'Government shelving right-wing legislation'

Education Minister says new elections likely to be held next May, criticizes PM for advancing bill to ensure his selection by president.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/28/2018, 9:53 AM

'This is the beginning of the end our government'

Senior coalition member says government's recent difficulties in functioning with narrow majority signal end is near for coalition.David Rosenberg, 11/28/2018, 9:01 AM

Czech President visits Knesset

Czech President Milos Zeman addresses Knesset as Czech Republic opens 'Czech House' in first step towards opening Jerusalem embassy.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/26/2018, 5:07 PM

'Netanyahu's coalition is unstable, snap elections are coming'

Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon says current government unlikely to survive past this week's 'Cultural Loyalty Law' vote.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/26/2018, 8:05 AM

'First step - Sovereignty in Ma'aleh Adumim'

MK Osnat Mark, the newest Likud MK, wants to apply Israeli sovereignty to Judea and Samaria, support small businesses.Shimon Cohen, 11/22/2018, 10:35 PM

MK rushed from hospital for Knesset vote

Likud MK rushed to Knesset for vote - while still hooked up for infusion from hospital visit.Hezki Baruch, 11/21/2018, 2:01 PM

MKs not to fly because of narrow coalition

All official delegations of MKs abroad cancelled, MKs banned from flying.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/20/2018, 8:01 PM

Poll shows Likud rebounding after ceasefire, coalition crisis

Despite criticism over ceasefire with Hamas, Liberman's resignation, Likud remains stable in latest poll with 30 seats.David Rosenberg, 11/20/2018, 11:09 AM

'Jewish Home ministers did the right thing'

Likud leaders praise Bennett, Shaked for remaining in coalition. Ex-Defense Minister Liberman and left-wing MKs blast decision.David Rosenberg, 11/19/2018, 1:02 PM

Netanyahu: The battle's not over yet

Prime Minister takes part in first Knesset defense committee meeting as Defense Minister. 'This is not the time to topple the gov't.'David Rosenberg, 11/19/2018, 11:48 AM

Kulanu: New elections are inevitable

Chairman of Kulanu's Knesset delegation says government no longer functioning, must be dissolved and new elections held.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/19/2018, 8:24 AM

'Trump's peace plan will be shelved if Israel goes to elections'

Official reports that Jerusalem has urged Washington to hold off on releasing Mideast peace plan if new elections held.Nitsan Keidar, 11/18/2018, 4:50 PM

Gabbay calls for elections to be held in March

Labor leader calls for Knesset elections to be held at the earliest date possible.Elad Benari, Canada, 11/16/2018, 10:07 PM

Begin rips 'Death Penalty for Terrorists' bill

Likud MK and son of former Prime Minister calls death penalty bill 'harmful and foolish proposal', vows to vote against it.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/14/2018, 3:08 PM

'If Liberman resigns, Netanyahu will dissolve Knesset'

Senior coalition official close to Prime Minister says if Defense Minister quits gov't, decision will lead to early elections.Hezki Baruch, 11/14/2018, 11:58 AM

Approved: Up to 10 years in prison for weapon theft

According to the new bill, firearm theft will be considered "theft under special circumstances" and punishable by up to ten years in prison.Ezra Sanders, 11/6/2018, 11:18 PM

Approved: Law enables distancing suspected pedophiles

Law giving courts the authority to mandate the distancing of suspected pedophiles from work environments with children given final approvalIdo Ben Porat, 11/5/2018, 9:03 PM

Netanyahu: There is no majority for the Surrogacy Law

In a special session of the Knesset Netanyahu explained to the Opposition that he supports the law but it lacks the majority needed to pass.Hezki Baruch- Ezra Sanders, 10/31/2018, 8:29 PM

Report: Netanyahu fears president could deny him premiership

Prime Minister reportedly pushing off new elections out of fear President Rivlin will give rival candidate chance to form government.David Rosenberg, 10/24/2018, 9:15 AM

Will PA be forced to pay for hospitalization of terrorists?

