What is the Bill of Church Lands Legislation?

Proposed by Israeli Knesset MK Rachel Azariya, this bill would permit the state to “retroactively expropriate land sold by the churches to private investors since 2010.” Azariya argues that her bill is to protect Israelis whose homes are located on this land; however the Bill of Church Lands allows the State to overturn valid church-property leases and/or sales which constitutes the confiscation of church-owned property, retroactively, on behalf of private parties.

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