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Summary of Anti-Democratic Legislation - Knesset Summer Session

Judicial Overhaul, Legislation, Knesset, Government Decision, Anti-Democratic Legislation

Summary of Anti-Democratic Legislation - Knesset Summer Session May 2024 by PSFI

University Heads Letter to Minister Yoav Kish October 18, 2023 [combined English + Hebrew]

War, Letter, Minister Yoav Kish

University Heads Letter to Minister Yoav Kish October 18, 2023 [combined English + Hebrew]

Translation of Regulation of Bathing Areas Bill

Bill

Translation of Regulation of Bathing Areas Bill (Amendment – Designation of Times for Gender-Segregated Bathing at Nature Sites) (Jan. 6, 23) [Combined English + Hebrew]

Coalition Agreement for the Establishment of a National Government - Religion and State (Section 82)

Legislation, National Guard, Religion and State

Excerpt of the Coalition Agreement - Religion and State (Section 82) December 28, 2022

Bill - Basic Law:The Knesset (Amendment – eliminating the Supreme Court’s authority to intervene in decisions of the Central Elections Committee)

Basic Law, Elections, Supreme Court

Bill for Basic Law: The Knesset (Amendment – eliminating the Supreme Court’s authority to intervene in decisions of the Central Elections Committee regarding the approval or disqualification of a candidate or list from participating in elections)

Bill of Basic Law: Torah Study

Basic Law, Bill

Bill of Basic Law:Torah Study (February 26, 2018)

A Letter to The Civil Service Commissioner re use of Masculine Gender (July 16, 2023)

Gender, Letter

A Letter to The Civil Service Commissioner re use of Masculine Gender (July 16, 2023)

Remarks by Deputy Attorney General, Dr. Gil Limon in the Constitution Committee Regarding the "Reasonableness Doctrine" (June 26, 2023)

Reasonableness Doctrine, Attorney General

Remarks by Deputy Attorney General, Dr. Gil Limon in the Constitution Committee Regarding the "Reasonableness Doctrine" (June 26, 2023)

Proposal for Decision by the Government - Zionism as a Guiding Value in Government Actions.

Zionism

Instructing all members of the government and governmental bodies to give significant weight to Zionist values in the framework of considerations involved in setting and implementing policies.

Letter describing the effects of the Changes in the Legal System on People with Disabilities - March 21, 2023

Letter, Disabilities

A letter signed by representatives of social organizations, academics and social activists describing the effects of the changes in the legal system on people with disabilities (March 21, 2023)

Israel's Democracy Q&A June 2023

Fact Sheet, Legislation, Flyer

Israel's Democracy Q and A - June 23 - Fact Sheet by USA for Israeli Democracy

Public Address by The President of the Supreme Court of Israel (January 12, 2023)

Supreme Court, Ester Hayut

Public Address by The President of the Supreme Court of Israel, Ms. Esther Hayut, at the conference of the Israeli Association of Public Law (January 12, 2023)

Summary of President Herzog's proposal "THE PEOPLE’S DIRECTIVE" March 15, 2023

Herzog

Summary of President Herzog's proposal "THE PEOPLE’S DIRECTIVE" March 15, 2023

Attorney General's Letter to Ben Gvir concerning dismissal of Major General Eshed (March 10, 2023)

Attorney General, Ben Gvir, Baharav-Miara, Police

Attorney General's Letter to Ben Gvir concerning dismissal of Major General Eshed as Tel Aviv District Commander and instructing that the procedure be frozen (March 10, 2023)

Bill - Associations Law (Amendment: Financing Terrorism as Grounds for Dissolution) (March 29, 2023)

Legislation, Bill

Bill - Associations Law (Amendment: Financing Terrorism as Grounds for Dissolution) (March 29, 2023)

Letter to the Speaker of the Knesset by Yair Lapid (March 20, 2023)

Legislation, Yair Lapid, Constitution Committee, Opposition

Letter from M.P Yair Lapid to Amir Ohana, Speaker of the Knesset, concerning Passage of the Judicial Coup by Late Night Power Grab in the Knesset Constitution Committee (March 20, 2023)

