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Official: Israeli CEO Salary Cap Law May Result in Hundreds Fleeing Banking Industry

The banks fear that if the caps apply retroactively and include severance pay and pensions, a much larger number of bank officials would be seeking to leave before the law goes into effect in October.

Netanyahu Says He’ll Soon Decide If Lawmakers Can Ascend to Temple Mount

Israel Police have recommended the prime minister allow MKs to resume ascending to the Temple Mount.

Knesset Committee Approves Conversion Bill For Final Plenum Readings

The bill would take power away from the Haredi Chief Rabbis but but does not authorize non-orthodox conversions.

Sunday Off? Israel’s Unions, Employers, Clash over Shorter Work Week

Will Israel, known for its national obsession with plunging into new, radical changes, take on this moderate change? We'll know more on Sunday.

Netanyahu: We Can Invade Gaza, But Who’ll Have It Afterwards?

A screaming match erupted during the debate between committee members and MK Jamal Zahalka (Joint Arab List) Arab List).

‘Changing Partners’ Throw Israeli Election into Turmoil

The number one election issue is security – the selfish security of a seat of power.

No Taxation on US Investors Bill Sent to Committee

In order for the arrangement regarding the issuing of E-2 visas to Israeli citizens in the United States to go into effect, a similar arrangement must be applied in Israel regarding citizens of the United States.

Israeli Arab Joint List Members Removed During Pence’s Knesset Speech

The Joint Arab List lawmakers began to raise signs protesting U.S. President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Jerusalem.

Bennett’s Folly: Territory Giveback Referendum Passes First Reading

As far as the half million Israelis living in Judea and Samaria—most of whom are Jewish Home voters—the referendum bill leaves them in the cold.

Meretz Warns against ‘Danger’ of Bennett as Education Minister

The left-wing party's problem is that the ministry spent more money to promote Judaism than democracy.

Pick Your New Knesset Logo

Help the Knesset pick out their new logo.

Pence Tells El-Sisi US Will Back 2-State Solution If Both Sides Agree

Egypt's El-Sisi continues to insist the only solution to the Israel-Palestinian Authority conflict is the "two-state solution."

Knesset Rule Change: Remove Immediately MK Disrupting Foreign Visitor’s Speech

'Often times I found myself asking foreign presidents not to speak at the Knesset for fear of a disgraceful outburst,' Speaker Edelstein said.

Bibi’s Obvious Option: Coalition with Lapid and Bennett

Yair Lapid will be calling the shots at this point.

Likud Breaching Bayit Yehudi’s Coalition Agreements One by One

The Bayit Yehudi party may be wondering if the coalition agreements it signed are worth the paper they're written on.

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.

Arab Knesset Member Damns Leftists as ‘Rich Racists’ Who Feign ‘Peace’ [video]

MK Jamal Zahalka said everything that a right-winger thinks but would not dare say about leftists - "racist", "spoiled" and "engineers of expulsion."

Conversion Reform Bill Advances in Knesset

A bill that would allow more rabbis to conduct conversions in Israel advanced in the Knesset. The coalition government-backed bill passed its first reading by...

20th Knesset Concludes Winter Assembly: 110 New Laws, 1,600 Committee Debates

On April 4, Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein is scheduled to meet with the new Speaker of the US House of Representatives Paul Ryan.

PM Netanyahu Defends Nation-State Law

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu strongly defended the new Jewish Nation-State Basic Law that was voted in last week.

Deri to Leave Ministry of Economy

Aryeh Deri, chairman of the Shas Sephardi Hareidi party, will leave the Ministry of Economy and be given another Cabinet post following the failure...

Arab MK Writes Op-Ed in US Outlet: Israelis Not Entitled to Self-Defense

Arab Israeli MK slams Israel, saying it is not entitled to claim self-defense because it is an occupier.

‘Jewish Holy Temples Never Existed’ Says Israeli Arab MK

An Israeli Arab MK tells a radio interviewer the two Jewish Holy Temples in Jerusalem did not exist.

Attorney General Blocks Bill Banning Photographing IDF Soldiers

Liberman: “IDF soldiers are subjected to an attack from home by haters of Israel and supporters of terrorism who seek to humiliate and harm them."

MK to Arab League: Don’t Forget Jews on World Refugee Day

Yisrael Beitenu  Knesset Member Shimon Ohayon, on United Nations World Refugee Day, called on the Arab League to accept responsibility for the exodus of...

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