Since the Constituent Assembly and the First Knesset are unable to put a constitution together, the Knesset legislates basic laws on various subjects. The Seventh Basic Law of Israel is passed by the Ninth Knesset on July 30, 1980. The intention of the law is to establish the status of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, to secure its integrity and unity and concentrate all the instructions, which are scattered in various laws, regarding the location of national institutions. The law deals with the holy places, secures the rights of the members of all religions, and declares that Jerusalem will be granted special preferences with regards to its development.
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