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Knesset Passes Law Requiring Representation of Haredim, Olim, in Civil Service

13 Kislev 5777 – December 13, 2016
Proper representation legislation in recent years has used affirmative action to boost public sectors whose presence in the civil service does not represent their share of the population.

Netanyahu, Bennett, Mandelblit, Agree on Alternative, Bigger Land for Amona Evacuees

13 Kislev 5777 – December 12, 2016
Bennett said: 'We succeeded in keeping the residents of Amona on the mountain as well as achieved the strategic Regulation Act last week.'

Knesset to Weigh Decriminalizing Weed as War on Drugs Authority Flips

The Drug Authority's Chief Scientist, Yossi Fisch, noted that the incidence of Marijuana serving as a "gateway drug" is "negligible, zero."

MK’s Driver’s License Suspended 30 Days

12 Kislev 5777 – December 11, 2016
MK Oren Hazan was speeding at 60 kilometers per hour over the posted speed limit.

Govt. Approves Bill Depriving Anti-Zionist NGOs of National Service Interns

'It is inconceivable that we ourselves provide subsidized manpower to organizations that work on behalf of foreign interests, depict Israel as a war criminal, protect mega-terrorists, and slander IDF soldiers.'

MK Oren Hazan Rapped for Speeding on Highway to Eilat

11 Kislev 5777 – December 10, 2016
MK Oren Hazan subsequently thanked the government for building such an excellent highway.

Report: 10% of Israeli Public Servants Are Olim

8 Kislev 5777 – December 8, 2016
166 Ethiopian Israelis have been recruited to the police force over the past two years, and today 613 police officers are Ethiopian.

Arrangement Act Protecting Judea and Samaria Communities Approved in Preliminary Vote

Bennett promised that next the government will impose Israeli sovereignty on the town of Ma'ale Adumim, creating an urban corridor that eliminates any chance for a future contiguous Palestinian State.

‘Except Amona’ Regulations Bill Passes First Knesset Reading

8 Kislev 5777 – December 7, 2016
The so-called "Regulations Bill' to legalize Jewish communities built decades ago on Arab land in Judea and Samaria, passed its first Knesset reading.

Yesh Din NGO Insists No Remedy for Amona Jews, Only Full Demolition, Eviction

The Amona residents, who were originally willing to go along with the new plan, are now fiercely against it, as one resident argued, 'It amounts to stuffing us in caravans in a relocation camp."

Tzipi Livni Names Her Price [video]

7 Kislev 5777 – December 6, 2016
If she joins Yesh Atid, it would be the fifth time Livni jumped from a sinking ship.
Benny Begin

MK Begin Suspended for Voting Against Amona Regulation Act

'It's well known that when a coalition MK votes against the government line he knows he's going to pay a price.'

Religious Leaders Call for Negotiation, not Legislation on Muezzin bill

6 Kislev 5777 – December 5, 2016
MK Yehuda Glick believes that dialogue not legislation is what's needed to lower the decibel level of the Muezzins.

Emerging Amona Deal: Compensation for Arab Claimants, Regulations Act Preserved, Evacuation On

Should the new bill be submitted without the retroactive application to Amona, Habayit Hayehudi politicians will be expected to prevent clashes between the residents and security forces.

US Secy Kerry Asks Saban Forum: What’s Your Vision of a Unitary State?

US Secy John Kerry spoke of his love for Israel, his frustration over settlements and the peace process, and his fears about the future.

Finance Committee Approves Long Term Savings for Every Child Retroactive to Jan. 2015

5 Kislev 5777 – December 4, 2016
MK Gafni: Real news for the children of Israel. New law will help level playing field for poorer children.

Yesh Atid Calls to Dissolve Israel’s Parliament

The centrist-left Yesh Atid party is hoping to topple Likud while it struggles over Amona.

PM Netanyahu Seeking 30-Day Amona Expulsion Delay

The government, the Knesset and the residents of Amona are locked in a battle over the future of their town.

PM Kicks Out Habayit Hayehudi MK for Saying Netanyahu Isn’t Rightwing

MK Bezalel Smotrich said, 'Apparently, had Netanyahu been in charge instead of Ben Gurion, we would not have had a state. Ben Gurion had courage, he established a state against all odds.'

Shaked: Court’s Intervention in Knesset, Government Work Distorts Democracy

2 Kislev 5777 – December 2, 2016
'A judicial branch that intervenes in the legally created product of the legislative or executive branches is not adhering to the democratic model and it is our duty to bring it back on track.'

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