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.
1. The Law, jurisdiction and administration of the state shall apply
to the Golan Heights, as described in the Appendix.
2. This Law shall become valid on the day of its passage in the
3. 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.