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Knesset Discusses Override Laws, Death Penalty Laws, Deri Law

By 03/01/2023 12:23 PMNo CommentsBy YidInfo Staff

The Knesset is still pushing for measures to make up the judicial reforms as massive protests and traffic jams spread throughout Israel during a “Day of Disruptions” organized by parties opposed to the reforms.

Despite the disagreements between the prime minister and national security minister Itamar Ben-Gvir and the resignations of Avi Maoz and Meir Porush, coalition members are anticipated to approve the legislation.

The Law Committee, led by Simcha Rothman, will hold the beginning discussions regarding the overriding law and how it can enable specific judicial audits of normal laws. Moreover, a special committee will explore how to legislate a bill permitting Aryeh Deri to serve as a minister.

The internal affairs committee, a third body, will talk about preparing for the Rashbi celebrations. Meir Porush announced his resignation from overseeing Lag Ba’Omer on Tuesday, stating that he had not been given authority over the festivities.

The death penalty law for terrorists, which Prime Minister Netanyahu is considering allowing Likud members to vote on freely according to their conscience, the statute defining incapacity for prime ministers (to prevent the court from claiming Netanyahu is incapable due to legal issues), and the law freezing interest on mortgages proposed by Moshe Gafni are the other three private bills that are expected to spark debate in the Knesset plenum.

The death sentence measure is opposed by Chareidim, who are fearful it could be used against Jews in the future.

Shas will support the legislation on the first reading, while the UTJ will abstain. Nonetheless, Yisrael Beitenu, the party of Liberman, has declared its support for the bill.

The coalition parties will use the incapacity bill to pressure the prime minister, who wants the law passed, to uphold their coalition agreements and distribute funding to the appropriate parties.



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