint Committee 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 to increase competitiveness in the food sector and in the 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 the country. (Basic Law: Referendum [in Hebrew], SEFER HA-HUKIM 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 and for their essential employees, including their families." (Government 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 Agency for National Civilian Service (hereinafter the Agency) to implement 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 LAWS OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL [LSI] 112 (5746-1985/86), as 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 of having used social networks to assist Hamas in the 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 transferring financial stipends to haredi (Jewish ultra-orthodox) yeshiva students born 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, SEFER HAHUKIM [Official Gazette], No. 1661 at 166, as amended; On December 15, 2013, the Israeli government approved new directives for the distribution of cannabis to patients. The directives were proposed by the Ministry of Health, Agriculture and Internal Security (hereinafter the 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], Knesset website). In introducing the draft of the Law, Knesset 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 division of marital property. (Family Court (TA) 6771-07 Anonymous v. 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 Nuclear Research, 5774-2013. (Text [in Hebrew], Knesset website 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. (Marriage Age Law (Amendment No. 6), 5774-2013 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. 3 and Temporary Order) Law, 5772-2012 (hereinafter LPI 2012). 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 (the petitioner) oleh immigration status based on his criminal record. 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 victims' families to void a governmental decision to release Palestinian 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 Law [in Hebrew], Ministry of Justice website). The new Law 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 Hebrew], The Knesset website (last visited Aug. 7, 2013)). The 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 Amendment Law). This Law increases the proportion of deficit that 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 and 2014 Were Approved at the [Knesset] Plenum [in Hebrew] 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 violation of the prohibition on smoking in public places, in 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. 3) Law 5773-2013. Amendment No. 3 extends to March 1, 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 exchange. The employees were convicted of insider trading, having acquired 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), to compel it to continue providing authorization services based on 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 to reject a request submitted by a former enlisted soldier 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 who had refused to grant his wife a Get (a 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 based on genetic testing he wished to perform. The children, 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. Justice Uzi Vogelman rejected the appellants' claim that district police 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 of this information on "runaway husbands," who are considered as 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 distributor with Mifal Hapais, a public body that enjoys the The Tel Aviv Regional Labor Court recently rejected a lawsuit brought by a graphic designer against her former employer for compensation for having been laid off, sick 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, 5773-2012. The Law provides for an adaptation grant for any 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 individual members to the Central Election Committee (CEC).According to the 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 Committee) of the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) approved a decree authorizing 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, the objective of the Law was to eliminate trade in 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 provides caps for public spending and limits the level of On August 27, 2012, Israel's Supreme Court, sitting as a High Court of Justice in an extended bench of seven justices, voided an order issued by the 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 operating in coordination with Google. He argued that the placement On September 20, 2012, the Jerusalem District Court denied a request by Taleb a-Sanaa, a Knesset (Israel's Parliament) Member of the United Arab List- Ta'al Party, and other 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. Corrie was killed on March 16, 2003, after being struck 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 is to impose sanctions on individuals and on corporations that 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 way to proceed in a criminal case where it finds 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 activities involving the use of computers and computer software that 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 decisions on requests submitted by grandparents regarding contact with their 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 right of Israel Defense Forces (IDF) reservist soldiers to receive 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 air quality and prevent and minimize air pollution by, among 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 Interior, thus upholding the policy to end recognition of "collective 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 persons who have announced their intention to run in the 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 must inform its customers of the fees it charges for 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. The stated objectives of the Law are to increase the 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 include a research institute as well as an archive. The 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 person who is photographed for the purpose of the use 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) 5772-2012 (the Knesset website (last visited Mar. 20, 2012)). The 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 application of the Law on Deferment of the Military Draft 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 authorizes the Minister of Justice to establish a center for 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 and any harm originating from a complaint or a suit 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 beverages that contain more than 2% alcohol ("alcoholic beverages") on 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 beverages that contain more than 2% alcohol ("alcoholic beverages") on 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 and Guardianship Law, 5722-1962, the Population Registry Law, 5725-1965, and 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 filing of a class action against the distributors of a 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 cutting or amputating of cats' knuckles, tendons, or the live 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 sex offenses, including rape, indecent acts, and sexual harassment, as The Mexican Secretary of Tourism, Gloria Guevara Manzano, and the Ambassador of Israel to Mexico, Rodica Radian Gordon, signed a Tourism Cooperation Agreement on November 3, 2011. The Agreement will establish permanent cooperation in research, promotion, 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 an annual fee for possession of a television. 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 decision to release 21 Egyptian prisoners in exchange for the st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } On October 17, 2011, several hours before the release of the Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, Israel's Supreme Court rejected petitions by terrorism 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 a list of grounds established in a 2005 amendment on 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 prohibits the advertising and sale of tobacco products to minors. 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 "Adjusting the Education System to the 21st Century." Within the 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 a special administrative tribunal for appeals of decisions of authorized 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 purpose of the Law is to temporarily provide special arrangements 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 pain and suffering caused by his wife's adultery. The case 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 wrong portrayal of Israel Defense Forces' actions in the movie 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 Law adds the new category of "helpless persons" to groups... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 20 Jun 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402714_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: Assistance Units for Religious Courts http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402703_text Judiciary - On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Food Quality and Proper Nutrition in Educational Institutions Inspection Law, 5774-2014 (Food Quality Law). (SEFER HAHUKIM [Book of Laws, SH] 5774 No. 2470 p. 762, On November 4, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) Plenum approved the second and third reading of the Parole Bill (Amendment No. 14), 5775-2014. (Press Release, Knesset, Final Approval: People Who Commit Exceptionally Severe Acts of On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On July 30, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Prohibition on Money Laundering (Amendment No. 13) Law, 5774-2014 (Amendment Law [in Hebrew], Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Law on Rights of Students with Learning Disabilities at Post-Secondary School Institutions, 5768-2008. (SEFER HAHUKIM (Book of Laws, Official Gazette) 5768 No. 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 the Law [in Hebrew] (July 28, 2014), Knesset website [scroll 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 website [scroll down to appropriate link].) The Law establishes 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, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who 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 the circumcision of her infant son against her will. (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 link].) Explanatory notes for the bill state that public attention 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 report that it had made to the Knesset Joint Committee 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 to increase competitiveness in the food sector and in the 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 the country. (Basic Law: Referendum [in Hebrew], SEFER HA-HUKIM 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 and for their essential employees, including their families." (Government 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 Agency for National Civilian Service (hereinafter the Agency) to implement 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 LAWS OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL [LSI] 112 (5746-1985/86), as 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 of having used social networks to assist Hamas in the 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 transferring financial stipends to haredi (Jewish ultra-orthodox) yeshiva students born 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, SEFER HAHUKIM [Official Gazette], No. 1661 at 166, as amended; On December 15, 2013, the Israeli government approved new directives for the distribution of cannabis to patients. The directives were proposed by the Ministry of Health, Agriculture and Internal Security (hereinafter the 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], Knesset website). In introducing the draft of the Law, Knesset 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 division of marital property. (Family Court (TA) 6771-07 Anonymous v. 