Knesset Speaker: 'Memory of the Holocaust in question'

In Brussels, Speaker notes that the Belgian winner of Iranian award for anti-Semitic cartoon was named 'cultural ambassador' of Belgian townGary Willig, 1/23/2018, 5:56 PM

'Abbas says one thing in English, another in Arabic

Knesset Speaker tells EU foreign policy chief not to be taken in by PA leader's 'double-speak.'Yoni Kempinski, Brussels, 1/23/2018, 4:20 PM

'Pence is a true friend of Israel, the Knesset welcomes him'

Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein welcomes Vice President Pence ahead of much-anticipated Knesset address.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/21/2018, 8:18 PM

Edelstein threatens the opposition

Knesset Speaker says that if the opposition appeals to Supreme Court against Recommendations Law, he will prevent filibusters in the future.Hezki Baruch, 12/27/2017, 11:37 PM

Knesset Speaker calls on all MKs to attend US VP's speech

MK Yuli Edelstein responds to plan by Joint Arab List to boycott speech by Vice President Pence in Knesset this week.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/18/2017, 4:34 PM

Knesset Speaker urges counterparts to recognize Jerusalem

MK Yuli Edelstein to dozens of his colleagues: Support the recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.Hezki Baruch, 12/18/2017, 5:10 AM

Lighting the menorah, keeping a promise

Knesset Speaker Edelstein lights Hanukkah candles with residents of Samaria town, fulfilling promise to visit 'on happier occasions.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/14/2017, 4:37 PM

Hazan to Edelstein: Wake up before it's too late

MK Oren Hazan demands Knesset Speaker take action over anti-Israel statements made by Arab MKs.Hezki Baruch, 12/14/2017, 5:46 AM

'Long-due recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel'

Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein responds to President Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/9/2017, 5:54 PM

Knesset Speaker to Arab colleagues: Follow Sadat

Yuli Edelstein invites all Arab parliament speakers to Knesset and to normalize ties with Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/21/2017, 4:58 PM

'Ze'evi wasn't given the right to defend his name'

PM at memorial for minister murdered by terrorists: 'Clear attempt to blur Ze'evi's legacy - we won't allow this to happen.'Mordechai Sones, 10/24/2017, 5:56 PM

'An attempt to weaken the protectors of democracy'

Israeli president speaks at opening of Knesset winter session, slams attempts to 'intimidate, weaken' Supreme Court.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/23/2017, 5:08 PM

Arab Joint List MK resigns from Knesset

Joint List MK Osama Saadi quits Knesset Monday.Hezki Baruch, 9/18/2017, 11:24 AM

Shas MK resigns from Knesset following gay wedding controversy

Yigal Guetta resigns from Knesset after publicizing his attendance at a single-sex 'wedding.'David Rosenberg, 9/17/2017, 4:07 PM

Beit El celebrates 40 years

'It's not 40 years in Beit El.  It's 4000 years from the time of Abraham.'Eliran Baruch, 8/30/2017, 5:27 PM

'The vision - one million residents in Judea and Samaria'

Knesset Speaker and Education Minister celebrate the 40th anniversary of the establishment of Beit El.Eliran Aharon, 8/30/2017, 12:06 AM

Watch: Edelstein to Jordanian counterpart: Just keep silent

Speaker of the Jordanian Parliament praises terrorists who carried out attack on Temple Mount.Mordechai Sones, 7/17/2017, 10:37 PM

Edelstein misses Shaked

Yuli Edelstein sends message to Minister Shaked through Culture Minister Miri Regev, who presented Justice Ministry bill.Mordechai Sones, 7/10/2017, 5:48 PM

57% of Likud's voters oppose haredi parties' conversion bill

Nearly 2/3 of Israelis think municipal rabbis should be allowed to perform conversions.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/29/2017, 3:29 PM

'It gives you a sense of victory'

Knesset Speaker tells Arutz Sheva about experience of speaking before the Russian Parliament - near where he was once tried and imprisoned.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/29/2017, 2:34 PM

