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Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee

Russia claims not passing weapons to Hezbollah

Following internal probe of its military, Russia tells Israel that it is not passing weapons on to Hezbollah.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/2/2016, 8:33 AM

Defense Ministry: Forcing haredim to IDF backfires

Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee prepares to update Draft Law according to haredi parties' demands.Eliran Aharon, 11/19/2015, 1:29 PM

Did Barak's Divulgences Harm Israel's Security?

Foreign Affairs and Defense Comm. chair will investigate why military censor cleared information on possible Iran strike for publication.Cynthia Blank, 8/23/2015, 2:07 PM

Arab List to Forego Security Committee for Finance

Tibi says party willing to take financial influence instead of access to defense committee, heading off serious security concerns.Benny Moshe, Ari Yashar, 3/27/2015, 8:52 AM

'Buji Has Lost his Mind'

Nationalist MKs pounce on Labor head who won't rule out letting MK Ahmed Tibi into Knesset's sensitive Foreign Affairs and Defense CommitteeBenny Moshe, Gil Ronen, 3/11/2015, 4:07 PM

State 'Deeply Concerned' Over Defense Budget

Israel needs over 1 billion shekels to return to the security level before Protective Edge, Elkin says.Hezki Baruch and Tova Dvorin, 12/9/2014, 3:16 PM

Netanyahu's Statements Raise 'Disengagement' Fears

PM 'doesn't want one state from Sea to Jordan, must separate from Palestinians,' after ruling out talks. MKs warn of unilateral steps.Ari Yashar, 6/6/2014, 8:08 AM

Labor MK Suspended Over Media Leak

MK Omer Bar-Lev suspended from Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee for leaking a letter that should have been classified.Elad Benari, 5/20/2014, 2:12 AM

Netanyahu, Lapid End Portfolio War

A six-month standoff prevented the appointment of a permanent chairman to the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee.Shlomo Pitrikovsky, Gil Ronen, 5/12/2014, 11:15 AM

Lapid Loses Battle for Key Knesset Committee

MKs Elkin and Levin will head the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee.Gil Ronen, 5/11/2014, 8:20 AM

Netanyahu Decides on Chair of Key Committee

Ofer Shelah and Ze'ev Elkin to serve as rotating heads of Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee.Elad Benari, Canada, 5/2/2014, 11:11 PM

Herzog Takes Coalition to Court Over Committee

Opposition leader files appeal in protest of delay in the appointment of a chairman to Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee.Elad Benari, 2/27/2014, 5:44 AM

Still No Chairman for Knesset's Defense C'tee

Speaker Edelstein says Netanyahu, Lapid are not close to agreeing on a chairman for the key committee.Gil Ronen, 2/16/2014, 8:49 PM

Report: Deri Foiled Yishai Appointment to C'tee

Shas chairman reportedly foiled an attempt to appoint rival Yishai as temporary head of Foreign Affairs and Defense C'tee.Elad Benari, 12/23/2013, 1:12 AM

Lawmaker Admits: Likud’s Small Size a Challenge

The Likud party’s ‘unprecedented’ attempt to rule with just 1 of every 6 Knesset seats poses a challenge, says MK Levin.Maayana Miskin, 12/19/2013, 12:11 PM

Edelstein to Head Most Important Committee

Knesset Speaker plans to appoint himself as temporary Chairman of the Knesset’s Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee due to coalition spat.Elad Benari, 12/18/2013, 2:18 AM

Lieberman: Another Prisoner X? Nonsense

Head of Defense Committee says Israel takes care of its prisoners.Maayana Miskin, 7/10/2013, 10:31 AM

Knesset Approves Call-Up of 70,000

Government approves expanding call-up to include 70,000 reservists in further sign of impending ground operation.Maayana Miskin, 11/20/2012, 4:34 PM

Declare a 'Special Situation' in Israel's South

The powerful Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense committee is calling for a 'special situation' in Israel's south as rockets rain down.Gabe Kahn., 3/12/2012, 5:31 PM