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Bedlam in the Knesset

MK Cassif accuses IDF soldiers of war crimes

A scene of chaos erupted in the Knesset after MK Ofer Cassif claimed: 'As the forces leave the hospital, the difficult testimonies, the pictures of the ruin and destruction, and the horrific stories of the survivors begin to come out.'

MK Cassif accuses IDF soldiers of war crimes

Yesh Atid to A-G:

'Remove MK Ofer Cassif from the Knesset'

MKs Ron Katz, Meir Cohen and Mickey Levy urge Attorney General to speed up the legal proceedings against MK Ofer Cassif on charges of assaulting police officer.

'Remove MK Ofer Cassif from the Knesset'

Knesset votes against impeaching Hadash MK

The vote failed after the required threshold of 90 MKs in favor of impeachment was not met.

Knesset votes against impeaching Hadash MK

Religious Zionist MK leaves note for Hadash MK

MK Zvi Sukkot left a personal message for MK Ofer Cassif following his speech calling for Cassif to be impeached.

Religious Zionist MK leaves note for Hadash MK

Knesset to vote on Hadash MK's impeachment

Knesset votes on impeachment of MK Ofer Cassif; a majority of 90 MKs is needed for it to pass.

Knesset to vote on Hadash MK's impeachment

Knesset House Comm. votes for Cassif impeachment

With a majority of 14:2, the Knesset House Committee votes to impeach MK Ofer Cassif (Hadash-Ta'al), contrary to the position of the Knesset legal advisor and state attorney general.

Knesset House Comm. votes for Cassif impeachment

Likud MK:

'Cassif doesn't support terror - he perpetrates it'

Attorney General claims impeaching MK Ofer Cassif would be 'unprecedented' and 'dangerous,' Likud's MK Milwidsky hits back: 'If he were religious, he'd have been in the basements a long time ago.'

'Cassif doesn't support terror - he perpetrates it'

A first:

Knesset committee to discuss ousting a serving MK

Knesset House Committee will discuss the request to oust MK Ofer Cassif after he joined the lawsuit against Israel at the ICJ.

Knesset committee to discuss ousting a serving MK

MK Cassif impeachment:

Hadash-Ta'al pressuring haredi parties

MK Ofer Cassif and MK Ahmad Tibi are pressuring the haredi parties to prevent the impeachment of the MK who expressed support for the lawsuit against Israel in the ICJ.

Hadash-Ta'al pressuring haredi parties

Majority forming for impeachment of MK Ofer Cassif

A majority of 90 MKs are required to make Cassif the first MK ever impeached from the Knesset. Even if approved, the process will probably reach the Supreme Court.

Majority forming for impeachment of MK Ofer Cassif

MK begins process to remove MK Cassif from Knesset

MK Oded Forer begins collecting signatures to jump-start process to remove MK Ofer Cassif from Knesset, after Cassif signed in support of South Africa's suit against Israel at the Hague.

MK begins process to remove MK Cassif from Knesset

Cassif signs petition supporting S. Africa's lawsuit

Sole Jewish representative in Hadash-Ta’al Party claims the government caused South Africa to file the lawsuit at the ICJ.

Cassif signs petition supporting S. Africa's lawsuit

Due to anti-Israel statements:

MK Ofer Cassif removed from Knesset, loses salary

Knesset Ethics Committee suspends Hadash-Ta’al MK for 45 days, revokes his salary after he said "Israel wanted" Gaza violence.

MK Ofer Cassif removed from Knesset, loses salary

Joint List MK to be charged with assaulting police officer

MK Ofer Cassif is suspected of assaulting a police officer after being denied entry to a demonstration in his vehicle.

Joint List MK to be charged with assaulting police officer

Far-left MK banned from Knesset committees

Among other incidents, the Ethics Committee cites an incident where MK Cassif told the friend of a terror victim, 'May it happen to you.'

Far-left MK banned from Knesset committees

Complaint against Hadash MK who called for Jew to be murdered

Hanoch Milwidsky turns to Knesset Ethics Committee against MK Ofer Cassif for calling for a Jewish youth to be murdered in a terror attack.

