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Knesset approves state budget for 2015-2016

61 coalition members vote in favor of budget, ensuring a stable coalition until at least March of 2017.Elad Benari, 11/19/2015, 4:39 AM

Coalition fights to approve state budget

Amid technical malfunctions and hundreds of objections from opposition, Knesset members in for long night of voting.Hezki Baruch, 11/18/2015, 5:46 PM

Opposition plans 32,000 objections to state budget

Instead of a speech filibuster, the opposition plans to use a 'vote filibuster' to wear down MKs and cause the government to fall.Moshe Cohen, 11/17/2015, 7:02 PM

Pollard to receive monthly stipend from Israel?

House Committee chair David Bitan argues Israel has a 'moral obligation' to provide for convicted spy after his release from US prison.Benny Tucker, 11/12/2015, 11:56 AM

IDF soldiers in hot water for protesting low wages

Army taking disciplinary action against soldiers for taking part in social media campaign against Knesset's vote to reject pay raises.Cynthia Blank, 11/12/2015, 9:14 AM

How much? MKs vote to raise their own salaries

MKs livid after committee shoots down suggestion to stop 'embarrassing' increases; current monthly income: over 40,000 shekels.Hezki Baruch, 11/10/2015, 4:29 PM

MKs to face fines for Knesset property damage

Law passes late Monday demanding responsibility for gimmicks during debates which damage Knesset property.Tova Dvorin, 11/10/2015, 9:46 AM

Anti-parent bill suffers close loss in Knesset

Outraged Likud MKs slam 'extremist opposition' and 'spineless coalition members' for voting against bill to limit parental rights.Cynthia Blank, 11/4/2015, 5:14 PM

Fearing knife attacks, Knesset 'hides' silverware

Given current wave of terror in Israel, Knesset officials have moved silverware from entrance to dining room to monitor visitors.Moshe Cohen, 10/29/2015, 8:01 AM

Knesset votes to make Arabic compulsory in schools

Knesset approves first reading of Oren Hazan's bill mandating Israeli children begin learning Arabic from age of six.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/28/2015, 6:41 PM

Knesset boosts security due to terror wave

MKs to receive extra security as terror heightens - but no new measures for MKs in Judea-Samaria.Hezki Baruch, 10/27/2015, 3:14 PM

'Verbal terrorism inside the Knesset'

Deputy Knesset Speaker Hazan condemns how Arab MKs are allowed to silence ministers and incite terror from the parliament.Benny Tucker, 10/23/2015, 1:50 PM

Knesset rejects bill to defund boycott supporters

Despite likely support from coalition MKs, Avigdor Liberman's refusal to postpone vote prompts resounding loss.Cynthia Blank, 10/22/2015, 9:36 AM

Ahmed Tibi Has Minister Thrown Out of Knesset

Ze'ev Elkin accuses Ahmed Tibi of having blood on his hands, prompting Deputy Speaker to remove him from the Knesset.Hezki Baruch , 10/21/2015, 7:31 PM

Tens of Millions of Lost Jews in Europe, Americas?

Historic Knesset gathering seeks greater Jewish connection with 'lost' descendants of Spanish and Portuguese Jews.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/18/2015, 2:14 PM

Tougher Penalties on Rock Throwers Approved

Knesset approves bills toughening punishment for rock throwers and imposing fines on parents of minors who throw rocks.Ido Ben Porat, 10/13/2015, 12:15 AM

Herzog: Netanyahu and Bennett 'Must Go Home'

Herzog slams Binyamin Netanyahu and Naftali Bennett in a strongly-worded speech during the new Knesset session Monday.Moshe Cohen, 10/12/2015, 7:16 PM

MKs Reconvene: Budget and Security Top Priorities

With the deteriorating security situation at the center of their radars, members of the Knesset are set to convene for their winter session.Moshe Cohen, 10/12/2015, 5:01 PM

MK Salaries On the Way Up in January

Monthly salaries for Knesset members will jump from $10,100 a month to approximately $11,250.Hezki Baruch, 10/1/2015, 9:03 AM

Erdan Accuses Opposition of 'Aiding Rock-Throwers'

