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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 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

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 Ayelet Shaked

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

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

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 Now '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

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 MKs 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

'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 to Rabbis: 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 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 Slams EU Whitewashing of Hamas

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 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

Yud-Tet Kislev in Jerusalem

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

Knesset Votes 84:0 to Dissolve Itself

Knesset convenes to dissolve itself after party heads set date for snap elections in 105 days, after Netanyahu disbands the government.Hezki Baruch, Ari Yashar, 12/3/2014, 11:23 AM

Knesset Party Heads to Set Election Date

Knesset chairman invites all party heads for discussion Wednesday morning to establish date for snap elections, after coalition breaks up.Hezki Baruch, Ari Yashar, 12/2/2014, 10:46 PM

Edelstein Pays 'Emotional' Visit to Yehuda Glick

'It's very emotional to see someone who took four bullets at point-blank range recovering,' Edelstein says of veteran Temple Mount activist.Hezki Baruch, 12/2/2014, 1:39 PM

Danino: Ban Nationalist MKs from Temple Mount

Police Commissioner refuses to back down from statements supporting discriminatory 'status quo' on Judaism's holiest site.Ido Ben-Porat and Tova Dvorin, 11/28/2014, 2:12 PM

Edelstein Demands Reprimand for Danino

Edelstein fires back at Aharonovich over Danino's stance against MKs ascending Temple Mount, says 'it is not his place to give advice.'Hezki Baruch and Tova Dvorin, 11/26/2014, 5:15 PM

Yehuda Glick Speaking, Off Respirator

Shot Temple Mount activist calls Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein to break news that he has been taken off respirator in stunning recovery.Hezki Baruch and Tova Dvorin, 11/11/2014, 5:51 PM

Rivlin and Edelstein Bid Farewell to Gideon Sa'ar

After resigning from Knesset, Sa'ar met with Pres. Rivlin: 'Gideon embodies two integral qualities of a leader - freshness and experience.'Hezki Baruch, Cynthia Blank, 11/3/2014, 5:44 PM

Knesset Chair: 'Free Prayer on Temple Mount'

Edelstein visits Temple Mount leader, compares assassination attempt to Rabin murder and calls for Jewish prayer rights.Yoni Kempinski, Ari Yashar, 10/30/2014, 4:57 PM

Feiglin Security Detail Amid Assassination Fears

Knesset Chairman orders special detachment to guard outspoken MK and track other officials after assassination attempt.Hezki Baruch, Ari Yashar, 10/30/2014, 4:01 PM

Edelstein: 'American Critics Are Out of Touch'

Jewish neighborhoods in Jerusalem are not up for grabs, says Edelstein, calling to 'end discrimination against Judea and Samaria.'Hezki Baruch, Ari Yashar, 10/28/2014, 3:54 PM

'Jerusalem Will Not Become Cannon Fodder'

Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein talks tough on Jerusalem's security, vowing not to let the capital become the 'Gaza belt' of central Israel.Tova Dvorin, 10/27/2014, 6:45 PM

Knesset Chair: 'Zoabi Wants Our Destruction'

Edelstein says pro-Hamas MK 'wants them to slaughter us and for us to completely disappear,' doesn't anticipate elections in 2015.Hezki Baruch, Ari Yashar, 10/24/2014, 12:29 PM

Edelstein: 'We are Deciding Our Fate'

More Israelis move into the Shiloach neighborhood near the City of David. MK Edelstein tours and blesses new houses.Ido Ben Porat, Cynthia Blank, 10/20/2014, 6:43 PM

'We Must Keep Building'

Ground-breaking for permanent buildings of murdered teens' yeshiva emphasizes importance of building in Judea and Samaria, leaders say.Yoni Kempinski, Tova Dvorin, 10/14/2014, 9:18 AM

Edelstein to Urge Austria to Cut Ties with Iran

From the Holocaust to the future? Edelstein to make clear to Austrian officials that Iran wants to finish Hitler's work.Hezki Baruch and Tova Dvorin, 9/29/2014, 4:01 PM

Edelstein: Siddur Shows Continuity of the Jews

Knesset Speaker reflects on seeing the world's oldest known siddur.Yoni Kempinski, 9/19/2014, 4:46 AM

World's Oldest Jewish Prayerbook is on Display

1,200-year-old siddur revealed to general public for first time ever at Bible Lands Museum on Thursday.Ari Yashar, 9/18/2014, 4:28 PM

Rivlin: War Time No Time for Inauguration Party

Incoming President Reuven Rivlin is the latest to cancel a high-profile event due to Operation Protective Edge.Yaakov Levi, 7/20/2014, 5:21 PM

Knesset Speaker Asks MKs to Cool Down Rhetoric

Harsh statements fan the flames of animosity between Arabs and Jews, warns MK Edelstein.Hezki Baruch, Gil Ronen, 7/7/2014, 1:48 PM

Knesset Activity Suspended, Govt. Set to Meet

As news of the murders of three Israeli teens was made public, Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein abruptly halted Knesset activity.Moshe Cohen, 6/30/2014, 9:24 PM

MK: Jewish Identity a 'Strategic Imperative'

Government officials emphasize the need to reach out to Diaspora Jewry during Government of Israel-World Jewry Joint Initiative conference.Tova Dvorin, 6/24/2014, 10:30 AM

Knesset Speaker: Sorry, I Can't Fire MK Zoabi

MK Edelstein explains to Israelis infuriated by Arab MK's provocations that he has no way of dismissing her.Hezki Baruch, Gil Ronen, 6/22/2014, 3:48 PM

It's Final: Presidential Election on Tuesday

Knesset Speaker Edelstein decides not to postpone the poll, despite 'deep sense of foreboding regarding what the future may hold.'Gil Ronen , 6/8/2014, 3:48 PM

'I Feel that There Will Be Last-Minute Surprises'

On the final day for presenting candidacies for president, Knesset Speaker expects the unexpected.Hezki Baruch, Gil Ronen, 5/27/2014, 11:28 AM

MKs Draft Letter to Obama for Pollard's Release

Knesset delegation to make another push for Pollard's freedom, after weeks of silence on rumored deal.Hezki Baruch and Tova Dvorin, 5/26/2014, 8:26 PM

Knesset to Elect President on June 10

Speaker Edelstein officially announces the date for the poll. Shalom candidacy appears more likely.Yedidya Ben Or, Gil Ronen, 5/19/2014, 9:53 AM

MK Lipman Visits Vandalized Jerusalem Synagogue

Yesh Atid MK visits site of Monday's 'price tag' vandalism, condemns government officials for not coming earlier.Talia Blatman, 5/14/2014, 11:55 AM

Minister Proposes a Presidential-Based Government

Liberman agrees to support presidential election postponement - but only if the entire fabric of Israel's government changes.Hezki Baruch, 5/12/2014, 7:01 PM

On Israel's 66th, Speeches Stress Unity, Diversity

Knesset Speaker urges Israelis to embrace peers from all walks of life; ceremony places special focus on women.Tova Dvorin, 5/5/2014, 9:38 PM

'Bibi, Stay Away from Memorial Day Ceremony'

Bereaved families tell PM not to make their pain worse by speaking at ceremony for terror victims after releasing terrorists 3 times.Hezki Baruch, 4/30/2014, 10:07 PM