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 Nuclear Research, 5774-2013. (Text [in Hebrew], Knesset website 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. (Marriage Age Law (Amendment No. 6), 5774-2013 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. 3 and Temporary Order) Law, 5772-2012 (hereinafter LPI 2012). 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 (the petitioner) oleh immigration status based on his criminal record. 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 victims' families to void a governmental decision to release Palestinian 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 Law [in Hebrew], Ministry of Justice website). The new Law 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 Hebrew], The Knesset website (last visited Aug. 7, 2013)). The 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 Amendment Law). This Law increases the proportion of deficit that 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 and 2014 Were Approved at the [Knesset] Plenum [in Hebrew] 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 violation of the prohibition on smoking in public places, in 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. 3) Law 5773-2013. Amendment No. 3 extends to March 1, 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 exchange. The employees were convicted of insider trading, having acquired 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), to compel it to continue providing authorization services based on 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 to reject a request submitted by a former enlisted soldier 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 who had refused to grant his wife a Get (a 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 based on genetic testing he wished to perform. The children, 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. Justice Uzi Vogelman rejected the appellants' claim that district police 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 of this information on "runaway husbands," who are considered as 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 distributor with Mifal Hapais, a public body that enjoys the The Tel Aviv Regional Labor Court recently rejected a lawsuit brought by a graphic designer against her former employer for compensation for having been laid off, sick 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, 5773-2012. The Law provides for an adaptation grant for any 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 individual members to the Central Election Committee (CEC).According to the 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 Committee) of the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) approved a decree authorizing 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, the objective of the Law was to eliminate trade in 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 provides caps for public spending and limits the level of On August 27, 2012, Israel's Supreme Court, sitting as a High Court of Justice in an extended bench of seven justices, voided an order issued by the 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 operating in coordination with Google. He argued that the placement On September 20, 2012, the Jerusalem District Court denied a request by Taleb a-Sanaa, a Knesset (Israel's Parliament) Member of the United Arab List- Ta'al Party, and other 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. Corrie was killed on March 16, 2003, after being struck 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 is to impose sanctions on individuals and on corporations that 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 way to proceed in a criminal case where it finds 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 activities involving the use of computers and computer software that 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 decisions on requests submitted by grandparents regarding contact with their 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 right of Israel Defense Forces (IDF) reservist soldiers to receive 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 air quality and prevent and minimize air pollution by, among 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 Interior, thus upholding the policy to end recognition of "collective 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 persons who have announced their intention to run in the 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 must inform its customers of the fees it charges for 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. The stated objectives of the Law are to increase the 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 include a research institute as well as an archive. The 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 person who is photographed for the purpose of the use 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) 5772-2012 (the Knesset website (last visited Mar. 20, 2012)). The 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 application of the Law on Deferment of the Military Draft 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 authorizes the Minister of Justice to establish a center for 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 and any harm originating from a complaint or a suit 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 beverages that contain more than 2% alcohol ("alcoholic beverages") on 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 beverages that contain more than 2% alcohol ("alcoholic beverages") on 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 and Guardianship Law, 5722-1962, the Population Registry Law, 5725-1965, and 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 filing of a class action against the distributors of a 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 cutting or amputating of cats' knuckles, tendons, or the live 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 sex offenses, including rape, indecent acts, and sexual harassment, as The Mexican Secretary of Tourism, Gloria Guevara Manzano, and the Ambassador of Israel to Mexico, Rodica Radian Gordon, signed a Tourism Cooperation Agreement on November 3, 2011. The Agreement will establish permanent cooperation in research, promotion, 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 an annual fee for possession of a television. 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 decision to release 21 Egyptian prisoners in exchange for the st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } On October 17, 2011, several hours before the release of the Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, Israel's Supreme Court rejected petitions by terrorism 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 a list of grounds established in a 2005 amendment on 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 prohibits the advertising and sale of tobacco products to minors. 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 "Adjusting the Education System to the 21st Century." Within the 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 a special administrative tribunal for appeals of decisions of authorized 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 purpose of the Law is to temporarily provide special arrangements 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 pain and suffering caused by his wife's adultery. The case 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 wrong portrayal of Israel Defense Forces' actions in the movie 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 Law adds the new category of "helpless persons" to groups 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 of Welfare and Social Services to establish by decree "assistance... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 15 Jun 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402703_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: Regulation of Employment Visas of Providers of Elder Care http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402699_text Immigration and nationality - On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Food Quality and Proper Nutrition in Educational Institutions Inspection Law, 5774-2014 (Food Quality Law). (SEFER HAHUKIM [Book of Laws, SH] 5774 No. 2470 p. 762, On November 4, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) Plenum approved the second and third reading of the Parole Bill (Amendment No. 14), 5775-2014. (Press Release, Knesset, Final Approval: People Who Commit Exceptionally Severe Acts of On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On July 30, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Prohibition on Money Laundering (Amendment No. 13) Law, 5774-2014 (Amendment Law [in Hebrew], Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Law on Rights of Students with Learning Disabilities at Post-Secondary School Institutions, 5768-2008. (SEFER HAHUKIM (Book of Laws, Official Gazette) 5768 No. 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 the Law [in Hebrew] (July 28, 2014), Knesset website [scroll 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 website [scroll down to appropriate link].) The Law establishes 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, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who 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 the circumcision of her infant son against her will. (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 link].) Explanatory notes for the bill state that public attention 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 report that it had made to the Knesset Joint Committee 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 to increase competitiveness in the food sector and in the 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 the country. (Basic Law: Referendum [in Hebrew], SEFER HA-HUKIM 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 and for their essential employees, including their families." (Government 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 Agency for National Civilian Service (hereinafter the Agency) to implement 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 LAWS OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL [LSI] 112 (5746-1985/86), as 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 of having used social networks to assist Hamas in the 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 transferring financial stipends to haredi (Jewish ultra-orthodox) yeshiva students born 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, SEFER HAHUKIM [Official Gazette], No. 1661 at 166, as amended; On December 15, 2013, the Israeli government approved new directives for the distribution of cannabis to patients. The directives were proposed by the Ministry of Health, Agriculture and Internal Security (hereinafter the 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], Knesset website). In introducing the draft of the Law, Knesset 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 division of marital property. (Family Court (TA) 6771-07 Anonymous v. 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 Nuclear Research, 5774-2013. (Text [in Hebrew], Knesset website 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. (Marriage Age Law (Amendment No. 6), 5774-2013 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. 