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Gallant abandons meeting with Foreign Affairs Comittee

The Defense Minister left a meeting with the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, who supervise the Defense Ministry, after disagreeing with their demands.

Gallant abandons meeting with Foreign Affairs Comittee

Gallant refuses to allow Intelligence Subcommittee to visit Gaza

The subcommittee members have criticized the decision, claiming that the Defense Minister is preventing them from carrying out their responsibilities.

Gallant refuses to allow Intelligence Subcommittee to visit Gaza

Likud MK:

'Draft law must go through us'

Yuli Edelstein, Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee chair, warns: 'Any attempt to circumvent the Knesset regulations and prevent the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee from handling the draft law will meet an appropriate response.'

'Draft law must go through us'

Test-run for PA workers? ‘don't repeat mistake’

Likud outraged by PM’s remarks that a test-run was being held to bring back Palestinian workers to Israel. Netanyahu’s advisors claimed that this was only a one-time plan.

Test-run for PA workers?  ‘don't repeat mistake’

Knesset holds first debate on left-wing violence

MK Zvi Sukkot led a deliberation on left-wing activist violence, harassment, and vandalism. 'This is one step closer to victory,' he commented.

Knesset holds first debate on left-wing violence

Knesset to hold meeting on left-wing violence

MK Tzvi Succot: 'The time has come to deal with those who do not live in Judea and Samaria and continually hamper the settlers.'

Knesset to hold meeting on left-wing violence

Netanyahu:

'The number of Oslo victims is the same as Oct. 7'

Netanyahu: The difference between Hamas and the PA is only that Hamas wants to destroy us here and now and the PA wants to do it in stages.

'The number of Oslo victims is the same as Oct. 7'

MKs demand demolition of homes of 'unsuccessful' terrorists

Several MKs are demanding a debate on the demolition of homes of terrorists who only wound victims instead of killing them.

MKs demand demolition of homes of 'unsuccessful' terrorists

Yuli Edelstein:

'Every attack on Israel has Iran's fingerprints on it'

The Foreign and Defense Committee Chairman met with counterparts from the Baltic states to discuss military and intelligence cooperation.

'Every attack on Israel has Iran's fingerprints on it'

Opposition outraged:

Knesset committee quick to meet on illegal Arab outposts

Opposition livid that discussion on Palestinian outposts was scheduled within days, while young settlement waited six months.

Knesset committee quick to meet on illegal Arab outposts

Arab MK: 'It's my security and it's my foreign affairs'

Arab MK Mara'ana joins Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee 'to be on guard,' says option of Gaza war 'doesn't work.'

Arab MK: 'It's my security and it's my foreign affairs'

Iran escalation

Former MK Anat Berko: Israel will not allow a nuclear Iran

Former Head of the Cyber Subcommittee of the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee stresses the importance of monitoring Iran closely.

Former MK Anat Berko: Israel will not allow a nuclear Iran

MK Hauser: Gideon Sa'ar is Netanyahu's worst nightmare

The head of Israel's foreign affairs committee thinks that New Hope is headed for the top.

MK Hauser: Gideon Sa'ar is Netanyahu's worst nightmare

Gabi Ashkenazi to head Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee

"This is a significant role with great importance to Israel's security. We must not allow a vacuum on the security-political issue."

Gabi Ashkenazi to head Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee

Yogev warns: Anxiety up, fortitude down

Foreign Affairs & Defense Committee visits Gaza area: 'No doubt solution lies in occupying Gaza, destroying terror, return to normal life.'

Yogev warns: Anxiety up, fortitude down

The absence of Jewish outrage

The absence of Jewish outrage

Open Jew and Israel-haters are now in the US Congress

Open Jew and Israel-haters are now in the US Congress

MK Haskel's new role

Likud MK to head subcommittee of the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee which deals with foreign policy and public relations.

MK Haskel's new role

'What hurt us is that they told us to keep quiet'

Mother of Avera Mengistu, held captive in Gaza, laments failure to bring back her son. 'My son would not be there if they acted right away.'

'What hurt us is that they told us to keep quiet'

'End the disgrace'

IDF base: More than 50 thefts in one year

Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee discusses IDF battle against thefts from bases, fire zones; 'Armed soldiers robbed in broad daylight.'

IDF base: More than 50 thefts in one year

Classified report: IDF isn't prepared to fight Syria

Likud MK refuses to sign report because it criticizes PM Netanyahu.

Classified report: IDF isn't prepared to fight Syria

EU Parliamentarians visit Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee

EU parliamentarians visited the Knesset's Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee and heard security analysis from committee head Avi Dichter.

