Rabbis and politicians

There is nothing gained when a rabbi chooses politics or politicians interfere in Torah matters - in fact, there is much to lose. Op-ed.Rabbi Baruch Efrati, 5/15/2020, 8:07 AM

Official: Yariv Levin will be appointed Knesset Speaker

Likud approves nomination of Tourism Minister as Knesset Speaker. Prime Minister Netanyahu wishes him success.Elad Benari, 5/12/2020, 11:30 PM

MKs violate coronavirus restrictions at Knesset plenum

During Knesset session, MKs crowd each other without wearing masks, violating social distancing rules.Gary Willig, 5/7/2020, 6:19 PM

72 MKs nominate Netanyahu for Prime Minister

Likud, Blue & White submit signatures of 72 MKs to President Rivlin, endorsing Netanyahu as prime minister.David Rosenberg, 5/7/2020, 5:19 PM

Knesset begins voting on coalition deal

If Knesset doesn't endorse Netanyahu for prime minister by Thursday night, Israel faces another election.AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/6/2020, 8:03 PM

Knesset launches into 'marathon' debate on coalition deal

MKs debate unity gov't deal cut by PM Netanyahu and Blue & White chief Benny Gantz, as Supreme Court weighs petitions against the agreement.Stephen Weizman, AFP, 5/5/2020, 2:50 PM

Netanyahu-Gantz power-sharing law approved in first reading

Legislation would anchor rotation agreement between Likud, Blue and White leaders in law.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/30/2020, 3:20 PM

President Rivlin tasks Knesset to 'prevent a fourth round of elections'

President Rivlin informed Blue and White Chairman Benny Gantz that he is entrusting the Knesset with the task of forming a governmentArutz Sheva, 4/16/2020, 9:01 AM

Gantz applies for position of Knesset Speaker

Blue and White leader faces opposition from within his own party to his candidacy for Knesset Speaker.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/26/2020, 3:54 PM

Amir Peretz will be appointed Interim Knesset Speaker

Amir Peretz, the most senior Knesset Member, will convene the Knesset on Thursday to elect a permanent Knesset Speaker.Elad Benari, 3/26/2020, 12:30 AM

Knesset legal advisor: Wait for Supreme Court

Knesset Arrangements Committee convenes for special meeting following resignation of Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/25/2020, 5:57 PM

Six temporary Knesset committees set up

Knesset Arrangements Committee approves establishment of six temporary committees. Right-wing bloc walked out the discussion in protest.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/24/2020, 1:04 AM

Right-wing bloc to boycott Knesset debates

Parties in right-wing bloc to boycott Monday's Knesset discussions and votes in protest against Blue and White's behavior.Ben Shaul, 3/23/2020, 2:46 AM

Shaked demands 'offsets' for MKs in isolation

Former Justice Minister says left must have equal number of MKs absent from vote tomorrow as right MKs not attending due to isolation.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/22/2020, 3:53 PM

Rivlin: 'I have just one request: Give this people a government'

Knesset Members sworn in three at a time. Earlier, President entrusts assembling government with MK Benny Gantz.Mordechai Sones, 3/16/2020, 5:24 PM

Watch: Disinfection of the Knesset for the inauguration

Anti-coronavirus measures taken in preparation for the inauguration of the 23rd Knesset tomorrow.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/15/2020, 8:47 PM

MKs to be sworn in in three rounds

Due to coronavirus, swearing-in ceremony of the 23rd Knesset will take place in three rounds, with 40 MKs taking part in each round.Hezki Baruch, 3/13/2020, 5:52 AM

No visitors allowed at Knesset inauguration ceremony

Visits to Knesset frozen, disinfection posts to be erected in Israeli parliament amid Coronavirus fears.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/5/2020, 6:55 PM

Israel's 2020 elections in a nutshell

Do you want to know who's who in today's elections in Israel? How the elections work? Here is a primer that summarizes the scene. Daniel Pinner, 3/2/2020, 4:37 PM