Complaint against Hadash MK who called for Jew to be murdered

Hadash MK to Jew whose friend was killed: May it happen to you

At Old City protest, Jewish youth shouts "My friend was murdered here" at MK Ofer Cassif, to which Cassif responds "may it happen to you."

Hadash MK to Jew whose friend was killed:  May it happen to you

Over boycott call:

Complaint filed with Ethics Committee against MK Ofer Cassif

Cassif does not back down from supporting boycott of Israel, tells INN: Don't want a boycott? End the occupation and apartheid.

Complaint filed with Ethics Committee against MK Ofer Cassif

MK Cassif temporarily suspended from Knesset plenum

Sole Jewish MK from Hadash-Ta'al sanctioned after calling MK Almog Cohen a "stinking Nazi", among other things.

MK Cassif temporarily suspended from Knesset plenum

MK to be summoned for hearing over assault of police officer

Hadash-Ta'al MK notified that Attorney General is considering prosecuting him over incident that occurred in May of 2022.

MK to be summoned for hearing over assault of police officer

Hadash MK:

'Israel is massacring the Palestinians'

MK Ofer Cassif raises PLO flag during protest in Haifa, says the flag is a symbol of the "just struggle" of Palestinian Arabs.

'Israel is massacring the Palestinians'

Incitement case against MK Cassif closed

"We'll continue the struggle against these scum and we'll win," Jewish MK in Arab party said at protest last year.

Incitement case against MK Cassif closed

Despite Ben Gvir's order:

PLO flags waved at protest in eastern Jerusalem

Palestine Liberation Organization flags were waved during protest in Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood, police do not remove them.

PLO flags waved at protest in eastern Jerusalem

Joint Arab List MKs: Elimination of terrorist was 'execution'

MK Ofer Cassif denies stabbing attack, claims elimination of terrorist was 'execution in broad daylight.'

Joint Arab List MKs: Elimination of terrorist was 'execution'

MK Cassif compares murdered yeshiva student to dead terrorist

Hadash-Ta'al MK Ofer Cassif at the Knesset says Canadian terror victim, terrorist at Joseph's Tomb 'both victims of the occupation.'

MK Cassif compares murdered yeshiva student to dead terrorist

Interview

The Jewish MK in the Arab party, Hadash, Ofer Cassif

Cassif: "It was difficult for me to pass the Rubicon in the sense of leaving the Zionist ideas behind."

The Jewish MK in the Arab party, Hadash, Ofer Cassif

Benny Gantz:

'Joint List won't be part of any government'

The defense minister's comments come as a reaction to MK Ofer Cassif's comments alleging that IDF troops executed little children

'Joint List won't be part of any government'

Police: Prosecute MK who assaulted officer

MK Ofer Cassif was filmed assaulting a police officer who blocked him during a May protest against the destruction of illegal structures

Police: Prosecute MK who assaulted officer

MK Ofer Cassif:

'Palestinians who attack IDF soldiers are not terrorists'

Hadash MK made his controversial comments on the radio, comparing Arab terrorists to the partisans who fought the Nazis.

'Palestinians who attack IDF soldiers are not terrorists'

'We are continuing the fight'

Police launch probe of statements made by Joint List MK

Israel Police investigating statements made by MK Ofer Cassif before brutal attack on Jew at Tomb of Shmuel Hanavi.

Police launch probe of statements made by Joint List MK

Demand Joint List MK be investigated for incitement to violence

B'Tzalmo demands A-G investigate MK Ofer Cassif for inciting the assault on a Jewish man by the tomb of the Prophet Samuel.

Demand Joint List MK be investigated for incitement to violence

Joint List MK visits hunger striking terrorist

Sole Jewish MK on predominantly Arab party visits Islamic Jihad member Khalil Awawdeh, who is hospitalized after starting a hunger strike.

Joint List MK visits hunger striking terrorist

Joint List MK to be questioned over attack on police officer

Police to question MK Ofer Cassif after he was documented beating a Border Police officer earlier this year.

Joint List MK to be questioned over attack on police officer

Joint List MK to be interrogated on suspicion of assault

Last May, MK Ofer Cassif of the Joint Arab List was filmed assaulting a Border Police officer who blocked his vehicle.