3 and Temporary Order) Law, 5772-2012 (hereinafter LPI 2012). 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 (the petitioner) oleh immigration status based on his criminal record. 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 victims' families to void a governmental decision to release Palestinian 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 Law [in Hebrew], Ministry of Justice website). The new Law 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 Hebrew], The Knesset website (last visited Aug. 7, 2013)). The 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 Amendment Law). This Law increases the proportion of deficit that 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 and 2014 Were Approved at the [Knesset] Plenum [in Hebrew] 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 violation of the prohibition on smoking in public places, in 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. 3) Law 5773-2013. Amendment No. 3 extends to March 1, 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 exchange. The employees were convicted of insider trading, having acquired 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), to compel it to continue providing authorization services based on 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 to reject a request submitted by a former enlisted soldier 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 who had refused to grant his wife a Get (a 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 based on genetic testing he wished to perform. The children, 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. Justice Uzi Vogelman rejected the appellants' claim that district police 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 of this information on "runaway husbands," who are considered as 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 distributor with Mifal Hapais, a public body that enjoys the The Tel Aviv Regional Labor Court recently rejected a lawsuit brought by a graphic designer against her former employer for compensation for having been laid off, sick 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, 5773-2012. The Law provides for an adaptation grant for any 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 individual members to the Central Election Committee (CEC).According to the 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 Committee) of the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) approved a decree authorizing 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, the objective of the Law was to eliminate trade in 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 provides caps for public spending and limits the level of On August 27, 2012, Israel's Supreme Court, sitting as a High Court of Justice in an extended bench of seven justices, voided an order issued by the 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 operating in coordination with Google. He argued that the placement On September 20, 2012, the Jerusalem District Court denied a request by Taleb a-Sanaa, a Knesset (Israel's Parliament) Member of the United Arab List- Ta'al Party, and other 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. Corrie was killed on March 16, 2003, after being struck 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 is to impose sanctions on individuals and on corporations that 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 way to proceed in a criminal case where it finds 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 activities involving the use of computers and computer software that 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 decisions on requests submitted by grandparents regarding contact with their 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 right of Israel Defense Forces (IDF) reservist soldiers to receive 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 air quality and prevent and minimize air pollution by, among 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 Interior, thus upholding the policy to end recognition of "collective 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 persons who have announced their intention to run in the 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 must inform its customers of the fees it charges for 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. The stated objectives of the Law are to increase the 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 include a research institute as well as an archive. The 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 person who is photographed for the purpose of the use 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) 5772-2012 (the Knesset website (last visited Mar. 20, 2012)). The 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 application of the Law on Deferment of the Military Draft 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 authorizes the Minister of Justice to establish a center for 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 and any harm originating from a complaint or a suit 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 beverages that contain more than 2% alcohol ("alcoholic beverages") on 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 beverages that contain more than 2% alcohol ("alcoholic beverages") on 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 and Guardianship Law, 5722-1962, the Population Registry Law, 5725-1965, and 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 filing of a class action against the distributors of a 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 cutting or amputating of cats' knuckles, tendons, or the live 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 sex offenses, including rape, indecent acts, and sexual harassment, as The Mexican Secretary of Tourism, Gloria Guevara Manzano, and the Ambassador of Israel to Mexico, Rodica Radian Gordon, signed a Tourism Cooperation Agreement on November 3, 2011. The Agreement will establish permanent cooperation in research, promotion, 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 an annual fee for possession of a television. 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 decision to release 21 Egyptian prisoners in exchange for the st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } On October 17, 2011, several hours before the release of the Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, Israel's Supreme Court rejected petitions by terrorism 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 a list of grounds established in a 2005 amendment on 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 prohibits the advertising and sale of tobacco products to minors. 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 "Adjusting the Education System to the 21st Century." Within the 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 a special administrative tribunal for appeals of decisions of authorized 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 purpose of the Law is to temporarily provide special arrangements 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 pain and suffering caused by his wife's adultery. The case 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 wrong portrayal of Israel Defense Forces' actions in the movie 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 Law adds the new category of "helpless persons" to groups 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 of Welfare and Social Services to establish by decree "assistance 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 authority to pass regulations for the prevention of "misuse of... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 06 Jun 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402699_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: Increased Penalties for Prostitution Advertising http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402669_text Crime and law enforcement - On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Food Quality and Proper Nutrition in Educational Institutions Inspection Law, 5774-2014 (Food Quality Law). (SEFER HAHUKIM [Book of Laws, SH] 5774 No. 2470 p. 762, On November 4, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) Plenum approved the second and third reading of the Parole Bill (Amendment No. 14), 5775-2014. (Press Release, Knesset, Final Approval: People Who Commit Exceptionally Severe Acts of On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On July 30, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Prohibition on Money Laundering (Amendment No. 13) Law, 5774-2014 (Amendment Law [in Hebrew], Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Law on Rights of Students with Learning Disabilities at Post-Secondary School Institutions, 5768-2008. (SEFER HAHUKIM (Book of Laws, Official Gazette) 5768 No. 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 the Law [in Hebrew] (July 28, 2014), Knesset website [scroll 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 website [scroll down to appropriate link].) The Law establishes 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, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who 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 the circumcision of her infant son against her will. (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 link].) Explanatory notes for the bill state that public attention 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 report that it had made to the Knesset Joint Committee 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 to increase competitiveness in the food sector and in the 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 the country. (Basic Law: Referendum [in Hebrew], SEFER HA-HUKIM 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 and for their essential employees, including their families." (Government 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 Agency for National Civilian Service (hereinafter the Agency) to implement 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 LAWS OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL [LSI] 112 (5746-1985/86), as 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 of having used social networks to assist Hamas in the 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 transferring financial stipends to haredi (Jewish ultra-orthodox) yeshiva students born 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, SEFER HAHUKIM [Official Gazette], No. 1661 at 166, as amended; On December 15, 2013, the Israeli government approved new directives for the distribution of cannabis to patients. The directives were proposed by the Ministry of Health, Agriculture and Internal Security (hereinafter the 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], Knesset website). In introducing the draft of the Law, Knesset 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 division of marital property. (Family Court (TA) 6771-07 Anonymous v. 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 Nuclear Research, 5774-2013. (Text [in Hebrew], Knesset website 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. (Marriage Age Law (Amendment No. 6), 5774-2013 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. 3 and Temporary Order) Law, 5772-2012 (hereinafter LPI 2012). 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 (the petitioner) oleh immigration status based on his criminal record. 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 victims' families to void a governmental decision to release Palestinian 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 Law [in Hebrew], Ministry of Justice website). The new Law 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 Hebrew], The Knesset website (last visited Aug. 7, 2013)). The 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 Amendment Law). This Law increases the proportion of deficit that 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 and 2014 Were Approved at the [Knesset] Plenum [in Hebrew] 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 violation of the prohibition on smoking in public places, in 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. 