Knesset Speaker: I won't pray in a 'mixed' prayer section

'I personally wouldn't pray in an egalitarian area,' he said, but expressed criticism for the Conversion Law.Michal Levy, 6/29/2017, 2:01 PM

Public speaking - in the language he was imprisoned for teaching

Knesset Speaker Edelstein, a former refusenik, speaks to Russian Federation Council exactly 30 years after his release from prison.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/28/2017, 2:37 PM

'Russia has not intervened in any election campaign'

Knesset Speaker visits Moscow, to speak at upper house of Russian Parliament.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/27/2017, 7:04 PM

'My hope is sovereignty in Judea and Samaria'

Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein says Jewish heart is in Judea and Samaria, hopes to be able to declare sovereignty from Knesset.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/6/2017, 6:47 PM

A missed opportunity for Jonathan Pollard?

Attorney says Israeli PM, president missed opportunity to ask US President Trump to nix restrictions on Pollard during his visit to Israel.Benny Tocker, 5/25/2017, 5:38 PM

Knesset speaker: Hazan selfie was 'scandalous'

'Anyone who did not cringe at this moment needs to do some soul-searching about whether he still respects this state.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/25/2017, 12:14 PM

Is Israel delaying the US embassy move?

Knesset Speaker says Israeli officials asked Trump to wait with the move. 'They asked that he wait, go slowly - and that’s what he did.'Ido ben Porat, 4/27/2017, 10:33 AM

German reporters ask: Can Israel ever put the past behind?

Speaker of the Knesset Yuli Edelstein describes Israeli relations with Germany in light of its role in the Holocaust.Hezki Baruch, 4/24/2017, 6:51 PM

Photographer David Rubinger dies

Rubinger was photographer favored by first Prime Minister David Ben Gurion. Took famous Six-Day-War photograph of paratroopers near Wall.Shlomo Piotrokovski, 3/2/2017, 12:49 PM

'Revoke the salaries of no-show MKs'

Knesset Committee meets to discuss poor meeting attendance and too many interruptions.Hezki Baruch, 2/20/2017, 3:37 PM

Knesset Speaker to Paul Ryan: Embassy move needs wide support

Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein met yesterday with House of Representatives head Paul Ryan and discussed transfer of American embassy.Yoni Kempinski, 2/2/2017, 8:40 AM

'I will ask Congress to help move US embassy to Jerusalem'

Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein travels to Washington DC tonight to meet with Congressmen, speak on Iranian threat and US embassy.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/31/2017, 6:39 PM

'We have initiated a tradition of cooperation and friendship'

Knesset Speaker holds trilateral meeting with parliamentary leaders of Greece and Cyprus. Agreement reached on regional cooperation.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/26/2017, 4:23 PM

Knesset Speaker halts vote on law expelling terrorists' families

Yuli Edelstein stops Yesh Atid party from holding vote on law to expel terrorists' families.Hezki Baruch, 1/18/2017, 3:07 PM

Impeachment proceedings against MK Ghattas begin

Knesset Speaker receives 72 signatures from MKs required to begin first ever impeachment proceedings against Arab MK.Arutz Shev Staff, 1/16/2017, 9:23 PM

MK Ghattas to be banned from voting in Knesset

Knesset legal adviser says MK Ghattas cannot vote in Knesset while under arrest.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/25/2016, 7:40 PM

Police to search office of MK Ghattas

Knesset Speaker orders search of office of MK who smuggled cell phones to terrorists in prison.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/25/2016, 5:41 PM

MK Ghattas' immunity lifted

MK Basel Ghattas agrees to have his parliamentary immunity lifted after admitting to smuggling cell phone to Hamas terrorists.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/22/2016, 7:11 PM

Knesset panel to study dress code

Efforts to enforce a Knesset dress code barring short skirts and dresses to be relaxed until a committee makes its recommendations.JTA, 12/15/2016, 6:01 AM

