The legislation's declared intention is to make it harder for individuals to invest large sums of money to influence elections, but NGOs fear it would make it hard to promote public campaigns.
Don't be fooled by the recent lull, Shin Bet chief Nadav Argaman says, noting the security service has foiled over 400 terror plots.
Rivlin joins growing list of detractors who think Netanyahu's move over fate of new public broadcasting corporation is misguided.
Basel Ghattas will serve two years in prison and be convicted of providing material support for terror, in accordance to plea deal.
A dispute over the broadcasting corporation should not be grounds for moving Knesset elections forward, coalition members argue; the prospect of being excluded if elections were held now has Likud members grumbling.
In Rare Appearance, Mossad Chief Rejects Gaza War Report's Claim That Security Officials Lacked Info
Comptroller report found that members of the inner security cabinet did not receive sufficient information during the 2014 conflict from the National Security Council.
Netanyahu has repeatedly scuttled attempts to advance passage of the controversial bill, but Habayit Hayehudi party has pushed for a vote on it.
Netanyahu Says He Will Hold Snap Elections if Israel's New Public Broadcaster Not Killed Within Days
With coalition in crisis over prime minister's attempt to shut down new public broadcaster, Netanyahu says he will decide on election by middle of the week.
Knesset discusses unseating MK Basel Ghattas following a draft indictment against him on charges of smuggling cellphones to Palestinian security prisoners.
The bill dubbed the Muezzin Law passed a first of a series of votes after a stormy debate during which Arab lawmaker Ayman Odeh was thrown out for tearing up a copy of the legislation, and a right-wing MK called Arab peers 'terrorists.'