(Un)Kill(ed) Bill(s): BDS and Incest

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

Entrance to Israel Law – Whole bunches of MKs – We wrote about this law in the past. It prevents Israel boycott activists from receiving visas, though the Minister of the Interior can allow for it. The only major changes they made to the bill since its first reading is to clarify that the call for boycott must be public and that if the person has committed to supporting boycott then the law applies to them.

Penal Code Law Amendment – Michal Rozin, Meretz – The bill increases the statute of limitations in cases of rape by cousin. The previous version of the law,included aunts and uncles, but not cousins. Therefore, a minor will have until 28 (and not 18) to bring their case to the police. A second part of the amendment was split off from this law and will be considered separately. It would obligate people to report any suspicion of incest to police. I think its fascinating to consider whether that would be a good idea or not.

Sports Gambling Amendment – Government Bill – This amendment does a number of things, some of which you may even care about. It changes how money raised from gambling is raised, adds an overseeing body for sports gambling, lowers the amount of money that people running sports gambling operations can take in, outlaws certain games that were considered to be too addictive, limits advertising and regulates money laundering..

Citizenship Law Amendment – Government Bill – The law makes minor adjustments to how citizenship can be revoked for various reasons.

Voting with an Army Identity Law – Whole bunches of MKs – Allows soldiers to vote with their army IDs.


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