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The Regulation Bill
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The Regulation Bill
January 30, 2017
Within the next two days, the
Settlement Regulation Bill
, which strives to normalize the status of some Jewish towns across Judea and Samaria, is supposed to be sent to the full Knesset for its second and third readings.
IDI Security & Democracy Experts
Prof. Amichai Cohen
Co-Director of the Amnon Lipkin-Shahak Program on National Security and Democracy | Full bio>>
Prof. Yuval Shany
Senior Fellow, Center for Security and Democracy | Full bio>>
Could the Settlement Regulation Bill lead to an international legal battle for Israel?
Recent events surrounding the evacuation of the Israeli settlement of Amona have ignited a long-simmering debate within Israeli society regarding the construction of a small portion of settlements on privately-owned Palestinian land in Judea and Samaria. In this recent op-ed, Prof. Amichai Cohen discusses some of the serious legal hurdles that the bill faces. Read more>>
In a policy statement against the Settlement Regulation Bill, Prof. Amichai Cohen explains that the Regulation Bill will cancel several previous decisions by the Supreme Court and will gravely harm the court's standing. He says that the bill stands in blatant contradiction to international law and the obligations of the State of Israel; will bring severe and illegal harm to the Palestinians’ right to property; and will fan the flames of international BDS activists. Read the full policy statement (Hebrew)>>
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