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  Basic Laws of Israel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Basic Laws of Israel are a key component of Israel's "uncodified constitution".
Thus, Israel has what is called an "unwritten constitution", in the form of the Basic Laws of Israel.
The basic laws are various pieces of legislation from the Knesset that outline the nation's political structure.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Basic_Laws_of_Israel   (447 words)

 Basic Law - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The term Basic Law is used in some places as an alternate to "constitution".
A Basic Law is either a codified constitution, or in countries with uncodified constitutions, a law given to have constitution powers and effect.
The basic laws are the highest authority, respectively, in the regions, while the rights of amendment and interpretation rest with the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress of the People's Republic of China.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Basic_Law   (163 words)

 Israel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The name "Israel" is rooted in the Hebrew Bible, the Tanakh, where Jacob is renamed Israel after wrestling with a mysterious adversary ("a man", and later "God" according to Genesis 32:24–30; or "the angel", according to Hosea 12:4).
Israel and Palestinian officials signed on September 13, 1993 a Declaration of Principles (also known as the "Oslo accords") guiding an interim period of Palestinian self-rule, as well as avoiding any act of violence and inciting for violence, especially violence aimed at innocent people.
Israel is bordered by Lebanon in the north, Syria, Jordan and the West Bank in the east, and Egypt and the Gaza Strip in the south-west.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Israel   (4921 words)

 The Constitution of the State of Israel (1993)
Although Israel does not have a single complete constitutional document, in its forty-five years of statehood the Jewish state has developed an operative constitution of its own, embodied in a set of written texts that reflect the political system on which the state is based, its social content, and an expanding constitutional tradition.
An ordinary law cannot contravene the provisions of this Basic Law except for a worthy purpose and in a manner conforming the values of the State of Israel as a Jewish and democratic state.
This is a Basic Law which recognizes the individual's freedom to choose an occupation as a basic right and imposes restrictions on the terms determined by the authorities for licensing occupations.
www.jcpa.org /dje/articles/const-intro-93.htm   (6537 words)

 Basic Laws of Israel: Freedom of Occupation
Fundamental human rights in Israel are founded upon recognition of the value of the human being, the sanctity of human life, and the principle that all persons are free; these rights shall be upheld in the spirit of the principles set forth in the Declaration of the Establishment of the State of Israel.
This Basic Law shall not be varied except by a Basic Law passed by a majority of the members of the Knesset.
Basic Law: Freedom of Occupation** is hereby repealed.
www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org /jsource/Politics/Basic_Law_Freedom_of_Occupation   (388 words)

 Israel Studies--The Role of the Supreme Court in a Democracy
A statute that is inconsistent with a Basic Law is invalid.
Some of the Basic Laws require a special majority of the Knesset in order to amend or repeal their provisions--either a majority of all members of the Knesset (that is, at least 61 members), or a super-majority of 80 or 90 Knesset members.
The creation of law by the judiciary is incidental to the adjudication of a dispute; this law-making, as it pertains to the interpretation of the law, derives from delegation by the legislative branch itself.
iupjournals.org /israel/iss3-2.html   (8639 words)

 Arutz Sheva - Israel National News
The Court is dominated by leftist justices wedded to the anti-democratic doctrine of "judicial activism", which holds that non-elected justices have the right to impose their personal views on the electorate and on the elected representatives of the people, as long as their views make leftists and radical secularists happy.
Israel, however, has no formal written constitution and so there is no constitutional basis upon which a court can override a Knesset law.
In reality, these Basic Laws are simply laws passed by one Knesset and there is no basis for claiming that a law from an old Knesset can be used to restrict legislative powers of a new Knesset.
www.israelnationalnews.com /article.php3?id=970   (1051 words)

 IsraelNow - News - January 12, 2003 - Why doesn't Israel have a Constitution?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Israel doesn't have a constitution in a single document, but it does have one in the form of laws and court decisions that lay down the foundations of government and the rights of individual citizens.
Basic Laws defining Israel's legislative, executive and judicial branches of government, human rights, the state's economy and lands, civil-military relations, and the status of Jerusalem, have been enacted in this way since the early 1950s.
Israel has to consider drastic changes including tax reduction, deregulation, privatization, infrastructure investment, reduction of state subsidies, reduction of welfare, and adoption of incentives for direct investment from outside Israel.
www.israelaustin.com /israelnow/news2003/12january2003b.asp   (1500 words)