President Herzog's Address to the Nation (February 12, 2023)

Herzog, President

President's Herzog's Address to the Nation (February 12, 2023)

Attorney General Letter to Netanyahu concerning Violation of the Conflicts of Interest Arrangement (March 24, 2023)

Netanyahu, Attorney General, Conflict of Interest

Attorney General Letter to Netanyahu concerning Violation of the Conflicts of Interest Arrangement (March 24, 2023)

Translation of Draft Association Law

The Extreme Governmental Changes - The Judicial Overhaul - Summary (February 9, 2023)

Legislation, Fact Sheet

A Chart summarizing the Judicial Overhaul elements (February 9, 2023)

Letter to Bibi Netanyahu from his former Commander

Comparison of President's proposals and Levin/Rothman's plan (March 19, 2023)

Legislation, Herzog, Fact Sheet

Chart comparing new reform proposals - current situation; president of Israel's proposal; Levin/Rothman program (March 19, 2021)

Thomas Friedman - Excerpts from a Webinar (August 2, 2023)

Thomas Friedman

In August 2, 2023, Tom Friedman, Pulitzer prize winning author and New York Times columnist, spoke at a USA4IL Democracy Webinar and provided perspectives of senior policy makers.

Letter from Retired and Reserve Israeli Air Force Pilots - Written and cosigned by 1251 air force pilots

IDF, Pilots, Reservists, Letter

Request to Supreme Court Chief Justice and others to stop the impending disaster.

Letter describing the effects of the Changes in the Legal System on People with Disabilities - March 21, 2023

Disabilities, Letter

A letter signed by representatives of social organizations, academics and social activists describing the effects of the changes in the legal system on people with disabilities (March 21, 2023)

Letter to Netanyahu and Lapid from Jewish Agency - Jewish Organisations express concern and request to achieve concensus

Netanyahu, Yair Lapid, Jewry, Letter

Jewish Organisations express concern and request to achieve concensus

Prayers and Readings for Democracy in Israel

Disaspora, Jewry, Protest

We have assembled a number of prayers and readings
which give voice to our love for the State of Israel and
our profound concerns for its future as a democratic
and Jewish State.

Israel's Democracy Under Attack, A Timeline

Judicial Coup

Israel's Democracy Under Attack, A Timeline, Courtesy of Haaretz

Unraveling the Impact of the "Judicial Reform" on Israeli Courts

Supreme Court, Legislation, Legislation Update, Checks and Balances

Unraveling the Impact of the "Judicial Reform" on Israeli Courts

Timline - Israel's Democracy Under Attack

Judicial Coup, Timeline

Haaretz' Timeline of the Judicial Coup - The Netanyahu government, the protest movement and what's next

Legislation update - Winter session of the 25th Knesset - By Political Scientists for Israeli Democracy

Legislation, Fact Sheet, Legislation Update, Knesset

Summary of the Anti-democratic legislation during the Winter Session of the 25th Knesset written by "Political Scientists for Israeli Democracy"

Proposal for Decision by the Government - Zionism as a Guiding Value in Government Actions.

Zionism, Legislation, Government Decision

Instructing all members of the government and governmental bodies to give significant weight to Zionist values in the framework of considerations involved in setting and implementing policies.

Fact sheet concerning The Judicial Coup in Israel - February 21, 2023

Fact Sheet

Fact sheet concerning The Judicial Coup in Israel - Summary - What you need to know (February 21, 2023)

The Second Stage of the Judicial Coup - Legislation Update

Legislation, Knesset, Fact Sheet, Legislation Update

Summary of legislation planned for the second stage of the Judicial coup

Why Must World Jewry Stand Up for Israeli Democracy?

