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  • Israel NGO bill, seen as targeting left-wing groups, crosses first hurdle

    1 day ago

    A bill that opponents say targets Israeli human rights groups critical of Israel's policies towards the Palestinians won initial approval in parliament on Monday with the support of right-wing parties.

    Called a "transparency bill" by its sponsor, far-right Justice Minister Ayelet...

  • No comparison between Israeli NGO bill and US law

    January 11, 2016 | 4:12 pm

    Israeli Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked is trying to sell the argument that her pending “NGO transparency” bill is no different than a U.S. law called the Foreign Agents Registration Act, or FARA. In reality, the two pieces of legislation are worlds apart in intent and effect, and...

  • Obama administration rejects likening Israel’s NGO law to US lobbying registry

    January 6, 2016 | 2:12 pm

    The Obama administration has rejected the comparison between an Israeli bill requiring registration of foreign-funded NGOs and U.S. laws registering foreign interest lobbyists.

    State Department spokesman John Kirby, asked by JTA on Wednesday about Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked’s...

  • Advancing NGO bill, Israel’s Cabinet fires another shot at its critics

    December 29, 2015 | 10:52 am

    Its backers call it a victory for transparency. Opponents say it smacks of dictatorship.

    Either way, a new bill requiring certain Israeli nongovernmental organizations to publicly declare their foreign government funding is moving toward passage after it was approved by a Cabinet...

  • Israeli lawmakers approve tougher law against rock throwers

    July 21, 2015 | 10:11 am

    Israeli lawmakers voted to impose longer jail terms on people caught throwing rocks at civilian cars and roads.

    The Knesset passed the bill on its second and third readings on Monday night by a vote of 69 to 17.

    Under the new law, rock throwers can be sentenced to up to 20...

  • Haredi papers welcome Israel’s women ministers — without first names or faces

    May 20, 2015 | 11:02 am

    Another group of women in powerful positions, another haredi Orthodox paper erasing them. Here we go again.

    After each new Israeli government is sworn in, its ministers pose for a group photo with the president. This year’s photo, taken yesterday, features Israel’s three...

  • Israeli Justice Minister Shaked seeks change to Supreme Court power

    May 18, 2015 | 8:19 am

    Israel's new justice minister said on Sunday she would seek a new balance that would rein in the powers of the Supreme Court over parliament and the government, a policy critics fear would restrict judicial oversight.

    The appointment of Ayelet Shaked, of the far-right Jewish Home...

  • Israel’s controversial new justice minister gets a bodyguard

    May 12, 2015 | 12:03 pm

    This story originally appeared on The Media Line.

    Israel’s best-known satire program, Eretz Nehederet (Wonderful Country) recently showed incoming Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked binge-watching the American televisionseries The Good Wife, and practicing legal phrases like...

  • Jerusalem Day and justice under siege

    May 11, 2015 | 11:45 am

    Rabbi Goren sounding the shofar of the just-captured wall is connected in our memory with General Moshe Dayan’s terse message – Har HaBayit BiYadeinu – “the Temple Mount is in our hands”. The hierarchy and progression seemed Messianically clear: First we take The Wall, then we rise...

  • Bodyguards assigned to Israel’s new justice minister after threats

    May 11, 2015 | 10:45 am

    Newly appointed Israeli Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked was assigned bodyguards after threats were made on her life.

    Meanwhile, photos showing Shaked, of the right-wing Jewish Home party, wearing a Nazi uniform also have surfaced on social media.

    The security detail was assigned...

  • Candidates go head to head on Israel’s future

    February 3, 2015 | 2:43 pm

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Labor Chairman Isaac Herzog won’t be debating each other ahead of Israel’s March election, but English speakers in Tel Aviv who packed an event hall here got the next best thing: Candidates from five parties came out for a panel-style...

  • Kerry putting Israel in ‘impossible situation,’ Israeli lawmaker writes

    August 15, 2013 | 9:19 am

    John Kerry has put Israel in an “impossible situation,” Knesset member Ayelet Shaked wrote in a letter to the U.S. secretary of state.

    “You have forced us into peace talks during a period of time that the entire Middle-East is in chaos, without realizing that by doing so, you...

  • An interview with Ayelet Shaked

    August 15, 2012 | 11:17 am

    With the run-up to the first-ever internal primaries for the Jewish Home Party (Ha-Bayit Ha-Yehudi) in full steam, one of the most hotly discussed issues is the candidacy of 36-year old Ayelet Shaked.

    The co-founder and former chairman of the MyIsrael (Yisrael Sheli) national...