 Sharing the Land of Canaan - Is Israel Unique
Israel has no constitution but promulgated a set of basic laws that govern it essentially “for the benefit of the Jewish people”.
Israel is unique among the nations in not being a country of its citizens but of “Jewish people everywhere”.
Israel is funded to the tune of $5 billion (3 billion in direct aid, 2 billion other) from our (US) taxes or shielded from International law and basic human rights conventions by our government (e.g.
www.qumsiyeh.org /isisraelunique   (2840 words)

 Basic Laws - Introduction
After all the basic laws will be enacted, they will constitute together, with an appropriate introduction and several general rulings, the constitution of the State of Israel.
Following the adoption of the Harari proposal in 1950, work began on the legislation of the basic laws, the first of which - the Basic Law: the Knesset, which was initiated by the Constitution, Law and Justice Committee - was adopted by the third Knesset.
Others claim that the superiority of basic laws stems from the fact that they are the product of the Knesset acting as the Constituent Assembly, and that from their mere definition as "basic laws" one may conclude that they are constitutionally superior.
www.knesset.gov.il /description/eng/eng_mimshal_yesod.htm   (268 words)

 CIPAC Learn About Israel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Israel, the only true democracy in the middle east, while a young nation of less than 60 years, has quickly grown to be a world player in the fields of technology, culture, industry, politics and regard for human rights.
Israel and the United States are also partners for scientific innovation and research in the Binational Science Foundation (BSF).
Israel is home to 1.5 million people who are not Jewish, and yet most proudly call the Jewish State home, involving themselves in the culture and economy and even fighting in the army.
www.israelisgorges.org /israel.html   (1170 words)

 Constituting Israel - The Boston Globe
Sharon's strength testifies to the weakness of the Israeli political system, wherein members of Israel's parliament, the Knesset, and the prime minister himself, are elected not directly but rather by virtue of their ranking on the list of their respective parties.
When Israel came into existence as a state, in May 1948, its founders expected it to be a matter of years, if not months, before it adopted a constitution.
The 20 percent of Israel's population who are Arabs view a constitution as an instrument to guarantee their equal rights both as individuals and as a national minority, whereas for Jewish nationalists, the document should define the way in which Israel is the homeland of the Jewish people.
www.boston.com /news/globe/ideas/articles/2005/12/25/constituting_israel   (1401 words)

 Boston.com / News / World / Middle East / Israeli army ordered to protect civilians   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Israel's Supreme Court ruled Sunday the army must uphold international law and make sure civilians have access to medicine, food and water during military operations in Palestinians towns.
The three-judge panel ruled that during combat the military was bound by "international law and custom, international conventions that Israel is a signatory to and the basic laws of Israel."
The army has insisted it did not violate international law and did its utmost to ensure the basic rights of the Rafah residents were protected during the operation.
www.boston.com /news/world/middleeast/articles/2004/05/30/israeli_army_ordered_to_protect_civilians?mode=PF   (467 words)

 JURIST - Israel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Israel is a parliamentary democracy with a multiparty system and free elections.
There is no constitution; a series of "basic laws" provide for fundamental rights.
Israel is divided into six districts, administration of which is coordinated by the Ministry of Interior.
jurist.law.pitt.edu /worldlaw/israel.php   (636 words)

 The Laws of Kashrus - Kosher Food   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
"This is the law of the animal, the bird, every living creature that swarms in the water, and for every creature teems on the ground.
In Jewish law we refer to foods which are permitted to be eaten as kosher.
Laws of Kashrus - A comprehensive exposition of the laws of kashrus and their practical application.
members.aol.com /LazerA/kashrus.html   (478 words)

 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/President of Israel
President of the State of Israel is the head of state of Israel, but has a largely ceremonial, figurehead role with real power lying in the hands of the Prime Minister of Israel.
When the president is temporarily incapacitated or the office falls vacant, the speaker of the Knesset may become acting president.
Appoints the governor of the Bank of Israel and other bureaucrats (upon advice of the Prime Minister).
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/President_of_Israel   (611 words)

 ICL - Israel Index
Israel, like Canada and New Zealand, has no written constitution in one single document, but rather a number of Basic Laws.
The West Bank, added to the territory during the 1967 war, is the Judea and Samaria of biblical Israel.
However, the 'final-status' talks with Israel will be held between Arafat as the PLO representative, not by the Council or the Executive.
www.oefre.unibe.ch /law/icl/is__indx.html   (465 words)