Israel pays some 25 million shekels a year to treat terrorists. New bill in the Knesset would force PA to cover the expenses.David Rosenberg, 10/23/2018, 8:24 AM

'Israel has succeeded even when rest of the world has failed'

PM Netanyahu hails Israeli economic success where other countries faced recession or stagnation.Gary Willig, 10/15/2018, 5:05 PM

'Government can solve haredi draft dilemma'

Knesset Speaker dismisses suggestions government likely to split over haredi draft law, says there is no reason to hold early elections.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/12/2018, 7:50 AM

Poll: Labor falls to 8, Jewish Home surges to 13

With entry of former IDF chief of staff Benny Gantz into politics, center-left vote split, as Likud maintains double-digit lead.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/11/2018, 9:02 PM

From the Israeli Press: Outflanking the High Court from the right

After a stormy Knesset summer session that touched on the foundations of the Jewish State's raison d'etre, it will be especially important for the Knesset to go to bat in the playing field of democracy during its winter session. Einat Korman, 10/10/2018, 6:31 PM

Shaked to left: You criticize the court more than I do

Justice Minister responds to Knesset session called by opposition: You only like the court when it agrees with you 100%.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/17/2018, 4:20 PM

Netanyahu pushes to reduce electoral threshold

A boon for smaller parties? Prime Minister suggests coalition may cut electoral threshold to Knesset, allowing smaller factions to enter.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/16/2018, 3:38 PM

Labor chief: If I go down, I'm taking the rest of you with me

As polls show Labor losing more than half its seats, faction members slam party chief Avi Gabbay. 'He wants to get just 10 seats.'David Rosenberg, 9/7/2018, 11:41 AM

Knesset Speaker optimistic: 50 seats for Likud

Yuli Edelstein says it would be a mistake to dissolve the Knesset, believes Likud could win 50 seats in the next elections.Hezki Baruch, 9/3/2018, 3:45 AM

Report: Netanyahu to go to early elections in February 2019

Officials close to PM say early elections to take place next February or March as polls show Likud winning additional term.David Rosenberg, 8/24/2018, 9:00 AM

Hasson to Netanyahu: Do not hide from defending Nationality Law

"The State of Israel needs a courageous prime minister who is capable of admitting mistakes and correcting them," charged MK Yoel Hasson.Jonathan Benedek, 8/7/2018, 7:51 PM

'Dog days of summer' in the Knesset? Not this summer

Gil Hoffman explains why the news from the empty parliament building is surprisingly intense now.The Land Of Israel Network, 8/1/2018, 10:51 PM

New York Times shocked: The right reigns in Israel

NYT summarizes last legislative week in Knesset, asserting that it implies an 'extraordinary lurch rightward.'Guy Cohen, 7/22/2018, 9:53 AM

INTO THE FRAY The Nationality Law brouhaha

Israel will only be democratic if it is Jewish—and it will only be Jewish if it is Zionist. Therefore, it will only be democratic if it is Zionist i.e. if it is the nation state of the Jewish people. Dr. Martin Sherman, 7/20/2018, 5:50 AM

Knesset approves 'Nationality Law'

Knesset approves Nationality Law in second and third readings. 62 MKs vote in favor, 55 vote against, two abstain.Hezki Baruch, 7/19/2018, 2:56 AM

Yitzhak Herzog leaves Knesset

Former Labor party leader and new head of Jewish Agency bids farewell to the Knesset after 15 years of service.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/18/2018, 9:11 PM

'Nationality Law' goes to final vote in Knesset

Committee paves way for Knesset to vote on law enshrining Israel's status as nation-state of the Jewish people.Hezki Baruch, 7/18/2018, 12:45 PM

Left shaken: Kippahs and Shabbat observance

Left-wing MKs slam perceived 'religionization' in the IDF during Knesset conference.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/17/2018, 9:52 PM

