Knesset opens spoken Arabic course for MKs

Arab MKs from the Joint List applaud initiative to open course for parliamentarians from all factions to study the language.Raphael Poch, 1/12/2016, 8:54 AM

Edelstein: UN is still biased against Israel

Knesset Speaker blasts UN for continued bias against Israel, 40 years after passing a resolution claiming that Zionism is racism.Hezki Baruch, 1/6/2016, 3:13 AM

Edelstein spends Sabbath at Hevron, calls on Israelis to visit

At a difficult time for Hevron's Jews, Knesset Speaker says their story is one of courage and faith, and an example to every free person.Hezki Baruch, 12/13/2015, 7:42 PM

Knesset Speaker: No magic solution to stabbing terror

Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein discusses current wave of Arab terror with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.Hezki Baruch, 12/3/2015, 2:01 PM

Bundestag President tells Israel to 'calm down' about EU marking

Norbert Lammert tells Yuli Edelstein EU decision to label products made in Golan, Judea, Samaria is wrong, but not anti-Semitic.Nitsan Keidar, 12/3/2015, 11:03 AM

Knesset Speaker: Exposing PM's statements is 'disrespectful'

Yuli Edelstein backs up Netanyahu after the latter warns Likud members against leaking recordings of closed meetings to the public.Moshe Cohen, 12/3/2015, 9:23 AM

'Where goods are labeled, I fear people will be labeled'

Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein gives historic speech in Bundestag to mark 50 years of diplomatic ties between Israel and Germany.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/2/2015, 7:24 PM

Edelstein: standing on German soil will send chill down my spine

Knesset speaker visits Germany Tuesday for the first time, after once vowing never to set foot on its soil unless his position required it.Uzi Baruch, 11/29/2015, 5:39 PM

'Did you come to Israel to make it Soviet?'

Anti-assimilation head urges ex-Prisoner of Zion Edelstein to do soul searching and fight for the Jewish state, following his call to ban.Orli Harari, 11/11/2015, 7:30 PM

Knesset Speaker joins calls to ban anti-assimilation group

Edelstein says Gopshtain's group 'should be declared what it should be declared'; Gopshtain isn't 'worthy' of being in Knesset.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/10/2015, 6:40 PM

Italian Jews in Samaria: Boycott is against all Jews

Jewish representatives visit family of murdered couple and Knesset, in trip to learn more about the 'hypocrites' who boycott Israel.Yoni Kempinski, 11/2/2015, 7:58 AM

Edelstein: Who will be in charge of cameras on Temple Mount?

Knesset Speaker expresses support for new initiative as long as PA not in charge to 'forge photos of Jews praying, stabbing.'Haim Lev, 10/25/2015, 11:44 AM

Knesset Speaker: Now is the Time for Unity Government

Now is the time to unite against terror, Yuli Edelstein asserts, urging parties to disband with political divisions and come together.Hezki Baruch, 10/13/2015, 6:45 PM

Knesset Speaker at PM's Residence: We Feel Like Suckers

Edelstein visits protest tent, saying he expects government to crush terror. Region head demands: 'we want sovereignty in Judea-Samaria.'Hezki Baruch, 10/6/2015, 3:36 PM

Edelstein Slams Arab MKs: Find Somewhere Else to Incite

Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein speaks to Arutz Sheva about ongoing Arab violence in Jerusalem over Temple Mount.Hezki Baruch, 9/29/2015, 10:46 PM

Senior MKs Urge Brazil to Accept Dayan Appointment

Edelstein, Herzog and Lapid reach out to Brazil's envoy to Israel after former diplomats try to stymie Dani Dayan's appointment.Cynthia Blank, 9/22/2015, 5:01 PM

Edelstein Urges Israel's Neighbors to Visit in UN Speech

Knesset Speaker urges lawmakers from Israel's neighbors to discuss issues such as water and air, says peace will follow.Ben Ariel, 9/1/2015, 4:46 AM

Watch: Iranian Speaker Leaves UN Plenum During Edelstein Speech

Iranian Parliament speaker filmed leaving the UN plenum as Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein begins speech.Elad Benari, 9/1/2015, 12:42 AM

MK Hazan Dodges Probe into Threats Against Edelstein

State Prosecution says media reports of Oren Hazan threatening Yuli Edelstein make it difficult to differentiate fact from embellishment.Shlomo Pitrikovsky, 8/30/2015, 10:44 AM

