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Poll Gives Beleaguered Netanyahu Huge Lead Boosting Election Speculations

Should the indictments against him include breach of trust, Netanyahu is likely to ask for the public's renewed trust at the polls.

Religious MK Elazar Stern: Mixed-Sex Combat Service ‘Wonderful’

Does Stern honestly believe that sitting in a college lecture hall next to members of the opposite sex imposes the same degree of unwanted intimacy, often the revolting kind – as the reality of the inside of a combat tank?

Another Day, Another MK Zoabi Removal for Calling IDF ‘Murderer’

Chairman Margi instructed ushers to remove MK Zoabi from the room, and said, "IDF soldiers are not murderers. They operate in an impossible reality."

Sovereignty Movement Urging Netanyahu Not to Turn Bill’s Postponement into Retraction

"In the Middle East, weakness, concessions and indecisiveness only encourage the forces of evil that seek to destroy us."

MK Zoabi’s Aide Owns the Land Where F-16 Crashed, Will Sue

It has been suggested on Israeli social media that the IDF should sue the Syrian military for those damages.

Shaked to Knesset: Less Legislation, More Watching over Government

In Finland a judge handles 3-4 cases a week, while in Israel judges handle 8-10 cases a day.

State Comptroller Fines Habayit Hayehudi, Party Faces ‘Existential’ Deficit

The Comptroller noted that he initially wanted to fine the faction $540,000, but decided to lower the amount to $165,000 in recognition of its already mounting financial troubles.

Chutzpa Incarnate: Expelled MK Compares Knesset Speaker – a Former Refusenik – to Stalin

Speaker Edelstein served three years hard labor in the Siberian gulags, where he broke several bones after falling from a construction tower.

Knesset Strikes Back Against Polish Holocaust Bill

The law will guarantee full legal protection for Holocaust survivors, educators and tour guides who may be prosecuted in a foreign country (Poland) for relating historical truths about the Holocaust.

Knesset Removes MK Hazan for 6 Months for Insulting (Practically) Everyone

MK Biran called MK Hazan "Pimp,", to which he responded, "Do you want to fill out a work form?"

Knesset Opposition Kills Bill Under Nose of Inept Coalition Chairman

MK Michal Rozin (Meretz) twitted at the end of the vote: "The opposition just now killed a coalition bill. They were busy watching [popular satirical show] Wonderful Country."

Watch: Leftist MK Thrown Out of Committee Debate for Saying Chair Is ‘Friends with...

MK Zandberg, who is currently running for the chairmanship of her Meretz party, was removed by Chairman Kisch for "incessant disturbances." She replied, using impregnable logic, "I interrupted incessantly? You are friends with Nazis."

Knesset Holocaust Remembrance Session Morphs into Debate of Israel’s African Illegals

"Islamophobia is also a kind of anti-Semitism," MK Tibi noted, "so we must all be united in the fight against racism, the rejection of the other and the creation of stereotypes."
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Watch Arab List MKs Disrupt US VP Mike Pence

Arab MKs began holding up signs and yelling as VP Pence began to speak.

Haredi Parties, Liberman, on Coalition Toppling War Path over Shabbat Laws

Interior Minister Aryeh Deri (Shas) on Saturday slammed the Yisrael Beiteinu chairman over his show of solidarity with law breakers, and told reporters, "I am done with Avigdor Liberman."

Knesset Committee to Ban MKs’ BDS-Funded Trips Abroad

Committee chairman MK Kisch clarified that MKs would not be barred from paying visits to these organizations, but only at their own expense.

Shabbat Supermarket Law Squeaks Through by 58 to 57

MK Yulia Malinovsky, whose coalition party Yisrael Beiteinu broke rank and voted against the bill, asked the Likud members from the podium Monday night when did they become a Haredi party.

Anxious Knesset Committee Urges Regulators to Take a Stand on Bitcoin

"We're leaving here worried because we've heard a kind of stutter here [from the experts]," Gafni rebuked the committee's guest experts.

Shouting Match Between Netanyahu, Bennett, Reveals Coalition’s Frailty

Bennett views himself as Netanyahu's natural successor – and to get there, being nice to the PM is hardly a prerequisite.

New Law Requires 80 MKs to Transfer Parts of Jerusalem

"The IDF's withdrawal from Lebanon and the disengagement plan from the Gaza Strip have proven that terrorist elements […] enter the areas from which Israel withdraws."

MK Yehuda Glick’s Wife Yafa Passed Away

In June, Yehuda Glick posted an emotional call on his Facebook page and his personal Twitter account, calling on people to pray for his wife's recovery.

Knesset to Debate Backdoor Sovereignty in Judea, Samaria

Today, new laws enacted by the Knesset are not applied directly to Israeli citizens living in the liberated territories, but require the involvement of the military government.

‘Police Recommendations’ Amendment Squeaks By after Stormy 58 Hour Debate

Before the vote, there was a vociferous confrontation between MK Oren Hazan (Likud) and MK Hanin Zoabi (Joint Arab List) Arab List), during which she called him a pimp and he informed her that he couldn't get even a two-legged goat for her.

Knesset Passes Shabbat Work Permits Law with Halakhic Stipulations

"These works, carried out in public, severely harm both the Jewish character of the state and the feelings of millions of religious and traditional residents in the State of Israel."

Knesset Committee Survey of Street Modesty Signs Cut Short over Security Concerns

Deputy Knesset Speaker MK Yisrael Eichler (United Torah Judaism) compared the women's committee's visit to Beit Shemesh to a visit by supporters of Rabbi Meir Kahane to Umm al-Fahm.

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