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Knesset Committee Approves Flag Burning Bill for Final Vote

"Freedom of expression does not mean you are allowed everything," said Committee Chairman MK David Amsalem (Likud).

Largest Jewish Group this Year Enters Temple Mount with Hallel Ariel’s Family [video]

The Muslims at the site cursed out the group and made repeated references to Allah, who is, they said, great.

Knesset Committee Approves Submission to US IRS Tax Compliance Act

The committee also succeeded in repelling the Israeli tax authority, which wanted initially to be able to use information gathered by Israeli banks for the IRS.

Raucous Knesset Passes NGO Foreign Funding Transparency Bill

When MK Slomiansky read from a list of just how much money some leftwing NGO received from abroad the opposition benches went on the warpath, drowning his voice with their angry shouting.

Spanish, Portuguese Jews Support Sephardi and Mizrahi Heritage Empowerment Program

“The history of the Jews of the Middle East and North Africa is sadly overlooked, even though every other Jew in Israel comes from this region.”

Speaker Edelstein Calls on AG to Conclude Police ‘Blackmail List’ Investigation

"The head of Investigations and Intelligence Branch has power by virtue of his position. Power corrupts, and great power corrupts more. Therefore, he must act with caution."

New Bill to Stop Privileged Conditions for Hamas Security Prisoners

Among the privileges which will become outlawed should the bill pass are conjugal visits, canteen purchases, and possession of TV sets and game consoles.

Knesset Passes Postal ‘Sender Information’ Law

The Knesset passed a law forcing postal authorities to reveal the sender identity before Israelis sign for a letter.

Knesset Committee Slams Finance Minister on Fear of Fighting Monopolies

Finance Committee Chairman Gafni (UTJ) said "with all due respect to the Finance Ministry and talks of reform, in practice the prices have not gone down."

Livni to British Police: ‘Absurd Arrest Warrants Have to Stop’

MK Tzipi Livni was summoned for 'lawfare' questioning by UK police over Operation Cast Lead.

Hamas Animated Video Threatens Assassination of MK Glick [video]

Make that his second assassination, seeing as the Likud freshman MK has already undergone one point blank shooting by an Arab assassin.

Official: Water Crisis in Samaria Caused by Arabs Stealing 400 Million Gallons a Year

Meanwhile, on the Palestinian Authority side, the responsibility for the shortage is being placed squarely on Israel.

MK Zoabi Curses Out IDF Soldiers Until MK Hazan Stops Her, Much Brouhaha Follows...

Zoabi persisted, but at that point the plenum had tuned into a serious storm, with many MKs. crowding the podium and demanding that she be removed.

Bennett Plans to Bolster Jewish Identity, Connection to Israel, via New Education Program

“Israel is responsible to protect and strengthen Jewish identity and affinity for Israel among each and every Jew everywhere in the world."

Justice Committee Approves NGO Foreign Funding Transparency Bill for Final Vote

Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked (Habayit Hayehudi) praised the transparency law, saying it would expose the fact that anti-Israeli NGOs are being funded by foreign governments.

MK Amsalem Touring Prisons: ‘Zoo Monkeys Have More Living Space than Inmates’

Amsalem demanded statistics on the level of congestion in each prison.

Speaker Edelstein Asking Police Chief Alsheikh for Clarifications on ‘MKs List’

Speaker Edelstein accepted the police chief's explanation, but said that the leaked document casts a cloud over all MKs.

Chief Rabbinate: Good Bye, Mikvah Lady

Orthodox authorities are concerned not only about the proper execution of the halakhic dipping, but also about the push to permit unmarried women to dip, which the rabbis view as an invitation to lechery.

Reform Insulted by Haredi Walkout in Knesset Committee

Kariv called the MKs' behavior vulgar and said it undermines the principles of the legislative process, as well as the public and ethical obligations of MKs.

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