3) Law 5773-2013. Amendment No. 3 extends to March 1, 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 exchange. The employees were convicted of insider trading, having acquired 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), to compel it to continue providing authorization services based on 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 to reject a request submitted by a former enlisted soldier 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 who had refused to grant his wife a Get (a 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 based on genetic testing he wished to perform. The children, 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. Justice Uzi Vogelman rejected the appellants' claim that district police 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 of this information on "runaway husbands," who are considered as 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 distributor with Mifal Hapais, a public body that enjoys the The Tel Aviv Regional Labor Court recently rejected a lawsuit brought by a graphic designer against her former employer for compensation for having been laid off, sick 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, 5773-2012. The Law provides for an adaptation grant for any 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 individual members to the Central Election Committee (CEC).According to the 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 Committee) of the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) approved a decree authorizing 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, the objective of the Law was to eliminate trade in 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 provides caps for public spending and limits the level of On August 27, 2012, Israel's Supreme Court, sitting as a High Court of Justice in an extended bench of seven justices, voided an order issued by the 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 operating in coordination with Google. He argued that the placement On September 20, 2012, the Jerusalem District Court denied a request by Taleb a-Sanaa, a Knesset (Israel's Parliament) Member of the United Arab List- Ta'al Party, and other 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. Corrie was killed on March 16, 2003, after being struck 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 is to impose sanctions on individuals and on corporations that 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 way to proceed in a criminal case where it finds 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 activities involving the use of computers and computer software that 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 decisions on requests submitted by grandparents regarding contact with their 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 right of Israel Defense Forces (IDF) reservist soldiers to receive 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 air quality and prevent and minimize air pollution by, among 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 Interior, thus upholding the policy to end recognition of "collective 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 persons who have announced their intention to run in the 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 must inform its customers of the fees it charges for 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. The stated objectives of the Law are to increase the 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 include a research institute as well as an archive. The 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 person who is photographed for the purpose of the use 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) 5772-2012 (the Knesset website (last visited Mar. 20, 2012)). The 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 application of the Law on Deferment of the Military Draft 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 authorizes the Minister of Justice to establish a center for 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 and any harm originating from a complaint or a suit 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 beverages that contain more than 2% alcohol ("alcoholic beverages") on 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 beverages that contain more than 2% alcohol ("alcoholic beverages") on 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 and Guardianship Law, 5722-1962, the Population Registry Law, 5725-1965, and 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 filing of a class action against the distributors of a 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 cutting or amputating of cats' knuckles, tendons, or the live 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 sex offenses, including rape, indecent acts, and sexual harassment, as The Mexican Secretary of Tourism, Gloria Guevara Manzano, and the Ambassador of Israel to Mexico, Rodica Radian Gordon, signed a Tourism Cooperation Agreement on November 3, 2011. The Agreement will establish permanent cooperation in research, promotion, 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 an annual fee for possession of a television. 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 decision to release 21 Egyptian prisoners in exchange for the st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } On October 17, 2011, several hours before the release of the Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, Israel's Supreme Court rejected petitions by terrorism 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 a list of grounds established in a 2005 amendment on 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 prohibits the advertising and sale of tobacco products to minors. 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 "Adjusting the Education System to the 21st Century." Within the 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 a special administrative tribunal for appeals of decisions of authorized 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 purpose of the Law is to temporarily provide special arrangements 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 pain and suffering caused by his wife's adultery. The case 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 wrong portrayal of Israel Defense Forces' actions in the movie 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 Law adds the new category of "helpless persons" to groups 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 of Welfare and Social Services to establish by decree "assistance 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 authority to pass regulations for the prevention of "misuse of 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 is not an offense under Israeli law; however, facilitation of... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 13 May 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402669_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: Comprehensive Law on Aviation http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402670_text Aviation and airports - On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Food Quality and Proper Nutrition in Educational Institutions Inspection Law, 5774-2014 (Food Quality Law). (SEFER HAHUKIM [Book of Laws, SH] 5774 No. 2470 p. 762, On November 4, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) Plenum approved the second and third reading of the Parole Bill (Amendment No. 14), 5775-2014. (Press Release, Knesset, Final Approval: People Who Commit Exceptionally Severe Acts of On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On July 30, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Prohibition on Money Laundering (Amendment No. 13) Law, 5774-2014 (Amendment Law [in Hebrew], Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Law on Rights of Students with Learning Disabilities at Post-Secondary School Institutions, 5768-2008. (SEFER HAHUKIM (Book of Laws, Official Gazette) 5768 No. 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 the Law [in Hebrew] (July 28, 2014), Knesset website [scroll 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 website [scroll down to appropriate link].) The Law establishes 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, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who 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 the circumcision of her infant son against her will. (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 link].) Explanatory notes for the bill state that public attention 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 report that it had made to the Knesset Joint Committee 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 to increase competitiveness in the food sector and in the 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 the country. (Basic Law: Referendum [in Hebrew], SEFER HA-HUKIM 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 and for their essential employees, including their families." (Government 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 Agency for National Civilian Service (hereinafter the Agency) to implement 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 LAWS OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL [LSI] 112 (5746-1985/86), as 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 of having used social networks to assist Hamas in the 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 transferring financial stipends to haredi (Jewish ultra-orthodox) yeshiva students born 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, SEFER HAHUKIM [Official Gazette], No. 1661 at 166, as amended; On December 15, 2013, the Israeli government approved new directives for the distribution of cannabis to patients. The directives were proposed by the Ministry of Health, Agriculture and Internal Security (hereinafter the 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], Knesset website). In introducing the draft of the Law, Knesset 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 division of marital property. (Family Court (TA) 6771-07 Anonymous v. 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 Nuclear Research, 5774-2013. (Text [in Hebrew], Knesset website 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. (Marriage Age Law (Amendment No. 6), 5774-2013 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. 3 and Temporary Order) Law, 5772-2012 (hereinafter LPI 2012). 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 (the petitioner) oleh immigration status based on his criminal record. 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 victims' families to void a governmental decision to release Palestinian 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 Law [in Hebrew], Ministry of Justice website). The new Law 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 Hebrew], The Knesset website (last visited Aug. 7, 2013)). The 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 Amendment Law). This Law increases the proportion of deficit that 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 and 2014 Were Approved at the [Knesset] Plenum [in Hebrew] 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 violation of the prohibition on smoking in public places, in 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. 