Legendary Spymaster Rafi Eitan, Dead at 92

“The foundations that Rafi laid in the first years of the state are a significant layer in the activities of the Mossad even today. The people of Israel owe him much."

Shaked Plans Knesset Confirmation of Next Supreme Court Judges

"In the vast majority of Western democracies," Shaked noted, "It is the elected officials who appoint the judges of the highest court in the judicial system."

Elections Committee Bans 2 Extremist Arab Parties, Jewish Candidate for ‘Moderate’ Arab Party

On December 28, 2015, Cassif posted on Facebook an attack on Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked whom he called a "neo-Nazi [expletive]."

Regardless of Results, Fight Over Expelling Otzma Candidate Likely to Reach High Court

Meanwhile, Attorney Ben Gvir filed a 500,000 shekel ($138,000) defamation lawsuit against MK Stav Shafir (Labor), for calling the members of Jewish Power "Nazis."

US Honors Knesset for Employment of Disabled Persons

“The Knesset serves as an example for the public and private sectors, and many people from Israel and abroad visit the Knesset to learn from our experience in this field.”

Otzma Yehudit Platform Radical on Jewish Values, Hazy on Practical Implementation

I'd like to see a better reasoned and less combative platform – with no need to change or moderate the party's beliefs.

Otzma Yehudit to AIPAC: Go Home

Otzma Yehudit told AIPAC members to come home to Israel to earn the right to participate in internal Israeli politics.

Bibi to AIPAC: ‘Rejecting Union with Right-Wing Parties Is Absurd’

As to the rights of US Jews to intervene in Israeli politics, I recommend landing in Ben Gurion International, picking up the blue ID card that's been waiting for them since 1948 – and voting their little heart silly.
Rabbi Eli Ben Dahan

Report: Rabbi Eli Ben-Dahan is #28 on Likud Candidate List

Ben-Dahan was forced to leave his post as deputy defense minister a number of months ago when Liberman decided to resign as defense minister.

‘New Right’ Party Reveals Candidate List for Upcoming Elections

Prominent American Israeli journalist Caroline Glick is number 6 on the party list.

Otzma Yehudit Joins Habayit Hayehudi in Unprecedented Religious Zionist Union

All three parties when running on their own do not cross the threshold in most polls.

Bayit Yehudi, National Union Sign Deal to Create Joint List for Upcoming Election

Under the agreement, former IDF Chief Rabbi Rafi Peretz will head the joint list. Both parties will receive an equal number of mandates.

Shas Party Tells Court: Women Can Be Members, Run for Office

The party is not obligated to appoint any female candidate to its electoral list, but the door is opened to the possibility.

Labor Party Selects Knesset Candidates for Upcoming Elections

Of 60,000 party members, the final turnout was about 56.4 percent at 84 polls across the country.

‘D-9 Yogev’ Wins Habayit Hayehudi Primary

Clearly, Yogev, who is likely to get a ministerial portfolio in Benjamin Netanyahu's coalition government, is a man who wears his heart on his sleeve and follows his principles even when those are costly.

Balad Chair: Party is ‘Inseparable Part of Palestinian National Movement’

Zahalka slammed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a "war criminal responsible for the deaths of thousands."

MKs Ask Erdogan to Release 3 Israeli-Arabs from Turkish Prison

Erdogan thanked the Israeli Arab lawmakers "for their service of representing the Palestinian will... against Tel Aviv's oppression in Gaza."

Knesset Speaker Cancels Official Delegation to Ireland over Boycott

The visit was planned well in advance, and the meetings were considered significant.

Knesset Celebrates 70 Years

The Knesset celebrated its 70th birthday, marked every year on the Jewish holiday of Tu Bishvat, the date on which the first Knesset convened for the first time (February 14, 1949).

Report: Habayit Hayehudi Contemplated Suicide

Party CEO Nir Auerbach became Persona non grata to some members when it turned out he had been in on the Bennett-Shaked parlor trick.
Rabbi Shalom Cohen of the Shas Party Council of Torah Sages, called the knitted yarmulke Israelis 'Amalek.'

Shas Sephardic Party Spiritual Leader Rabbi Shalom Cohen Hospitalized in Jerusalem

"It was decided the rabbi will remain in the hospital overnight for a series of examinations."

Smotrich: Bennett and Shaked Left ‘Atomic Mess’ in Habayit Hayehudi

"They abandoned the religious Zionist party at the last-minute, and now in Habayit Hayehudi there is a war of everyone against everyone else, its all empty, and void, and waste."

MK Betzalel Smotrich Wins Chair of National Union Faction

Members of the central committee chose Smotrich over his contender, Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel.

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