Edelstein: When Someone Says He Wants to Kill Us, We Believe Him

Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Iran: 'I believe someone when he says he wants to destroy me.'Orly Harari, 8/29/2015, 8:51 PM

Edelstein to Push Israeli Opposition to Iran at UN Event

Knesset Speaker to visit NY to show off Knesset's environmentalism projects, but also promises to push Iran agenda.Hezki Baruch, 8/26/2015, 10:26 PM

Edelstein: Iran Threat is Not Just 'Jewish Paranoia'

Knesset Speaker stresses Israel and Croatia's joint commitment to Holocaust commemoration, while noting the danger of the Iran nuclear deal.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/23/2015, 2:05 PM

Ten Years On, First Lady Rivlin Honors 'Heroes' of Gush Katif

'Netzarim just as Tel Aviv is the story of the Zionist settling of the land,' Rivlin says at special event.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/16/2015, 1:16 AM

Iran Deal Is 'Internationally Sponsored Hallucination'

'Israel has moral obligation to do everything – everything!' – to stop Iran's nukes' says Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein.Gil Ronen, 7/15/2015, 1:33 PM

Edelstein: Coalition 'Could Change Soon,' Maybe for the Better?

Prime Minister Netanyahu worked hard to put together his coalition - but it is likely to change, said Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein.Moshe Cohen, 7/13/2015, 8:25 PM

'We Could Have Prevented the Disengagement'

Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein blasts 'bad decision' to withdraw from Gush Katif, says larger protests would have prevented it.Uzi Baruch, 7/12/2015, 3:00 PM

Knesset Speaker Appeals to Facebook to Stop Incitement

Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein turns to Mark Zuckerberg, asks to crack down on incitement against Jews and Arabs on the social network.Hezki Baruch, 7/8/2015, 7:29 PM

Edelstein Urges German Parliament: Stand by the Jewish People

In special session with German parliament president at Knesset celebrating 50 years of ties, Edelstein urges Germany to fight BDS.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/24/2015, 1:32 PM

Edelstein to EU Ambassadors: Instead of Boycotts Let's Cooperate

EU ambassadors visit Knesset to learn about 'Green Knesset' project and how Israel promotes international ties with environmentalism.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/17/2015, 3:28 PM

The Plot Thickens: Hazan Threatens to Dig Up Dirt on Edelstein

Aides to Knesset Speaker say after Hazan was suspended over Channel 2 allegations, he vowed to find stories against Edelstein.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/9/2015, 8:57 PM

MK Oren Hazan Partially Stripped of Authority

Freshman Likud MK will not be allowed to direct Knesset sessions until further notice, but still receives support from Knesset speaker.Hezki Baruch, 6/9/2015, 1:24 PM

'His Experience and Wisdom Will Be Missed'

MKs from Left and Right say goodbye to former Yisrael Beytenu MK David Rotem, who passed away Monday at age 66.Cynthia Blank, 6/8/2015, 7:50 PM

Edelstein Tells Knesset Parties to Get Their Acts Together

All party heads must inform Knesset Speaker without delay who of their party members will be serving in various Knesset committees.Haim Lev, 5/28/2015, 2:57 PM

MK Ilatov: The Coalition is Paralyzing the Knesset

Blaming delaying tactics for lack of forming Knesset committees, Ilatov requests Edelstein get coalition members in line.Hezki Baruch, Cynthia Blank, 5/25/2015, 6:57 PM

Knesset Speaker: 61-MK Coalition Can't Hold More Than a Year

Edelstein has 'a hard time imagining this government lasting for very long' without Labor or Liberman.Gil Ronen, 5/20/2015, 1:25 PM

Security Detail Assigned to MK Shaked after 'Explicit Threats'

Incoming Justice Minister the target of an incitement campaign, threats against her on social media. Knesset Speaker: we're in shock.Hezki Baruch, 5/11/2015, 10:00 AM

Knesset, A-G Call to Reject Yesh Atid Petition

Formal response to Yesh Atid bid to block Cabinet expansion notes that the party has objected prematurely, involves High Court needlessly.Shlomo Pitrikovsky, 5/11/2015, 9:26 AM

Edelstein: We Are On the Brink of Civil War

Knesset Speaker warns of imminent social crisis at opening summer session as Ethiopian protests against discrimination set to continue.Ido Ben Porat, Cynthia Blank, 5/4/2015, 5:27 PM

Knesset Speaker Calls for Unity on Independence Day

Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein says Israel should be turned into a "spectacular mosaic".Ben Ariel, 4/23/2015, 1:16 AM

