GOLAN HEIGHTS LAW
December 14, 1981
This legislation, extending Israeli law to the area of the Golan
Heights was adopted by the Knesset by a majority of 63 against 21. Among
those in favor were eight members of the Labor Party opposition. In
presenting the law, Prime Minister Begin stated that the time had come to
implement the government's policy regarding the Golan Heights citing Syria's
implacable hostility to Israel, and the recent deployment of Syrian missiles
on Lebanese soil -- a provocation of crisis proportions. He reminded the
ministers that the Syrian president had recently rejected any ties with
Israel, even if the PLO would recognize Israel.
- The Law, jurisdiction and administration of the state shall apply
to the Golan Heights, as described in the Appendix.
- This Law shall become valid on the day of its passage in the Knesset.
- The Minister of the Interior shall be charged with the implementation of
this Law, and he is entitled, in consultation with the Minister of Justice,
to enact regulations for its implementation and to formulate in regulations
transitional provisions concerning the continued application of regulations,
orders, administrative orders, rights and duties which were in force on the
Golan Heights prior to the application of this Law.