Non democratic Bills in the past year


By suzanna
November 18, 2011
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*16 November 2011 - Bill to curtail left-wing groups' ability to represent victims in the High Court. "Public petitioners" who are not a direct victim will not be permitted to file petitions for individual victims.

* 9 November 2011 - Two bills to limit foreign funding to Israeli NGOs. The first would limit the funds Israeli organizations could receive from foreign government entities to NIS 20,000, while the second would place a 45% tax on these funds.

* 7 November 2011 - Bill would drastically raise amount of punitive compensation for libel. Those found guilty would pay NIS 300,000--a six-fold increase from the amount specified in the Defamation Prohibition Law--without the need of proof for damages.

* 7 November 2011- Bill to Protect Israel's Values would prohibit organizations that "harm the State of Israel as a Jewish state" from operating in Israel.

* 28 August 2011- Bill being prepared that would deny entry into Israel of anyone involved in boycotts against Israel or lawsuits against IDF or government officials.

* 7 July 2011 - Boycott Law passes, enabling Israelis to sue individuals and organizations that advocate a boycott against Israel or settlement products without any need of tangible evidence of damages.

* 24 March 2011 - J Street summoned to Knesset to determine whether the American non-profit was "sufficiently pro-Israel."

* 22 March 2011 - The Nakba Law (or "Basic Principles Law") makes public schools that treat Israeli Independence Day as a day of mourning liable for fines of up to ten times the "cost." Arab schools will be a prime target for expressing the traditional Palestinian narrative by commemorating Palestinian Nakba ("Catastrophe") day.

* 22 March 2011 - Acceptance to Communities Bill enables communities of up to 400 family units to bar people from becoming residents for not "fitting with the life of the community" or "fitting with the social fabric." This vague criteria allows for excluding Arab citizens.

* 7 March 2011- Bill to remove citizenship of those convicted of terrorism or espionage

* 7 February 2011 - Bill to allow the court to dissolve any company that refuses to provide or buy services in certain regions of Israel. Therefore, if a company chooses not to provide services in settlements, it will be liable to this potential law.

* 30 January 2011- Bill that would make it illegal to cover one's face (e.g. niqab) in public under penalty of imprisonment.

* 5 January 2011 - Knesset approves commission to investigate sources of funding for left-wing NGOs.

* 23 November 2010 - Law that requires a two-thirds majority vote for giving up any territory in the Golan Heights or East Jerusalem, thereby removing from the Prime Minister's power the right to make the bold decisions it takes to arrive at a peace deal.

* October 10, 2010 - Pledge of Allegiance (or "Loyalty Oath") bill passes, requiring any non-Jewish applicant for Israeli citizenship to pledge allegiance to the State of Israel as a Jewish, democratic state.

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Harvey

Fri, 11/18/2011 - 10:56

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Amen to all the above . It demonstrates a healthy democracy and one which is determined to prevent the array of quislings and fifth columnists from undermining this marvelous nation . The only one in the middle east that aligns itself to first world western standards of morality , humanity and democracy .
Unfortunately your above little ready reckoner, if applied to Hamas would have members of the PA being shot and thrown from buildings by Hamas to illustrate how Palestinian democracy works . Now when are those elections I wonder ?


rushkin

Fri, 11/18/2011 - 12:14

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I'm not sure any other Western Democracy requires this of its citizens:
Pledge of Allegiance (or "Loyalty Oath") bill passes, requiring any non-Jewish applicant for Israeli citizenship to pledge allegiance to the State of Israel as a Jewish, democratic state.

Are people in Italy, for example, required to pledge allegiance to a Catholic State?

Also, what is democratic about this:
Acceptance to Communities Bill enables communities of up to 400 family units to bar people from becoming residents for not "fitting with the life of the community" or "fitting with the social fabric." This vague criteria allows for excluding Arab citizens.

Are communities in Spain, for example, permitted to bar people from moving into the area because they do not fit in with 'the social fabric?

This bill is clearly targetted at minority groups and no other Western, civilised Democracy would tolerate such a bill.


