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Survey: Most Arab Citizens Have Positive Attitude to Israel

Israeli Arabs feel generally good in Israel, but “attitudes toward the institutions of the State of Israel are very critical.”

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

Likud Minister Begs Forgiveness of Migron Evacuees

"I, as a representative of the Government of Israel, ask forgiveness from the residents of Migron for the fact that we have not been able to protect the settlement and also that we have not yet established the new Migron," Elkin said.

High Court Removes ‘Get Married’ from Pro-Same-Sex Marriage Commercial

"The struggle for same-sex couples' right to marry is part of the struggle for civil marriages in Israel, since it is clear that religious law, which regulates marriages and divorces in the state, does not allow it."

Israeli Lawmakers Outraged at High Court Ruling on Conscription Law

"The sole motivation behind [the Court's] decisions is a dictatorial hunger for power, to oppose the laws of the elected Knesset."

Political Machine Harassing MK Hazan with Ancient Lawsuit to Curb his Enthusiasm

The AG's statement said that according to the Knesset Immunity Law, Hazan has 30 days to request that the Knesset determine his immunity from criminal proceedings.

South Tel Aviv Protests High Court’s Siding with Infiltrators Over Citizens

"It's amazing to see how the rights organizations are concerned only with the side that endangers Israel."

According to Muslim Dignitaries, this Picture Shows Jews ‘Storming’ Al Aqsa Mosque

In the picture there's only one occupying force, way back, behind the nice storming lady in the green shirt. All the other occupying forces were probably having lunch at the time.

Israeli Karaites Join Reform, Conservative, in Demanding Share of Heritage Channel

Channel 20 CEO Sachi Franz issued a statement expressing his frustration at the "absurd" situation in which a ratings-based, commercial channel is expected to offer screen time to every Tom, Dick and Shlomo who represent insignificant Jewish movements.

Government to High Court: New Regulation Act Saves 3,500 Homes, Meets International Law Criteria

The government's response was submitted by attorney Harel Arnon, after Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit had refused to represent the government in this case.

When It Cools Down a Little, You Can’t Miss the Third Jerusalem Biennale for...

In honor of the Balfour Declaration centennial, Biennale2017 will showcase specially-commissioned works by three British artists exploring this watershed in recent Jewish history and host a special event in the Knesset.

Israeli ‘Long Weekend’ Bill in Jeopardy

The proposal faces still opposition from a competing plan that would reduce the work week by one hour.

High Court Suspends ‘Regulation Act’ Designed to Spare Jewish Homes from Demolition

Some have argued that Mandelblit just established a dangerous precedent in Israel's mishmash of the branches of government, whereby the Knesset would have to await the court's approval for its legislation, as would the government depend on the court's not to execute new laws.

Report: Haredi Private Shabbat Power Stations May Raise Israelis’ Electric Rates

Yedioth quotes MK Maklev as saying that at the current situation the IEC incurs a 15% loss in serving Haredi customers, and perhaps using that amount to offset the regular loss would eventually benefit everybody.

Poll: Likud Still Leading, Labor Weaker

The Joint Arab List would retain its power with 13 seats, followed by Habayit Hayehudi which would rise from 8 to 12 seats.

Police Tell Court Netanyahu to Be Indicted on Bribes, Breach of Trust

The key component which threatens to turn the ongoing investigation into a full-blown indictment is the expectation that Ari Harow, a Los Angeles-born Israeli who served as Netanyahu's Chief of Staff – and parted on good terms – is turning state's witness.

Thursday Supreme Court Justice Salim Joubran Went Home

Joubran remained all alone when he objected to the suspension of MK Hanin Zuabi from the Knesset for inappropriate public conduct (she spat at Police, among other things) – four Jewish judges approved the temporary removal.

Knesset to Debate New Death Penalty for Terrorists Bill

The amended articles which so far imposed only life imprisonment for acts of treason and/or terrorism, will now carry the death penalty as the first option before a judge.

Deri Moving to Revoke Citizenship of Traitor Arab MK

Last March the Knesset passed the amendment to the Citizenship Law, which permits government to revoke a citizenship in absentia.

Report: Internal Rotation Fight Threatens Future of Joint Arab List

Disagreement over a rotation agreement is threatening to dismantle the Joint Arab List, which to date has been a monumental success story in Israeli politics.

MK Hazan’s New Bill Absolves Terrorist’s Killers of Criminal Liability

Since the Elor Azaria affair, there is hesitation by security forces and ordinary citizens to carry out the protocol of verifying the killing of a terrorist.

‘Under Siege Every Shabbat’ – Secular Israeli Village Blocks Eruv Project of 50 Orthodox...

'This is a clear example of secular coercion. Many municipalities are not interested in having an eruv, and the religious minority suffers.'

Knesset Passes Law Ordering Government Renewable Energy Plan

To date, Israel's record has been abysmal on developing renewable energies rapidly and extensively.

Knesset Rule Change: Remove Immediately MK Disrupting Foreign Visitor’s Speech

'Often times I found myself asking foreign presidents not to speak at the Knesset for fear of a disgraceful outburst,' Speaker Edelstein said.

Israeli Lawmakers Vote to Pave Access Road for Khawalid

“It was a historic day at the Knesset!” Ishmael Khaldi wrote in a jubilant Facebook post following the meeting.

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