Knesset


Selfie Incident Prompts New Greeting Policy

Likud MK Oren Hazan’s now-infamous selfie with President Donald Trump on Monday may result in the imposition of a new protocol for the official greeting of foreign dignitaries aimed at…

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Trump Wanted to Address Knesset But Feared Hecklers

Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein confirmed reports Tuesday that U.S. President Donald Trump did not speak in the Knesset because of fear that some MKs would act unruly. Edelstein revealed that…

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Why Trump Won’t Be Going to the Knesset

The Knesset is not on the itinerary of President Donald Trump’s upcoming visit to Israel. Not due to any oversight, nor because of lack of time during the event-crammed, one-day…

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Knesset Acts to Plug Leaks

The Knesset House Committee has passed measures aimed at plugging leaks, the unauthorized divulgence of confidential or classified information obtained by MK’s in the course of their parliamentary work, The…

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Knesset Aides Say MK’s Not Doing Homework

An overwhelming 92 percent of aides say they think Knesset members are unprepared for committee meetings and 95 percent think the Knesset is failing in its responsibility to oversee the…

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Just 5 Percent of MKs Were Survivors, Numbers Show

Since the establishment of the Knesset in 1949, there have been 935 members of the plenum – but only 50 were Holocaust survivors, just 5.33 percent of all Israeli lawmakers. The…

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Rivlin Rejects Early Elections as ‘Insane’

Arguably the strongest reaction to the notion of calling early elections came from outside the country on Monday, when Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin said that to do so would be…

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Katz Threatens Egged With Extinction

Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz has ordered the Egged management and the workers’ committee to conduct intensive negotiations to avert a drivers strike set for early Tuesday morning, and warned that…

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