Joint List MK to be interrogated on suspicion of assault

Watch:

Likud MK confronts Joint List MKs

Verbal confrontation erupts between MK Ofir Katz of the Likud and Joint List MKs Ofer Cassif and Samy Abu Shahadeh.

Likud MK confronts Joint List MKs

Police seeking probe against MKs who attacked officers

Police to present legal officials with opinion that criminal investigation should be launched against MKs Ofer Cassif and Ahmed Tibi.

Police seeking probe against MKs who attacked officers

Joint List MK Ofer Cassif filmed hitting police officer

Cassif caught on video striking police officer who was blocking him from driving through a closed military zone.

Joint List MK Ofer Cassif filmed hitting police officer

Leftist MK

Jews don't have the right to pray at the Western Wall

MK Ofer Cassif, the sole Jewish member of the Joint List party, claims the Wall is "occupied territory," blames "occupation" for violence.

Jews don't have the right to pray at the Western Wall

Joint List MK to boycott Zelenskyy speech

MK Ofer Cassif announces he will not attend Ukrainian President's Zoom speech to Knesset members.

Joint List MK to boycott Zelenskyy speech

Joint List MK: 'Nothing will stop Palestinian fight for freedom'

MK Ofer Cassif of the Joint Arab List tweets promise that 'no wall or vindictiveness' by Israel will stop 'Palestinian' fight for 'freedom.'

Joint List MK: 'Nothing will stop Palestinian fight for freedom'

Joint Arab List's Jewish MK tests positive for coronavirus

MK Ofer Cassif tests positive for coronavirus, informs Knesset officer.

Joint Arab List's Jewish MK tests positive for coronavirus

Jewish MK: 'Ethnic cleansing in Sheikh Jarrah will continue'

Ofer Cassif, sole Jewish representative of the radical Joint Arab List, says he doesn't expect anything good to come of the new government.

Jewish MK: 'Ethnic cleansing in Sheikh Jarrah will continue'

'The next political assassination is around the corner'

Joint List MK Ofer Cassif: The writing is no longer on the wall - Netanyahu is the poisonous fungus that grew from Rabin's blood.

'The next political assassination is around the corner'

Police officer who 'attacked' MK did not know his identity

Officer suspected of attacking MK Ofer Cassif did not know Cassif was an MK until later. 'When we understood he is an MK we let him go.'

Police officer who 'attacked' MK did not know his identity

Joint List MK attacked by police in eastern Jerusalem

MK Ofer Cassif attacked by police officers during a protest in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood.

Joint List MK attacked by police in eastern Jerusalem

Complaint filed against Joint List MK

MK Ofir Sofer complains against MK Ofer Cassif after he called for a civil uprising during a radio interview.

Complaint filed against Joint List MK

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.

Joint List MK: Israel is worse than apartheid

Joint List MK blasts the IDF

MK Ofer Cassif, Hadash's sole Jewish representative, criticizes IDF activities in response to Gaza border protests.

Joint List MK blasts the IDF

Joint List MK: Gantz in exchange for illegal construction

MK Ofer Cassif says Joint List conditions recommending Gantz on demands including opposition to law against illegal construction.

Joint List MK: Gantz in exchange for illegal construction

Joint List MK: Terrorist was 'executed by the occupation'

MK Ofer Cassif comments on elimination of terrorist who tried to stab security officers, says she was "executed".

Joint List MK: Terrorist was 'executed by the occupation'

Palestinian Authority fumes over Friedman's statements

PA officials, left-wing leaders, say US should not help 'extremists,' Pres. Trump should tell Amb. Friedman to 'pack his bags.'

Palestinian Authority fumes over Friedman's statements

Cassif's messianic humanism exposed

Hadash-Ta'al MK bluntly laid out the ideology that will be informing his activities in Israel's legislature. Commentary.

Cassif's messianic humanism exposed

Rabbi Peretz calls Cassif outburst 'ignorance and embarrassment'

United Right Chair explains why he left plenum during speech by MK Kassif. 'Rabbi Kook was among greatest of last generations.'

Rabbi Peretz calls Cassif outburst 'ignorance and embarrassment'

Hadash's Jewish candidate disqualified from running for Knesset

Central Elections Committee disqualifies Ofer Cassif from running in April election.

Hadash's Jewish candidate disqualified from running for Knesset