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Urgent News: Draft Law Stalemate Continues, Coalition Crisis Still Looming

"I respect rabbis. I do not interfere with their affairs (meaning Liberman et al), so they should not interfere with what the rabbis are telling me."

Former Liberman MK Launching Not Left or Right, But Periphery Party

Orly Levy-Abekasis, 45, is the daughter of former Likud Minister and kingmaker David Levy, who championed the downtrodden Jews from Arab countries.

Finance Minister Ups Ante: By Passover Seder, No Budget – No Kahlon

In response, UTJ Chairman Moshe Gafni said during a Knesset Finance Committee discussion: "Then there will be a Seder night without a finance minister."

Finance, Defense Ministers Consider Quitting Over Litzman’s Haredi Draft Law Threats

“I don’t see how I can continue to function as a finance minister if the budget isn’t passed,” Kahlon said .

Knesset Calling on Germany, Israel, to Raise Pensions of Survivors ‘Who Can’t Live in...

According to the Holocaust Survivors' Rights Authority at the Finance Ministry, some 6,200 Holocaust survivors who live in Israel receive pension payments from Germany.

‘Fake Crisis’ Could Spell End of Netanyahu’s Government

If Bibi goes to war and declares new elections – be certain that the next coalition deal is already in his back pocket.

Yair Lapid Uses Fake Haredi Supporter to Drive Home Anti-Haredi Message

The Yesh Atid leader was quick to take advantage of the coalition crisis and arrived with signs and activists at the Tel Aviv train station, where became apparent that one of them, who looked spot-on Haredi, wasn't.

UTJ’s Gur Faction Deciding Future of Netanyahu’s Government

Should the coalition crisis persist, and either Kulanu or UTJ brings down the Netanyahu government, new elections are expected in June.

Haredi Draft Circumvention Law Could Trigger New Elections Nobody Wants

The clash over the bill is reaching the point where the gloves would be pulled off and the political fisticuffs could start.

Two Meretz Leaders Quit Race, Clearing Path to Chairmanship for Pro-Weed MK Zandberg

Gal-On resigned from the Knesset last November in order to convince the party establishment to transfer the picking of a chairman and a Knesset list of candidates to the general membership in the primaries.
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Bennett Apologizes to Labor MK for Campaign Ad Comparing him to Hamas

"I regret it, it's inappropriate, it was not right and it was not true," Habayit Hayehudi Chairman and Education Minister Naftali Bennett apologized to MK Yossi Yona (Zionist Camp) for a video ad published by his party in the 2015 election campaign.

Next Coalition Crisis: Haredim Demand IDF Exemptions Or Else…

Opposition Chairman Yitzhak Herzog wondered if the ban included the pending budget vote, but did not receive an answer.

Knesset Votes Initial Approval to Ban ‘Breaking the Silence’ from Schools

The amendment proposes to add to the goals of state education the education for a meaningful service in the Israel Defense Forces or national service.

Israel’s Electronic Signature Bill Amended, Updated

“It is proposed to amend the law in order to adapt it to the changing reality in the field of electronic signatures and to remove barriers in this area.”

Shaked Removing Judea, Samaria, from High Court’s Jurisdiction

Shaked's view is that "the Administrative Affairs Court is the proper address that allows an examination of the facts rather than accepting for claims of ownership which are made casually and are not backed up by proof."

Israeli MK at Parliamentary Security Conference: Iran Is the Shiite ISIS

The delegation stressed Israel's importance in the fight against the global Jihad and the need for a practical approach to the fight against terror.

Shaked Picks Conservative Stein, Pro-Consumer Grosskopf, for Supreme Court

Settlement enterprise to breathe a sigh of relief as leftist Justice Yoram Danziger is retired.

‘Detained Congressmen’s Visit Focused on Jerusalem, Sovereignty, Security

Before this article went to press, Congressmen Tipton and McKinley were detained by Israeli police for daring to pick up an olive branch which...

‘Camel Law’ Passes First Knesset Reading

The law will require all camels to be tagged with digital sub-cutaneous identification chips that record the owner's details.

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.

Knesset Approves Law to Open Graves of Yemenite Children

Some Israeli officials told the families that their children “died” and were “immediately buried." That often happened without first notifying parents.

Race Starting at Gaza Crossing to Commemorate Lt. Hadar Goldin Reaches Knesset

The purpose of the race was to intensify public discourse on the government's obligation to bring Hadar and Oron back.

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?

Cannabis Decriminalization Bill Moves Through Knesset Committee

The law will not apply to minors under 18, soldiers and persons with previous cannabis or criminal convictions.

Coalition Rivals Preparing for Post-Netanyahu Era

Of Netanyahu's three other partners, the only real threat is posed by Bennett. Kahlon is constantly shown by the polls to be losing seats in the next elections, and Liberman cannot rise above his faction's current six seats if his life depended on it.

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