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Almost Half the Knesset Going to Auschwitz

The event is organized by 27-year-old maverick PR man Jonathan (Jonny) Daniels.

Former Israeli Defense Minister Binyamin Fuad Ben-Eliezer Dies at Age 80

Former Israeli Defense Minister Binyamin Fuad Ben-Eliezer has passed away at the age of 80.

Proposed Law Revokes Citizenship from Convicted Terrorists

Lawmakers are voting on a bill to revoke Israeli citizenship from convicted terrorists and their families.

Minister Uri Ariel is Home After Heart Procedure in Jerusalem

MK and Minister Uri Ariel was discharged home with orders to "rest for a while" after a blood clot was removed from his heart."

Gilad Erdan Appointed as New Interior Minister

Communications Minister Gilad Erdan is chosen to become Israel's new Interior Minister.

Survey: If Elections Were Held Today Likud Down 3 Seats, Coalition Down to 57

Naftali Bennett's Religious Zionist startup goes up from 8 to 11, likely those seats that were lured by Netanyahu in the last elections.

January Elections Budget Approved in Israel

The Central Elections Commission approved a budget for the upcoming elections on Sunday.

Netanyahu Forced to the Right by his Rank and File

The more right-wing members, who are also better organized, may have won the day.

Government Committee to Address Legality of ‘West Bank Lands’

Israeli government forms new committee to “address the legal status of West Bank lands."

Haneen Zoabi’s Latest: IDF are Terrorists and Abbas is a Collaborator

Zoabi takes full advantage of Israel's democracy to call the IDF and the state of Israel terrorists, while she sits as an elected official in the Knesset.

Likely Compromise Found in Coalition Rift over Reform, Conservative Mikvahs

Last week, a Knesset committee debated a bill proposed by two ultra-Orthodox coalition partners determining that use of public mikvahs will be conducted strictly according to halakha.

Smotrich Bill Revokes Tax Exempt of NGOs Advocating IDF Soldiers’ Trials Abroad

'A normal state does not support and finance those who act against it'

New Bill Compels Burial Societies to Work on Shabbat

Burial societies that receive their funding form the state must arrive within three hours of receiving the request, even if the death occurred on Shabbat.

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.

Report: Netanyahu Struggling to Restrain Shaked’s Sunday’s Push for Sovereignty

A source inside the Trump White House reportedly stated that the new Administration has no inclination to intervene in Israeli policy, or to thwart the sovereignty legislation.

Israeli Elections Set for January 22nd

After consulting with the various party leaders, the Prime Minister has set January 22nd as the date for elections, Yediot Aharonot and the Jerusalem...

Report: Bennett Ultimatum to Netanyahu – No Amona Relocation, No V15 Legislation

The bill was scheduled for a debate at the Knesset Committee, but was withdrawn at the last-minute due to objections from Habayit Hayehudi.

US Pressure on Building Freeze, PA State After Knesset Remix

Early this week, the Obama administration was ready to give up on its "haggling" with Netanyahu's government, abandoning its effort to renew the freezing of Jewish settlement construction. Then came the Netanyahu-Mofaz deal, guaranteeing the PM the support of 94 MKs. Hours later, a call came from Secretary of State Clinton, urging Netanyahu to use his new clout to advance the two-state solution.

Glick: Tobacco Tax Imbalance Cost Israel NIS 1.5B Since 2012

“The State of Israel invests, correctly, tens of millions of shekels a year on security. But we have failed at saving 8,000 people who die annually from smoking-related illnesses."

15 Arab Female MPs Walked Out of Women’s Forum when Israeli Female MK Got...

"WPL believes that progress happens by convening women political leaders who have the drive and the influence to create positive change."

Police: We Failed During Gil-Ad’s SOS Call

Police commanders brief Knesset on activities over past month, take responsibility for messing up boys' SOS call

Some Likud MKs Explain Their Positions to Voters – in English

On Tuesday night, around 100 English speaking Likud members and supporters got to hear MK Tzipi Hotoveli, MK Gila Gamliel and Jerusalem City Council...

Coalition Finally in Place after Bennett’s Mediation

After a month of poker, chess and blind man’s bluff, a coalition is in place. Netanyahu played miserably, Lapid refused to move, and Bennett was the kingmaker, proving that politics is compromise.

Russian MP Affirms Jews’ Temple Mount Ties, Foreign Minister Calls Israel’s UNESCO Reaction ‘Over...

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov told TASS that Israel’s emotional approach to resolutions of UNESCO on Jerusalem is "not quite justified," suggesting the Israelis’ "emotions are over the top."

Yishai’s Men Accuse Deri of Overtaking Shas ‘with Force and Cynicism’

Ever the crafty politician, Yishai's people said, Deri had no trouble utilizing his great mentor's passing to promote his own standing.

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