(This law is superfluous since it is already part of the existing Elections Law. It can be considered a political statement as it does not apply to settlers who are involved in terrorism).

Bill Proposed by: Anat Berko (Likud)
Bill No. 3218/20/F


On Monday 8 January 2018, the Knesset approved preliminary reading of a bill initiated by MK Anat Berko from Likud Party, restricting any person accused of being involved in terrorism, according to the definition provided in the Anti-Terrorism Law from running parliamentary elections; terrorism as defined by Israeli counterterrorism authorities.

The bill was approved in the Preliminary hearing on 15 March 2017, providing for restricting any person accused of such doing from running in elections, unless 25 years had passed since. The bill was amended before the first reading to restrict any person accused of terrorism, according to the Israeli definition, and imprisoned for 7 years at least, from running in the elections for 14 years after serving the sentence.

This bill is superfluous since it already is part of the existing Elections Law. It is indicated that this bill does not apply to the settlers who are involved in terrorism, as the terrorism definition does not apply to them as well. Which is any action directed at Israel and its citizens as a Jewish country.

The bill won the support of 83 MKs from the Coalition Party, Zionist Camp Party and Yesh Atid, while 13 MKs from Joint List Party and one deputy from Meretz Party voted against it.

Sunday, October 17, 2021


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