3) Law 5773-2013. Amendment No. 3 extends to March 1, 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 exchange. The employees were convicted of insider trading, having acquired 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), to compel it to continue providing authorization services based on 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 to reject a request submitted by a former enlisted soldier 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 who had refused to grant his wife a Get (a 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 based on genetic testing he wished to perform. The children, 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. Justice Uzi Vogelman rejected the appellants' claim that district police 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 of this information on "runaway husbands," who are considered as 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 distributor with Mifal Hapais, a public body that enjoys the The Tel Aviv Regional Labor Court recently rejected a lawsuit brought by a graphic designer against her former employer for compensation for having been laid off, sick 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, 5773-2012. The Law provides for an adaptation grant for any 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 individual members to the Central Election Committee (CEC).According to the 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 Committee) of the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) approved a decree authorizing 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, the objective of the Law was to eliminate trade in 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 provides caps for public spending and limits the level of On August 27, 2012, Israel's Supreme Court, sitting as a High Court of Justice in an extended bench of seven justices, voided an order issued by the 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 operating in coordination with Google. He argued that the placement On September 20, 2012, the Jerusalem District Court denied a request by Taleb a-Sanaa, a Knesset (Israel's Parliament) Member of the United Arab List- Ta'al Party, and other 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. Corrie was killed on March 16, 2003, after being struck 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 is to impose sanctions on individuals and on corporations that 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 way to proceed in a criminal case where it finds 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 activities involving the use of computers and computer software that 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 decisions on requests submitted by grandparents regarding contact with their 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 right of Israel Defense Forces (IDF) reservist soldiers to receive 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 air quality and prevent and minimize air pollution by, among 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 Interior, thus upholding the policy to end recognition of "collective 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 persons who have announced their intention to run in the 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 must inform its customers of the fees it charges for 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. The stated objectives of the Law are to increase the 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 include a research institute as well as an archive. The 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 person who is photographed for the purpose of the use 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) 5772-2012 (the Knesset website (last visited Mar. 20, 2012)). The 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 application of the Law on Deferment of the Military Draft 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 authorizes the Minister of Justice to establish a center for 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 and any harm originating from a complaint or a suit 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 beverages that contain more than 2% alcohol ("alcoholic beverages") on 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 beverages that contain more than 2% alcohol ("alcoholic beverages") on 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 and Guardianship Law, 5722-1962, the Population Registry Law, 5725-1965, and 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 filing of a class action against the distributors of a 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 cutting or amputating of cats' knuckles, tendons, or the live 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 sex offenses, including rape, indecent acts, and sexual harassment, as The Mexican Secretary of Tourism, Gloria Guevara Manzano, and the Ambassador of Israel to Mexico, Rodica Radian Gordon, signed a Tourism Cooperation Agreement on November 3, 2011. The Agreement will establish permanent cooperation in research, promotion, 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 an annual fee for possession of a television. 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 decision to release 21 Egyptian prisoners in exchange for the st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } On October 17, 2011, several hours before the release of the Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, Israel's Supreme Court rejected petitions by terrorism 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 a list of grounds established in a 2005 amendment on 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 prohibits the advertising and sale of tobacco products to minors. 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 "Adjusting the Education System to the 21st Century." Within the 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 a special administrative tribunal for appeals of decisions of authorized 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 purpose of the Law is to temporarily provide special arrangements 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 pain and suffering caused by his wife's adultery. The case 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 wrong portrayal of Israel Defense Forces' actions in the movie 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 Law adds the new category of "helpless persons" to groups 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 of Welfare and Social Services to establish by decree "assistance 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 authority to pass regulations for the prevention of "misuse of 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 is not an offense under Israeli law; however, facilitation of 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 licensing of all operators and service providers, including pilots, flight... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 13 May 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402670_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: Law to Expand the Representation of Women http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402666_text Women's rights - On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Food Quality and Proper Nutrition in Educational Institutions Inspection Law, 5774-2014 (Food Quality Law). (SEFER HAHUKIM [Book of Laws, SH] 5774 No. 2470 p. 762, On November 4, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) Plenum approved the second and third reading of the Parole Bill (Amendment No. 14), 5775-2014. (Press Release, Knesset, Final Approval: People Who Commit Exceptionally Severe Acts of On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On July 30, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Prohibition on Money Laundering (Amendment No. 13) Law, 5774-2014 (Amendment Law [in Hebrew], Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Law on Rights of Students with Learning Disabilities at Post-Secondary School Institutions, 5768-2008. (SEFER HAHUKIM (Book of Laws, Official Gazette) 5768 No. 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 the Law [in Hebrew] (July 28, 2014), Knesset website [scroll 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 website [scroll down to appropriate link].) The Law establishes 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, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who 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 the circumcision of her infant son against her will. (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 link].) Explanatory notes for the bill state that public attention 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 report that it had made to the Knesset Joint Committee 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 to increase competitiveness in the food sector and in the 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 the country. (Basic Law: Referendum [in Hebrew], SEFER HA-HUKIM 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 and for their essential employees, including their families." (Government 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 Agency for National Civilian Service (hereinafter the Agency) to implement 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 LAWS OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL [LSI] 112 (5746-1985/86), as 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 of having used social networks to assist Hamas in the 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 transferring financial stipends to haredi (Jewish ultra-orthodox) yeshiva students born 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, SEFER HAHUKIM [Official Gazette], No. 1661 at 166, as amended; On December 15, 2013, the Israeli government approved new directives for the distribution of cannabis to patients. The directives were proposed by the Ministry of Health, Agriculture and Internal Security (hereinafter the 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], Knesset website). In introducing the draft of the Law, Knesset 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 division of marital property. (Family Court (TA) 6771-07 Anonymous v. 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 Nuclear Research, 5774-2013. (Text [in Hebrew], Knesset website 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. (Marriage Age Law (Amendment No. 6), 5774-2013 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. 3 and Temporary Order) Law, 5772-2012 (hereinafter LPI 2012). 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 (the petitioner) oleh immigration status based on his criminal record. 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 victims' families to void a governmental decision to release Palestinian 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 Law [in Hebrew], Ministry of Justice website). The new Law 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 Hebrew], The Knesset website (last visited Aug. 7, 2013)). The 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 Amendment Law). This Law increases the proportion of deficit that 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 and 2014 Were Approved at the [Knesset] Plenum [in Hebrew] 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 violation of the prohibition on smoking in public places, in 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. 