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Bennett: State Auditor’s Harsh Gaza War Report an Opportune Earthquake

Israelis would be more willing to forgive the PM for smoking thousand-dollar gift cigars than for losing the creative edge of the defense apparatus.

Knesset Committee Dispersed after IDF Refuses to Turn Over Alcoholism Data

MK Zandberg announced that she intends to approach both the defense minister and the IDF chief of staff to protest the blatant and deliberate disregard for the Knesset.

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.

Ministerial Committee to Vote on Annexing Judean City

Netanyahu objects to annexing Ma'ale Adumim at this point, because he is weary of offending the new president by taking for granted his approval to such a sea change.

Knesset Bids Farewell to Outgoing US Ambassador Dan ‘Island of Stability’ Shapiro

'We can present an excellent picture of assistance and aircraft and military aid, and we can also talk about less successful meetings.'

Policeman Killed, Arab MK Injured in Clashes over Demolition of Illegal Construction

Internal Security Minister Gilad Erdan (Likud): 'A terrorist belonging to the Islamic movement sped at our forces aiming to kill as many police as he could even before the eviction had begun.'

Knesset Debates Kashrut Monopoly and the Calls to Privatize It

MK Elazar Stern (Yesh Atid) accused the chief rabbinate of enforcing inappropriate, capricious rules, saying, 'You can't count on the chief rabbinate's kosher certification because it is corrupt.'

Netanyahu Tells Knesset Session Honoring Shimon Peres: ‘Peace Will Not Be Achieved at Futile...

Isaac Herzog said that 'recently there has been a certain attempt to dim Peres' peace doctrine; his faith in the two-state vision and [his efforts to achieve] a comprehensive peace with our Palestinian neighbors.'

Knesset Signatures Secured for MK Basel Ghattas Impeachment

Formal impeachment proceedings against Israeli Arab MK Basel Ghattas are in the initial stages; sufficient signatures have been obtained.

Knesset Committee Approves ‘V15 Law’ Limiting Campaign Contributions

The amendment has been dubbed the 'V15 Law' a leftwing movement that received $349,000 in funding from the US State Dept. to unseat PM Benjamin Netanyahu in 2015.

Zionist Union and Yesh Atid Line Up Against MK Ghattas

When even the Knesset's leftwing parties want to kick out an Arab MK, you know it's bad.

Knesset Rejects Bill Calling to Appoint Replacement for Netanyahu ‘Just in Case’

The opposition bill was submitted against a backdrop of growing expectations that Israel's police will soon recommend to the state prosecution to open criminal procedures against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Diplomatic Corps Bracing for Onslaught After Paris Conference

Foreign ministry officials are bracing for whatever will result from the so-called Paris 'peace conference' -- knowing the outcome least likely to result is peace.

Knesset Committee Sends Visa Ban on BDS Activists to Final Vote

Temporary residents who support boycotts against Israel would not be upgraded to permanent residency, meaning they could be expelled.

Knesset Committee Approves Bill To Block Boycott Advocates From Entering Israel

Activists calling for a boycott against Israel won't be able to enter the state if a proposed law is passed in the Knesset plenum.

Leket Israel: Millions of Tons of Food Wasted in Israel Annually

Leket Israel says food rescue would narrow the food insecurity gap by 73% of what it costs to the economy.

Likud MK: In Israel We Change Governments with Police Coups

MK Amsalem is working on a bill to prohibit the investigation of a prime minister in office on violations of bribery, fraud, and breach of trust.

Defense Ministry to Secure Immunity from Prosecution for IDF Fighting Forces

The law will not protect soldiers accused of looting, destruction of property, taking bribes, bullying, and sexual offenses.

Israeli Arab MK Basel Ghattas Indicted on Abuse of Diplomatic Immunity, Use of Property...

Balad party MK Basel Ghattas has been indicted on a range of charges linked to allegations he sneaked communications equipment into prison for Hamas terrorist inmates.

PM Netanyahu: I Support Clemency for Elor Azaria

PM Netanyahu called on all Israelis to "behave responsibly" and to keep the soldiers out of any political conflict.

Clarification on Pardons Issued by President Rivlin’s Office

The President's Office clarifies that IDF Sgt. Azaria himself, or an immediate relative or legally authorized representative must apply for clemency.

Defense Minister Urges Acceptance of Guilty Verdict, Lawmakers Call on President Rivlin to Pardon...

DM Liberman says it's important to accept the verdict handed down in the Azaria case, even as lawmakers say the soldier should be pardoned for killing an injured terrorist.

Family of Hebron Terrorist Threatens to Sue IDF Sgt. Elor Azaria at ICC

The family of the terrorist killed by convicted IDF Sgt. Elor Azaria is now vowing to turn to the ICC to ensure the soldier gets the 'maximum penalty.'

‘Facebook Law’ Passes Knesset Preliminary Vote

The bill enables an Administrative Court judge to issue an order to Internet service providers such as Facebook, upon the state's request, to remove online inciting content.

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