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Knesset Bill to Retire Fax Machines in Public Entities

'We used to have an email but a lot of people used it so we went back to the fax.'

Who Knew: Guatemala Has an ‘Israel Friendship Law’

The MKs thanked the Guatemalan lawmakers for the moving gesture, with MK Bar saying, "Guatemala is one of the best friends of Israel and the Jewish People."

Education Ministry Avoids Conflict with Yeshivas Banning Haredi Soldiers’ Children

MK Aliza Lavie (Yesh Atid) said, “I receive many calls from women whose husbands serve in the army and their children are not accepted into schools or preschools, because they are always last in line.”

On Counsel’s Advice Women Invited to Apply for Knesset Rabbi’s Post

The new tender is expected to omit the requirement for an ordination, and will require instead a bachelor's degree and a kashrut supervisor's certificate.

Coalition Partners Ban No-Shows at Upcoming Pivotal Knesset Summer Session

The official language of the state will be only Hebrew, with Arabic being downgraded to a special status.

Bennett, Shaked, Demand End-Run Around High Court to Expel Illegal Africans

Bennett is demanding that the ministerial committee convene this week, claiming that if the issue is postponed until after Independence Day it would evaporate for lack of public interest.

2019 Israeli Budget Increases Spending on Unprecedented Scale – While Lowering Taxes

The budget for next year will stand at 479.6 billion shekels ($140 billion), an increase of 4.3% compared to the 2018 budget, and an increase of 24.9% compared to the 2015 budget.

Defense Minister Calls Emerging Draft Compromise ‘Capitulation to Haredi Blackmail’

"Anyone who wants to surrender to blackmail, let them surrender surrender, Yisrael Beiteinu will support only a bill drafted by the defense establishment and the IDF," Liberman declared.

Knesset Authorizes Interior Minister to Revoke Terrorists’ Permanent Residency Status

The High Court ruled that the Interior Ministry did not have the authority to strip the four Hamas members of the PA parliament of their residency status, but allotted the government six months to draft a law that would empower the state in that venue.

Urgent News: Draft Law Stalemate Continues, Coalition Crisis Still Looming

"I respect rabbis. I do not interfere with their affairs (meaning Liberman et al), so they should not interfere with what the rabbis are telling me."

Yair Lapid Uses Fake Haredi Supporter to Drive Home Anti-Haredi Message

The Yesh Atid leader was quick to take advantage of the coalition crisis and arrived with signs and activists at the Tel Aviv train station, where became apparent that one of them, who looked spot-on Haredi, wasn't.

Haredi Draft Circumvention Law Could Trigger New Elections Nobody Wants

The clash over the bill is reaching the point where the gloves would be pulled off and the political fisticuffs could start.

Two Meretz Leaders Quit Race, Clearing Path to Chairmanship for Pro-Weed MK Zandberg

Gal-On resigned from the Knesset last November in order to convince the party establishment to transfer the picking of a chairman and a Knesset list of candidates to the general membership in the primaries.

Shaked Picks Conservative Stein, Pro-Consumer Grosskopf, for Supreme Court

Settlement enterprise to breathe a sigh of relief as leftist Justice Yoram Danziger is retired.

‘Detained Congressmen’s Visit Focused on Jerusalem, Sovereignty, Security

Before this article went to press, Congressmen Tipton and McKinley were detained by Israeli police for daring to pick up an olive branch which...

Poll Gives Beleaguered Netanyahu Huge Lead Boosting Election Speculations

Should the indictments against him include breach of trust, Netanyahu is likely to ask for the public's renewed trust at the polls.

Religious MK Elazar Stern: Mixed-Sex Combat Service ‘Wonderful’

Does Stern honestly believe that sitting in a college lecture hall next to members of the opposite sex imposes the same degree of unwanted intimacy, often the revolting kind – as the reality of the inside of a combat tank?

Another Day, Another MK Zoabi Removal for Calling IDF ‘Murderer’

Chairman Margi instructed ushers to remove MK Zoabi from the room, and said, "IDF soldiers are not murderers. They operate in an impossible reality."

Sovereignty Movement Urging Netanyahu Not to Turn Bill’s Postponement into Retraction

"In the Middle East, weakness, concessions and indecisiveness only encourage the forces of evil that seek to destroy us."

MK Zoabi’s Aide Owns the Land Where F-16 Crashed, Will Sue

It has been suggested on Israeli social media that the IDF should sue the Syrian military for those damages.

Shaked to Knesset: Less Legislation, More Watching over Government

In Finland a judge handles 3-4 cases a week, while in Israel judges handle 8-10 cases a day.

State Comptroller Fines Habayit Hayehudi, Party Faces ‘Existential’ Deficit

The Comptroller noted that he initially wanted to fine the faction $540,000, but decided to lower the amount to $165,000 in recognition of its already mounting financial troubles.

Chutzpa Incarnate: Expelled MK Compares Knesset Speaker – a Former Refusenik – to Stalin

Speaker Edelstein served three years hard labor in the Siberian gulags, where he broke several bones after falling from a construction tower.

Knesset Strikes Back Against Polish Holocaust Bill

The law will guarantee full legal protection for Holocaust survivors, educators and tour guides who may be prosecuted in a foreign country (Poland) for relating historical truths about the Holocaust.

Knesset Removes MK Hazan for 6 Months for Insulting (Practically) Everyone

MK Biran called MK Hazan "Pimp,", to which he responded, "Do you want to fill out a work form?"

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