Constitution of Israel
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Te next meeting it's still waiting for confirmation, but the tempting date is for day 1651.
This was the old Contitution, and now it's being update.
We, the independent and proud people of Israel, do with this document, establish a sovereign republic with democratic ideals. With this document we will strive to provide our citizens with justice, liberty, equality, and a stable governing body. The nation of Israel will always be a constitutional republic. Today, _______, we enact this document to unite, and strengthen our nation.
Section A: The Executive Branch
I. The Presidency The Office of President is the elected, and rightful Head of State of Israel. The President is elected according to the system put in place by eRepublik, and this system is recognized as the only constitutional way that a President is to be elected. Any powers, or responsibilities not assigned to another governing body are considered to be under the authority of the office of President, and the President has the ability defer these powers to it’s respective ministry.
The powers granted to the office of the Presidency are as following: -The President is the head of the Executive Branch -The President is the commander-in-chief of the IDF. All members of the IDF are subordinates, and answer directly to the President. -The President may defer any powers given to himself, and the executive branch as a whole to a Ministry. The President must make such appointments public. -The President may veto legislation passed by the Knesset. -The President may issue executive orders which must be approved by a majority of Knesset -The President may present Knesset with a declaration of war, which can only be approved with a “Yes” vote from at least thirty members of the Knesset. -The President may sign peace treaties, form MPPs, and other similar agreements with other nations with the consent of a majority of Knesset. -The President has access to all government owned companies, and the national forums, but may not use government funds for personal purposes. -The President may command that Government funds be directed to ministries, and government owned companies
The President is responsible for issuing the Israeli National Budget, which must be approved by a majority of the Knesset. The Israeli National Budget must be submitted to the Knesset by the eighth day of the month, and a budget must be approved before the tenth day of the month.
II. Government Ministries Upon the ratification of this constitution, the following ministries have been officially recognized by the Israeli National Constitution. Ministry of Foreign Affairs: This ministry is responsible for maintaining diplomatic relations with other nations, and keeping Israel informed of geopolitical events outside our borders. Ministry of Finance: This ministry is responsible for maintaining economic policies put forth by our government. It is expected to handle all government monetary assets, manage the Bank of Israel, and regulate the monetary and resource markets. Ministry of Defense: This ministry is responsible for administrating and organizing the Israeli Defense Forces. It answers to the commander-in-chief. It is expected to relay orders to IDF soldiers, keep the IDF organized, and is in charge of all IDF companies, and distribution of weapons, moving tickets, etc. to our soldiers. Ministry of Immigration: This ministry is responsible for the protection of our borders. It should publish daily reports of who should be granted citizenship, and who should not. This ministry is also responsible for starting a baby boom, encouraging potential immigrants to come to Israel, and holding a census on the 15th day of every month Ministry of Public Affairs: This ministry is expected to keep the public informed of Government actions, relevant geopolitical events, and any other information that the public should know. They are in charge of a weekly Government-operated newspaper where this information will be distributed.
Each ministry shall be headed by a minister, who is in charge.
- The government of eIsrael may choose to create new ministries if desired
Section B: The Legislative Branch
The Legislative Branch shall consist of the Knesset, and the Speaker of the Knesset. The Knesset is the primary governing body of the nation of Israel. I. The Knesset
The Knesset has the following powers: -The ability to pass legislation with a majority’s consent, as well as the President’s approval -The power to declare war, declare peace, form MPPs, and approve of any other contracts between our nation and another. -The power to approve of, or change the Israeli National Budget -The power to appoint a Speaker of the Knesset -The power to override a Presidential veto (55% of votes required) -The power to propose changes to the Constitution of Israel(60% of votes required) -The power to impeach the President. -The power to form Congressional Committees.
The Speaker of the Knesset
The Speaker of the Knesset is responsible for policing the Knesset, making sure all procedures are followed, and mediating in debates
The Speaker of the Knesset has the following powers: - Enforcing Congressional procedures - Declaring when voting can start on a proposal - Informing the Ministry of Information of any major events in the Knesset - Maintaining a list of which Knesset members are active. - Blacklisting Knesset members based on behavior, and activity
A speaker of the Knesset must be chosen by the 28th day of every month.
Section C: The Judicial Branch
Upon the ratification of this document, a High Court is to be established with the purpose of ensuring that all clauses listed in this document are upheld. The Judicial Branch shall consist of the Israeli High Court, and the Israeli Attorney General.
I. The Attorney General
The Attorney General is the President’s representative in the Judicial Branch. His powers are as following: -Ensuring Israeli citizens are not breaking eRepublik rules -Making sure all government members are abiding by this document
II. The High Court of Israel
The High Court of Israel holds the crucial responsibility of interpreting and enforcing the Constitution of Israel. Any proposal, piece of legislation, or executive order that is deemed unconstitutional by the High Court will be repealed by the Attorney General.
The High Court of Israel will consist of 5 Israelis who are appointed. High Court Justices are appointed for life, unless they resign or are impeached
The Justices who are put forth by their parties must be confirmed by the 5th day of the month.
