The discussions surrounding the formation of the new government included reports of a long list of acts of legislation and policy plans the emerging coalition hopes to advance during its period of office. It is expected that many of these initiatives w ill be mentioned in the coalition agreements, reflecting an undertaking to implement them without objections.
An examination of these initiatives as a whole reveals damage to all the existing mechanisms of checks and balances in the democratic system in Israel. This is combined with an attack on diverse gatekeepers whose function is not only to defend the rule of law, but also to prevent governmental and personal corruption.
Attorney Debbie Gild-Hayo, the Director of Policy Advancement at ACRI, explains in detail the list of initiatives and their anti-democratic implications.
Upcoming Anti-Democratic Legislation and Implications, May 2019
For more papers on Shrinking Democratic Space:
Overview of Anti-Democratic Legislation in the 20th Knesset, October 2018
2018 - A Bad Year for Democracy Human Rights in Israel - Situation Report
Comprehensive list of Anti-Democratic Legislation, 2018
Outline on the restrictions on NGOs and activists as of 2018