Jewry, Disaspora, Flyer, Fact Sheet

Why Must World Jewry Stand Up for Israeli Democracy? Urgent Call to Action prepared by USA for Israeli Democracy

What Lies Ahead - Disaster or Victory? The Day After the War Forum, May 5, 2024

Hostages, Judicial Overhaul, War, Gaza, October 7, antisemitism

What Lies Ahead - Disaster or Victory? The Day After the War Forum, May 5, 2024

National Emergency Government Agreement October 11, 2023 [Combined English + Hebrew]

War, Government Decision, Security, Agreement

National Emergency Government Agreement October 11, 2023 [Combined English + Hebrew]

Translation of a Response by the Attorney General to the Supreme Court

Attorney General, Supreme Court

Translation of a Response by the Attorney General to the Supreme Court (first 16 pages) (September 2, 2023) [Combined English + Hebrew]

Basic Law: The Judiciary (Amendment No. 3) (July 26, 2024)

Basic Law, Supreme Court

Basic Law: The Judiciary (Amendment No. 3) (July 26, 2023)

Attorney General Opinion - Policy on Demonstrations

Attorney General, Police, Protest

Attorney General Opinion - Policy on Demonstrations (July 16, 2023)

Summary of a Petition to the High Court of Israel regarding the abolishment of the Reasonableness Doctrine by the Civil Democratic Movement of Israel and Darkenu Organization

Petition, Supreme Court, Basic Law, Reasonablenss

Summary of a Petition to the High Court of Israel by the Civil Democratic Movement of Israel and Darkenu Organization (July 24, 2023) to revoke the law that abolished the Reasonableness Doctrine

Bill to amend Basic Law: The Judiciary (Reasonableness Doctrine) Draft for Constitution Committee

Bill, Reasonablenss, Constitution Committee

Proposed changes to the Bill amending Basic Law: The Judiciary, cancelling the Reasonableness Doctrine.

The Independence Initiative by the Headquarters of the Protest Movement

Headquarters of the Protest Movement

The Independence Initiative; a New Social - Constitutional Contract

Translated Attorney General Letter to PM Netanyahu re Enforcement Policy “(July 6, 2023)

Netanyahu, Attorney General, Letter

Attroney General Letter to PM Netanyahu - Clarification of the enforcement policy in respect of threats and harm to elected public officials, callsfor civilresistance and disobedience, road
blocking and illegal strikes”

Speech by Deputy Attorney General regarding the Judicial Overhaul in the Knesset Constitution committee January 16, 2023

Attorney General, Constitution Committee

Speech by Dr. Gil Limon, Deputy Attorney General, on behalf of the Attorney General in a
hearing before the Constitution Committee regarding the Judicial Overhaul January 16, 2023

Letter to Bibi Netanyahu from former Commander (April 11, 2023)

IDF, Reservists, Netanyahu

Letter to Bibi Netanyahu from former Commander (April 11, 2023)

Bill to Expel Supporters of Terrorism from Universities

Knesset, Legislation, Students, Bill

Bill for the expulsion of students who support terrorism from education institutions and dismantling of terrorism-supporting groups

Comparison of views in President's proposed constitutional framework

Herzog, President

The President's proposed framework - a table comparing the issues of the opposers vs supporters of the reforms, claiming that no side comes out on top

Public Appeal by former Attorney General Michael Ben Yair (February 12, 2023)

Attorney General

Public Appeal by former Attorney General Michael Ben Yair (February 12, 2023)

Initiative for a New Social-Constitutional Contract - Headquarters of the Protest Movement

Headquarters of the Protest Movement

Initiative for a New Social-Constitutional Contract - Headquarters of the Protest Movement

Bill to establish a National Guard

Legislation, National Guard, Bill

A Bill calling for the establishment of a National Guard Submitted to the Speaker of the Knesset and the Deputy Speakers.

Letter from Dean of Physics Faculty of Weizman Institute about Shikma Bressler's arrest - March 23, 2023

Protest, Shikma Bressler, Police

Letter from Dean of Physics faculty of Weizman Institute expressing worry and anger concerning colleague Shikma Bressler's arrest

The Attorney General’s position on the draft bill Basic Law: The Judiciary (February 2, 2023)

Legislation, Attorney General, Basic Law

The Attorney General’s position on the draft bill Basic Law: The Judiciaryaddressed to Yariv Levin - Minister of Justice (February 2, 2023)

Translated Proposal for Decision by the Government - Zionism as a Guiding Value in Government Actions.

