Initiated by United Torah Judaism MK Moshe Gafni, the bill would circumvent High Court ruling allowing Reform, Conservative Jews to immerse in state mikvaot.
Kulanu chief Moshe Kahlon says move will provide deterrence against current wave of violence, now in sixth month.
Only three ministers present for vote on measure proposed by ultra-Orthodox party; bill 'tramples freedom of religion and conscience of Jewish Israelis, would send a harsh negative message to Diaspora Jewry,' Reform Movement leader says.
President Rivlin told Shaked amnesty now would be 'irrelevant' for former president, serving a seven-year sentence for rape.
Israel currently pays a stipend of approximately $450 for a first child but only to women who give birth in hospital.
Culture Minister Miri Regev, who proposed conditioning support to artists on their ‘Zionism,’ agrees to inter-ministerial committee to discuss issue.
Proposed legislation would limit expenditures of groups like V15, which campaigned to topple Netanyahu and his right-wing Likud party in Israel's 2015 election.
After bill fails to garner support of coalition partners, Habayit Hayehudi MK Moti Yogev takes bill off committee's agenda until further changes put in.
The bill would infringe on religious freedom, Israel Democracy Institute says ahead of Sunday's vote at ministerial panel.
Both extreme right and extreme left 'will lead us to Israstine – a Jewish-Arab binational state,' Zionist Union leader says; Lapid: a diplomatic blockade is slowly closing in on us.