New Israeli Govt Has Huge Agenda – They Say Legal / Decriminlized Cannabis Is Part Of It

Here’s the list of what they say they have to/will do.

As you can see there are more than a few issues in there. But.. cannabis does get a mention (we have highlighted in green)

Will it happen? We shall see

The Times of Israel provides the list

To give context of where cannabis sits in their to do list here’s all the things they say will be undertaken by the new government

– Shuttering the ministries of digital affairs, water, community promotion and strategic affairs, with the latter being folded into the Foreign Ministry.
– Establishing a state commission of inquiry to probe the deadly crush during Lag B’Omer celebrations at Mount Meron in northern Israel in April, in which 45 people were killed.
– Constructing two hospitals, one in the Negev in the south of the country and one in the Galilee in the north.
– Establishing an additional airport.
– Establishing a university in the Galilee.
– Establishing a budget for unfunded students at Ariel University in the West Bank.
– Submitting a master plan for transportation in the West Bank.
– Promoting a national plan for strengthening and developing northern Israel.
– Setting annual expansions to the basket of health services to provide additional medicine, equipment and medical technologies.
– Providing assistance to the hotel and tourism industry in light of the pandemic, including tax relief, flexible furlough policies and compensation for new businesses.
– Promoting a program to eradicate crime in the Arab sector.
– Increasing income support allowances for senior citizens to 70% of the minimum wage.
– Passing a Welfare Services for Persons with Disabilities Law, and encouraging the use of sign language.
– Promoting and implementing reform measures for IDF veterans with physical and mental trauma.
– Establishing an emergency program for women in crisis.
– Promoting the deployment of fiber-optic cables in periphery towns and in the Arab sector.
– Lowering housing costs, marketinh affordable housing and adding 300,000 housing units to the housing market.
– Exploring providing unemployment benefits to the self-employed.
– Instituting comprehensive reform to the Standards Institution of Israel.
– Reducing regulation, removing bureaucratic barriers and promotinh digitization of government services.
– Setting a national goal for raising the number of high-tech workers to 15% of the entire workforce by 2026.
– Ensuring Israel’s national interests in Area C of the West Bank is under full Israeli security and civil control, allocating resources to the Defense Ministry to beef up enforcement against construction violations and illegal takeover of land.
– Splitting the positions of state prosecutor and attorney general.
– Promoting legislation to impose a two-term limit on the position of prime minister.
– Promoting the enactment of the Basic Law for legislation.
– Passing a Draft Law consistent with the outline promoted by the Defense Ministry (during the transition period, the exemption age will remain at 21).
– Examining a new model for national service for minority sectors.
– Increasing Jewish immigration to the State of Israel.– In addition to serving as justice minister, New Hope chairman Gideon Sa’ar will also have the title of deputy prime minister.
– The government will promote a plan to clamp down on illegal Palestinian construction in Area C of the West Bank (settlement watchdogs have criticized this as Palestinians are rarely given permits to build legally).
– Splitting the position of attorney general into two roles.
The government will pass legislation decriminalizing the use of marijuana and introduce legislation to fully regulate the cannabis market, including for medical use.

– No additional party will be allowed to join the government without Yisrael Beytenu’s approval.
– The government will implement a currently frozen plan to expand the pluralistic prayer pavilion at the Western Wall.
– The parties will work to expand public transportation availability on the Sabbath.
– The parties will work to expand spousal agreements to include same-sex couples.

– The government will work to advance full gender equality, including in public sector hiring and payment.
– The parties agree to advance the rights of the LGBT community in Israel.
– The parties will work to cancel legislation barring supermarkets from opening on the Sabbath.
– A new department will be established in the Diaspora Affairs Ministry to expand Israel’s outreach with the liberal streams of Judaism abroad.



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