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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.

Jerusalem Expulsion Bill Advances After Passage by Ministerial Committee

The measure would apply to Arabs living in Jerusalem and the Golan, who are involved in terrorist activity.

First Poll after Bennett Threw his Hat in the PM Ring Gives Him 20...

The Likud is projected to lose six seats, coming in second with only 24 and with a trail of corruption—alleged and proven, that would likely sentence it to a term on the opposition benches.

Justice Minister Laments High Court’s Domination over the Representatives of the People

"I, too, lived on this earth before the mid-1990s," Shaked said. "I still remember Israel before the Basic Laws. Sometimes the laws were more successful and sometimes less. We were not the land of the sons of darkness, nor were we redeemed by the sons of light."

Deputy Minister Oren Urges Netanyahu, ‘Evict UN from Jerusalem’

Oren also suggested the United States close the PLO mission in Washington DC in response to the vicious anti-American campaign waged by the Palestinian Authority's leading Fatah faction.

New IDF Draft Guidelines May Deter Physicians from Immigrating to Israel

Physicians in the United States rack up some $200,000 in debt by the time they complete their studies, and they will never be able to pay it off while earning a military salary in Israel.

Israeli Farmers, Nurseries Clamoring for Cannabis Permits

The Knesset is considering legislation to allow Israel to export medical marijuana. Ministers estimate sales of the product could inject as much as $1.1 billion into the Israeli economy.

MK David Bitan to Resign as Likud Coalition Chairman

“The current situation makes it too difficult for me to function,” he wrote, “and I don’t want to harm the work and functionality of the coalition."

Preference for IDF Veterans in Civil Service Hiring Bill Passes Preliminary Knesset Vote

MK Esawi Frej (Meretz) suggested that "if this proposal is passed, every job for the Arab sector will go to the Druze."

Knesset to Vote on Bill Requiring Halachic Considerations Before Issuing Shabbat Work Permits

The High Court of Justice previously ruled that the minister may only take technical and economic considerations into account and he is forbidden from making halachic considerations.

Pence Israel Visit Postponed Yet Again

The VP's trip to the Middle East has now been pushed to January 14.

Knesset Speaker Pleads with Parliament Heads to Endorse Jerusalem Recognition

"For three thousand years, Jerusalem has been the political capital and spiritual center of the Jewish People."

Terrorists Death Penalty Bill Submitted Soon with Full Coalition Support

There are other purposes rather than deterrence to executing convicted terrorists, such as meeting the public's demand for clear justice and the need to avenge the victims of terrorism.

Government to Push Lightning Legislation following Court’s Order to Return Terrorists’ Bodies

Herzl and Merav Hajaj, the parents of a young soldier killed by terrorists responded to the Court ruling, saying: "Unfortunately, the terrorists will continue to celebrate the future funerals with dancing and giving away candy."

Law Curbing Police Enthusiasm Moving to Knesset Plenum for Final Votes

Both Police Commissioner Roni Alsheikh and Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit criticized the bill.

Anti Infiltrators Bill Undoing Supreme Court Imbroglio Passes by 71 Vote Majority

The Knesset approved an amendment to a law that allows government to imprison infiltrators who do not agree to be evacuated voluntarily to a third country.

Knesset Committee Ratifies Bill to Give Security Cabinet Power To Declare War

Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked, who proposed the bill said it formalized the existing situation.

Jewish Home MK Demands Bulletproofing for Judea and Samaria Buses

The bullet-proof buses in Judea and Samaria – about 150 buses – haven’t been replaced for about 20 years.

Shabbat Mini-Market Bill Finds its Knesset Majority

Up to the last minute, it wasn't clear the bill had a chance of passing in the Knesset.

Defense Minister: All Joint Arab List Members Are War Criminals

All five no-confidence motions submitted by opposition parties Monday were rejected by the plenum.

Knesset Reprimands Arab MK for Unauthorized Temple Mount Visit

MK Tibi's visit "did not happen during a calm and serene time and was not made privately and discretely, rather in an overt and demonstrative way, as a clear provocation in a sensitive and stormy time."

Knesset Debates Security Establishment’s Integration of Persons with Disabilities

Some 2,000 disabled youngsters ask to serve in the IDF each year, but only about 550 are recruited.

Watch: Violence, Stabbing, in Knesset Committee Debate of Rights of Disabled

Several activists resisted the order to leave the committee chamber and some of them reacted violently: one activist stabbed another activist with his pen.

Netanyahu: Our Internet Survey Shows 47 out of 54 Countries Like Israel

It's a shame that with all that impressive global influence, the PM did not manage to get himself invited to the meeting between representatives of the US, Russia and Jordan, that decided to allow Iran, Israel's sworn enemy, to camp as close as three miles from Israel's border.

15 Arab Female MPs Walked Out of Women’s Forum when Israeli Female MK Got...

"WPL believes that progress happens by convening women political leaders who have the drive and the influence to create positive change."

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