Knesset rescinds law allowing PM, DM to declare war

Law allowing prime minster and defense minister to declare war without rest of Cabinet rescinded.JTA, 7/17/2018, 7:56 PM

Knesset approves 'Breaking the Silence Law'

Knesset approves law that would bar extreme leftist organizations from entering schools.Hezki Baruch, 7/17/2018, 6:05 AM

Knesset rejects no-confidence motions

Plenum debates anti-government proposals submitted by opposition factions for last time this summer session, removes all from agenda.Mordechai Sones, 7/16/2018, 8:09 PM

Poll: Ayelet Shaked wins 33 mandates with Likud

Justice Minister Shaked the second most popular candidate for premier, would win same number of seats as Netanyahu at helm of Likud.David Rosenberg, 7/13/2018, 9:21 AM

Likud rises to 35 seats in latest poll

Prime Minister Netanyahu's Likud leads nearest competitor by more than 2-1 according to latest poll.David Rosenberg, 7/8/2018, 4:56 PM

Netanyahu: No early elections

'I want to continue with this coalition until almost the end of its term,' says PM, rejecting talk of early elections.Hezki Baruch, 7/8/2018, 3:33 PM

'A new paradigm for peacemaking in the Middle East'

Knesset Israel Victory Caucus discusses '25 Years Since Oslo: Time for New Thinking'.Hezki Baruch, 7/4/2018, 1:31 PM

Poll: Likud surges to 33, Jewish Home falls to 7

Netanyahu holds nearly two-to-one lead over nearest rival, would be easily reelected as premier, says new poll.David Rosenberg, 7/4/2018, 9:00 AM

In Israeli democracy there is no moment of boredom

Gil Hoffman provides an internal look at approving controversial laws in the Knesset this weekThe Land Of Israel Network, 7/3/2018, 10:46 PM

'The Knesset must not give a platform to boycott organizations'

MK Anat Berko blasts "Children under Occupation" conference which took place in the Knesset.Benny Tocker, 7/3/2018, 6:44 AM

Knesset approves first reading of Draft Law

63 MKs vote in favor of Draft Law, 39 MKs vote against.Hezki Baruch, 7/3/2018, 1:19 AM

Knesset passes 'pay to slay' law

Bill to punish PA for payments to terrorists passes overwhelmingly. Only Meretz and Joint List oppose law.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/2/2018, 10:10 PM

Knesset Speaker slams leftist Knesset conference

Edelstein says 'Children under Occupation' organized against Knesset procedure. 'I'd expect them to deal with our children's plight first.'Mordechai Sones, 7/1/2018, 2:58 PM

Knesset conference about 'children of the occupation'

Leftist organizations unite to hold special Knesset event about the suffering of Arab children under Israeli 'occupation.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/1/2018, 8:09 AM

Teens arrested for distributing Quartets game

Teens from Binyamin region arrive in Knesset, distribute game focused on Supreme Court to Knesset members.Refael Levi, 6/27/2018, 2:41 PM

Haredi draft law to be voted on next week

PM announces plans to vote on contentious draft law, says details of bill will be worked out only after preliminary vote.David Rosenberg, 6/24/2018, 4:03 PM

Arab MK loses cool in Knesset

'Racists and fascists, you only want death,' MK Zahalka says during Muezzin Law debate; MK Yogev: 'You're a terrorist, go to Syria.'Mordechai Sones, 6/19/2018, 6:48 PM

Hotovely gives birth to third daughter

'We thank God for our growing family,' says Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely after giving birth to third daughter.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/18/2018, 10:58 AM

Clash between defense establishment and Knesset committee?

Defense Minister reportedly orders army officials not to appear before Knesset committee which summoned them to discuss security threat.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/13/2018, 9:56 PM

The 21st Knesset: Which new parties have the best chance?

A number of new parties - most led by former lawmakers - will vie for a place in the next Knesset. But what are their chances?David Rosenberg, 6/6/2018, 2:15 PM