Controversy Trails Israeli Lawmakers’ ‘Anti-Christianity’ Bill, Netanyahu Allays Fear
2023 as the Israeli judicial reform continues.
The 2023 Israeli judicial reform is a proposed series of changes to Israel’s judicial system and the country’s balance of power in a bid to curb the courts’ influence over lawmaking and public policy, granting the government more control.
If approved, the punishment for having conversations about Jesus with Israelis, whether in person or online, would be one-year imprisonment if with an adult, but two years if with someone under 18.
The proposed law states, “(Anyone) who persuades a person, directly, digitally, by direct mail, or online, to convert his religion, his sentence is one-year imprisonment, and if the person was a minor, his sentence is two years imprisonment.”
According to Premier News, a Christian news platform, the Senior spokesman and Vice President of the International Christian Embassy in Jerusalem, David Parsons, said it was not the first time Gafni had proposed such a ban.