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Israel passes 1st reading of Knesset dispersal Bill
Middle East

Israel passes 1st reading of Knesset dispersal Bill

Israeli lawmakers, on Tuesday morning, passed the first reading of a Bill that proposes the dispersal of the 24th Knesset,…
Arab MK removed from Knesset after defending rights of Arab university students
Middle East

Arab MK removed from Knesset after defending rights of Arab university students

Arab MK Sami Abu Shehadeh was removed from a debate held in the Israeli Knesset’s Education, Culture and Sports Committee while he defended…
MK Abu Shehadeh to request Knesset dissolution this week
Middle East

MK Abu Shehadeh to request Knesset dissolution this week

Joint List MK Sami Abu Shehadeh announced on Friday that he would request the start of the process of dissolving…
Arab Knesset members back government against opposition no-confidence motion
Middle East

Arab Knesset members back government against opposition no-confidence motion

The Joint List, a coalition of three Arab political parties in Israel, has voted with the government against a no-confidence…
Knesset speaker expresses regret after Facebook account makes post against Haredim
Inside Israel

Knesset speaker expresses regret after Facebook account makes post against Haredim

Knesset Speaker Mickey Levy on Tuesday distanced himself from a post on his official Facebook account that attacked ultra-Orthodox Jews,…
Knesset delays 2-month reduction in mandatory military service for men
Inside Israel

Knesset delays 2-month reduction in mandatory military service for men

The Knesset in the early hours of Thursday voted to delay a move that would shorten compulsory military service for…
Haredi MK Yaakov Litzman says he will quit Knesset during Passover break
Inside Israel

Haredi MK Yaakov Litzman says he will quit Knesset during Passover break

The end of former United Torah Judaism minister Yaakov Litzman’s 23-year Knesset career was announced without fanfare, as the Haredi MK told…
Easing coalition crisis, controversial pensions law passes first Knesset vote
Inside Israel

Easing coalition crisis, controversial pensions law passes first Knesset vote

The controversial pensions law — which would legalize a long-standing practice of pension increases for career military officers — passed…
Blue and White boycotts Knesset votes over legislative holdup, angering partners
Inside Israel

Blue and White boycotts Knesset votes over legislative holdup, angering partners

Citing a list of gripes with the current government, Defense Minister Benny Gantz’s Blue and White party declared a boycott…
Three opposition bills advance in Knesset amid Ra’am boycott
Inside Israel

Three opposition bills advance in Knesset amid Ra’am boycott

Three bills backed by the opposition advanced in the Knesset on Wednesday, as the Ra’am faction boycotted votes due to…
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