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Knesset Committee Approves Bill Protecting Minorities Serving in the IDF

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 Lives in Fear’

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

Sanders will have a great deal of influence on the Democratic Party platform this year.

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

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

Muslim Brothers are out for good, but Sharia law stays.

Hong Kong: Frankel Faced Judge over Airport Theft

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

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

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."

Ha’aretz Journalist to Pay Settlers $50 Thousand for Slander

Long-time Ha'aretz columnist Neri Livneh has been ordered by a court to pay $50,000 for slandering two residents of the settlement Itamar.

Facebook Pictures Provide New ‘Ammunition’ for the Committee to Preserve Purity

Here’s the new method for combating modesty problems: on posters that were displayed publicly on Wednesday in Beitar Illit, Israel, signed by the Committee for the Purity of our Camp, a woman’s picture appeared including her full name and the ‘fact’ that she had gotten married not in accordance with halacha (Jewish law).

International Olympic Committee to BBC: Fix Jerusalem

The International Olympic Committee has contacted the management of the BBC on Monday, and requested that they correct their listing of Jerusalem to say,...

I Surrender…

For weeks now, I've been posting and writing about the International Olympic Committee's pathetic, disgusting and disturbing decision not to grant one moment, sixty seconds, of silence in memory of the Israeli athletes murdered in Munich - not once...in forty years. And today, I read an article about the heightened security concerns.

The Tribe of Shimon

Israel's President Shimon Peres donned tribal gear for his meeting with Osei Tutu II, king of the Ashanti Empire, West Africa, at the President's...

Peres: Settlements a threat to Israel

At the annual ceremony in memory of Zionism founder Theodor Herzl, President Shimon Peres called Judea and Samaria settlements a threat to Israel.

State Dept. Objects to Levy Committee’s Legalizing Outposts

The State Dept. press director Patrick Ventrell said, "We’ve seen the reports ... but we do not accept the legitimacy of continued Israeli settlement activity."

Special Committee: Judea and Samaria Communities Legal, Let Construction Resume

The “outposts committee” recommended legalizing and expanding the outposts. Leaders in the region are urging immediate implementation.

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