Bill No. 3643/20/F

On Monday, 26 February 2018, the Knesset approved in the first reading a bill that provides for preventing associations and institutions, which Israel considers to be active against the Israeli army, from implementing non-curricular activities at Israeli schools. MK Shuli Mualem of the Jewish Home party took the initiative to propose this bill.

 

Background of the bill: The bill was motivated by activities of Breaking the Silence, an organisation established by reserve soldiers and officers following the Operation Defensive Shield of 2002. The organisation documents crimes, persecution and oppression committed by soldiers and settlers in the territory occupied in 1967. Particularly in the Greater Tel Aviv area, Jewish private schools host activists of Breaking the Silence to meet with students for the sake of listening to the other opinion.

In contrast with 23 MKs, a total of 35 MKs voted in favour of the bill.

 Voting Record

While 35 MKs were in favour, 23 MKs voted against the bill.

 

Party

Seats

In favour

Against

Abstain

Absent

Comments

 

Coalition

           

1

Likud

30

12

 

18

   

2

Kulanu

10

6

 

4

   

3

Jewish Home

8

6

 

2

   

4

Shas

7

5

 

2

   

5

United Torah Judaism

6

2

 

4

   

6

Yisrael Beitenu

5

3

 

2

   
 

Opposition

           

7

Zionist Camp

24

 

16

 

8

 

8

Joint List

13

 

4

 

9

 

9

Yesh Atid

11

1

   

10

 

10

Meretz

5

 

3

 

2

 

11

Orly Levy

1

     

1

 
Monday, September 20, 2021

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