legislation

 


Israeli legislation abounds with laws and regulations intended to prevent expressions of discrimination and racism in all walks of life. A major law dealing with that is the Prohibition of Discrimination in Products, Services and Entry into Places of Entertainment and Public Places Law – 2000.

 

The law prohibits providers of product or public services (such as communication, entertainment, tourism or banking) as well as providers of services in public places (places open to the public such as malls, clubs, restaurants or cafes) from discriminating in providing the public service, the product, or the entrance to the public places on the grounds of race, religion or religious group, nationality, country of origin, sex, sexual orientation, political views, party membership, personal status or parenthood..

 

 

Bill for Prohibition of Discrimination in Products, Services and Entry into Places of Entertainment and Public Places – explanation

 

The Prohibition of Discrimination in Products, Services and Entry into Places of Entertainment and Public Places Law – 2000

 

Among other laws which prohibit discrimination are the following laws:

 

The Employment (Equal Opportunities) Law – 1988, which prohibits the employer from discriminating between job applicants or employees on the grounds of religion, race, nationality, country of origin, sex, sexual orientation, etc.

 

> Read the law

 

The Cooperative Societies Ordinance prohibits admission committees from refusing to accept a person to a community settlement on the grounds of race, religion, sex, nationality, disability, personal status, parenthood, sexual orientation, country of origin, political views or party membership 


link to the ordinance​

 

The Students' Rights Law - 2007 prohibits academic institutes from discriminating against applicants or students due to country of origin of the students or their parents, socioeconomic status, religion, nationality, sex, or place of residence, in admission to study at the institution, in admission to any field of study or in admission to special study tracks.

 

> Read the law

 

Additionally, the Penal Law - 1977 forbids spreading propaganda inciting against any part of the population on racial grounds. Clause 144 of the law states that "If a person publishes anything in order to incite persecutions, humiliation, contempt, hostility, violence or controversy towards any sector or parts of the population on the grounds of color, race or ethnic-national origin" the person commits a criminal offense and is liable to five years imprisonment.

 

The Second Authority for Television and Radio law – 1990, prohibits license holder from broadcasting any program that includes incitement for racism, discrimination, or actual attack on a person or a group of people on the grounds of religion, race, nationality, sex, ethnic origin, or lifestyle.

 

> Communications Law (Telecommunications and Broadcasting), 1982

The Second Authority for Television and Radio Law – 1990