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Yesh Atid Committee Chair: Michael Ben-Ari’s Plight Shook Me

They're both free thinkers, but for the time being, only Michael is being targeted by the police for political harassment.

Radio Hosts Humiliate Yamina Minister over his Change of Heart on Coalition Arabs’ Support...

The minister's humiliation eventually ended because it was time to go to commercials.

Ben-Gvir Ruins Walid Taha’s First Day as Knesset Committee Chairman

"Shame on you, Knesset members who lick the backside of terrorism."

Man of the Year 5781: The Indefatigable MK Itamar Ben-Gvir

Last spring, MK Ben-Gvir was not a commentator on the news – he was the news.

Ben Gvir Unapologetic for Late MK Alkharumi Attack Tweet

It stands to show you that even the ancient principle of "Achrei mot kdoshim" has limits.

Israel vs. Facebook: Knesset Bill Seeks to Rein in Social-Media Censorship

The bill requires platforms to clearly state their policies for removing content and blocking users by providing “an available response in the Hebrew language for the investigation of complaints” and to offer a way for users to ask about removal; it also clarifies when they can seek damages in court.

Knesset Plenum Adds 2nd Woman to Panel Selecting Rabbinical Judges

The Religious Services Minister will appoint a woman rabbinical court advocate.

Matan Kahana’s Kashrut Reform Bill Revealed, Here Are Some Key Items

Here are a few choice items I translated hurriedly. Clearly, a deeper discussion should follow.

Secular, Haredi and Arab Lawmakers to Join Forces on Reducing Vote Threshold

It should be interesting to watch the Knesset becoming divided not along the traditional coalition vs. opposition divider, but as sharks vs. guppies.

Haredim Will Bear the Brunt of Government’s War on Disposable Plastic Utensils

Of course, if the finance and environmental protection folks really want to clean up Israel, and at the same time repress Haredi families even more, they should go after disposable diapers.

Watch: Arabs Attack MK Smotrich in Shimon HaTzadik Neighborhood

About 60 Arab squatters in Sheikh Jarrah are slated for eviction, after having exhausted the appeal process in Israeli courts.

Ruderman Family Foundation Applauds First Deaf MK, Yamina’s Shirley Pinto

Pinto is a former employee of The Ruderman Family Foundation and a member of its network of young activists who are passionate about social justice and inclusion.

Yamina Minister to Haredi Leaders: When Did You Last Pray Lying Down in the...

The most combative among the incoming team was undoubtedly the next Minister of Religious Services (Bennett's old job) Matan Kahana from Yamina.

Hindsight Politics: Poll Shows 52% of Yamina Voters Regret their Choice

We don't know for sure if all the respondents really were who they claimed to be.
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Future Meretz Arab Minister Frej Openly Hopes & Predicts Palestinian State to Be...

"Imagine the unique thing Lapid has done – Yamina, the left, the center, he put them around the same table."

Meretz MK Under Attack for Bill Barring Jewish Outreach to Minors without Parental Consent

"It bothers Zandberg that the dear Chabad Chassidim offer passers-by to put on tefillin."

Right-Wing Triumph: Knesset Passes Preliminary ‘Settlement Regulation’ and ‘Override Clause’ Bills

Both pieces of legislation bring hope to the right-wing lawmakers who have been pushing them stubbornly but with little success over several years.

Netanyahu-Ben Gvir Deal: Evacuate Sheikh Jarrah in Return for Massive Police Presence

The Prime Minister's people refused the condition of a permanent police presence and agreed only to boost police patrols.

Sovereignty Movement’s Pushback: Fifth Elections Preferable to Government Leaning on Supporters of Terrorism

"A government of that sort will not promote settlement, construction, and sovereignty, will not battle terrorism, domestic marauders, and external enemies."

Arab MKs Get Away with Altered Swearing-In Text, But When MK Kahane Did It...

Shouldn't Speaker Levin start proceedings to expel the Joint Arab List from the Knesset?

Chad Gadya: The Post-Election Process from Voting to New Government

Here, for your consideration, is the expected schedule for the continuation of the election process for the 24th Knesset and the formation of the next Israeli government.

Netanyahu Says Religious Zionists Get Smacked Time and Again and Come Back for More

Netanyahu used his final big interview to the National Religious press for an unrestrained trashing of the very people he hopes to lure into his next government.

MK Nir Barkat First Billionaire in Knesset History following $10 Billion IPO – Despite...

Like the online trading platform Robinhood Markets, eToro has also enjoyed a strong growth spurt over the past year.

Tel Aviv U Comprehensive Survey: 87% of Arab Voters Want Part in Government

The most important issue for the Arab public is the implementation of the government plan to combat violence in Arab society (58.6% of respondents).

Knesset Committee Warns: No Money to Deal with Next Large Scale Oil Spill

"We all understand that it is only a matter of time before a wide-scale contamination disaster takes place at sea."

Gafni, Ben-Gvir, Promise Major Constitutional Limits on the Courts If Elected

Monday was a particularly thought-provoking day in Israel's legal history.

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