The High Court of Israel is also responsible for deeming amendments constitutional or unconstitutional through a majority vote.
Section A: Requirements to hold an Office
1. To be elected a member of Knesset, one must be over level 12. 2. In order to run for President, one must be over level 14. 3. In order to be appointed a Minister, one must have been in Israel for more than 60 days. 4. In order to be a Justice of the Israeli High Court, one must have been in Israel for over 60 days
Section B: Schedule of Events
1st day: 5 potential Justices of the High Court must be chosen. 5th day: Presidential Elections 5th day: 5 Justices of the High Court must be confirmed by this day 7th day: Government passwords must be given to the new President by this day 8th day: The cabinet must be selected. 8th day: The Israeli National Budget must be proposed 10th day: A national budget must be approved 15th day: Israeli census held by Ministry of Immigration 25th day: Congressional Elections 28th day: A Speaker of the Knesset must be chosen
Section A: The transition of Power
I. Normal transition of power Under normal circumstances, a President’s term ends at midnight, on the fifth of every month. This President must give classified information to the newly elected President, as well as the passwords to Government owned companies and organization by the end of the 7th day. II. Impeachment/Resignation If a President is impeached, or resigns, the Vice-President becomes the President, however, the former President’s cabinet will stay in place for the remainder of their term.
Section B: Knesset Guidelines
All legislation put before the Knesset of Israel must follow the following guidelines or is deemed invalid by this Constitution:
Once proposed, said piece of legislation must be presented to the full Knesset body via the Official forum for debate. This debate period shall last no less than 24-Hours(Matters dealing with finances are exempt from this requirement.)
Once the 24-Hours Debate and Discussion period has concluded, the Speaker of the Knesset may call for a Knesset vote in the Official Knesset Voting Hall on the forum. (The SoK may also extend the Debate and Discussion period at their discretion).
Once the piece of legislation is placed for cote in the Voting Hall, a 48-Hour voting period takes place.
The legislation is passed only with the support of 50%+1 of Knesset voting members.
If passed, the Speaker of the Knesset will validate the vote and legislation.
If passed, the Attorney General will validate the vote and legislation as Constitutional.
If passed and validated, the President must sign or veto the legislation within 24-hours. If the President takes no action within a 24-Hour period, the legislation is considered Signed in Absentia and approved.
If passed, and the piece of legislation requires an additional in- game vote, the SoK shall select a Member of the Knesset to propose.
If passed, and the piece of legislation does not require in-game voting, the legislation becomes law.
If the piece of legislation becomes a law, the Speaker of the Knesset must make a public declaration of the proceedings, providing a summary of the debate and accounting of the vote tallies both in an Official forum post and released in an article through the Ministry of Public Affairs
Any proposal made using the eRepublik Congress system that doesn't follow the procedure explicitly as described above, requires all Knesset members to vote "No" automatically.
Any variables to the above guidelines that require the process to be adjusted are to be determined by the Speaker of the Knesset.
Section C: Knesset Code of Conduct
All Knesset Members will endeavor, to the best of their ability, to make an informed decision and vote accordingly upon that decision. Party line voting and voting with the majority based on an uninformed decision is strongly discouraged. All discussions and debate are to be kept civil and within the realm of decorum befitting the honor of the Knesset. Personal attacks, subversive proclamations, or actions or statements deemed inappropriate by the Speaker of the Knesset shall be grounds for public censure.
Section D: Legislation Regarding Bi-Lingual Posting in Knesset
All Knesset members are required to post in both English and Hebrew, in order for all Knesset members to follow discussions on law and legislation. This is to ensure that there is no rift or schism between Hebrew and English speakers, as well as to ensure equality for all members of Knesset.
Section E: The Israeli Defense Forces
The Israeli Defense Forces are officially recognized as the fighting force of the Israeli Government and Israeli People.
The IDF falls under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Defense. The General of the IDF is responsible for the organization, and maintenance of the IDF. The MoD answers directly to the President, and is a subordinate to the President.
The IDF may never act as an independent entity. It is composed of Israeli’s, and it must remain loyal to it’s nation
The IDF may never refuse orders from the President.
The MoD may not issue orders unless stated other wise. It must act only upon the orders of the Commander in Chief
The Government of Israel may not fund any private fighting force during peace time.
The IDF’s companies fall under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Defense.
The General of the IDF is separate from Presidential appointments. The election of a new President doesn't affect the General of the IDF
Section A: Rights guaranteed to the inhabitants of Israel
1. All inhabitants of Israel will be treated equally 2. Granting citizenship will not be based upon race or religion 3. All Israelis have freedom of speech 4. All Israelis may practice any religion they wish 5. RL-Issues will not be a basis for punishment or loss of rights 6. All Israeli citizens have the right to vote 7. No Israeli’s vote will matter more than another’s. 8. No Israeli shall be judged based on the language they speak. 9. Any Israeli can run for public office if they meet the requirements 10. Your rights are not limited to these rights listed.
Contributions made by:
- Franklin D Roosevelt, author of the Israeli National Constitution
- The Current Government of Israel
- The citizens of Israel