Timeline of Israel's Basic Laws

Events

The Knesset

02/12/1958

Determined the Knesset as the house of representatives of the State of Israel

Israel Land

07/25/1960

Prohibits the transfer of ownership over lands owned by the state

The President of the State

06/16/1964

Determined the President as the head of State through parliamentary election

The Government

08/13/1968

Created a direct ministerial election system within the Knesset

The State Economy

07/21/1975

Determined the procedure for the imposition of taxes and fees

The Army

03/31/1976

Established the Israeli Defense Force as the Army of the State

Jerusalem, the Capital of Israel

12/13/1980

Established Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and the seat of power for its governments

The Judiciary

02/28/1984

Established the authority of the courts as an independent branch of government

The State Comptroller

02/15/1988

Determined the powers of the Senate Comptrollers who supervises government institutions on behalf of the state

Freedom of Occupation

03/03/1992

Established the right and freedom to work for every citizen within the country

Human Dignity and Liberty

03/18/1992

Determined the basic human rights in Israel based on the value of the human being, the sanctity of life, and there being a free purpose. Further established the right to privacy and freedom of speech