Discriminatory Laws

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2011-03-27
The Knesset enacted the Nakba Law on 22 March 2011. The law authorizes the Minister of Finance to reduce funding or support provided by the state to an institution if it holds an activity that...
2011-02-03
On 1 February 2011, the Supreme Court of Israel heard two separate petitions - one submitted by Adalah (HCJ 8306/07) and the other filed by the Tel Aviv University Human Rights Clinic (HCJ 3552/08)...
2010-11-04
(Haifa, Israel) On Sunday 7 November 2010, the Ministerial Committee for Legislation will discuss a new private member's bill entitled, “The Bill for Protecting the Values of the State of...
2010-11-04
On 27 October 2010, the Knesset's Constitution, Law and Justice Committee approved the second and third readings of the proposed Admissions Committees Law - 2010, which would permit state-owned...
2010-10-21
In a letter to MK David Rotem, the Chairman of the Knesset's Constitution, Law and Justice Committee, dated 21 October 2010, Adalah demanded that a new bill, which amends the Criminal Procedure...
2010-04-29
Yesterday, 28 April 2010, nineteen members of Knesset, led by Ronit Tirosh of the Kadima party, submitted a new bill to amend the Law of Associations, entitled "Amendment of Restrictions on an...
2010-03-15
Adalah: The Citizenship Law is the Most Racist Law in Israel and has no Parallel in any Democratic State in the World On 2 March 2010, an expanded 11-Justice panel of the Supreme Court of Israel...
2009-08-03
The new land reform law is wide ranging in scope: it institutes broad land privatization; permits land exchanges between the State and the Jewish National Fund (Keren Kayemet Le-Israel)...
2009-03-16
On Sunday, 15 March 2009, the Supreme Court of Israel held a hearing on petitions filed by human rights organizations demanding that the Citizenship and Entry into Israel Law – 2003 and its...
In 2008, the Israeli Parliament (the Knesset) considered many new pieces of "anti-Arab" legislation, several of which have been enacted into law. Some of these new laws and proposed bills are...
2008-07-07
On 1 July 2008, a 21-8 majority of the Israeli Knesset approved an extension to the Citizenship and Entry into Israel Law (Temporary Order) for an additional year until July 2009. The Knesset...
During its last term, the Knesset’s debated a “marathon” of racist laws before retiring for the Passover holidays, after having fulfilled its national obligations to the utmost degree. On 29...
2008-05-06
Today, 6 May 2008, the Israeli Supreme Court issued an order nisi (order to show cause) on a petition filed by Adalah challenging the constitutionality of the Citizenship and Entry into Israel Law....
2007-11-29
Adalah met with 18 representatives from Consular Offices, Representative Offices to the Palestinian Authority (PA), and international development and human rights organizations on 21 November 2007...
2007-01-22
On 11 January 2007, the Supreme Court of Israel dismissed two petitions filed by Adalah and the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI) in 2002 demanding the cancellation of Government...
2006-05-14
Adalah: Even Court in South Africa in 1980 During Apartheid Refused to Approve Similar Orders on Grounds they Contradicted the Right to a Family Attorney Hassan Jabareen (General Director of...
During the past three years, the Knesset has passed draconian laws. Some of this legislation even seeks to circumvent rulings by the Supreme Court.By approaching the legislature, the executive...
If the government of Israel were sincerely concerned about racist attacks on its Arab citizens, it would not only disengage from Gaza, but also from discrimination.
2005-05-25
On 24 May 2005, Adalah sent an urgent letter to all members of Israel's parliament, the Knesset, requesting that they do not ratify a bill to extend and amend the Nationality and Entry into Israel...
1998-03-31
Adalah Board Chairperson Muhammad Dahleh presented Adalah's report in Geneva to the UN CERD Committee on Israel's implementation of the Convention entitled "Legal Violations of Arab Minority Rights...