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Litzman Dumps Predecessor’s Policy, Returns Fluoride to Israeli Drinking Water

Deputy Health Minister Litzman dumps predecessor's policy and returns fluoride to drinking water in Israel.

Canadian Prime Minister to Address the Knesset

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper will deliver a speech to the Knesset during his visit to Israel next month, Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein announced...

Knesset Passes Law Assigning Running State Mikvahs to Chief Rabbinate

"Reform Jews in the US don’t have a single mikvah. All of a sudden they need a mikvah over here?"

New Bill Revokes Get-Refusing Inmates’ ‘Mehadrin’ Kosher Food, Boarding Privileges

"A man who turns his wife into an aguna and refuses to obey the judges' order to stop abusing her is not truly a man who values halakha and maintaining a Jewish lifestyle."

No Taxation on US Investors Bill Sent to Committee

In order for the arrangement regarding the issuing of E-2 visas to Israeli citizens in the United States to go into effect, a similar arrangement must be applied in Israel regarding citizens of the United States.

Herzog Wants New Elections

Herzog's idea sounds stupid, but if it is taken seriously, it might be a great brainstorm.

IDF Ombudsman’s Annual Report Says Soldiers’ Complaints Get Faster Treatment

Some 61% were legitimate, justified issues. The others were found to be false or trivial.

US House Reps to Knesset: We’ll Continue Aiding Israeli Security

"The need for security in Israel is clear and there are no disputes. We shall continue assisting you on the matter."

Hospitals Tell Knesset Committee Incentives a Must in Recruiting Physicians to Periphery

Health Ministry data on the internship preferences of medical students suggest all too clearly that 'they are not interested in going to the periphery!'

Shas and UTJ to Join Coalition by Week’s End

Shas and UTJ claim that they're joining the coalition. The question now is, who will be the last party to join?

Prisoner Release Prohibition Law Passes

The bill, which morally shouldn't even be necessary, prevents the government from releasing terrorists as part of the diplomatic process.

Labor Chairman Dumps Tzipi Livni, Zionist Union No More

Seeing as MK Dov Henin, the only Jewish Knesset member in the United Arab List, is retiring from politics, Livni should consider becoming the next Communist in the Knesset.

Livni to Appeal Government Approved Foreign NGO Bill

Justice Minister Tzipi Livni has announced that she intends to appeal the committee decision in the high court.

Minister Gidon Saar Unexpectedly Announces Resignation

Gidon Saar shocked and changed Israel's political landscape today with his unexpected resignation from politics.

Netanyahu’s Own Minister Leads Resolution Barring Palestinian State

Ze'ev Elkin, 46, is one of the natural candidates to replace the PM one of these days.

Knesset, Russian Federation Council, Hold Joint Holocaust Remembrance Event

"The new displays of Nazism – they too can threaten all of humankind."

Minister Accompanying Netanyahu: Settlement Freeze Off the Table

For now, nobody is pushing the 2-state thing. Maybe wait until after the Russian occupation…

Liberman’s Party Refusing to Support IDF Draft Compromise

"We will not support any law unless it passes through the defense establishment. We will not support an 'Israbluff' vote and similar combos. We will vote against. We have no intention of voting for it."

Shas: For 0% VAT on Basic Goods, We’ll Join Coalition

Shas head Aryeh Deri said this evening on Radio Kol Chai that if Netanyahu met his two non-negotiable conditions, Shas could join the coalition.

Haredi MK: Belz Hasidim Keep Nazareth Jewish

Kiryat Belz in the Har Yona neighborhood of Nazareth Illit is a large scale construction project aimed at thousands of Haredi couples in search of decent, low-cost housing.

Israeli Knesset Member Hospitalized in Prague

The Knesset member is being flown back to Israel for further treatment as soon as possible.

10,000 French Jews, 3,000 Americans expected to Make Aliyah in 2016

"We could have reached 15,000 [French] olim last year, not only 8,000," Former Minister of Immigration and Absorption Sofa Landver (Yisrael Beitenu) said.

Israel Bars Entry of Pro-BDS Visitors

MK Smotrich said in a statement that the new law means Israel 'stops turning the other cheek.'

US Vice President Mike Pence Arrives in Jerusalem

US Vice President arrives on an historic visit to Israel as Vice President of the United States. He will make history again on Tuesday, visiting the Western Wall.

Labor Party Chief: the Left Forgot What It Means to Be Jews

"We are Jews, living in a Jewish state," Gabai said, adding, "I think one of the Labor Party's problems is that it has distanced itself from that."

Likud Minister Benny Begin Leaves Government

Veteran Likud minister Benny Begin has resigned from the new Netanyahu government after coalition jockeying refused to yield him a seat at the table.
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MK Hazan Drills Arab MKs on Logical Inconsistency

MK Hazan suggested in no uncertain way there was no such thing as a "Palestinian nation," only a cluster of terrorists using the term as a unifying name.

MK Basel Ghattas Arrested For Aiding Hamas Prisoners in Israeli Jail

An Israeli Arab parliamentarian is arrested for aiding Hamas terrorists in an Israeli prison.

Government Approves Bill to Kill Tax Breaks on Anti-Israeli NGO Donations

The new bill, which amends Israel's income tax law, was endorsed by 26 MKs from all the coalition parties.

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