Can we Just Legalize Already?

The government has recently eased many of the restrictions on medical marijuana, though the Ministry of Health wants to be very clear that it is not a medicine. In addition, Israel has recently taken steps towards the decriminalization of marijuana possession. In light of the movement towards decriminalization, the Knesset began to work on regulation (see below), supported by a bipartisan array of MKs, to separate marijuana trafficking from medical marijuana exporting. Continue reading “Can we Just Legalize Already?”

Weekly Election Update: One more Year until Elections!

(Un)Kill(ed) Bill(s): Home Births and Cheap Water

Every week the Knesset passes laws that affect our lives…or someone’s life. Here are some of them that were passed last week.

Water Bill – Government Bill – Cheaper water! Starting in April! It’s a really long bill so here’s an article. Continue reading “(Un)Kill(ed) Bill(s): Home Births and Cheap Water”

The Unification of Religious and Secular…Almost

Every once in a while, the intricacies of politics provides us with a delicious convergence of political interests. A few years ago, the Arab parties had made a deal with the ultra-Orthodox parties to support each other’s initiatives. The deal led now United Arab List MK and Hebrew scholar Ahmad Tibi to burst into a committee meeting shouting “It is an embarrassment and a disaster what we are doing to Judaism!” Continue reading “The Unification of Religious and Secular…Almost”