Knesset


Knesset Passes Jewish State Bill

The controversial Jewish State bill became Israel’s 14th Basic Law early Thursday morning after it passed into law in the Knesset plenum. Sixty-two MKs voted in favor, 55 against, and…

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Knesset Rolls Back Prime Minister’s War Powers

With the possibility of war with Hamas still threatening and the Syrian border area unstable, the Knesset on Tuesday rolled back a law passed earlier this year granting the prime…

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State Files for Extension of Current Draft Law

The state submitted a request Sunday to the High Court to postpone the deadline for a new military draft law for another seven months. Deputy Health Minister Rabbi Yaakov Litzman…

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MK Glick Ends Tobacco-Motivated Hunger Strike

MK Yehuda Glick on Friday ended his hunger strike after avoiding eating for 25 days. Glick went on the hunger strike over a demand that Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon raised…

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Knesset Ends Funding of Pay-for-Slay

The Knesset definitively ended indirect Israeli funding for payments by the Palestinian Authority to imprisoned terrorists and their families, requiring the state to deduct the amount the PA allocates for…

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Cabinet Approves New Draft Law

The Cabinet approved Sunday a bill formalizing military enlistment for yeshivah students, setting up the bill for an initial Knesset reading Monday. All the ministers voted in favor of the…

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New Law Would Ban Virtually All Cigarette Advertising

The Knesset Economics Committee has authorized for its first Knesset reading a law that would virtually ban all advertisements for cigarettes and tobacco products. The law, sponsored by MKs Yehuda…

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Pro-Shabbos Law Passes Knesset

A new law designed to make it easier for employees to observe Shabbos was passed unanimously in the Knesset late Monday. Under the new legislation, an Israeli worker can demand…

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