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‘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.

Super Majority Bill on Jerusalem Advances to Next Step

The current basic law requires the consent of only 61 Knesset members, a minimal majority.

Hotovely Recommends Voll’s Palestinian History Book

Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely recommended that UNESCO and the Arab MKs read and familiarize themselves with two books.

Knesset Ushers End of Fax Era in the Public Sector

'37 years after the invention of email, the start-up nation still uses the fax machine.'

Defense Ministry: Settlements’ Regulation Act Favors Arabs

While the law prevents enforcement against 2,000 structures belonging to Israelis, it is also making it difficult for the authorities and the IDF to act against more than 10,000 illegal Arab structures.

Poll: No Matter Who Wins Labor’s Round 2, Likud Still Way Ahead

One major event could sweep any of the four center-field players into or away from leading or becoming a major partner in a ruling coalition. The battle will be joined at the center, while the right and the left will see only minute changes.

Likud, Habayit Hayehudi, to Work on Compromise Bill to Forbid Splitting Jerusalem

Bennett noted that 'twice in the past 15 years we were a hair's breadth away from handing over the Temple Mount, the Mount of Olives, the City of David, and three quarters of the Old City to the Palestinians, by [former Prime Ministers] Barak and Olmert.'

Former MK Basel Ghattas Starts Serving Prison Term for Security Violations

In his ruling, Judge Itay Bresler-Gonen wrote that Ghattas "took advantage of his status as a member of the Knesset and the trust given him by the democratic system and the IPS.'

Speaker Edelstein to Russian Parliament: I Greet You in the Language for which I...

Speaker Edelstein was invited to give the speech exactly 30 years after he had completed a three-year sentence in a Soviet labor camp for his Zionist activities.

Knesset Permits Olim to Obtain Israeli Passports Upon Arrival

In the 1990s, European countries complained about Israeli citizens with Israeli passports who were engaged in criminal activity, which affected Israel's visa agreements.

Liberman Calls for New Arab Knesset Party

Liberman believes that the quality of life of Arabs in Israel would improve if they voted for an Arab party that concentrated on improving the lives of its constituents.

MK: Israel’s Gaza Siege Is Terrorism; Minister: Give Up Your Israeli Citizenship

In a stormy Knesset session, MK Zoabi said 'he who places a siege on Gaza is a terrorist'; Minister Levin responded: 'If you had any integrity you would give up your Israeli citizenship.'

Report: Arab MKs Pressuring Druze Youth to Dodge IDF Draft

In 2016, a 'History of Palestinian Druze' seminar was hosted by Bladna in the Druze town of Daliyat al-Karmel, which stressed the 'importance of refusing to enlist.'

Bennett to Propose Supermajority to OK Jerusalem Moves

"It is important to make clear, before the start of a diplomatic process, that Jerusalem will never be divided under any circumstance."

Bill to Deduct Terrorists’ Pay from Money Transfers to PA Gets Knesset Preliminary Approval

In response to an objection from MK Osama Sa'adi (Joint Arab List) Arab List) that the law reneges on agreements signed between Israel and the PA, MK Stern argued that those agreements also obligate both sides to act to prevent terrorism.

Ministers Approve Bill Deducting Terrorists’ Pay from Palestinian Authority’s Earnings

The pressure to go ahead with the bill came from rightwing Likud members, as well as from Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked (Habayit Hayehudi) and Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman (Yisrael Beiteinu).

Netanyahu Postpones Bill Blocking Terrorists’ Salaries

Traditionally, security officials have objected to usurping funds that are being transferred to the Palestinian Authority, fearing this would further undermine the status of Chairman Mahmoud Abbas.

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