The entrance to the Arab-Hebrew theatre of Jaffa

Bill Conditioning Cultural Funding on “Loyalty” Clears 1st Knesset Vote

A government-backed “Culture Loyalty Bill” that would allow Israel’s minister of culture to withhold public funding for organizations “that are working against the principles of the state” cleared its first Knesset vote on Monday night, November 5, after a furious parliamentary debate that went on for hours. The legislation, proposed by the far-right Minister of…