MKs on the right and left clash during a Knesset discussion on the increasing violence in Jerusalem Monday.Yaakov Levi, 9/21/2015, 4:37 PM

Report: Bibi May Form Israeli 'Republican' Party

Political revolution? Veteran journalist reports PM talking with party heads about copying American two-party system.Reut Hadar, 9/11/2015, 3:06 PM

Arab MKs Fume Over New Anti-Terror Bill

Joint List claims the main objective of anti-terror law is to 'suppress the Palestinian minority in Israel.'Hezki Baruch, 9/3/2015, 2:04 PM

MK Odeh Hospitalized for Suspected Heart Attack

MK Ayman Odeh felt chest pains during a Knesset debate and was rushed to Hadassah Ein Kerem where he remains under observation.Cynthia Blank, 9/3/2015, 9:02 AM

Knesset Approves First Reading of 2015-2016 Budget

Knesset approves first reading of the Budget Law for 2015-2016. Opposition angry due to absence of PM and Finance Minister.Hezki Baruch, 9/2/2015, 11:42 PM

Former Education Minister Piron May Quit Knesset

Reports that Yesh Atid MK Shai Piron will be resigning the Knesset are premature, a spokesperson for his office says.Moshe Cohen, 8/9/2015, 10:57 PM

Prisons Can Force-Feed Hunger-Striking Terrorists

The Knesset approved on its second and third reading a law that would allow prison officials to force-feed hunger-striking prisoners.Yaakov Levi, 7/30/2015, 8:49 AM

'Norwegian Law' Passes Second and Third Readings

Knesset approves bill that allows one minister or deputy minister from each party to resign from the Knesset to make way for new MKs.Elad Benari, 7/30/2015, 3:45 AM

Law Allowing Ministers to Resign Passes

Knesset approves first reading of Jewish Home's bill that would allow a minister to resign from the Knesset and allow new MKs to enter.Hezki Baruch, 7/23/2015, 2:12 AM

Shaked: Arab MK 'Inflamed Masses' to Attack

Justice Minister blasts MK Ahmed Tibi while issuing support for bill banning those who verbally attack Israel from running for office.Ido Ben Porat, 7/22/2015, 7:48 PM

EU Delegation Blocked from Entering Knesset

Arab MKs refuse to allow presence of Knesset political adviser at 'sensitive' meeting with foreign officials - what are they hiding?Hezki Baruch, 7/21/2015, 4:08 PM

Harsh Punishments for Rock Attacks Approved

Arab MKs livid as Knesset plenum passes bill that toughens the punishment handed out to rock throwers.Hezki Baruch, 7/21/2015, 1:15 AM

Law Allowing Ministers to Resign as MKs to Pass

Justice Minister's bill, modeled after Norwegian Law, lets minister resign from Knesset, enabling coalition parties to bring in new MKs.Cynthia Blank, 7/19/2015, 2:15 PM

UTJ In-Fighting Turns Spiteful

Agudat Yisrael tries to block Norwegian bill as 'revenge' for Degel HaTorah MK's attempt to be elected to Judicial Selection Committee.Haim Lev, 7/19/2015, 2:09 PM

Knesset Committee Calls for Annual 'Unity Day'

It would memorialize three youths kidnapped and murdered last year by Palestinian terrorists, commemorate unity that surfaced at the time.Hillel Fendel, 7/16/2015, 2:14 AM

Knesset Crushes Death Penalty for Terrorists Bill

Despite MK Sharon Gal's attempt to shame right-wing MKs into voting for his death penalty bill, legislation loses badly by 94 to six.Ido Ben Porat, 7/15/2015, 5:17 PM

Opposition Dupes Knesset into Passing Bill

Coalition served first legislative defeat after coordinated opposition MKs rush into Knesset plenum moments before vote on Yesh Atid bill.Cynthia Blank, 7/8/2015, 6:27 PM

Knesset Marks One-Year Anniversary since Gaza War

Veterans and business owners still seeking compensation from the State to be represented in special series of debates in Knesset.Tova Dvorin, 7/7/2015, 12:06 PM

