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Knesset Committee Quarrels with Anti-Drug Officials over Colorado Legalized Weed

21 Tammuz 5776 – July 27, 2016
"It's been four years into the legalization in Colorado and the sky did not fall," committee chairwoman Tamar Zandberg (Meretz) said.

Knesset Committee Discovers Significant Drop in Immigrant Youth Crime

21 Tammuz 5776 – July 26, 2016
For every shekel the state invests in preventing delinquency or rehabilitating a juvenile delinquent, it will save 5-10 shekels in the future by avoiding the delinquent's imprisonment, compensating those hurt by the delinquent, etc.

Proposed Knesset ‘Ouster Bill’ Passes First Hurdle

13 Tammuz 5776 – July 18, 2016
The proposed Knesset "Ouster Law" is headed for its first reading on the floor of the Israeli parliament.

Knesset Committee Approves Flag Burning Bill for Final Vote

7 Tammuz 5776 – July 12, 2016
"Freedom of expression does not mean you are allowed everything," said Committee Chairman MK David Amsalem (Likud).

Knesset Committee Approves Submission to US IRS Tax Compliance Act

The committee also succeeded in repelling the Israeli tax authority, which wanted initially to be able to use information gathered by Israeli banks for the IRS.

Knesset Committee Approves Bill Protecting Minorities Serving in the IDF

1 Tammuz 5776 – July 6, 2016
The legislation, proposed by MK Yoav Kisch (Likud), seeks to protect Israeli minorities who voluntarily serve in the IDF and suffer from increasing incitements against them.

Knesset Committee Slams Finance Minister on Fear of Fighting Monopolies

29 Sivan 5776 – July 5, 2016
Finance Committee Chairman Gafni (UTJ) said "with all due respect to the Finance Ministry and talks of reform, in practice the prices have not gone down."

Justice Committee Approves NGO Foreign Funding Transparency Bill for Final Vote

22 Sivan 5776 – June 27, 2016
Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked (Habayit Hayehudi) praised the transparency law, saying it would expose the fact that anti-Israeli NGOs are being funded by foreign governments.

Reform Insulted by Haredi Walkout in Knesset Committee

16 Sivan 5776 – June 22, 2016
Kariv called the MKs' behavior vulgar and said it undermines the principles of the legislative process, as well as the public and ethical obligations of MKs.

Despite Pressure, Ethics Committee Votes to Keep MKs Off Temple Mount

9 Sivan 5776 – June 14, 2016
The Ethics Committee said it discussed the matter again on Tuesday following pleas by committee member MK Yousef Jabareen (Joint Arab List) and Jewish MKs.

Knesset Committee Wants Less War on Cannabis, More War on Alcohol

4 Sivan 5776 – June 9, 2016
The committee heard the Israel Anti-Drug Authority CEO, Yair Geller, has resigned about a year and a half after being suspended for his role in a bribery scandal,

Heated Debate at Education Committee Emergency Session on Pro-BDS Israeli Academics

2 Sivan 5776 – June 8, 2016
The Im Tirtzu movement revealed the involvement of 20 Israeli academics in the proposed resolution of the American Anthropological Association (AAA) to join the boycott against Israel.

Bernie Sanders’s Platform Committee Choices

25 Iyyar 5776 – June 1, 2016
He has strongly criticized Israel’s settlement policy and characterized Israel’s responses to Palestinian terrorism as “disproportionate.”

Communist MK at Committee on the Status of Women: ‘Our Society...

17 Iyyar 5776 – May 25, 2016
The committee discussed possible courses of action in light of a recent study that showed Israelis in general have a low sense of personal security.

Sanders Picks Pro-Palestinian Zogby for Democratic Platform Committee

16 Iyyar 5776 – May 23, 2016
Sanders will have a great deal of influence on the Democratic Party platform this year.

Netanyahu: European Position on Hamas, PA Unity is ‘Strange’

4 Sivan 5774 – June 2, 2014
Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu says Islamist terrorism is "rearing its head" in Europe - and yet the EU praises unity with Hamas.

Radical, Democratic Changes to Egypt’s Constitution, MBs Out

13 Elul 5773 – August 19, 2013
Muslim Brothers are out for good, but Sharia law stays.

Hong Kong: Frankel Faced Judge over Airport Theft

2 Elul 5773 – August 7, 2013
Jacob Frenkel, who withdrew his candidacy to head the Bank of Israel over accusations that he shoplifted at a duty-free shop in Hong Kong, was arrested...

Bennett to Spend $140 Million on Haredi Integration

30 Av 5773 – August 6, 2013
The minister lamented the fact that Israelis are studying Law instead of programming.

The Right Moment for Israel’s Danny Danon?

As Netanyahu appears to be making excessive and immoral concessions to the Palestinian Authority, Danon has emerged as a leading dissident ready to challenge his prime minister

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