Knesset Speaker to students: Don't learn from the MKs

Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein tells students to expect better from MKs, asks them not to learn from MKs' bad examples.Hezki Baruch, 12/11/2016, 2:36 PM

Israel thanks Guatemala for role in creation of the Jewish state

Knesset Speaker thanks Guatemala for its critical role in helping establish as the Central American nation's president wrapped up a visit.JTA, 12/1/2016, 5:40 AM

Knesset Speaker: Peace is a 'bottom-up process'

Knesset Speaker addresses visiting Jewish Agency Board of Governors.Yoni Kempinski, 11/2/2016, 1:16 AM

Kahlon and Edelstein agree on structure of Arrangements Law

Taxation on a third apartment to be included in the Arrangements Law for 2017-2018.Hezki Baruch, 10/14/2016, 2:42 AM

'Terrorism can never win - the Jewish heart beats on'

Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein gives moving eulogy for terror-victim Levana Malichi: Terrorism can never win.Gary Willig, 10/9/2016, 10:04 PM

Knesset flags lowered to half-mast

Speaker Edelstein: 'When I visited Peres last week, I was optimistic, sure that he'll be there at the open of the Knesset winter session.'Hezki Baruch, 9/28/2016, 5:46 PM

'A black spot on the history of Israel'

The Zionist activist group 'Im Tirtzu' demands sanctioning MK Yousef Jabareen for visiting arch-terrorist Marwan Barghouti at his jail cell.Ido ben Porat, 8/19/2016, 9:58 AM

'Israeli sovereignty in Judea and Samaria will promote peace'

In visit to Gush Etzion, Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein expresses support for initiatives to apply sovereignty to Judea and Samaria.Shimon Cohen, 8/15/2016, 9:28 PM

Knesset synagogue to be expanded and renovated

Synagogue in Knesset has been getting overcrowded of late, so Speaker Yuli Edelstein has initiated a renovation project.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/8/2016, 10:00 PM

Regret & nostalgia abound in Knesset Gush Katif event

Minister and MKs speak about the decisions that led to the "disengagement" from Gaza and its aftermath in event marking 11-year anniversary.Eliran Aharon, 8/2/2016, 6:35 PM

Knesset Chairman urges all 'decision-makers' to visit Amona

Yuli Edelstein: "As long as the basic premise is destruction, nothing good will come out of it, not for Jews and not for Arabs."Eliran Aharon, 7/28/2016, 8:11 PM

Edelstein: 'We must take the initiative, not just respond'

Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein gives speech in commemoration of Second Lebanon War. Emphasizes need to restore faith in government.Hezki Baruch, 7/19/2016, 9:43 PM

Palestinians furious over 'settler' Edelstein

PA ambassador to Greece criticizes parliament for inviting Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein.Hezki Baruch, 7/14/2016, 10:41 PM

Security increased for MK Glick following Arab incitement

After a video calling for MK Yehuda Glick's murder gains thousands of views of Youtube, Knesset Speaker beefs up security for Likud MK.Rachel Kaplan, 7/3/2016, 9:27 AM

Knesset Speaker 'deeply shocked' at murder of British MP

Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein writes letter of condolence to UK public following shocking assassination of Labour MP.Ari Soffer, 6/16/2016, 9:47 PM

Knesset Speaker marries in Jerusalem's Old City

Yuli Edelstein married Irina Nevzlin in small ceremony overlooking the Kotel.Hezki Baruch, 6/15/2016, 12:48 PM

Netanyahu: 'I aspire for a demilitarized Palestine'

At launch of Knesset's summer session, PM says he is ready for 'courageous steps'; Herzog accuses him of 'slamming the door on change.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/23/2016, 7:49 PM

Whom did the Knesset Speaker snub from his wedding?

Edelstein has invited all 120 MKs to his marriage on June 20, except for three pro-terror Balad MKs - and an MK from his own Likud party.Ari Yashar, 5/9/2016, 4:46 PM