Comparison of Israel's Checks and Balances to other countries

Fact Sheet, Checks and Balances

Chart comparing Israel's Checks and Balances to other countries - UK, USA, Germany, Canada

Translated Chart – The Extreme Governmental Changes

The Economic Harm Resulting From The Proposed Reforms In The Judicial System In Israel

Economy, Letter

Open letter signed by more than 270 leading academics in the field of management and economics describing the economic harm resulting from the proposed reforms in the judicial system in Israel

Warning Call by Senior Israeli Defense Officials

Netanyahu, Letter, Security

A crucial letter has just been sent out to key Israeli and U.S. political figures and press which was drafted and signed by over 80 of the most prominent former military, intelligence and security officials in Israel's history, which outlines and condemns Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's damaging actions and highlights their implications for the strategic interests of the United States. It reveals how Netanyahu deceived the entire defense and security establishment, ultimately undermining both the military and the nation itself. This situation extends far beyond Israel’s borders; it has far-reaching implications for U.S. foreign and national policy. For media inquiries or to arrange interviews with the authors of the letter, please email drjeremymlevin@gmail.com . Since Netanyahu has just arrived in the U.S., please ensure that this critical development receives widespread coverage.

Letter from reserve soldiers and officers of the Military Advocate General - Signed by over 80 reserve and retired officers of IDF Military Advocate General,

IDF, Reservists, Letter

Letter of protest from reserve soldiers signed by over 80 reserve and retired officers of IDF Military Advocate General,

Letter from group of Historians describing the current situation - Israel on the edge of an Abyss

Letter

Letter from group of historians, Professors and Doctors,accusing Netanyahu of endangering the existence of the State of Israel.

Letter to the President of Israel from Lawyers - Signed by over 1200 lawyers (March 23, 2023)

Herzog, President, Letter

Letter to the President of Israel from 1200 Lawyers, warning about the dangers involved in reaching a compromise

The impact of the Judicial Overhaul on the Israeli Economy

Economy, Fact Sheet

The impact of the Judicial Overhaul on the Israeli Economy - Professor Yossi Spiegel

Beyond Reasonableness

Judicial Coup, Reasonableness Doctrine, Basic Law, Supreme Court

From Judicial Decisions to Executive Actions. What happens next?

Israel’s Recent “Unreasonableness Amendment” and its Implications (July 28, 2023)

Reasonablenss

The Israeli Law Professors' Forum for Democracy explains the “Unreasonableness Amendment,” which was enacted by the Israeli Knesset on July 24th, 2023, its meaning, and the coming steps (July 28, 2023)

Summary of "The People's Directive" - President Herzog's compromise plan

President, Herzog

President Herzog's proposed constitutional framework for settling the relations between the branches of government in Israel by broad consensus.

Agreement between Netanyahu and Ben Gvir regarding National Guard - March 27, 2023

Ben Gvir, National Guard, Security, Netanyahu

Agreement between Netanyahu and Ben Gvir to establish a new National Guard under the Ministry of National Security, and Ben Gvir's authority - March 27, 2023

Speech by Deputy Attorney General, Dr. Gil Limon regarding the Judicial Overhaul in the Knesset Constitution committee January 16, 2023

Knesset, Attorney General, Constitution Committee

Speech by Dr. Gil Limon, Deputy Attorney General, on behalf of the Attorney General in a
hearing before the Constitution Committee regarding the Judicial Overhaul January 16, 2023

Threats against Women by Netanyahu's government - March 18, 2023

Fact Sheet, Legislation, Women, Flyer

List of laws in the works that would infringe on women's rights - March 18, 2023

Translated Letter from reserve soldiers and officers of the Military Advocate General

IDF, Reservists, Letter

Letter of protest from reserve soldiers signed by over 80 reserve and retired officers of IDF Military Advocate General,

Speak Out - Speeches of Academics in Public Rallies

Speeches of Academics in Public Rallies

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