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Book by former MK found in home of Hamas terrorist in Gaza

Former Yesh Atid MK Ofer Shelah says terrorists were using his book to learn more about Israeli society.

Book by former MK found in home of Hamas terrorist in Gaza

'Not concerned about Smotrich serving as Defense Minister'

Former MK Ofer Shelah believes defense establishment can benefit from Smotrich holding the position of Defense Minister.

'Not concerned about Smotrich serving as Defense Minister'

Ofer Shelah: I will not run in the Labor party primaries

Former MK who recently left Yesh Atid rules out running in Labor primaries: They are in a constant mess.

Ofer Shelah: I will not run in the Labor party primaries

Ofer Shelah leaves Yesh Atid

MK Yoav Segalovitz of Yesh Atid after Ofer Shelah leaves the party: I wish him luck, I think our party is stable.

Ofer Shelah leaves Yesh Atid

Who explains the guidelines to the public?

'Public's conduct is first tool in war against coronavirus, following guidelines is crucial to preventing infection,' MK Shelah says.

Who explains the guidelines to the public?

Lapid: I haven't spoken with Shelah

Opposition leader comments on Shelah's plans to challenge him for Yesh Atid leadership: I'll defeat anyone who runs against me.

Lapid: I haven't spoken with Shelah

Lapid: No one gives me ultimatums

Yesh Atid leader rejects demand from MK Ofer Shelah that party hold primaries to determine its leadership.

Lapid: No one gives me ultimatums

'The person who should lead Yesh Atid is Yair Lapid'

MK Elazar Stern expresses support for the chairman of his party in wake of MK Ofer Shelah's declaration to unseat him.

'The person who should lead Yesh Atid is Yair Lapid'

Poll: Lapid retains leadership of Yesh Atid

71% of respondents give Prime Minister Netanyahu a failing grade for his handling of coronavirus crisis in new poll.

Poll: Lapid retains leadership of Yesh Atid

MK Ofer Shelah intends to unseat Lapid as leader of Yesh Atid

Yesh Atid MK says party cannot present an alternative to Likud government without updating its leadership, calls for party primaries.

MK Ofer Shelah intends to unseat Lapid as leader of Yesh Atid

'Benny Gantz collapsed and sold his voters'

Yesh Atid-Telem MK Ofer Shelah slams incoming government, says Blue and White 'compromised on every value and principle' to join government

'Benny Gantz collapsed and sold his voters'

'Hauser and Hendel tried to foil everything the party did'

Yesh Atid's new chairman, Ofer Shelah, slams MKs Zvi Hauser, Yoaz Hendel, for not being loyal to joint Blue and White list.

'Hauser and Hendel tried to foil everything the party did'

Three key observations on the Israeli elections

Three key observations on the Israeli elections

Blue and White to High Court: Democracy in danger

MKs Ofer Shelah, Avi Nissenkorn, demand court intervene to force Knesset Speaker to convene plenary, allow himself to be replaced.

Blue and White to High Court: Democracy in danger

Yazbak in the coalition? Blue and White MK doesn't rule it out

MK Heba Yazbak praised the "martyrs" of the Al-Aqsa Intifada and terrorist Samir Kuntar in posts on Facebook.

Yazbak in the coalition? Blue and White MK doesn't rule it out

'We'll activate our majority on Monday'

'Nothing is off the table, our goal is that Gantz will be asked to form a government,' MK Ofer Shelah says.

'We'll activate our majority on Monday'

'We'll activate majority against Netanyahu State'

MK Ofer Shelah: 'There's majority in new Knesset for State of Israel and against State of Netanyahu. We'll act without hesitation.'

'We'll activate majority against Netanyahu State'

Yamina to fight law banning Netanyahu from forming gov't

DM Bennett promises: 'We'll fight move by Blue and White, Joint Arab List, to pass law forcing Pres. Rivlin to disqualify PM Netanyahu.'

Yamina to fight law banning Netanyahu from forming gov't

Blue and White MK: There will be no annexation

MK Ofer Shelah dismisses Netanyahu's statement that him serving as PM first would allow for application of sovereignty over Jordan Valley.

Blue and White MK: There will be no annexation

Odeh: Blue and White asked for Balad to cancel endorsement

Joint List chair posts video relating content of conversation with Blue and White MK Ofer Shelah. Shelah: I don't determine how Balad votes.