Harvey

Fri, 11/18/2011 - 13:19

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Moeran
Check out the USA pledge of allegiance which is recited in every school in the land prior to class .You seem to have a problem with Israel wishing to emphasize its intrinsic Jewish identity . Why is that ? Do you have the same problem with the 57 identified Muslim states ?
Do you have anything to say about Arab apartheid , the expulsion of all but a handful of the 800,000 Jews from Arab lands ? How about the persecution of the Coptic community in Egypt or the murder of some 4000 Syrian citizens and counting ?
My guess is that your vitriol is reserved for Israel alone . But you have form , posting your obsessive hate under a variety of monikers on the CIF site


Harvey

Fri, 11/18/2011 - 13:22

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Incidentally a pledge of loyalty is required of all citizens not just non Jews as you falsely state .


rushkin

Fri, 11/18/2011 - 13:31

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New non-Jewish citizens will be obligated to pledge allegiance to 'Jewish, democratic state' from now on, after bill passes 22-8. Barak withdraws support at last minute for fear bill will become 'racist tool.

There is no other country in the world that forces its citizens to swear an oath to a sectarian ideology. Israel has proven it is not egalitarian but is rather democratic only towards Jews – and Jewish towards Arabs.


Advis3r

Mon, 11/21/2011 - 10:07

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In Suzanna's little world anti-democratic is anything with with which she does not agree.
What's anti-democratic in banning a lie perpetrated by the Arabs and perpetuated by the PSC gangsters of which she is a member that the founding of the modern State of Israel was somehow a disaster - what country would permit its founding to be marked publicly as a disaster?
To remind her or maybe inform her the UN Partition Plan of 1947 envisaged both a Jewish and an Arab State - the disaster if there was one was that the Arabs refused to accept what was given them insisting on evrything or nothing - that is the disater the continued failure to recognise the rights of the Jewish people.
What's non-democratic about having a law which curbs the the funding by foreign governments who are trying to subvert the democratic process in Israel by funding minority groups whose views and actions are antithetic to Israel's right to exist as the nation State of the Jewish people - the USA for one has a similar law. The law will apply to all NGOs equally.
Secondly the USA for example also has a pledge of alliegence. Ruskin of course the anti-Semite rodent calls being Jewish sectarian. Obviously as an anti-Semite he does not recognise the Jewish people as an entity deserving of the right of self-determination.
Thirdly what's wrong in allowing a closed private community to set the bar for who it allows to live in its community - Kibbutzim have since their inception have had acceptance committees and standards required of anyone seeking membership. Since Israel has a Basic Law which does not allow discrimination on the basis of nationality or race being Arab would not be covered by the Law so her allegation is patently false.it would however entitle the community to bar Suzanna for being an anti-Semite.
All in all the trolls who infest this website have again tried and failed to besmirch Israel. One wonders how much longer the JC will tolerate this drip drip drip of malicious and pathetic attempts to delgitimise the state of Israel in the mistaken belief that this somehow represents free speech.


Ben F

Mon, 11/21/2011 - 13:12

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"what country would permit its founding to be marked publicly as a disaster?"

Every genuinely democratic country in the world.

I am perfectly free to declare the founding of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland a disaster, and frequently do. I am also perfectly free to choose a day to commemorate this view, and along with like minded people, mark it privately and/or publicly in any way that I wish.

As for the funding bill, as we have seen, this has gone belly up since the west told its spoiled child that this would be one tantrum too far.


Advis3r

Mon, 11/21/2011 - 14:01

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BenF you like the other anti-Israel trolls are simply obsessed with Israel. It is obvious you PSC gangsters have nothing better to do with your lives than seek to find fault with Israel.
However we are not talking about a nutjob like your good self declaring the founding of the United Kingdom etc to be a disaster any nutjob is perfectly free to do the same about Israel in Israel as well and commemorate the day as they think fit. However what the bill seeks to do as you would see if you bothered to read it is to deny any official attribution to "Naqba" as being anything other than an Arab lie and not as you would have it that the creation of the State of Israel was some distater which befell the world or accord the word any offical recognition in much the same way that the British Government would not accord your ludicrous commemoration of the 'disaster' of the founding of the United Kingdom any official attribution. It may interest you to know that there is an offence of sedition in the UK which is an intention to bring into hatred or contempt, or to exite disaffection against the person of His Majesty, his heirs or successors, or the government and constitution of the United Kingdom, as by law established, etc much like what the Arabs are trying to do with "Naqba Day" so you see the UK also has similar legislation in place.


