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‘Woman in Gold’ Helen Mirren Testifies for Holocaust Art Restitution Bill

The legislation is sponsored by Republican senators Ted Cruz and John Cornyn of Texas and Democratic senators Chuck Schumer of New York and Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut.

Felder-Cusick Bill Foils City Council Efforts to Force Additional Taxes on New Yorkers

“I’ve been disgusted every time I’ve heard the absurd plastic bag tax legislation introduced.”

Bill Letting 9/11 Victims Sue Saudi Arabia Passes Senate

Senate Democrats went against the wishes of the Obama administration, which warned the bill could expose Americans overseas to legal risks.

Bill Clinton’s Palestinian State

Bill Clinton’s experience with the Palestinians should be a cautionary tale to the next President.

Bill Clinton: ‘I Killed Myself to Give Palestinians a State’ [video]

"...Hamas is really smart. When they decide to rocket Israel, they insinuate themselves in the hospitals, in the schools, in the highly populous areas."

Proposed Law Revokes Citizenship from Convicted Terrorists

Lawmakers are voting on a bill to revoke Israeli citizenship from convicted terrorists and their families.

Proposed Conversion Bill, Change in Local Rabbinate Power Nixed by Netanyahu

A bill that would end the control of the Chief Rabbinate over conversions to Judaism in Israel was nixed Monday by PM Netanyahu.

Israel to Recognize Foreign PT, S/L Certification

Physical and speech & language therapists may soon find it easier to immigrate to Israel, thanks to a new bill now before the Knesset.

Yesh Atid Blocks Israel’s ’No Early Release for Terrorists’ Bill

Yesh Atid minister Yaakov Perry has blocked a new law that would prevent early release of terrorist prisoners.

Sen. Rand Paul Promotes Bill to Cut Off Aid to PA

Sen. Rand Paul introduced a bill to end financial aid to the PA unless it recognizes the State of Israel and abandons terrorism.

IDF: Haredi Yeshiva Deans Cheat, Covering for No-Show Students

"It is inconceivable that deans of yeshivas would lie knowingly and sign for their students as if they're present full time in the yeshivas, while in reality they're not there."

Bennett’s Folly: Territory Giveback Referendum Passes First Reading

As far as the half million Israelis living in Judea and Samaria—most of whom are Jewish Home voters—the referendum bill leaves them in the cold.

US Senate Approves Massive Defense Budget

The US Senate approved a massive $631 billion defense bill authorizing new funds for weapons, air and sea craft, and pay raises for military officials.

New Jewish Mayor of San Diego Has Dubious Record on Israel

Filner is one of a growing list of Jewish politicians who have been embraced by J Street.

Rep. Sherman At Wallenberg Luncheon

Jewish community leaders gathered recently in Washington to recognize the accomplishments of Rep. Brad Sherman (D-CA) on issues dear to the Jewish community. Sherman is known for his unwavering support for a strong U.S.-Israel strategic relationship, for sponsoring a tough Iran sanctions bill, and for cosponsoring legislation that would require the State Department to immediately move the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.

EJC’s Kantor Unveils Model Bill for Europe on Regulating Ritual Slaughter

European Jewish Congress President Moshe Kantor unveiled a model bill designed to set “strict legal terms” on religious freedoms for the continent.

NJ Gov. Christie Signs Law Imposing Sanctions on Iran

(New Jersey Jewish News) – New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie signed into law new sanctions against Iran that prohibit public contracts with any company...

Gov Cuomo Vetoes Orthodox-Endorsed Religious Special-Ed Bill

Governor Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday vetoed a bill that would have made it possible for many special-education students to be placed in private schools...

Congress Boosts Sanctions—Which Are Working—But President Gets to Roll Them Back Selectively

Under the final version of the enhanced sanctions bill, the president has considerable leeway to postpone sanctions on insurers in order to give them time to comply. Also omitted from the final version are sanctions that congressional hard-liners had sought on individuals associated with SWIFT, the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunications, as long as the body continues to deal with Iran's central bank.

Members of Congress to Hold Moment of Silence for Munich 11

Members of the U.S. House of Representatives will hold a moment of silence for the 11 Israeli athletes and coaches slain by Palestinian terrorists...

Evolution Vs. Revolution in Struggle over Haredi Draft

A spokesperson for Yisrael Beytenu said, “We’ve had 64 years to evolve,” he said. “Demographically, it will be impossible to pass this bill 20 years from now.”

Despite Declarations for Equality – Knesset Shoots Down Universal Service Bill

Despite demands for fairness and equality, the Knesset overwhelmingly voted down Yisrael Beytenu's bill for Universal Service.

Liberman Buys Time for Coalition, Hareidim Not Buying Idea of Service in Jewish Army

Avigdor Liberman says he will continue to pursue the drafting of all Israelis at the age of 18, but will uphold the current coalition.

Ahead of Vote, Liberman Video Touts Importance of Equal Service Law

On Monday, Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman's party Yisrael Beytenu released a video stressing the importance of passing a law mandating equal service for all Israelis. The video shows, through dramatic graphics, how by 2020 a majority of Israelis will not be serving. Titled “One Citizenship. One Obligation. One Opportunity. One Vote,” the clip was released ahead of the planned vote on Yisrael Beytenu’s IDF, National, or Civilian Service Law Proposal this Wednesday in the Knesset.

New Bill Envisions Large Scale Settlement Uprooting, Attempts to Protect Victims

The new bill not only forces government to live up to 100 percent of its promises to future evacuees, but anticipates a reality in which evacuations are commonplace.

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