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New Law Will Take War on BDS to Next Level

According to the Boycott Law, a person or group harmed by a boycott may seek compensation from the individual or group that had harmed him.

Israeli, Cypriot, Greek Parliaments Sign Trilateral Cooperation Agreement

Israel, Cyprus and Greece are three democratic countries in a "challenging and complex region."

Edelstein Urging Poles Not to Nationalize Holocaust Survivors’ Property

"In light of the warm and special relation between Poland and Israel, and specifically between our parliaments, I would urge you to consider amending the proposed legislation."

Survey: 59% of Israelis Agree with President’s Support of High Court Against Netanyahu

59% said they agree or quite agree with the president, while only 26% say they do not agree or quite disagree. 15% said they did not know.

Knesset Committee Assigns Full IDF Reserves Status to Local Rapid Response Teams

The change would also allow members of local counter-terrorist rapid response teams to enjoy the rights of regular reservists in terms of wages, benefits, and recognition as disabled or fallen IDF soldiers.

Netanyahu Plans Lowering Vote Threshold to Bolster Rightwing Parties, Rightwing Parties Enraged

Lowering the threshold would thus could give the rightwing block as many as 70 seats in the next Knesset—it now hovers around 65, and clip one or two Arab seats that would travel back to the Zionist leftwing parties.

Leftwing Party Chief Zahava Gal-On Leaves Knesset

Last month, Gal-On, the first director general of anti-Zionist NGO B'Tselem, was spared a vote to oust her from the chairmanship in her party's national convention.

Labor Knesset Leader Condemned for her Anti-Family Stance on Australian TV

"This is a tool that was made to dominate women for the sake of reproduction."

Netanyahu Coalition to Promote Law Prohibiting Investigation of Sitting Prime Minister

This process introduces an intriguing outcome whereby, should the bill become a law, Netanyahu may want to call new elections to benefit from the new shield provision of the new legislation.

Jewish Man and Woman of the Year 5777: Bezalel Smotrich and Ayelet Shaked

Both Smotrich and Shaked have shown their ability to mobilize considerable political might in the pursuit of their ideas

Political Machine Harassing MK Hazan with Ancient Lawsuit to Curb his Enthusiasm

The AG's statement said that according to the Knesset Immunity Law, Hazan has 30 days to request that the Knesset determine his immunity from criminal proceedings.

High Court Suspends ‘Regulation Act’ Designed to Spare Jewish Homes from Demolition

Some have argued that Mandelblit just established a dangerous precedent in Israel's mishmash of the branches of government, whereby the Knesset would have to await the court's approval for its legislation, as would the government depend on the court's not to execute new laws.

Netanyahu Wants Power to Declare War without Full Ministerial Support

The real reason for the amendment, as it turns out, is not so much about military know-how as it is about leaks to the media.

Report: Haredi Private Shabbat Power Stations May Raise Israelis’ Electric Rates

Yedioth quotes MK Maklev as saying that at the current situation the IEC incurs a 15% loss in serving Haredi customers, and perhaps using that amount to offset the regular loss would eventually benefit everybody.

Poll: Likud Still Leading, Labor Weaker

The Joint Arab List would retain its power with 13 seats, followed by Habayit Hayehudi which would rise from 8 to 12 seats.

Duel: Jordanian MP Challenges MK Hazan to a Match on Allenby Bridge

UPDATE: The Prime Minister's Office ordered MK Oren Hazan to go home and after Hazan had already arrived at the Allenby Bridge...

Report: Internal Rotation Fight Threatens Future of Joint Arab List

Disagreement over a rotation agreement is threatening to dismantle the Joint Arab List, which to date has been a monumental success story in Israeli politics.

MK Hazan’s New Bill Absolves Terrorist’s Killers of Criminal Liability

Since the Elor Azaria affair, there is hesitation by security forces and ordinary citizens to carry out the protocol of verifying the killing of a terrorist.

Netanyahu’s Own Minister Leads Resolution Barring Palestinian State

Ze'ev Elkin, 46, is one of the natural candidates to replace the PM one of these days.

Bennett, Edelstein, to Preside over Rebuilding of Hero’s Memorial Ordered Destroyed by High Court

Despite a pending petition to the Supreme Court, the IDF Civil Administration went ahead and razed the memorial.

Knesset Ushers End of Fax Era in the Public Sector

'37 years after the invention of email, the start-up nation still uses the fax machine.'

Volunteer Response Group Turns to Knesset for Procedures to Evacuate Deceased in Road Accidents

'Why was it necessary to take the body to the institute? After all, he was not the driver. He was sitting in the back seat.'

Haredi MK: Reform Campaign Rife with Bribes, Corruption

'Most of the Jews in the United States, even those who come to Temple once in fifty years, or those that don’t come at all, are not Reform, and the Reform movement does not represent them.'

Former MK Basel Ghattas Starts Serving Prison Term for Security Violations

In his ruling, Judge Itay Bresler-Gonen wrote that Ghattas "took advantage of his status as a member of the Knesset and the trust given him by the democratic system and the IPS.'

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