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Despite Growing Cynicism, 81% Are Proud to Be Israeli

19 Kislev 5777 – December 19, 2016
The IDF is the only institution that's still trusted widely: trust in the IDF by Jewish Israelis is at 90% (versus 93% last year) and at 82% by all Israelis. Only 32% of Israeli Arabs, however, trust the IDF.

Police Summon Arab MK Ghattas on Suspicion of Security Violations

19 Kislev 5777 – December 18, 2016
The Balad party on Sunday morning revealed that party politburo member Nibin Abu Rahmoun has also been interrogated by police.

Knesset Speaker to Set Up Team to Reexamine Dress Code

15 Kislev 5777 – December 15, 2016
MK Trajtenberg took off his shirt at the Knesset entrance, cautioning that "tomorrow all of you will have a burqa."

Knesset Passes Law Requiring Representation of Haredim, Olim, in Civil Service

13 Kislev 5777 – December 13, 2016
Proper representation legislation in recent years has used affirmative action to boost public sectors whose presence in the civil service does not represent their share of the population.

Knesset to Weigh Decriminalizing Weed as War on Drugs Authority Flips

13 Kislev 5777 – December 12, 2016
The Drug Authority's Chief Scientist, Yossi Fisch, noted that the incidence of Marijuana serving as a "gateway drug" is "negligible, zero."

Survey: Only 22% of Israeli Jews Completely Trust Supreme Court

12 Kislev 5777 – December 11, 2016
The Knesset has maintained most of its status, but that's only because it was very low 25 years ago – 27%. Today it's down to 23%.

‘Except Amona’ Regulations Bill Passes First Knesset Reading

8 Kislev 5777 – December 7, 2016
The so-called "Regulations Bill' to legalize Jewish communities built decades ago on Arab land in Judea and Samaria, passed its first Knesset reading.

Tzipi Livni Names Her Price [video]

7 Kislev 5777 – December 6, 2016
If she joins Yesh Atid, it would be the fifth time Livni jumped from a sinking ship.

Arab Party Wants Netanyahu Investigated for Incitement over Arsons

5 Kislev 5777 – December 5, 2016
In reality, Netanyahu did not actually accuse Arabs or even mention them in connection with the recent fires. He only warned that "whomever tries to burn the State of Israel will be punished severely."

PM Kicks Out Habayit Hayehudi MK for Saying Netanyahu Isn’t Rightwing

4 Kislev 5777 – December 4, 2016
MK Bezalel Smotrich said, 'Apparently, had Netanyahu been in charge instead of Ben Gurion, we would not have had a state. Ben Gurion had courage, he established a state against all odds.'

Shaked: Court’s Intervention in Knesset, Government Work Distorts Democracy

2 Kislev 5777 – December 2, 2016
'A judicial branch that intervenes in the legally created product of the legislative or executive branches is not adhering to the democratic model and it is our duty to bring it back on track.'

MK Oren Hazan Presents the New Arab Weapon

1 Kislev 5777 – November 30, 2016
Meet the lighter...

‘Muezzin Law’ Ready for Vote Despite Arab, Rivlin Objections

23 Heshvan 5777 – November 23, 2016
MK Issawi Freij (Meretz) announced that separating the Shabbat calls from the Muezzin bill exposes it for what it is: yet another example of Israeli racism.

Praying for Sodom

17 Heshvan 5777 – November 18, 2016
First, Knesset Insider Jeremy Saltan on how Trump might effect Israel's policies, how the Muslim call to prayer in the middle of the night might be noise pollution, and how the small community of Amona is making big waves. Then, on Spiritual Cafe, Rabbi Mike Feuer joins Yishai to discuss Abraham's adventures including praying for Sodom not to be destroyed, having a baby at a hundred and laughing about it, kicking out the "Egyptian" son, and finally, almost sacrificing the miracle child to God.

Ben-Dahan: Gov’t Says ‘No’ to Jewish Home Demolitions

16 Heshvan 5777 – November 17, 2016
The Gush Etzion neighborhood of Netiv HaAvot is also in danger of destruction.

Knesset Approves Arrangements Act in Preliminary Vote 58 – 50

15 Heshvan 5777 – November 16, 2016
Both Minister Moshe Kahlon (Kulanu) and Coalition Chairman David Bitan (Likud) warned that the bill would be suspended should it meet resistance from the Supreme Court.

Bennett: If Law to Save Amona Fails, We’ll Stop Voting with...

The threat was intended to pressure Likud to make sure all the coalition partners indeed show up to support the bill.

Bennett Defends Netanyahu Against Leftwing Attacks as Knesset Commemorates 21st Anniversary...

14 Heshvan 5777 – November 14, 2016
"For 21 years, the Left has been trying to blame Netanyahu for the incitement. Over and over Netanyahu said we disagree, but there should be no incitement. And now you're trying to silence him."

Sundays Off Coming to Israel

13 Heshvan 5777 – November 13, 2016
Israelis will get 6 Sundays off a year.

Former Jerusalem Grand Mufti at War with Knesset over Mosque Noise...

The original Muezzin bill was tabled and the Knesset ordered a report that said mosque loudspeakers have been around since loudspeakers had been invented, recommending a dialogue with the Muslim authorities.

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