Bennett Government loses Knesset majority -could necessitate election

April 6, 2022 by  
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Israel woke up Wednesday morning to a dramatic political development when Member of Knesset (MK) Idit Silman, the chairwoman of Prime Minister Naftali Bennett’s coalition, announced she was quitting the coalition, thus depriving Bennett of his very slim majority in the Knesset. Read more

Zelensky’s unfortunate Knesset address

March 23, 2022 by  
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Clearly realizing, or having been told by advisers, that he’d crossed a line in his Zoom speech to the Knesset on Sunday evening, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky subsequently softened his tone. Read more

Conversion bill delayed, but tensions over issues associated with Jewish law remain

March 16, 2022 by  
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The Knesset, which was to vote to revamp rules regarding Jewish conversion, has delayed the bill until the start of its summer session in May due to the political sensitivity of the issue. Read more

Zelensky officially scheduled to address Knesset via Zoom

March 16, 2022 by  
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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is slated to address the Israel Knesset from Kyiv via video link early next week, likely on Sunday, Ynet reported on Tuesday. Read more

Bennett basher Kati Piasecki joins Knesset as Meretz MK

February 23, 2022 by  
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The Meretz party’s Kati Piasecki will soon become a member of the Knesset. She will replace Meretz MK Ghaida Rinawie Zoabi who was appointed Israel’s new consular general in Shanghai. Read more

Bennett’s coalition experiences ‘meltdown,’ loses eight votes at the Knesset

January 14, 2022 by  
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The Coalition, head by Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, suffered several significant political defeats on Wednesday evening at the Knesset’s plenum when it lost by eight votes to the Opposition. Read more

Knesset session discusses mounting wave of anti-Jewish violence in Israel

December 9, 2021 by  
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Members of Knesset and representatives of several Israeli organizations convened in the Knesset on Wednesday to discuss the “violence, incitement and racketeering by Arabs against Jews in the Negev, the Galilee, Jerusalem and the mixed cities,” during which they warned of a growing trend of nationalistic violence against the Jewish state. Read more

Knesset’s winter session opens amid raucous showdown

October 6, 2021 by  
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The Knesset commenced with the Winter Assembly of the 24th Knesset amid a raucous confrontation between Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and the opposition. Read more

Israel: What happens next

June 3, 2021 by  
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The Knesset is expected to convene as soon as possible to ratify the government with the government is expected to be sworn in 12 days on Monday. Read more

Member of Knesset Infected with Coronavirus

June 4, 2020 by  
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Member of Knesset (MK) Sami Abu Shehadeh has been infected by the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the second Israeli lawmaker to contract the virus. Read more

After delay, Israel’s 35th government sworn in

May 18, 2020 by  
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Israel’s 35th government, headed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, was sworn in on Sunday, as 18 months of political turmoil seemingly came to an end and after last-minute complications delayed the ceremony that was slated for Thursday night. Read more

Arab Knesset member urges boycott of Israel at London pro-BDS conference

July 9, 2019 by  
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Knesset member Yousef Jabareen of the Hadash-Taal Party publicly called to boycott Israel in a speech he gave over the weekend at a pro-BDS conference in London, reported Israel’s Kan news. Read more

Knesset holds ‘Every Person Has a Name’ Holocaust remembrance ceremony

May 3, 2019 by  
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The annual “Every Person Has a Name” ceremony was held at the Knesset on Thursday, the Knesset members reading off the names of Jews who perished at the hands of the Nazis during the Holocaust. Read more

Coalition partners vote to dissolve Knesset; early elections slated for April 9

December 25, 2018 by  
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The governing partners of Benjamin Netanyahu’s ruling coalition voted unanimously on Monday to dissolve the Knesset. Read more

What’s all the fuss about?

July 27, 2018 by  
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This past week has witnessed a volcanic eruption of hypocrisy, falsehoods and double standards on a massive scale…writes Michael Kuttner. Read more

Knesset ratifies Breaking the Silence law banning group from schools

July 17, 2018 by  
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The Knesset ratified the so-called “Breaking the Silence Law” overnight between Monday and Tuesday, giving Education Minister Naftali Bennett the authority to prevent organisations that “act against the IDF” from addressing school groups or entering state-funded schools.

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Israeli lawmakers author counter-bill criminalising Polish Holocaust denial

February 3, 2018 by  
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In a direct response to a bill passed by Polish legislators criminalising terms that link Poland to any involvement of the heinous crimes in the Holocaust, 61 members of Israel’s Knesset co-sponsored new legislation whereby exonerating Polish involvement in crimes against humanity during World War II will be considered a form of illegal Holocaust denial. Read more

What did you hear when Mike Pence spoke to the Knesset?

In Monday’s New York Times, columnist Max Fisher treated Vice President Mike Pence’s visit to Israel as just another expression of what he considers the divisive policies of the Trump administration…Jonathan S. Tobin/JNS.org. Read more

Balfour at the Knesset

November 10, 2017 by  
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An international conference discussing the significance of the Balfour Declaration has taken place at the Knesset in Jerusalem…reports Michael Kuttner. Read more

Operating under Knesset law

March 12, 2015 by  
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Recent assertions by the UIA about their “unique” status has raised serious concerns within the boardrooms and offices of other Zionist organisations…writes JNF CEO Dan Springer.

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We visit the Knesset

February 10, 2015 by  
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At the invitation of the Government Press Office, members of the foreign press stationed in Israel were invited to participate in a tour of the Knesset and a briefing which amongst other topics covered democracy in action and the mechanics of the forthcoming elections. Read more

Seminar on Israeli communities abroad

November 16, 2014 by  
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A seminar on Israeli communities abroad has been held in the Knesset in Jerusalem.  Read more