3) Law 5773-2013. Amendment No. 3 extends to March 1, 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 exchange. The employees were convicted of insider trading, having acquired 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), to compel it to continue providing authorization services based on 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 to reject a request submitted by a former enlisted soldier 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 who had refused to grant his wife a Get (a 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 based on genetic testing he wished to perform. The children, 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. Justice Uzi Vogelman rejected the appellants' claim that district police 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 of this information on "runaway husbands," who are considered as 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 distributor with Mifal Hapais, a public body that enjoys the The Tel Aviv Regional Labor Court recently rejected a lawsuit brought by a graphic designer against her former employer for compensation for having been laid off, sick 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, 5773-2012. The Law provides for an adaptation grant for any 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 individual members to the Central Election Committee (CEC).According to the 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 Committee) of the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) approved a decree authorizing 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, the objective of the Law was to eliminate trade in 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 provides caps for public spending and limits the level of On August 27, 2012, Israel's Supreme Court, sitting as a High Court of Justice in an extended bench of seven justices, voided an order issued by the 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 operating in coordination with Google. He argued that the placement On September 20, 2012, the Jerusalem District Court denied a request by Taleb a-Sanaa, a Knesset (Israel's Parliament) Member of the United Arab List- Ta'al Party, and other 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. Corrie was killed on March 16, 2003, after being struck 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 is to impose sanctions on individuals and on corporations that 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 way to proceed in a criminal case where it finds 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 activities involving the use of computers and computer software that 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 decisions on requests submitted by grandparents regarding contact with their 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 right of Israel Defense Forces (IDF) reservist soldiers to receive 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 air quality and prevent and minimize air pollution by, among 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 Interior, thus upholding the policy to end recognition of "collective 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 persons who have announced their intention to run in the 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 must inform its customers of the fees it charges for 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. The stated objectives of the Law are to increase the 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 include a research institute as well as an archive. The 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 person who is photographed for the purpose of the use 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) 5772-2012 (the Knesset website (last visited Mar. 20, 2012)). The 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 application of the Law on Deferment of the Military Draft 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 authorizes the Minister of Justice to establish a center for 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 and any harm originating from a complaint or a suit 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 beverages that contain more than 2% alcohol ("alcoholic beverages") on 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 beverages that contain more than 2% alcohol ("alcoholic beverages") on 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 and Guardianship Law, 5722-1962, the Population Registry Law, 5725-1965, and 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 filing of a class action against the distributors of a 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 cutting or amputating of cats' knuckles, tendons, or the live 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 sex offenses, including rape, indecent acts, and sexual harassment, as The Mexican Secretary of Tourism, Gloria Guevara Manzano, and the Ambassador of Israel to Mexico, Rodica Radian Gordon, signed a Tourism Cooperation Agreement on November 3, 2011. The Agreement will establish permanent cooperation in research, promotion, 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 an annual fee for possession of a television. 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 decision to release 21 Egyptian prisoners in exchange for the st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } On October 17, 2011, several hours before the release of the Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, Israel's Supreme Court rejected petitions by terrorism 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 a list of grounds established in a 2005 amendment on 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 prohibits the advertising and sale of tobacco products to minors. 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 "Adjusting the Education System to the 21st Century." Within the 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 a special administrative tribunal for appeals of decisions of authorized 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 purpose of the Law is to temporarily provide special arrangements 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 pain and suffering caused by his wife's adultery. The case 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 wrong portrayal of Israel Defense Forces' actions in the movie 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 Law adds the new category of "helpless persons" to groups 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 of Welfare and Social Services to establish by decree "assistance 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 authority to pass regulations for the prevention of "misuse of 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 is not an offense under Israeli law; however, facilitation of 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 licensing of all operators and service providers, including pilots, flight 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 in commissions of inquiry under the Commissions of Inquiry Law,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 11 May 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402666_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: Crime Register of Military Justice Offenders http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402668_text Crime and law enforcement - On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Food Quality and Proper Nutrition in Educational Institutions Inspection Law, 5774-2014 (Food Quality Law). (SEFER HAHUKIM [Book of Laws, SH] 5774 No. 2470 p. 762, On November 4, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) Plenum approved the second and third reading of the Parole Bill (Amendment No. 14), 5775-2014. (Press Release, Knesset, Final Approval: People Who Commit Exceptionally Severe Acts of On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On July 30, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Prohibition on Money Laundering (Amendment No. 13) Law, 5774-2014 (Amendment Law [in Hebrew], Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Law on Rights of Students with Learning Disabilities at Post-Secondary School Institutions, 5768-2008. (SEFER HAHUKIM (Book of Laws, Official Gazette) 5768 No. 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 the Law [in Hebrew] (July 28, 2014), Knesset website [scroll 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 website [scroll down to appropriate link].) The Law establishes 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, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who 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 the circumcision of her infant son against her will. (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 link].) Explanatory notes for the bill state that public attention 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 report that it had made to the Knesset Joint Committee 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 to increase competitiveness in the food sector and in the 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 the country. (Basic Law: Referendum [in Hebrew], SEFER HA-HUKIM 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 and for their essential employees, including their families." (Government 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 Agency for National Civilian Service (hereinafter the Agency) to implement 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 LAWS OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL [LSI] 112 (5746-1985/86), as 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 of having used social networks to assist Hamas in the 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 transferring financial stipends to haredi (Jewish ultra-orthodox) yeshiva students born 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, SEFER HAHUKIM [Official Gazette], No. 1661 at 166, as amended; On December 15, 2013, the Israeli government approved new directives for the distribution of cannabis to patients. The directives were proposed by the Ministry of Health, Agriculture and Internal Security (hereinafter the 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], Knesset website). In introducing the draft of the Law, Knesset 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 division of marital property. (Family Court (TA) 6771-07 Anonymous v. 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 Nuclear Research, 5774-2013. (Text [in Hebrew], Knesset website 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. (Marriage Age Law (Amendment No. 6), 5774-2013 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. 3 and Temporary Order) Law, 5772-2012 (hereinafter LPI 2012). 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 (the petitioner) oleh immigration status based on his criminal record. 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 victims' families to void a governmental decision to release Palestinian 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 Law [in Hebrew], Ministry of Justice website). The new Law 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 Hebrew], The Knesset website (last visited Aug. 7, 2013)). The 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 Amendment Law). This Law increases the proportion of deficit that 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 and 2014 Were Approved at the [Knesset] Plenum [in Hebrew] 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 violation of the prohibition on smoking in public places, in 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. 