6,453,255 Israelis will go to the polls

Most polling stations opened at 7:00 a.m. Exit polls will be published at 10:00 p.m. Arutz Sheva will update throughout the day.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/2/2020, 7:00 AM

Knesset committee approves immunity for MK Haim Katz

Most members of Knesset House Committee support immunity for Likud MK suspected of fraud and breach of trust.Hezki Baruch, 2/5/2020, 2:05 AM

Right-wing MKs to boycott immunity hearings

Likud MK Miki Zohar leads boycott of Knesset hearings this weak, slams Blue and Whit'es 'disgraceful anyone but Bibi campaign.;Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/26/2020, 3:22 PM

Knesset Speaker: The worst I've seen in 23 years

As the Knesset met to set the date for the 23rd Knesset, Edelstein rebuked the Arab Joint List. They attacked him & Meretz joined in.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/12/2019, 3:59 PM

Bennett to party activists: Start your engines

Defense Minister hints he intends to add new names to New Right list for March elections.Ido Ben Porat, 12/12/2019, 6:08 AM

Official: Knesset dissolved, elections in March

Knesset approves second and third readings of bill to dissolve Knesset, hold elections on March 2, 2020.Elad Benari, 12/12/2019, 3:22 AM

Knesset prepares to dissolve itself, hold new elections

Preliminary vote passes 50 to 0 to dissolve 22nd Knesset, hours ahead of deadline for formation of new government.Hezki Baruch, 12/11/2019, 12:18 PM

'There will be no bloc after next election'

One of the leaders of the right-wing bloc says in closed conversations: If Netanyahu can't form a government, we'll look for alternatives.Elad Benari, 12/11/2019, 6:00 AM

Joint List MK: Israel is worse than apartheid

MK Ofer Cassif claims in speech that Israel's policy in Judea and Samaria is far worse than that of the apartheid regime in South Africa.Elad Benari, 12/11/2019, 4:05 AM

Bill to dissolve Knesset introduced

Bill would dissolve the 22nd Knesset, allow for new elections to be held on March 2 after failure to form government.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/10/2019, 5:48 PM

Edelstein contemplating running for Likud leadership

If Israel goes to elections and Likud holds primaries for party leadership, Edelstein may join the race.Elad Benari, 11/29/2019, 6:37 AM

Liberman responds to Netanyahu

"Pledge to the people of Israel that you will not take the State of Israel to a third election campaign," says Yisrael Beytenu chairman.Elad Benari, 11/14/2019, 11:31 PM

Netanyahu: Stop this dance, form unity government

PM addresses Knesset after inauguration of 22nd Knesset.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/3/2019, 6:35 PM

Rivlin: 'We're facing an emergency of Israel's democracy'

'We are facing a time of crisis for the House of Jacob, an emergency for Israel’s security and for Israeli society,' Rivlin says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/3/2019, 4:37 PM

22nd Knesset to be sworn in Thursday

Israel's 22nd Knesset sworn in, just five months after 21st.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/2/2019, 10:17 AM

Rivlin to continue consultations with elected parties

Rivlin to hold second day of consultations with parties elected to the 22nd Knesset. Each party will recommend a candidate for PM.Hezki Baruch, 9/23/2019, 6:36 AM

Since when is age discrimination okay?

While the culture forbids any derogatory reference to a person’s race, religion or gender, a person’s age gets no such sensitivity or respect.  Jack Engelhard, 9/22/2019, 1:15 PM

Confused by Israel's changed political landscape?