EU Parliamentarians visit Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee

'It's time someone up there screams 'enough'!'

Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee tours Har Hevron area after terror attacks, meets victims' relatives.

'It's time someone up there screams 'enough'!'

MK Yogev praises security forces in fight against terror

Jewish Home MK and other members of Knesset’s Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee visit Judea and Samaria communities.

MK Yogev praises security forces in fight against terror

Knesset invites foreign journalists to explain their reporting

Members of Foreign Press Association angered over Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee invitation over biased reporting.

Knesset invites foreign journalists to explain their reporting

Russia assures Israel: We're not passing weapons to Hezbollah

Following internal probe of its military, Russia tells Israel that it is not passing weapons on to Hezbollah.

Russia assures Israel: We're not passing weapons to Hezbollah

Defense Ministry: Forcing haredim to serve in army backfires

Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee prepares to update Draft Law according to haredi parties' demands.

Defense Ministry: Forcing haredim to serve in army backfires

Did Barak's Iran Divulgences Harm Israel's Security?

Foreign Affairs and Defense Comm. chair will investigate why military censor cleared information on possible Iran strike for publication.

Did Barak's Iran Divulgences Harm Israel's Security?

Arab List Willing to Forego Sensitive Security Committee

Tibi says party willing to take financial influence instead of access to defense committee, heading off serious security concerns.

Arab List Willing to Forego Sensitive Security Committee

Arafat's adviser in charge?

'Buji Has Lost his Mind'

Nationalist MKs pounce on Labor head who won't rule out letting MK Ahmed Tibi into Knesset's sensitive Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee

'Buji Has Lost his Mind'

'Deep Concern' over Impact of Elections on Defense Budget

Israel needs over 1 billion shekels to return to the security level before Protective Edge, Elkin says.

'Deep Concern' over Impact of Elections on Defense Budget

Netanyahu's Statements Raise Fears of 'Disengagement'

PM 'doesn't want one state from Sea to Jordan, must separate from Palestinians,' after ruling out talks. MKs warn of unilateral steps.

Netanyahu's Statements Raise Fears of 'Disengagement'

Labor MK Suspended from Committees Over Media Leak

MK Omer Bar-Lev suspended from Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee for leaking a letter that should have been classified.

Labor MK Suspended from Committees Over Media Leak

Netanyahu, Lapid End Portfolio War

A six-month standoff prevented the appointment of a permanent chairman to the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee.

Netanyahu, Lapid End Portfolio War

Lapid Loses Battle for Key Knesset Committee

MKs Elkin and Levin will head the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee.

Lapid Loses Battle for Key Knesset Committee

Netanyahu Finally Decides on Chair of Key Knesset Committee

Ofer Shelah and Ze'ev Elkin to serve as rotating heads of Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee.

Netanyahu Finally Decides on Chair of Key Knesset Committee

Herzog Takes Coalition to Court Over Key Knesset Committee

Opposition leader files appeal in protest of delay in the appointment of a chairman to Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee.

Herzog Takes Coalition to Court Over Key Knesset Committee

Edelstein: No Agreement on Chairman for Knesset's Defense C'tee

Speaker Edelstein says Netanyahu, Lapid are not close to agreeing on a chairman for the key committee.

Edelstein: No Agreement on Chairman for Knesset's Defense C'tee

Report: Deri Foiled Yishai's Appointment to Head Key Committee

Shas chairman reportedly foiled an attempt to appoint rival Yishai as temporary head of Foreign Affairs and Defense C'tee.

Report: Deri Foiled Yishai's Appointment to Head Key Committee

Lawmaker Admits: Likud’s Small Size a Challenge

The Likud party’s ‘unprecedented’ attempt to rule with just 1 of every 6 Knesset seats poses a challenge, says MK Levin.

Lawmaker Admits: Likud’s Small Size a Challenge

Edelstein to Temporarily Head Most Important Committee

Knesset Speaker plans to appoint himself as temporary Chairman of the Knesset’s Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee due to coalition spat.

Edelstein to Temporarily Head Most Important Committee

Lieberman: Another Prisoner X? Nonsense

Head of Defense Committee says Israel takes care of its prisoners.

Lieberman: Another Prisoner X? Nonsense

Knesset Approves Call-Up of 70,000

Government approves expanding call-up to include 70,000 reservists in further sign of impending ground operation.

Knesset Approves Call-Up of 70,000

Call to Declare a 'Special Situation' in Israel's South

The powerful Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense committee is calling for a 'special situation' in Israel's south as rockets rain down.

Call to Declare a 'Special Situation' in Israel's South