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Netanyahu coalition loses majority in latest poll

Latest poll shows big gains for Yesh Atid, Jewish Home. Likud, Kulanu, and Zionist Union continue to decline.David Rosenberg, 3/9/2016, 9:19 PM

Knesset to vote on MK 'Expulsion Law' amid Arab anger

Joint List head threatens to resign in protest, as committee passes bill to allow removal of MKs after fiery debate.Matt Wanderman, 2/29/2016, 2:58 PM

A wedding in the Knesset?

Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein petitioned to grant special needs couple permission to get married inside the Knesset.Hezki Baruch, 2/18/2016, 3:27 PM

Knesset pays tribute to former Norwegian parliament speaker

In a moving ceremony, Knesset pays tribute to Jo Benkow, Holocaust survivor who in the past served as Speaker of the Norwegian parliament.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/17/2016, 5:15 AM

Slomiansky cancels 'expulsion law' discussion

Following harsh criticism and Knesset Speaker's disapproval, Constitution Committee head cancels meeting on proposed draft.Shimon Cohen, 2/16/2016, 8:22 AM

Non-political? Rivlin bashes bill to suspend terror MKs

Despite holding supposedly apolitical role as president, Rivlin slams Knesset's 'overstepping' democracy, calls for a 'liberal right.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/15/2016, 9:40 PM

'Transparency Law' passes first reading

Knesset passes bill criticized by the left that would require NGOs to disclose their sources of funding.Ben Ariel, 2/9/2016, 12:13 AM

Netanyahu attacks Arab MKs: 'There is a limit'

'There is something called national honor,' PM charges at Arab MKs as controversy continues over their meeting with terrorists' families.Hezki Baruch, 2/8/2016, 7:36 PM

Transparency revolution in the Knesset's Committee deliberations

Guests and participants in committee deliberations will identify themselves through a card reader.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/7/2016, 5:40 PM

'The majority decides, but it isn't always right'

Knesset Speaker inaugurates memorial of the expulsion from Gush Katif and four Samaria towns, to 'remind the Knesset.'Hezki Baruch, 2/1/2016, 4:29 PM

Knesset welcomes new haredi MK

Former Bnei Brak city council member Yigal Guetta of Shas sworn into musical chair-like 34th Knesset.Hezki Baruch, 1/25/2016, 7:35 PM

Motion to dissolve Knesset to be proposed on Wednesday

Zionist Union looking to take advantage of the current coalition crisis over Hevron expulsion, tables no-confidence motion for Wednesday.Hezki Baruch, 1/25/2016, 2:22 PM

Netanyahu: We will remain in Israel forever

As Knesset celebrates 67th year, Rivlin call for understanding between Knesset members and PM stresses 'no one will displace us.'Cynthia Blank, 1/19/2016, 5:28 PM

In new poll, public casts no confidence vote against Knesset

84 percent of country feels that Knesset does not represent them or their values. 76 percent feel MK's care more about themselves.Raphael Poch, 1/19/2016, 10:50 AM

New look for Knesset courtyard

Landscape architect Ran Meron designed floral courtyard for Knesset in honor of building's 50th anniversary.Hezki Baruch, 1/16/2016, 8:27 PM

He-said, she-said battle erupts in Knesset garage

On first day back from suspension, MK Oren Hazan asserts MK Ayelet Nahmias-Verbin called him a 'dog,' while she accuses him of baiting her.Cynthia Blank, 1/12/2016, 9:42 AM

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

Heated confrontation in Knesset over Breaking the Silence

Knesset Education Committee meets to discuss Breaking the Silence and their activities against the IDF, Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/5/2016, 10:43 AM

'I expect MKs Saadi and Smotrich to condemn terror'

PM Netanyahu says he expects all MKs to condemn rampant Arab terror, but that Smotrich should also come out against 'Jewish terror.'Ido Ben Porat, 1/4/2016, 7:04 PM

Report: Oren Hazan's 'list of accomplishments' filled with lies

Freshman MK distributes a list of mostly fake accomplishments to party members as part of campaign for Likud leadership.Cynthia Blank, 12/30/2015, 6:41 PM

Coalition suffers fifth close loss in Knesset

Despite government support and input from Netanyahu, MK Shasha-Biton's bill to lower working age fails to win Knesset vote.Hezki Baruch, 12/30/2015, 5:56 PM

Left-wing MKs rail over 'rabbis who incite'

State Control Committee considers how to deal with incitement from rabbis. Former Shin Bet head: authorities have failed.Hezki Baruch, 12/29/2015, 12:16 PM

WZO Settlement division law passes amid name calling

Members of Knesset resort to name calling, and cite 'Blood Wedding' while discussing WZO Settlement Division acceptance.Raphael Poch, 12/29/2015, 10:17 AM

Bennett to party leaders: 'Thank you for your support'

Jewish Home hosts heads of party branches. Bennett: 'You are religious Zionists, not terrorists from Duma.'Ido Ben-Porat, 12/29/2015, 7:51 AM

Knesset approves larger defense budget for soldier relocation

In a controversial move the Knesset approved an extra 2.5 billion NIS for the defense budget, to provide for negev relocationRaphael Poch, 12/28/2015, 10:02 PM

Likud's newest MK sworn into the Knesset

I am 'Jewish, Israeli, Mizrahi, gay, a Likudnik, security-minded, liberal, and believe in a free-market economy,' Amir Ohana tells Knesset.Hezki Baruch, 12/28/2015, 9:28 PM

'Zionism wins': Knesset approves Settlement Division bill

New law will enshrine legal status of Settlement Division in funding and developing rural Jewish communities across Israel.Orli Harari, 12/24/2015, 8:40 AM

Report: MK among Silvan Shalom's alleged victims

Current MK said to be among women the ex-politician sexually harassed; as of now, she will not file complaint.Cynthia Blank, 12/21/2015, 3:46 PM

Opposition leader refuses to step down from Knesset podium

Knesset discussion on poverty turns fiery as Herzog unleashes fury on Prime Minister for not condemning 'incitement' against Rivlin.Cynthia Blank, 12/16/2015, 6:54 PM

74.5% of Israelis think MKs have gotten much worse

Poll: 77% criticize MKs' behavior, 66.5% say they aren't doing their job; after Magal half of Jewish Home voters not proud of their MKs.Ari Yashar, 12/7/2015, 10:17 AM

After reprimand, Hazan apologizes to disabled MK

Insisting he never intended to taunt MK Karin Elharar for her disability, Oren Hazan tells Knesset he's sorry if 'feelings were hurt.'Cynthia Blank, 11/25/2015, 3:47 PM

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 after release?

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

Buyer beware: 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' dining room 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

70 Glocks, one new armored car: Knesset boosts security

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 parties that back Israel boycott

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

How Many Millions of 'Lost Jews' in Europe, Latin America?

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

Knesset Approves Tougher Penalties on Rock Throwers

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, With 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

Security Minister Accuses Opposition of 'Helping 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: Netanyahu 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

Joint List Chair 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, Knesset Says

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