MK Dov Khenin during the Knesset debate

Knesset Passes Law Hushing Police Recommendations on Elite Probes

The Knesset passed legislation on Wednesday night, December 27, which prevents police from recommending the indictment of high-profile targets of criminal investigations. The legislation passed in its third reading, with 59 Knesset members voting for and 54 against the bill, following a lengthy filibuster by members of opposition parties. The newly-enacted law was brought by…

Demonstration by “Combatants for Peace” against police investigations of anti-occupation activists near the house of Justice Minister Ayelet Shake in Tel Aviv on Sunday, June 25

Human Rights Organizations Support “Breaking the Silence”

Eighteen Israeli peace and human rights organizations have issued a joint statement in which they express their solidarity with the the NGO “Breaking the Silence” after the organization’s spokesperson was interrogated by police last week. The signatories included Amnesty Israel, B’Tselem, Combatants for Peace, Standing Together and Peace Now. “We stand with our friends in…