 (DV) Larsson: Apartheid in the Middle East
When people hear Israel being referred to as a “Jewish state,” they tend to interpret it as if Israel is a state with a Jewish majority.
“For example, the law of the land, which says that 94% of the land in Israel belongs to the Jewish people alone, not to the state of Israel, and therefore 20% of the population -- the Arabs -- are barred from this land.
Although the Arab population in Israel tripled compared to the Jewish population, there has not been one new Arab settlement or village built, while there are hundreds of new Jewish, towns, villages and settlements.
www.dissidentvoice.org /Jan06/Larsson12.htm   (2194 words)

 Arabic Media Internet Network   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In some perspectives, their rights within Israel proper today are more limited than in the territories conquered in 1967.This is due to the way the state of Israel is set up.
Then there is the law of citizenship, which says that Palestinians who may have brothers and sisters and relatives all over the Arab world are not allowed to reunite with their families, but Jews all around the world have all the rights to come and become full citizens from the moment they are born.
The third one is the law of social welfare, which says that only people who have served in the army are entitled to the full welfare social system.
www.amin.org /eng/uncat/2006/jan/jan13-0.html   (2205 words)

 ipedia.com: Basic Laws of Israel Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
This was done partially for religious reasons, with many religious Jews opposing the idea of their nation having a document which the government would r...
This was done partially for religious reasons, with many religious Jews opposing the idea of their nation having a document which the government would regard as nominally "higher" in authority than religious texts.
The Declaration of Independence of the State of Israel [1]
www.ipedia.com /basic_laws_of_israel.html   (207 words)

 Israel Law: Internet Law Library   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Basic Laws of Israel, other major laws, and court decisions
Basic Laws of Israel, Proclamation of Independence, and other documents of interest (compiled by the Knesset) (in English)
Laws of all jurisdictions (arranged by subject)
www.lawmoose.com /internetlawlib/68.htm   (357 words)

 Isreali Law & Government
IS - Israel - Basic Law: The Government - Basic Law: The President of the State
IS - Israel - Basic Law: The Government - Basic Law: The Knesset
IS - Israel - Basic Law: The Government - Basic Law: Judicature
www.lawresearch.com /v2/global/zil.htm   (222 words)

 ASSR (Arab Social Science Research)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Basic Laws of the State of Israel - from Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
See also summary of The Existing Basic Laws - from the Knesset, and other full text of Basic Laws of Israel - from International Constitutional Law, Wuerzburg University.
Faculty of Law - WebLaw (Haifa University) - holds genuine legal material and information about various publications and programs the law faculty holds, as well as some links to international legal search engines.
www.assr.org /vlibrary/israel/law.html   (102 words)

International Constitutional Law: Israel (Universität Bern Institut für Öffentliches Recht) offers English translation of the basic laws which form the constitutional background; and background notes
Laws (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) includes sections on Basic Laws, the Judiciary, Selected Laws and Legal Issues and Rulings.
Islamic Family Law: Israel (Emory University Law School)
www.loc.gov /law/guide/israel.html   (401 words)

 LawRunner Israel: A Legal Research Tool
Welcome to LawRunner Israel: A Legal Research Tool, an intelligent agent-based front-end interface for the world's largest and best World Wide Web index, Google.
To help you limit your searches to information relevant to a particular nation, ILRG has produced a series of advanced query templates, or forms, designed to assist researchers in taking advantage the query parameters built into Google.
Law School of The College of Management, Academic Studies
www.ilrg.com /nations/il   (249 words)

 Legislation Israel (Lexadin)
Administrative Law / Banking law / Company law / Constitutional law / Criminal Law / Environmental Law / Health law / Insurance Law / Intellectual Property Law / Labor Law / Law Sources /
Law for the Protection of the Coastal Environment, 2004
Law to Amend Intellectual Property Laws: Modifications to Implement the Provisions of the TRIPS Agreement, 5760-1999
www.lexadin.nl /wlg/legis/nofr/oeur/lxweisr.htm   (146 words)

 The Implications of Israel's new Basic Laws Concerning Human Rights on Criminal Law
Basic Laws on Human Rights and Criminal Law
Criminal Law in a Jewish and Democratic State
Been Affected by the Basic Law on Human Dignity
www.biu.ac.il /law/mishpat/conteng1.htm   (55 words)

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