Knesset


Arab MKs Kicked Out of Plenum for Protesting Pence

Undeterred by Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s admonition against conduct that would “disgrace” the country during Vice President Mike Pence’s visit, Arab MKs had to be hustled out of the…

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Full Text of Pence’s Speech at Knesset

President Rivlin, Prime Minister Netanyahu, Speaker Edelstein, Leader Herzog, members of the Knesset, justices of the Supreme Court, citizens of Israel: It is deeply humbling for me to stand before…

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Knesset Votes Salary Raise to Ministers

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…

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Death Penalty Bill Passes Preliminary Knesset Vote

Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman’s Death Penalty Bill passed its first reading in the Knesset on Wednesday, winning a narrow majority of 52 in favor to 49 against. The law, which…

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New Poll Has Likud Topping 30 Seats

The Likud is back on top in the latest poll on how Israelis feel about the political structure of their government. The poll, taken last Thursday by the respected Geocartographia…

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Knesset Vote on Shabbos Bill Postponed

The Knesset vote on the controversial bill to ban mini-markets from opening for business on Shabbos was postponed Monday night after the coalition ran into difficulties in assembling a majority…

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Wife of Likud MK Yehuda Glick Passes Away

Mrs. Yaffa Glick, a”h, the wife of Likud MK Yehuda Glick, passed away Monday morning, the Glick family said. Yaffa Glick was 51, and was a mother of eight. Details…

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