Ben-Gvir calls for religious exemption for discrimination laws


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Ben-Gvir calls for religious exemption for discrimination laws
After Israeli printing house fined for refusing commission for gay parade flyers, rightist MKs push for exemption from discrimination laws.
David Rosenberg
Dec 23, 2022

Otzma Yehudit party chairman MK Itamar Ben-Gvir called Friday for the passage of legislation enshrining religious liberty and offering exemptions from anti-discrimination laws.

Speaking with Kan Bet Friday morning, Ben-Gvir defended the Religious Zionist Party – which ran on a joint list with Otzma Yehudit and the Noam faction in the November election – from criticism after it was revealed that the RZP had pushed for the inclusion of a religious liberty bill in its coalition agreement with the Likud.

The proposed legislation would protect business owners who decline to offer services due to their personal religious beliefs. Ben-Gvir lauded RZP chief MK Bezalel Smotrich for insisting on the inclusion of the religious liberty clause in the coalition agreement.