Mary in Brighton

Mon, 11/21/2011 - 14:36

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Are you one of those naqba deniers Advsr and a flat earther too ?


Chris Tucker (not verified)

Mon, 11/21/2011 - 16:27

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Naqba denial is as irrational as Holocaust denial.


Harvey

Mon, 11/21/2011 - 17:16

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Greenstein
You and your ilk have been maintaining the myth of naqba as a means to justify the Palestinian failure to build a nation state from day one . This self indulgence has meant maintaining refugee camps in order to milk billions of pounds out of the UN most of which goes into corrupt Palestinian coffers or to finance terrorism .
Had the Arabs and Palestine eschewed violence in the first place and dedicated themselves to a productive life instead they would not be in the mess they find themselves in now . Palestinians are not allowed work permits or citizenship in Lebanon . They are used as pawns to divert attention from corrupt Arab regimes who maintain Israel as a perfect scapegoat for their own tyranny .
Go pedal your snake oil b/s elsewhere .


Mary in Brighton

Mon, 11/21/2011 - 17:50

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Why should Jordan or Egypt or Lebanon grant citizenship to people who are not of those lands ?

The people I assume we are discussing are of the land between the river and the sea and it is the state or states that have sovereignty over those lands that should grant them citizenship.

If there is only one state, ie Israel then they are entitled to Israeli citizenship.

If there is two, ie Israel and Palestine, then those that have recent connection with the land that is Israel should have Israeli citizenship. Those that are recently connected to the land that is Palestine should have citizenship of Palestine.

Harvey explain this myth you refer to. No need to over dress, smile.


Advis3r

Tue, 11/22/2011 - 10:37

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Stop wailing about your nakba, Charlie Wolf tells the Palestinians in a column in Jewish News. Overcome adversity, as the Jews from Arab lands did with their nakba - for nakba is, above all else, a state of mind:

It is time the Palestinians and their troll supporters on this website stopped living the lie of the naqba. It is time (to recall) the true narrative of history and the suffering on both sides, but particularly that of the Jews for hundreds of years under Muslim rule.

15th May, of course, is the annual Palestinian rite of wailing, gnashing of teeth, and renting of garments. The creation of the modern state of Israel, a modern miracle in the desert, is not celebrated by them - it is the naqba. But their naqba is not the only one and it is not the whole story.

Yes, the naqba happened. But what isn't told is the fact that it was a disaster of the Palestinians' and Arabs' own making. When compared with the naqba, the Jews suffered both in size, scale and the context of the actions. So the story takes on new meaning.

The majority of Arabs to be fair, not all - left Israel voluntarily at the urging of political masters who planned to attack the newborn Jewish state. They thought they would return victorious to a new Arab state (after refusing the UN partition that would have created one) and lost.

http://tinyurl.com/69cgl8u

Jews, who have been the real victims of Arab aggression for thousands of years, do not buy into this mindset of victimhood. They overcome.

Maybe the Palestinian naqba is so pronounced, and so celebrated, because it is a nakba of their own making.

Liberal elites, who feed this victim group mentality, only hold them back from the progress they deserve. They have become prisoners to their own narrative.

As the Arab Spring turns into the Arab Winter of discontent across the Middle East, instead of wallowing in another naqba commemoration, it is time the Palestinians asked some hard questions of themselves and their Arab and Muslim brothers.

Just why are they still housed in refugee camps when Arab countries have 95 percent of the land mass in the Middle East? Why have they been kept in the camps as political pawns, while Jews from all over the world have lost more but are still able to build an even richer and better life in Israel?

The naqba is a state of mind. It holds the Palestinians back. Even if they somehow conquered all of the land from the river to the sea, they would still be refugees - to themselves.

Only they can end their naqba, cast off its chains, stop being victims and stop blaming Israel for their own problems.

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