(A bill to impose a fine of 500 hundred thousand shekels (142 thousand dollars) against a party calling for the boycott of Israel as a public compensation to those who suffer the damage, without necessarily proving the extent of such claimed damage)

Initiator Yoav Keith and others of the Likoud bloc

Proposed bill 4555/20/F

On November 22, 2017, the Knesset Plenum passed a bill proposed by Likud MK Yuval Kish, granting the court the right to fine a party calling for a boycott of Israel with a public fine of NIS 500,000, equivalent to 142 thousand American dollars, without the need to prove the damage of such a submission.

The bill won the support of 60 deputies from the coalition blocs and 8 deputies of the "There is a Future" opposition bloc. This is whereas there has been a joint opposition of 40 deputies from the "Zionist camp" bloc, "The Joint List" and "Meretz".

Sunday, October 17, 2021


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