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Knesset invites foreign journalists to explain their reporting

Members of Foreign Press Association angered over Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee invitation over biased reporting.Matt Wanderman, 2/9/2016, 1:45 PM

Russia assures Israel: We're 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 serve in army 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 Iran 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 Willing to Forego Sensitive Security Committee

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

'Deep Concern' over Impact of Elections on 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 Fears of 'Disengagement'

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 from Committees 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 Finally Decides on Chair of Key Knesset 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 Key Knesset 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

Edelstein: No Agreement on 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's Appointment to Head Key Committee

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 Temporarily 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

Call to 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