3) Law 5773-2013. Amendment No. 3 extends to March 1, 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 exchange. The employees were convicted of insider trading, having acquired 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), to compel it to continue providing authorization services based on 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 to reject a request submitted by a former enlisted soldier 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 who had refused to grant his wife a Get (a 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 based on genetic testing he wished to perform. The children, 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. Justice Uzi Vogelman rejected the appellants' claim that district police 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 of this information on "runaway husbands," who are considered as 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 distributor with Mifal Hapais, a public body that enjoys the The Tel Aviv Regional Labor Court recently rejected a lawsuit brought by a graphic designer against her former employer for compensation for having been laid off, sick 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, 5773-2012. The Law provides for an adaptation grant for any 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 individual members to the Central Election Committee (CEC).According to the 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 Committee) of the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) approved a decree authorizing 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, the objective of the Law was to eliminate trade in 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 provides caps for public spending and limits the level of On August 27, 2012, Israel's Supreme Court, sitting as a High Court of Justice in an extended bench of seven justices, voided an order issued by the 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 operating in coordination with Google. He argued that the placement On September 20, 2012, the Jerusalem District Court denied a request by Taleb a-Sanaa, a Knesset (Israel's Parliament) Member of the United Arab List- Ta'al Party, and other 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. Corrie was killed on March 16, 2003, after being struck 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 is to impose sanctions on individuals and on corporations that 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 way to proceed in a criminal case where it finds 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 activities involving the use of computers and computer software that 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 decisions on requests submitted by grandparents regarding contact with their 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 right of Israel Defense Forces (IDF) reservist soldiers to receive 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 air quality and prevent and minimize air pollution by, among 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 Interior, thus upholding the policy to end recognition of "collective 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 persons who have announced their intention to run in the 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 must inform its customers of the fees it charges for 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. The stated objectives of the Law are to increase the 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 include a research institute as well as an archive. The 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 person who is photographed for the purpose of the use 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) 5772-2012 (the Knesset website (last visited Mar. 20, 2012)). The 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 application of the Law on Deferment of the Military Draft 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 authorizes the Minister of Justice to establish a center for 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 and any harm originating from a complaint or a suit 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 beverages that contain more than 2% alcohol ("alcoholic beverages") on 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 beverages that contain more than 2% alcohol ("alcoholic beverages") on 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 and Guardianship Law, 5722-1962, the Population Registry Law, 5725-1965, and 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 filing of a class action against the distributors of a 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 cutting or amputating of cats' knuckles, tendons, or the live 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 sex offenses, including rape, indecent acts, and sexual harassment, as The Mexican Secretary of Tourism, Gloria Guevara Manzano, and the Ambassador of Israel to Mexico, Rodica Radian Gordon, signed a Tourism Cooperation Agreement on November 3, 2011. The Agreement will establish permanent cooperation in research, promotion, 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 an annual fee for possession of a television. 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 decision to release 21 Egyptian prisoners in exchange for the st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } On October 17, 2011, several hours before the release of the Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, Israel's Supreme Court rejected petitions by terrorism 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 a list of grounds established in a 2005 amendment on 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 prohibits the advertising and sale of tobacco products to minors. 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 "Adjusting the Education System to the 21st Century." Within the 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 a special administrative tribunal for appeals of decisions of authorized 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 purpose of the Law is to temporarily provide special arrangements 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 pain and suffering caused by his wife's adultery. The case 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 wrong portrayal of Israel Defense Forces' actions in the movie 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 Law adds the new category of "helpless persons" to groups 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 of Welfare and Social Services to establish by decree "assistance 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 authority to pass regulations for the prevention of "misuse of 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 is not an offense under Israeli law; however, facilitation of 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 licensing of all operators and service providers, including pilots, flight 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 in commissions of inquiry under the Commissions of Inquiry Law, 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 country's crime register of soldiers who have been convicted by... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 11 May 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402668_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: Law on Inspection and Enforcement Authorities for Environmental Protection http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402648_text Environmental protection - On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Food Quality and Proper Nutrition in Educational Institutions Inspection Law, 5774-2014 (Food Quality Law). (SEFER HAHUKIM [Book of Laws, SH] 5774 No. 2470 p. 762, On November 4, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) Plenum approved the second and third reading of the Parole Bill (Amendment No. 14), 5775-2014. (Press Release, Knesset, Final Approval: People Who Commit Exceptionally Severe Acts of On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On July 30, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Prohibition on Money Laundering (Amendment No. 13) Law, 5774-2014 (Amendment Law [in Hebrew], Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Law on Rights of Students with Learning Disabilities at Post-Secondary School Institutions, 5768-2008. (SEFER HAHUKIM (Book of Laws, Official Gazette) 5768 No. 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 the Law [in Hebrew] (July 28, 2014), Knesset website [scroll 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 website [scroll down to appropriate link].) The Law establishes 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, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who 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 the circumcision of her infant son against her will. (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 link].) Explanatory notes for the bill state that public attention 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 report that it had made to the Knesset Joint Committee 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 to increase competitiveness in the food sector and in the 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 the country. (Basic Law: Referendum [in Hebrew], SEFER HA-HUKIM 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 and for their essential employees, including their families." (Government 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 Agency for National Civilian Service (hereinafter the Agency) to implement 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 LAWS OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL [LSI] 112 (5746-1985/86), as 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 of having used social networks to assist Hamas in the 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 transferring financial stipends to haredi (Jewish ultra-orthodox) yeshiva students born 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, SEFER HAHUKIM [Official Gazette], No. 1661 at 166, as amended; On December 15, 2013, the Israeli government approved new directives for the distribution of cannabis to patients. The directives were proposed by the Ministry of Health, Agriculture and Internal Security (hereinafter the 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], Knesset website). In introducing the draft of the Law, Knesset 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 division of marital property. (Family Court (TA) 6771-07 Anonymous v. 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 Nuclear Research, 5774-2013. (Text [in Hebrew], Knesset website 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. (Marriage Age Law (Amendment No. 6), 5774-2013 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. 3 and Temporary Order) Law, 5772-2012 (hereinafter LPI 2012). 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 (the petitioner) oleh immigration status based on his criminal record. 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 victims' families to void a governmental decision to release Palestinian 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 Law [in Hebrew], Ministry of Justice website). The new Law 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 Hebrew], The Knesset website (last visited Aug. 7, 2013)). The 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 Amendment Law). This Law increases the proportion of deficit that 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 and 2014 Were Approved at the [Knesset] Plenum [in Hebrew] 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 violation of the prohibition on smoking in public places, in 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. 