Knesset Speaker Hosts Parents of Fallen Lone Soldier

MK Yuli Edelstein hosts the parents of lone soldier Max Steinberg at the annual Knesset event in honor of Memorial Day.Ben Ariel, 4/22/2015, 12:44 AM

Edelstein to Continue as Knesset Speaker

An overwhelming majority of 103 MKs choose Yuli Edelstein to continue in his role as Knesset Speaker in the 20th Knesset as well.Hezki Baruch, 4/1/2015, 4:43 AM

Knesset Solar Panels Make it 'Greenest' Parliament Anywhere

As of Sunday, the Knesset's roof is set to generate enough electricity to power the building's lights, and other needs.Moshe Cohen, 3/29/2015, 8:14 PM

MKs Learn: 'There is No Substitute for Hard Work'

Incoming MKs meet with Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein and veteran MK Amir Peretz for seminar on legislation and law-making.Hezki Baruch, Cynthia Blank, 3/29/2015, 12:43 PM

Mutual Cooperation Agreement Between Knesset, Ugandan Parliament

Memorandum for two countries to share information, promote mutual interests - the fifth the Knesset has signed recently.Hezki Baruch, 3/16/2015, 6:52 PM

Likud Ministers Deny Existence of 'Concessions Document'

Likud MKs defend PM against damning concessions document, Bennett's verbal jabs; argue unity is crucial.Cynthia Blank, 3/8/2015, 2:57 PM

Edelstein: Bibi's Speech Is not Just About Israel

Speech is about 'standing together and resisting the temptation to compromise and appease our foes,' writes speaker in LA Times.Gil Ronen, 2/28/2015, 8:02 PM

Edelstein: Expelling Arabs Is not an Option

Knesset speaker says Jews and Arabs need to learn to coexist but says there is chance for a comprehensive peace treaty in coming years.Gil Ronen, 2/23/2015, 1:03 PM

Edelstein: The Truth of Our Rights to Israel is Biblical

Edelstein awarded prize for 'fight for truth' in New York, named among 100 people most influencing the lives of Jews worldwide.Orli Harari, Ari Yashar, 2/4/2015, 11:20 AM

'Anti-Semitism is Anti-Semitism is Anti-Semitism'

'Anti-Semitism always starts with the Jews and never ends with the Jews,' Knesset speaker Yuli Edelstein warns.Yoni Kempinski and Tova Dvorin, 1/27/2015, 7:49 AM

Israeli Poet Blesses Abbas's ICC Case

Radical and controversial poet Natan Zach takes out ad in Haaretz blessing Abbas on his way to the ICC.Cynthia Blank, 1/19/2015, 8:49 PM

Likud's New Knesset List Starts to Emerge

After 40% of the votes counted, Yuli Edelstein and Gilad Erdan likely to take second and third spots after Netanyahu. Miri Regev in fifth.Hezki Baruch, Cynthia Blank, 1/1/2015, 11:04 AM

Knesset Speaker Tells Rabbis 'Empty Peace Talks Dangerous'

Edelstein responds favorably to Rabbinical Congress for Peace, which demands govt. disavow land withdrawals as danger to Jews.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/27/2014, 8:03 PM

Nationalist MKs Slam High Court's Decision on Amona

Nationalist MKs criticize High Court's decision that the new community of Amona be demolished within two years.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/26/2014, 3:45 AM

Edelstein: Livni Made a Dirty Deal with the Arabs

Knesset Speaker: Livni made a dirty deal during the vote on Zoabi's suspension. I don't even know to which party she belongs anymore.Hezki Baruch and Elad Benari, 12/22/2014, 3:16 AM

Netanyahu Demands EU Place Hamas Back on Terrorism List

Netanyahu joins outpouring of ministers and MKs criticizing removal of Hamas from terror list; EU message is 'kill Israelis, get a state.'Ari Yashar, 12/17/2014, 12:54 PM

Edelstein: Livni's Zigzagging is Political Corruption

Knesset Speaker says that MK Tzipi Livni must be reminded of her running with four different parties within a few years.Uzi Baruch, 12/14/2014, 6:03 AM

Chabad Holiday: Rare Books, Knesset Speaker Reunion, and More

An original prayer book, an art exhibition of a Hevron artist and a Knesset Speaker codenamed Baal HaTanya at Yud-Tet Kislev celebrations.Hillel Fendel, 12/7/2014, 2:00 AM