Israeli Justice Minister Yariv Levin on Wednesday published a draft of his judicial reform bill. The proposed legislation, presented as an amendment to Basic Law: The Judiciary, has not yet been put before the Knesset. The bill includes an “override clause” that would enable the Knesset, with a majority of 61 members, to reverse Supreme […]
Members of Israel’s new government on Sunday assumed control over their various ministries following numerous handover ceremonies in Jerusalem. The ministers were officially sworn in during a Knesset session on Thursday. Notable examples included former IDF Maj. Gen. (res.) Yoav Galant (Likud), who took over the Defense Ministry from Benny Gantz, and National Security Minister […]
Likud Knesset member Yariv Levin was elected Knesset Speaker on Tuesday morning, setting the stage for the incoming government. Two pieces of legislation are expected to be tackled first following Levin’s election, Channel 12 reported. The first involves changing a law that prohibits those convicted of criminal offenses from serving as a minister, opening the […]
“The evacuation of Gush Katif and northern Samaria will be remembered as one of the greatest divisive moments in Israeli society.”
The visit is largely seen as a celebration of the close relationship between Prime Minister Netanyahu and Pence’s boss, US President Donald Trump.
A planned cable car system linking key landmarks in Jerusalem “will be yet another boost to tourism” in the capital city, Israeli Tourism Minister Yariv Levin said this week.
Christian visitors to Israel will help boost tourism to record highs in the coming year, with Tourism Minister Yariv Levin expecting nearly 4 million total tourists in 2018.
Tourism in Israel in the past year has made a reported comeback from a downward spiral during and shortly after Operation Protective Edge last summer.
The Knesset passed a controversial law this week that now legally differentiates between Israeli Muslim’s and Israeli Christian Arabs. The bill, which was sponsored…
Coalition Whip MK Yariv Levin (Likud) is set to propose a series of bills in the Israeli Knesset that would legally favor Israeli Christian citizens over Muslims. Over the last several years, the Christian Arab community in Israel has been making strides in differentiating themselves from the Muslim Arab population. Levin told Maariv: “My legislation […]