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Knesset Committee Ratifies Haredi Draft Bill; Plenum Will Vote Tomorrow

The new bill pushes off economic sanctions against Haredi yeshivot that fail to meet their quotas.

Zionist Union Collaborates with Joint Arab List in ‘Children Under Occupation’ Knesset Conference

Needless to say, Yair Lapid, who is the founder and chairman for life of Yesh Atid, stands to gain significantly from pushing his enemy on the center-left all the way to the left in the public's mind.

MK Zoabi: Internal Affairs in Police Pocket

On May 28, the police announced that the Officer suspected of beating Jafar after his arrest had taken a compulsory leave of absence. Apparently the same officer has now been reinstated.

Lapid to Save Netanyahu as Labor Plans No Confidence Vote over Haredi Draft

Chairman of the Zionist Union Knesset faction Yoel Hasson made it clear that his party would turn the vote on the draft law into a vote of no-confidence against the Netanyahu government.

Knesset Committee OKs Fiscal Retribution for PA’s ‘Pay to Slay’

“The Palestinian Authority transfers millions of shekels a year to terrorists who killed Israeli civilians," said Minister Naftali Bennett.

Knesset Passes Law Granting Rabbinical Courts Jurisdiction over International Get Refusal Cases

MK Michal Rozin (Meretz) commented: “This bill essentially grants the rabbinical court international jurisdiction. This is a new invention – an international court for Jews."
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Netanyahu Folds on Splitting Public Broadcaster for Fear of Losing Eurovision

The split was part of Likud's efforts to cut down on leftwing voices in Israel's public channels, or as Culture Minister Miri Regev put it at the time: "Why set up a new broadcasting corporation if we don’t control it?"

MK at Conference on Online Incitement: ‘Bots May Affect Israeli Voters’ Freedom of Choice’

Andrej Danko, Speaker of the Slovak Paliament, said that "Insane racists have become members of parliament here, among other things through the cheap use of social networks, while denying historic facts."

Netanyahu Promoting IDF Draft Bill, Unafraid of Haredim, Elections

Netanyahu told the three Haredi coalition leaders at the meeting, who insist they oppose the draft law in its present form: "I do not want new elections, but I'm not afraid of elections, and if there are elections, I'll do fine."

Bill Punishing Taking Pics of IDF Soldiers Passes Knesset Preliminary Reading

The bill prohibits as criminal offenses the filming, photographing, recording or distribution of video or audio footage documenting soldiers while they are carrying out their duty.

Israeli Water Authority: One More Drought Will Disrupt Water Supply to Homes

"The main fear is that 2019 will be the sixth drought year and, as a result, in certain places there may be disruptions in the supply of water.”

Initial Approval for Opening 1950s Adoption Files of Yemenite Children

The new bill seeks to permit a first-degree relative or guardian to review the adoption file of family members who have disappeared, been kidnapped or whose fate is unknown.

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."
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Knesset Internal Affairs, Defense Committees Meet near Gaza Border to Discuss Damage from Arab...

“We are preparing a new plan to support Gaza-vicinity communities, similar to that which was implemented after operation Protective Edge.”

MK Ahmad Tibi and Hamas Ismail Haniyeh Hold Telephone Chat

Heniyeh blessed Tibi in honor of the Muslim Eid al-Fitr holiday.

Knesset Speaker Tells Korean Ambassador Trump Could Repeat Success with Kim in Middle East

"I hope the citizens of South Korea will gain the quiet they have been seeking for years.”

Defense Ministry, Civil Administration, Reject Bill Transferring Arab Land Appeals to Civilian Courts

Attorney Marganit Levy, representing the Justice Ministry, told the committee: "The Administrative Affairs Court has more ability than the High Court of Justice to clarify factual matters."

Haredi Parties Collude with Joint Arab List Against Likud Bill

Apparently, according to a behind-the-scenes agreement, in return for the Haredim blocking the Kisch bill, the Joint Arab List will support the latest Haredi-inspired version of IDF draft law.

Ohana, Shaked, Lead Rebellion Against Ministerial Legal Counsels

The culture that has developed over the past few decades in the government ministries—regardless of which parties were at the helm—gives the legal counselors a tremendous power over their bosses, the elected officials.

Regavim Responds to Yediot Hatchet Job: Regulation Law Just and Moral, We Proudly Endorse...

Regavim responded to an extensive hatchet article in Yediot Ahronot claiming the movement backed the Knesset Regulation Law because it solves personal land-ownership issues for the movement's leaders.

Gay Marriage Law Fails on 3 Votes, Says Shaffir

"If only two Knesset members from the coalition would have voted in favor of the bill as they promised," said Shaffir, "today we would have made history."

Knesset Committee Disregards Counsel’s Opinion, Approves Fines for Boycotts

The committee's legal advisory team recommended that “alternatives to the proposed arrangement should be considered that would be congruent with accepted constitutional tests.”

Arab MKs Hope to Yank Eurovision Contest from Jerusalem

The Joint Arab List has announced it plans to petition the European Broadcasting Union to cancel the Eurovision Song Contest, scheduled to take place in Jerusalem.

Watch: Arab MK Removed from Podium for Calling IDF Soldiers Murderers

"How can we complain about MK Zoabi when she is sitting here only because the High Court of Justice annulled the decision of the Central Elections Committee to disqualify her and prevent this disgrace from serving in the Knesset."

Knesset Committee Hearing Cut Short by Guest Drinking 30 Grams of Cannabis Oil

"I’m scared to death of being confined to a wheelchair again. And the parents here are afraid their children will start twitching again. If you will dare touch the strains, we will turn to the High Court of Justice. I am not going back to the wheelchair.”

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