A summing up of israel's elections shows the future as open to various possibilities, all of them unlikely - but who knows?Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld , 9/20/2019, 5:15 PM

6,394,030 citizens head to the polls

More than 10,000 polling stations around the country opened at 7:00 a.m. as Israelis vote in elections for 22nd Knesset.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/17/2019, 10:01 AM

The Israeli electoral system:and its history, explained

Did you know that the First Knesset included 117 Jews and 3 Arabs, 108 men and 12 women, while the 21st (recent) Knesset included 12 Arabs and 29 women. Daniel Pinner, 9/17/2019, 9:00 AM

'Cameras Bill' fails in first reading

Opposition parties boycott vote on bill to install cameras at polling stations to prevent voter fraud. Bill fails to pass.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/11/2019, 5:09 PM

Knesset legal advisor: Camera Law unconstitutional at this time

Knesset legal advisor believes that, at the present time, law permitting filming of voting ballots does not meet the constitutional test.Hezki Baruch, 9/9/2019, 12:12 AM

Poll: Likud 29, Blue & White 28, United Right 13

New poll shows rightist union including Otzma Yehudit would win 13 seats. Liberman draws voters away from Blue & White.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/1/2019, 8:15 PM

Petition to Israel's Knesset: Impeach Yousef Jabereen now!

The Israeli MKs must call for his removal and impeachment on charges of spreading sedition and treason. Barry Shaw, 7/9/2019, 4:54 PM

'No way to cancel new elections'

Knesset legal adviser says plan to reverse dissolution of 21st Knesset, avoid repeat elections cannot be implemented.Hezki Baruch, 7/4/2019, 4:16 PM

'Initiative to cancel the elections is a spin'

Minister Ze'ev Elkin concerned about the situation of the right-wing bloc ahead of the elections.Nitsan Keidar, 6/26/2019, 2:14 AM

Former Chief of Staff to Arutz Sheva: I will not enter politics

"Nonsense," responds Gadi Eizenkot when asked about reports that he's planning to run for the Knesset.Kobi Finkler, 5/31/2019, 12:02 AM

Litzman: Liberman incited and slandered, history will judge

Deputy Health Minister: Netanyahu left no stone unturned in attempt to prevent new elections. Liberman rejected every attempt at dialogue.Yaakov Litzman, 5/30/2019, 1:31 AM

Bill to dissolve Knesset approved in second and third reading

Likud source says MK Smotrich would have to be given Justice Ministry if coalition is formed at the last minute.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/28/2019, 9:32 PM

Bill to dissolve Knesset passes first reading

Knesset approves first reading of bill to dissolve the Knesset. 66 MKs voted in favor, 44 voted against and five abstained.Hezki Baruch, 5/28/2019, 2:25 AM

Elections to be held on September 17

Date is not final and could still change. Netanyahu continuing efforts to prevent elections.Hezki Baruch, 5/28/2019, 12:44 AM

Tomorrow: Vote to dismiss the Knesset

Likud sends message mandating all MKs to attend vote to disperse the Knesset tomorrow afternoon.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/26/2019, 7:59 PM

Arab citizens demand gov't act against violence

Arab citizens hold demonstration outside the Knesset demanding action to reduce murder rate, violence within Arab sector.Gary Willig, 5/24/2019, 12:15 AM

MK Elkin: Immunity Law is a necessary amendment

MK Zeev Elkin speaks about the current coalition negotiations and Knesset issues in an interview on the Knesset Channel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/19/2019, 6:31 PM

New coalition plans major limitations on Supreme Court power

Likud, United Right, document includes banning Supreme Court from overturning laws, Attorney General from tying Knesset members' hands.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/13/2019, 10:55 AM

Legislative blitz: 900 bills submitted in 1 day

Individual MKs submit dozens of bills each as 21st Knesset begins to get down to work.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/1/2019, 9:32 PM

21st Knesset officially begins

President Rivlin quotes Menachem Begin in calling for civility between the coalition and the opposition in the new Knesset.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/30/2019, 4:55 PM

Vegan Knesset member asks for non-leather chair in plenum

First-time Knesset member Miki Haimovich asks for new chair, offers to pay for it.Marcy Oster, JTA, 4/30/2019, 4:34 PM