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Knesset Approves Shabbat Rest Bill in First Reading

"Shabbat does not belong only to religious Jews.”

It May Not be Legal, But It is Moral

Smotrich argued that the political leadership are confusing laws with morality, and worse, they're inventing twisted moral values.

Arab Faction Head Sanctioned by Knesset Committee

Odeh defended his remarks, claiming that he and other Arab Knesset members had been called “terrorists” and “Hamas representatives” in the past without sanction.

Israel to Pollard: You’re On Your Own (Again)

Some in the government have warned that the proposed bill would ruffle too many feathers over in Washington.

AG: Bill Pushing Reform Out of Mikvahs Unconstitutional

The AG says the billviolates the core of the right to religious freedom and the right to equality.

Netanyahu Clashing with Shaked on NGO Bill

It appears that the bill will pass but will then be amended heavily in committee.

Is Tel Aviv Really the Gayest City on the Planet?

Tel Aviv was named the world's number one gay city by an American Airlines and GayCities.com survey of gay travelers.

Knesset Committee: 38% Decline in Aliyah in First 2.5 Months of 2016

Immigration from Ukraine and France has decreased because the immigrants' needs are not being sufficiently met, particularly in the fields of employment and education.

Finance Ministry, Knesset Agree on CEO Salary Cap

The unanimous decision was received with applause by all the MKs present — a rare feat in a house that's split down the middle.

Ya’alon’s Assessment of Obama’s Middle East Policies: Not Good

Bogie Ya'alon's assessment: aftermath of Obama's policies in the Middle East leaves Israel in a worse neighborhood.

Knesset Approves Law Imposing Harsher Punishment on Employers of Illegal Arab Residents

The courts will be given the power to revoke a corporation's business license and building permits for violating the new amendment.

Merkel Hosting MKs among 100 Parliamentarians at Berlin Conference on Anti-Semitism

“If gravestones are defaced, then our country itself is defaced.," Merkel said.

Knesset Committee Hears Illegal Residents Carried Out 44% of Attacks in ‘Green Line’ Israel

Since last September, 73 terror attacks occurred within the "green line" out of a total of 223 attacks.

Chief Rabbi: Mitzvah to Kill Terrorists

Last month, IDF Chief of Staff Maj. Gen. Gadi Eizenkot belittled the value of the sages' teaching, calling it "strictly a slogan."

Ministerial Legislation Committee Approves Law Removing Reform from Mikvah

The Gafni bill is intended to bypass a Supreme Court ruling that allowed Reform and Conservative converts to dip in state run mikvahs.

Survey: 63% of Israelis Want Terrorists’ Families Expelled to Gaza, Syria

64% of Israelis believe the United Arab List MKs should be sanctioned, compared with 24% who oppose the idea.

Israeli Lawmaker Defends Bill to Deport Terrorists’ Families

The bill is considered contentious by some who argue that it constitutes a contravention of international law.

Liberman: ‘Netanyahu and Yaalon Are Bad for the Security of Israel’

Once again, Liberman criticized Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon in their handling of the wave of terror attacks.

Dispute at Knesset Committee over Conversion Figures

Of the 350,000 non-Jews who have immigrated to Israel, only 3,600 convert each year.

Ritual Baths New Battleground for Haredi, Reform and Modern Orthodox in Israel

What appears to be a bill driven by the urgent need to block Reform expansion in Israel may really be a land grab on the part of the Haredim.

Knesset Survey: 30% of Arab Women Fear Attack by Family Member

29% of women and 24% of men do not feel safe approaching police for help.

Speaker Orders Knesset Gender Equality Supervisor to Accept Staff Complaints

An improper situation was created within the very legislature that enacted the Prevention of Sexual Harassment Law.

As Knesset Adds ‘Israel’ to Flag Law, MK Hazan Tells Arabs: ‘It’s Over, That’s...

"To conclude, I'd like to say, Here in the Land of Israel a Jewish State in the Land of Israel, not Ishmael."

MK Avigdor Lieberman: Build In Ma’ale Adumim, We Will Join Coalition

Lieberman said he would be willing to join the coalition if the government agreed to the construction of 2,000 housing units in the city of Ma’ale Adumim.

Sheba Doctors to Knesset: Severe ICU Bed Shortage

The overall Health Ministry's budget for 2016 is around $7.55 billion, up 23% from 2015.

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