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UTJ to Kill Greater Jerusalem Law Fearing Influx of Non-Haredi Voters

The Greater Jerusalem Law calls for applying Israeli sovereignty over all the towns and villages in the vicinity of Jerusalem, including the Gush Etzion communities, Ma'aleh Adumim, Givat Ze'ev and Beitar Illit.

MKs Begin Work Amid Investigations, Controversy, Criminal Investigations

MKs will debate laws to legalize the Jewish character of the state, and to limit the power of the Supreme Court.

Rivlin, Netanyahu Call for Bipartisan Teamwork, Netanyahu Attacked at Opening of Knesset Winter Session

"You ... turned the word ‘leftist’ to a synonym for ‘enemy,'” Zionist Camp MK Isaac Herzog accused the prime minister.

Knesset Committee Assigns Full IDF Reserves Status to Local Rapid Response Teams

The change would also allow members of local counter-terrorist rapid response teams to enjoy the rights of regular reservists in terms of wages, benefits, and recognition as disabled or fallen IDF soldiers.

Netanyahu Plans Lowering Vote Threshold to Bolster Rightwing Parties, Rightwing Parties Enraged

Lowering the threshold would thus could give the rightwing block as many as 70 seats in the next Knesset—it now hovers around 65, and clip one or two Arab seats that would travel back to the Zionist leftwing parties.

Knesset Committee Pushes Off Debate on Proposal to Limit Investigations of Sitting PM

All pending legislation have been pushed off for a week after the coalition partners couldn't agree on MK Dudi Amsalem’s initiative.

Watch: Hundreds Participate in Hareidi ‘Day of Rage’

The demonstrations were sparked by the arrest of two yeshiva students who refused to appear at the IDF enlistment office.

Knesset Legal Adviser Warns Govt Can’t Probe Foreign Funding Behind NGOs

PM Netanyahu vowed in an address to establish a parliamentary committee to investigate NGOs "that operate against Israeli soldiers."

Leftwing Party Chief Zahava Gal-On Leaves Knesset

Last month, Gal-On, the first director general of anti-Zionist NGO B'Tselem, was spared a vote to oust her from the chairmanship in her party's national convention.

Labor Knesset Leader Condemned for her Anti-Family Stance on Australian TV

"This is a tool that was made to dominate women for the sake of reproduction."

Netanyahu Coalition to Promote Law Prohibiting Investigation of Sitting Prime Minister

This process introduces an intriguing outcome whereby, should the bill become a law, Netanyahu may want to call new elections to benefit from the new shield provision of the new legislation.

Joint List Chairman Says Attacks on IDF Soldiers ‘Legitimate Struggle Against Occupation’

“I do not call on the Palestinian people how to resist, but certainly support any struggle that will not harm civilians.”

MK Proposes Bill to Publicize Names of Recalcitrant Jewish Husbands

“Women denied a divorce may as well be dead,” MK Revital Swid said.

Public Security Minister Files Complaint Against Arab MK Over Temple Mount Visit

Tibi: “The order ... to prevent Muslim Knesset members from entering the Al Aqsa Mosque is irresponsible and illegal.”

Moroccan MP to Israeli Former Defense Minister: War Criminal, Leave Our Country

While Peretz just stood and stared silently at his attacker, another member of the Israeli delegation, former Deputy Foreign Minister Majalli Wahabi, a Druze, defended Peretz, or, actually, attacked the Moroccan MP.

Israeli Pols Slam Arab List Chief for Congratulations Call to Hamas’ Ismail Haniyeh

"Ayman Odeh is a terrorist in a suit. What he has managed to conceal for two years of smiling – he revealed in one phone call with Haniyeh."

Labor Party MK Eral Margalit Resigns Knesset

Margalit says he will return to his prior occupation as an entrepreneur, and will head the foundation he launched with his wife 15 years ago.

Afirmative Action: New Habayit Hayehudi Bill Gives Reservists Preference in Civil Service Hiring

'A person who serves the state and sacrifices his comfort for her sake must be awarded a significant advantage.'

Watch: Israel Celebrates Its Jubilee in Judea and Samaria

Celebrate together with the People of Israel as we mark a half-century since the liberation of Judea and Samaria.

Jewish Man and Woman of the Year 5777: Bezalel Smotrich and Ayelet Shaked

Both Smotrich and Shaked have shown their ability to mobilize considerable political might in the pursuit of their ideas

Glick: Tobacco Tax Imbalance Cost Israel NIS 1.5B Since 2012

“The State of Israel invests, correctly, tens of millions of shekels a year on security. But we have failed at saving 8,000 people who die annually from smoking-related illnesses."

Habayit Hayehudi Bill Curbs High Court’s Authority to Overturn Laws

Ministers Naftali Bennett and Ayelet Shaked formulated a legal plan whose goal is to complete a constitution for Israel that will restore balance between the three branches of government in Israel.
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New Report Shows Meretz, Foreign Funds, Behind ‘Religious Conspiracy’ Campaign

An in-depth, 50-page research report issued by the Hotam organization examines the connections, activities and sources of funding of the Free Israel movement, founded...

Rightwing Attorney Suing to Include Arabs in IDF Draft

Ben-Gvir argued that the fact that the Arabs' exemption from the draft is not anchored in the law deepens the discrimination that has been created by the legislator.

Shas MK Resigns under Rabbinic Pressure over Attending Nephew’s Same-Sex Wedding

Shas MK Yigal Guetta on Wednesday announced his resignation from the Knesset, in the wake of harsh rebuke he received from Sephardi rabbis, including...

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