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The Knesset will host its largest ever conference next week, to be attended by 50 secretaries general and directors general of parliaments from around the world. Among the conference participants will be representatives of the parliaments of Armenia, Belarus, Brazil, Canada, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, ...
An Arab member of the Knesset (Israel's parliament) on Wednesday accused Israel of "collaborating" with Daesh and even purchasing oil from the notorious terrorist group. According to Israeli daily Yedioth Ahronoth, Knesset Member Aida Touma-Suleiman made the assertion -- which, she said, were ...

A new law which places colleges and universities in Yehudah and Shomron on a par with those inside the Green Line was welcomed by local leaders, the Times of Israel reported on Wednesday. Ariel Mayor Eli Shviro hailed it as "a correction of an historic injustice," though he added in a follow-up ...
"I visited one of the Armenian memorial sites and it is very hard to ignore what I saw there," Edelstein had recounted at the time, according to the Jerusalem Post. "I expect that I and the Knesset behave appropriately so that we can make decisions according to the moral standards of a democratic state." ...
For a parliament of just 120 members in one of the world's smallest countries, the Knesset generates lots of headlines internationally. But the specifics of how the chamber works are hazy even to many Israel mavens. The voting system is a far cry from Britain's, with a system of proportional representation ...
United Arab List MK Hanin Zoabi, well known for her acerbic and often anti-Israel tongue, is at it again - and on Monday, she was ejected from a discussion of the Knesset education Committee for calling IDF soldiers "murderers" for killing Arab youths in order to prevent stabbing attacks. She was ordered ...

After weeks of intense negotiations between finance Ministry officials and Knesset Legal Adviser Eyal Yinon and other Knesset officials, an agreement on the bill's content was reached by Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon, Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein (Likud) and Coalition Chairman David Amsalem ...
An initiative is being prepared by members of the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee to recall Israel's ambassador to Poland in a move that will signal ongoing protest to the widely-contested passage of the bill that criminalizes accusations of complicity by Poland in the holocaust, the Times of ...
I'm asking you if this is correct," Schulz told the Knesset. After the walkout, HaBayit HaYehudi Chairman Naftali Bennett demanded an apology from Schulz for his "lies," and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused Schulz of "selective hearing, which unfortunately has become the legacy of many groups ...
In a scandalous video, Likud Knesset member Oren Hazan confronted Arab Knesset member Jamal Zahalka (Joint List) in the Knesset's press area Jan. 22. Hazan is seen using derisive language and crude gestures to prevent Zahalka from giving an interview. The recorded incident caused a stir across ...
MK Oren Hazan (Likud) on Wednesday was suspended by the Ethics Committee from the Knesset and its committees for six months over a series of sexist, chauvinist and otherwise offensive statements against his colleagues. The committee, which gave Hazan the harshest punishment it can impose, also ...
The violent assault by security guards on members of the Joint List who brandished protest posters during the speech by U.S. Vice President Mike Pence in the Knesset was impressive by any operational standards. Not even Israel's police riot squad could have neutralized and eliminated the threat faster.
MK Dov Henin, noting the significance of the brutal event, wrote on twitter: "The removal of an entire faction from a Knesset session is an unprecedented move. Apparently they want to show what democracy really looks like in Israel." Aside from Henin, not a single Jewish MK was willing to identify with the ...
On Monday, he became the first US vice president to speak at the Israeli Knesset, but his speech was initially interrupted by a group of politicians with the Joint Arab List alliance who voiced their anger over Washington's controversial move. They shouted "Jerusalem is the capital of Palestine" and held up ...
The American vice-president, Mike Pence, said in a speech to the Israeli parliament that the US embassy in Israel would move to Jerusalem by the end of 2019. Pence's speech was briefly disrupted by Israeli Arab parliament members who held up protest signs in Arabic and English, reading 'Jerusalem is ...
Still, for all his success with the ministers, Kahlon still has to win the backing of the Knesset, and there the fight will be tougher. That is especially the case because the budget includes a law . that puts a cap on coalition financial transfers. The Knesset faction heads may have agreed to the law, but you can ...
The Knesset finance Committee has acted to correct a disparity in official incomes, bringing ministerial salaries in line with those of Knesset members, whose salaries have come to exceed those of ministers. The anomaly was due to the fact that lawmakers' salaries were linked to the average wage, while ...

