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Knesset Committee Confirms Revised Nationality Law for Final Plenum Vote

Committee Chairman MK Amir Ohana (Likud): "The Jewish people deserve a Jewish state by law."

Knesset Rescinds Prime Minister’s Right to Declare War

Under the law effective immediately, the Cabinet must approve a decision to go to war, or to initiate an action that could lead to war.

Knesset Passes Law Barring ‘Breaking the Silence’ from Schools

The new law adds to the goals of Israel's public education bringing up school children with the ideal of serving either in the IDF or the National Service.

Knesset Committee Approves Plenum Vote on Transferring Judea, Samaria Land Disputes from High to...

While the High Court of Justice does not investigate the legitimacy of claims made by Arab land owners, an administrative court will start with a demand for evidence, which, in a majority of these cases, is dubious at best.

Old, New Likudniks Clash Over Nation-State Bill

The controversial Nation-State bill has sparked a sharp disagreement between the current Likud Knesset faction and scions of the party’s founding generation.

New Law Would End High Court of Justice Demolitions in Judea & Samaria

"No more petitions without factual basis and absent any elementary proof that are accepted only because the person who submitted them is an Arab or a leftist NGO."
Inside Israel Today: Behind the Scenes at the Knesset

Israel’s ‘Nationality Law’ Headed for Vote Next Week

"After 70 years we certainly have an expectation that all Israeli citizens know Hebrew at least on the basic level of reading a street name."

Knesset Committee Ratifies Cannabis Decriminalization

The proposal reduces penalties for illegal marijuana use from possible imprisonment to only civil fines.
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MKs on the Temple Mount

MK Amir Ohana, who describes himself as not a religious person, described the incredible experience he felt while visiting the site.

Israel to Expand Personal Gun Licensing Criteria to Include More Citizens

Some 40,000 people are expected to apply under the expanded eligibility rules.

PA: Israel’s Blocking ‘Pay-to Slay’ a Declaration of War

The PA said it would file complaints against Israel at the International Criminal Court and U.N. Security Council.

Knesset Rejects Arab MK Proposal for Int’l Nuclear Inspectors

Zahalka did not hide the bill’s primary objective: To strip Israel of nuclear weapons.

Netanyahu Revokes Ban on MKs Temple Mount Visits

"Netanyahu will not tell Muslims, MKs and others, when to enter and when to pray. For non-Muslims, there is nothing to look for in that place," MK Haneen Zoabi declared.

It’s Official: Israel Has More Jews than Any Other Country

Israel is home to the world’s largest Jewish community (more than six million Jews) followed by the U.S. (5.7 million).

Litzman Threatens to Quit Netanyahu Coalition over IDF Draft

A fine mess you got us into, Dorit Beinish, former President of the High Court of Justice.

Knesset Passes PA Fiscal Retribution Law

The Defense Ministry said the PA pays over a NIS 1 billion annually as rewards for terror attacks.

Report: 55 Complaints Against Ritual Circumcisers in 2017, Out of 75,000 Circumcisions

Attorney Ella Skat of the ITIM Institute asked, “Why not compel mohalim to carry malpractice insurance?”

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?"

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