3) Law 5773-2013. Amendment No. 3 extends to March 1, 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 exchange. The employees were convicted of insider trading, having acquired 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), to compel it to continue providing authorization services based on 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 to reject a request submitted by a former enlisted soldier 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 who had refused to grant his wife a Get (a 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 based on genetic testing he wished to perform. The children, 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. Justice Uzi Vogelman rejected the appellants' claim that district police 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 of this information on "runaway husbands," who are considered as 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 distributor with Mifal Hapais, a public body that enjoys the The Tel Aviv Regional Labor Court recently rejected a lawsuit brought by a graphic designer against her former employer for compensation for having been laid off, sick 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, 5773-2012. The Law provides for an adaptation grant for any 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 individual members to the Central Election Committee (CEC).According to the 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 Committee) of the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) approved a decree authorizing 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, the objective of the Law was to eliminate trade in 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 provides caps for public spending and limits the level of On August 27, 2012, Israel's Supreme Court, sitting as a High Court of Justice in an extended bench of seven justices, voided an order issued by the 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 operating in coordination with Google. He argued that the placement On September 20, 2012, the Jerusalem District Court denied a request by Taleb a-Sanaa, a Knesset (Israel's Parliament) Member of the United Arab List- Ta'al Party, and other 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. Corrie was killed on March 16, 2003, after being struck 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 is to impose sanctions on individuals and on corporations that 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 way to proceed in a criminal case where it finds 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 activities involving the use of computers and computer software that 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 decisions on requests submitted by grandparents regarding contact with their 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 right of Israel Defense Forces (IDF) reservist soldiers to receive 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 air quality and prevent and minimize air pollution by, among 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 Interior, thus upholding the policy to end recognition of "collective 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 persons who have announced their intention to run in the 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 must inform its customers of the fees it charges for 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. The stated objectives of the Law are to increase the 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 include a research institute as well as an archive. The 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 person who is photographed for the purpose of the use 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) 5772-2012 (the Knesset website (last visited Mar. 20, 2012)). The 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 application of the Law on Deferment of the Military Draft 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 authorizes the Minister of Justice to establish a center for 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 and any harm originating from a complaint or a suit 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 beverages that contain more than 2% alcohol ("alcoholic beverages") on 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 beverages that contain more than 2% alcohol ("alcoholic beverages") on 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 and Guardianship Law, 5722-1962, the Population Registry Law, 5725-1965, and 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 filing of a class action against the distributors of a 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 cutting or amputating of cats' knuckles, tendons, or the live 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 sex offenses, including rape, indecent acts, and sexual harassment, as The Mexican Secretary of Tourism, Gloria Guevara Manzano, and the Ambassador of Israel to Mexico, Rodica Radian Gordon, signed a Tourism Cooperation Agreement on November 3, 2011. The Agreement will establish permanent cooperation in research, promotion, 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 an annual fee for possession of a television. 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 decision to release 21 Egyptian prisoners in exchange for the st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } On October 17, 2011, several hours before the release of the Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, Israel's Supreme Court rejected petitions by terrorism 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 a list of grounds established in a 2005 amendment on 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 prohibits the advertising and sale of tobacco products to minors. 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 "Adjusting the Education System to the 21st Century." Within the 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 a special administrative tribunal for appeals of decisions of authorized 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 purpose of the Law is to temporarily provide special arrangements 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 pain and suffering caused by his wife's adultery. The case 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 wrong portrayal of Israel Defense Forces' actions in the movie 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 Law adds the new category of "helpless persons" to groups 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 of Welfare and Social Services to establish by decree "assistance 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 authority to pass regulations for the prevention of "misuse of 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 is not an offense under Israeli law; however, facilitation of 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 licensing of all operators and service providers, including pilots, flight 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 in commissions of inquiry under the Commissions of Inquiry Law, 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 country's crime register of soldiers who have been convicted by 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, maintenance, and improvement of the quality of the environment and... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 28 Apr 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402648_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: Prohibition on Publishing Photos of Injured or Deceased http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402640_text Right of privacy - On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Food Quality and Proper Nutrition in Educational Institutions Inspection Law, 5774-2014 (Food Quality Law). (SEFER HAHUKIM [Book of Laws, SH] 5774 No. 2470 p. 762, On November 4, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) Plenum approved the second and third reading of the Parole Bill (Amendment No. 14), 5775-2014. (Press Release, Knesset, Final Approval: People Who Commit Exceptionally Severe Acts of On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On July 30, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Prohibition on Money Laundering (Amendment No. 13) Law, 5774-2014 (Amendment Law [in Hebrew], Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Law on Rights of Students with Learning Disabilities at Post-Secondary School Institutions, 5768-2008. (SEFER HAHUKIM (Book of Laws, Official Gazette) 5768 No. 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 the Law [in Hebrew] (July 28, 2014), Knesset website [scroll 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 website [scroll down to appropriate link].) The Law establishes 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, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who 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 the circumcision of her infant son against her will. (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 link].) Explanatory notes for the bill state that public attention 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 report that it had made to the Knesset Joint Committee 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 to increase competitiveness in the food sector and in the 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 the country. (Basic Law: Referendum [in Hebrew], SEFER HA-HUKIM 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 and for their essential employees, including their families." (Government 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 Agency for National Civilian Service (hereinafter the Agency) to implement 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 LAWS OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL [LSI] 112 (5746-1985/86), as 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 of having used social networks to assist Hamas in the 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 transferring financial stipends to haredi (Jewish ultra-orthodox) yeshiva students born 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, SEFER HAHUKIM [Official Gazette], No. 1661 at 166, as amended; On December 15, 2013, the Israeli government approved new directives for the distribution of cannabis to patients. The directives were proposed by the Ministry of Health, Agriculture and Internal Security (hereinafter the 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], Knesset website). In introducing the draft of the Law, Knesset 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 division of marital property. (Family Court (TA) 6771-07 Anonymous v. 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 Nuclear Research, 5774-2013. (Text [in Hebrew], Knesset website 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. (Marriage Age Law (Amendment No. 6), 5774-2013 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. 3 and Temporary Order) Law, 5772-2012 (hereinafter LPI 2012). 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 (the petitioner) oleh immigration status based on his criminal record. 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 victims' families to void a governmental decision to release Palestinian 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 Law [in Hebrew], Ministry of Justice website). The new Law 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 Hebrew], The Knesset website (last visited Aug. 7, 2013)). The 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 Amendment Law). This Law increases the proportion of deficit that 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 and 2014 Were Approved at the [Knesset] Plenum [in Hebrew] 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 violation of the prohibition on smoking in public places, in 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. 3) Law 5773-2013. Amendment No. 3 extends to March 1, 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 exchange. The employees were convicted of insider trading, having acquired 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), to compel it to continue providing authorization services based on 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 to reject a request submitted by a former enlisted soldier 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 who had refused to grant his wife a Get (a 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 based on genetic testing he wished to perform. The children, 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. Justice Uzi Vogelman rejected the appellants' claim that district police 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 of this information on "runaway husbands," who are considered as 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 distributor with Mifal Hapais, a public body that enjoys the The Tel Aviv Regional Labor Court recently rejected a lawsuit brought by a graphic designer against her former employer for compensation for having been laid off, sick 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, 5773-2012. The Law provides for an adaptation grant for any 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 individual members to the Central Election