Odeh: Blue and White asked for Balad to cancel endorsement

'Netanyahu has abandoned the south'

Blue and White MK Ofer Shelah slams PM Netanyahu for failing to exert force in Gaza, working with 'extremist' coalition partners.

'Netanyahu has abandoned the south'

'Russia is defining new rules to the game'

MK Shelah of foreign affairs and defense committee says Russia is using the plane crash incident to restrict Israel's movement in Syria.

'Russia is defining new rules to the game'

Yesh Atid head favors developing Gaza to exact price from Hamas

MK Ofer Shelah calls to develop Gaza in response to terrorist attack against Israel, thus weakening Hamas.

Yesh Atid head favors developing Gaza to exact price from Hamas

Yesh Atid faction head refuses to join anti-Zoabi effort

MK Ofer Shelah refuses to join in Yesh Atid's efforts to boot Hanin Zoabi from the Knesset.

Yesh Atid faction head refuses to join anti-Zoabi effort

'We should have operated in Syria ages ago'

Opposition MK says Israel should have intervened in Syria's civil war years ago, admits that his opinion is only with benefit of hindsight.

'We should have operated in Syria ages ago'

Foreign Affairs & Security Committee: Gaps in war preparedness

Subcommittee for Defense Doctrine and Force Building publishes report on war preparedness; two members refuse to sign.

Foreign Affairs & Security Committee: Gaps in war preparedness

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

MK Shelah: Netanyahu 'aggression' ruined US aid deal

MK Ofer Shelah (Yesh Atid) blasted PM Netanyahu on his Facebook page for provoking - through his 'aggression'- the US to cut back on aid.

MK Shelah: Netanyahu 'aggression' ruined US aid deal

Committee wrote fake report to help PM, says opposition MK

Hanegbi passed off document whitewashing PM's handling of Gaza war as official committee report in effort to protect Netanyahu, says MK.

Committee wrote fake report to help PM, says opposition MK

IDF: We changed beard rules to make it as difficult as possible

During heated discussion, Personnel Directorate head admits army changed rules because it didn't like seeing bearded soldiers.

IDF: We changed beard rules to make it as difficult as possible

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.

Left-wing MKs rail over 'rabbis who incite'

Watch: Interview with MK Ofer Shelah

From today's ILTV edition. An interview with Yesh Atid MK Ofer Shelah.

Watch: Interview with MK Ofer Shelah

MK: Netanyahu's Iran Failure on 'Same Scale' as War

MK Ofer Shelah accuses Netanyahu of interfering in US politics ensuring Israel would remain outside 'circle of influence' on Iran deal.

MK: Netanyahu's Iran Failure on 'Same Scale' as War

Knesset Marks One-Year Anniversary since Protective Edge

Veterans and business owners still seeking compensation from the State to be represented in special series of debates in Knesset.

Knesset Marks One-Year Anniversary since Protective Edge

Emergency Knesset Session Requested Over Rocket Fire

MK Haim Yellin submits request for emergency meeting to discuss protection, deterrence after Hamas rockets intensify.

Emergency Knesset Session Requested Over Rocket Fire

Bill to Centralize All Foreign Ministry Powers

MK to propose bill to stop making the MFA 'a bank for spare parts for frustrated ministers,' halt division of responsibilities.

Bill to Centralize All Foreign Ministry Powers

'Netanyahu is Spitting in the Face of the Israeli Public'

Yesh Atid MK Ofer Shelah fires at Netanyahu's bid to extend number of ministers, claims it is not lawful.

'Netanyahu is Spitting in the Face of the Israeli Public'

'Israel Was Not Prepared for Operation Protective Edge'

MK Ofer Shelah (Yesh Atid) asserts security cabinet at fault for lack of preparedness during last summer's Operation Protective Edge.

'Israel Was Not Prepared for Operation Protective Edge'

Yesh Atid MK: We Don't Boycott Meretz

MK Ofer Shelah says his party will do anything to prevent a coalition with Netanyahu and the "extreme rightists".

Yesh Atid MK: We Don't Boycott Meretz

Yesh Atid MK Says Elections 'Not Good for Citizens'

Shelah slams Netanyahu for overtures to hareidim, says early elections puts government on hold; poll shows Yesh Atid support plummeting.

