Archiv: basic laws / Grundgesetze (Israel)

23.06.2021 - 12:23 [ Haaretz ]

Release the Transcripts of Israel’s COVID Cabinet Meetings

The Supreme Court is currently deliberating over Haaretz’s petition, drafted by attorney Tal Lieblich, to release transcripts of cabinet and ministerial committee meetings on the coronavirus. For more than a year, this battle has been wending its way through the courts. In addition to its demand that the full transcripts be released for public scrutiny, the petition seeks to mount a challenge in principle to a rule that automatically defines all ministerial meetings as classified – a rule that leads to documentation being buried in the archives for at least 30 years.

13.06.2021 - 18:30 [ Haaretz ]

Bennett-Lapid Government Set to Assume Power. But When Is Netanyahu Moving Out?

Israel, unlike many countries, lacks a detailed protocol for the transfer of power, but the Basic Law on the Government explicitly states that “the government shall be established once the Knesset has expressed confidence in it, and the ministers shall thereupon assume office.”

28.12.2020 - 12:00 [ Haaretz ]

Israel’s High Court Judges Are Playing Dumb About the Nation-state Law

Amit knows very well that the principle of equality wasn’t omitted from the law by accident, nor is it just a coincidence that it’s impossible to find a Knesset majority for passing a Basic Law on Equality. He knows that discrimination against Arabs in Israel isn’t just a by-product of the nation-state law but its main purpose – that discrimination is the essence of the law: enshrining Jewish superiority and Arab inferiority.

So why did Amit fake intimacy with Jabareen and inquire about his feelings as if he were a guidance counselor rather than a Supreme Court justice, and as if the only change that had occurred was in the lawyer’s emotions rather than Israel’s Basic Laws?

23.12.2020 - 00:14 [ Radio Utopie ]

Warum Israels „Grundgesetze“ nicht vergleichbar sind mit unserer Verfassung


Moshe Arens hat das in der Haaretz einmal „eine „legislative Anarchie“ genannt, die Israel von allen anderen Demokratien der Welt unterscheide. Letzteres ist überkritisch, weil z.B. die Monarchien Niederlande und Vereinigtes Königreich (Großbritannien) ebenfalls keine Verfassung haben (was ebenfalls gerne unter den Tisch gekehrt wird). Nichtsdestotrotz dürfte auch dem berühmten „Pro-Israeli“, der in der Regel keine Ahnung hat worüber er redet, der Unterschied nun verdeutlicht worden sein.

23.12.2020 - 00:05 [ Radio Utopie ]

Warum Netanyahus „Nationalstaatsgesetz“ mit der israelischen Unabhängigkeitserklärung unvereinbar ist


Die Unabhängigkeitserklärung von Israel und das „Nationalstaatsgesetz“ der Regierung Netanyahu in der wörtlichen Gegenüberstellung.

18.12.2020 - 08:45 [ Jerusalem Post ]

Attorney-General to High Court: Don’t overturn unity gov’t

It was unclear whether the High Court could ever strike down a quasi-constitutional basic law, he said. In any event, if it were possible, it would need to be a far more extreme law, implying something criminal or actively undermining democracy, he added.

Furthermore, Mandelblit rejected the notion that the coalition was abusing or ignoring the will of the voter by forming coalitions they had vowed not to form.

03.06.2020 - 15:55 [ Haaretz ]

Blue and White Is My Race

The nation-state law is the constitutional cornerstone of apartheid. And naturally, Hauser’s arguments also tie into the intent to annex parts of the West Bank in the framework of U.S. President Donald Trump’s peace plan: Israel intends to expand its violations of its residents’ equal rights on an ethnic/racial basis.

It’s turning out much sooner than expected that when parts of Kahol Lavan joined the right-wing government, their merger was an expression of a deep ideological partnership.

04.05.2020 - 11:08 [ Radio Utopie ]

Warum Israels „Grundgesetze“ nicht vergleichbar sind mit unserer Verfassung


Sehr zum Leidwesen der E.U.-Reichsbürger und ihrer entsprechenden Pendants kann in der Berliner Republik die Verfassung nur durch Zwei-Drittel-Mehrheit in zwei Parlamentskammern (Bundestag und Bundesrat) geändert und nur durch eine Volksabstimmung gestürzt werden.

Im Gegensatz dazu werden Israels „Grundgesetze“ lediglich in einer einzigen Parlamentskammer (der Knesset) mit absoluter Mehrheit beschlossen, wie alle anderen Gesetze. Inwieweit sich der Status der „Grundgesetze“, die irgendwann einmal eine Verfassung bilden sollen, überhaupt von allen anderen Gesetzen unterscheidet, ist in Israel bis heute umstritten.

Dieser faule Kompromiss entstand, da nach der Unabhängigkeitserklärung Israels in 1948 keine verfassungsgebende Versammlung gewählt wurde und auch das Parlament diesbezüglich keine Entscheidung traf.

04.05.2020 - 11:05 [ Israeli Elections Live Results ]

The law as currently written does not explicitly say whether or not an indicted MK can form a government, and the High Court is being asked to extrapolate. But nothing stops these >70 MKs from amending Israel’s Basic Laws to explicitly approve him if the ruling is unfavorable.

04.05.2020 - 11:00 [ ]

High Court adjourns first session on lawfulness of Netanyahu’s next gov’t

According to The Times of Israel, Chief Justice Esther Hayut signaled during the proceedings that the court will neither stand in the way of Netanyahu forming a government nor of the coalition deal moving forward.

12.11.2019 - 18:32 [ Times of Israel ]

It’s almost unthinkable, but how would a minority government work?


In principle, the candidate whom the president grants the right to form a government does not need a majority of 61 to do so. All that is really needed is a situation in which more hands vote in favor of the government than oppose it.