Still, for all his success with the ministers, Kahlon still has to win the backing of the Knesset, and there the fight will be tougher. That is especially the case because the budget includes a law . that puts a cap on coalition financial transfers. The Knesset faction heads may have agreed to the law, but you can ...
CAIRO - 12 January 2018: Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, stated on Wednesday that the government and Knesset headquarters will be in ... handing over any part of the city to a "foreign party," will require the consent of at least 80 Knesset members - even in the case of a peace agreement.
In a 52-to-49 majority, the Israeli Knesset preliminarily approved a new bill that would permit the execution of convicted terrorists. The bill will face three additional votes in the parliament before becoming a law. "Anyone who slaughters and then laughs will not spend his life in prison but will be executed ...
The Knesset has decided to support a bill that makes it easier for military courts to sentence terrorists who commit murder to death in a preliminary vote on Wednesday. The bill, which is sponsored by Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman, still needs to pass three rounds of voting at the Knesset in order to ...
United States Vice President Mike Pence has delayed his visit to Israel and the Palestinian Territories by a few days, according to to a statement by the Knesset. The trip was announced following President Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as capital of Israel last week, which infuriated the Arab world.
(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS) The Israeli Knesset on Tuesday approved a controversial bill that would limit commerce on Shabbat. The legislation passed its first reading in a 59-54 vote and will now head to the Knesset's Internal Affairs Committee, which will draft it for its second and third readings.
At the request of Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman, his associates prepared for him several lists concerning Israeli Arab Knesset members. These lists, containing details of past comments made by those members condemning Israel and also data on terrorist attacks perpetrated by Israeli Arabs, appeared ...
Ayman Odeh, the leader of the Arab majority Joint List, has said MKs from his party will walk out from the Knesset when US Vice President Mike Pence delivers his speech there next week. Pence is is thought to have played a key role in the works that led to the Trump declaration in which the US president ...
Jerusalem (JTA) -- Israel's Knesset voted to close the Holot detention facility, which houses illegal migrants mostly from Africa. The legislation, which passed 71-41 late Monday night, also allows the government to offer asylum seekers from Sudan and Eritrea a choice of being locked up in Saharonim ...
WASHINGTON - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence's visit to the Middle East next week is likely to focus on the Trump administration's efforts to foster peace between Israel and the Palestinians, and will include a speech at the Knesset and tour of the ancient pyramids in Egypt, according to details released ...
In a written statement seen by Anadolu news agency, the Knesset Research and Information Centre said that the parliamentary presidents from Rwanda, Uganda, Ghana, Tanzania, and South Sudan, participated in a series of meetings with Israeli MPs. They discussed "fighting terrorism, transparency, and ...
Dome of the Rock In a gesture many are calling extraordinary display, Monday's Knesset program honored Christian Zionist volunteers - a sign ...
Jerusalem (A.W.)--Armenian Foreign Affairs Minister Edward Nalbandian met with Speaker of the Israeli Knesset (National Legislature) Yuli ...
"I would like to ask the members of the Knesset and the audience to respectfully rise before the Speaker of the Knesset and the president of the ...
A controversial bill to effectively annex 19 communities over the Green Line to Yerushalayim has been scheduled to come before the Knesset's ...
The law proposed by the Conference of European Rabbis has been supported by a total consensus in the Knesset, from the far left to the far ...
The proposal to establish a Knesset committee to investigate left-wing organizations is stalled over differences of opinion among the parties in ...
His plan, as presented to the meeting, is to create this new committee as early as next week to coincide with the start of the Knesset's winter ...
After the Knesset raised the threshold from 2 percent three years ago, Arab parties united to form the Joint List, which wound up winning 10.5 ...
member of Knesset Ksenia Svetlova (Zionist Union) was caught writing in lipstick on her colleague Leah Fadida's (Zionist Union) window.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks at the opening of the winter session of the Knesset, while President Reuven Rivlin (C) ...
Galon made the announcement on Wednesday, after meeting with Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein. She said she will dedicate the next few ...
Zehava Galon, the leader of the left-wing Meretz party, announced her resignation from the Knesset on Wednesday. Galon, who will be ...
The members paid tribute to the victims of the Armenian genocide. The delegation led by the Israeli Knesset Vice Speaker, the head of ...
Jerusalem (JTA) -- An Israeli lawmaker from the Sephardic Orthodox Shas party resigned from the Knesset after he was criticized for ...
Rabbi Glick, a Likud member of Knesset, went to celebrate the Eid al-Adha feast at the house of Muhammad Jabir from Hebron on September 3 ...
The Israeli Disarmament Movement and 100 others citizens joining the petition asked the Court to direct the Knesset to pass legislation that ...
It was the last day of the Knesset's summer session, and emotions were ... Summary⎙ Print A vicious debate in the Knesset over the nationality ...
A former Arab-Israeli MK, who fled Israel, insists he did not reveal any security secrets about Israel to the Lebanese terrorist group Hezbollah.
Israel's 20th Knesset entered a six-week parliamentary recess Sunday with serious questions emerging as to whether the current 67-member governing coalition can stay the course and avoid early elections.
Girls traveling yesterday on a United Airlines flight were asked to change into something a little less comfortable. The story - which broke following a tweetstorm by Moms Demand Action for gun Sense in America founder Shannon Watts - involves some ...
Girls traveling yesterday on a United Airlines flight were asked to change into something a little less comfortable. The story - which broke following a tweetstorm by Moms Demand Action for gun Sense in America founder Shannon Watts - involves some ...
The first live video conference between Canadian MPs and members of the Knesset in Israel took place March 20, with cybersecurity, trade and other areas of common interest on the agenda.


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