Yesh Atid MK Says Elections 'Not Good for Citizens'

Shaked's 'Strike Limit Bill' to Keep Business, Politics Separate

Bill cleared by Ministerial Committee for Legislation to ensure that companies cannot strike to protest wide-ranging political causes.

Shaked's 'Strike Limit Bill' to Keep Business, Politics Separate

Top Lapid Confidante Warns of Early Elections Over Budget Crisis

Yesh Atid MK Ofer Shelah accuses prime minister of forcing a 'showdown' with Finance Minister Lapid which could force elections.

Top Lapid Confidante Warns of Early Elections Over Budget Crisis

MK Shelah: Turn Ceasefire into Long-Term Agreement

MK Ofer Shelah says that the ceasefire in Gaza should lead to a return to peace negotiations with the PA.

MK Shelah: Turn Ceasefire into Long-Term Agreement

Yesh Atid MK: Abbas is a 'Rival'

MK Ofer Shelah responds to threat to set a "deadline" for an Israeli withdrawal from Judea and Samaria, says it can't be done by force.

Yesh Atid MK: Abbas is a 'Rival'

Euthanasia - in Israel?

Euthanasia - in Israel?

Religious MKs Slam Euthanasia Bill: 'Euthanize this Government'

Hareidi MKs and religious community leaders attack 'mercy killing' bill proposed by MK Ofer Shelah.

Religious MKs Slam Euthanasia Bill: 'Euthanize this Government'

Medical Forum Attacks Proposed 'Mercy-Killing' Law

Hotem Forum says approving a law for doctor-assisted suicide would be a terrible blow to Israeli morality, start a 'slippery slope'.

Medical Forum Attacks Proposed 'Mercy-Killing' Law

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

IDF ‘Deathly Afraid’ of Hareidi Enlistment, MK Accuses

Yesh Atid MK accuses IDF of avoiding hareidi enlistment; MKs seek to define ‘hareidi’ for new law.

IDF ‘Deathly Afraid’ of Hareidi Enlistment, MK Accuses

Deal Between Likud and Yesh Atid

Netanyahu supported criminal sanctions on hareidi evaders of army service in exchange for the appointment of MK Hanegbi to key committee.

Deal Between Likud and Yesh Atid

Approved: Criminal Sanctions for Hareidi Draft Dodgers

Shaked Committee approves criminal sanctions on hareidim who evade army service. MK Yogev demands a re-vote.

Approved: Criminal Sanctions for Hareidi Draft Dodgers

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

MK Shelah: Only We Had the Guts to Propose Service Cut

Yesh Atid MK Ofer Shelah praises the IDF's decision to cut army service from 36 to 32 months.

MK Shelah: Only We Had the Guts to Propose Service Cut

Kerry Hails Lapid Over 'Brave' Stance on Peace

Secretary of State tells MK Ofer Shelah of Yesh Atid: "Lapid is saying courageous things about the peace process."

Kerry Hails Lapid Over 'Brave' Stance on Peace

Knesset to Vote on Sexual Preference Discrimination Bill

Ministerial Committee approved for a Knesset vote a law that would prohibit discrimination on the basis of gender, sexual preference

Knesset to Vote on Sexual Preference Discrimination Bill

Rotation Agreement for Knesset Chairman of Foreign Affairs

After administrative upheaval from return of Avigdor Liberman to FM, Tzachi HaNegbi, Ofer Shelah to alternate position on rotation.

Rotation Agreement for Knesset Chairman of Foreign Affairs

Coalition Spat May Delay Liberman's Swearing-in

Avigdor Liberman was to be sworn in as Foreign Minister, but Yesh Atid and Jewish Home want to benefit, too.

Coalition Spat May Delay Liberman's Swearing-in

Yesh Atid MK Slams 'Settlement' and 'Occupation'

MK Ofer Shelah slams the settlement enterprise as an obstacle to peace, attacks “Israeli occupation”.

Yesh Atid MK Slams 'Settlement' and 'Occupation'

Yisrael Beytenu: Enlist Arabs, Too

Lieberman's party unhappy with Perry C'tee recommendations, wants Arabs to serve as well.

Yisrael Beytenu: Enlist Arabs, Too