Edelstein to Bundestag: 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

Jewish Home MK Takes Aim at Corruption

Bezalel Smotrich promoting bill requiring judges and civil servants to declare assets, in a bid to curb rampant corruption in Israel.Cynthia Blank, 6/22/2015, 10:11 PM

Knesset Salutes Chabad in 'Very Inspiring' Event

MKs from across the political spectrum share stories about Chabad as Knesset salutes the movement.Yoni Kempinski, 6/16/2015, 5:14 AM

Prisoner Force-Feeding Bill Passes First Hurdle

The government authorized for legislation a bill that would allow prisons to force-feed security prisoners who go on a hunger strike.Moshe Cohen, 6/14/2015, 5:14 PM

Donated Torah Scroll Disappears from Knesset

Arutz Sheva reporter shocked to find Knesset has banned scroll dedicated to partisan fighters for being a 'donation.'Eliran Aharon, 6/10/2015, 6:47 PM

Knesset Dedicates Torah for Jewish WW2 Veterans

In rare and beautiful show of Jewish unity, MKs, leaders from across the spectrum dedicate Torah to Jews who fell fighting Nazism.Ari Soffer, 6/9/2015, 10:33 PM

It's Official: Gilad Erdan Sworn into Government

Erdan voted in via late Monday night vote; he will be Internal Security, Strategic Affairs, and Hasbarah Ministers.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/25/2015, 11:07 PM

Cabinet Approves Erdan's Appointment

With governmental approval, motion to make Erdan Internal Security and Strategic Affairs Minister will go before Knesset vote Monday.Cynthia Blank, 5/25/2015, 7:47 PM

Kahlon Introduces Bill to Lower Rent Prices

Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon introduces bill to protect renters. 'Fair Rent Law' would standardize prices and limit increases.Matt Wanderman, 5/19/2015, 10:19 PM

Knesset Approves Netanyahu's New Coalition

Knesset approves Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's new coalition by a vote of 61 to 59.Elad Benari, 5/15/2015, 12:25 AM

From Veteran MK to Father of Two MKs

Former deputy prime minister David Levy attends swearing-in of his daughter Orly and son Jacky, who 'continue the path.'Yoni Kempinski, Ari Yashar, 3/31/2015, 8:17 PM

First Session of 20th Knesset Begins

President urges parties to move on from election mudslinging, calls for speedy conclusion to coalition talks.Ari Soffer, 3/31/2015, 5:16 PM

Kassam Rocket to Grace Office of New MK

Freshman Yesh Atid MK Chaim Yellin selects unusual choice for office ornament 'so I don't forget where I come from and who I represent.'Ari Soffer, 3/31/2015, 3:53 PM

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

New Law Would Bring Fresh MKs into the Knesset

The 'Norwegian Law' backed by Naftali Bennett and Avigdor Lieberman would open the door for younger MKs and better ministers, says expert.Gedalyah Reback, 3/29/2015, 4:34 PM

Knesset Prepares for 'Changing of the Guard'

Out with the old, in with the new: Knesset prepares to absorb new staff, MKs and help retiring MKs finish their service ahead of elections.Hezki Baruch and Tova Dvorin, 3/15/2015, 3:13 PM

Bennett: Take Power Away from Lawyers

In new campaign video, Naftali Bennett says reforms are needed to restore the primacy of the country's legislative branch.Moshe Cohen, 3/4/2015, 10:42 AM

Ha'am Itanu Party's Holon Offices Vandalized

Officials of Yahad-Ha'am Itanu filed a complaint with police Wednesday over vandalism and damage to the party's headquarters in Holon.Yaakov Levi , 2/11/2015, 7:45 PM

Marzel: We'll Wipe the Smirk Off Zoabi's Face

Baruch Marzel filed a petition seeking to bar the united Arab list consisting of Hadash, Balad, Ra'am and Ta'al from the elections.Yaakov Levi , 2/4/2015, 7:41 PM

Knesset Women's Committee Traumatized?

Committee for Women apparently still recovering from embarrassing session in September, blocking video of the session from public eye.Ben Shaul, 1/7/2015, 1:24 PM