Knesset

Poll: Likud plummets, Yamina surges

Poll: Likud plummets, Yamina surges

Amid growing frustration over government's handling of coronavirus, Likud plummets five seats in latest poll, while Yamina rises to 12 seatsArutz Sheva Staff, Friday, 7:57 AM
Knesset votes to allow gov't to pass coronavirus regulations prior to Knesset approval

Knesset votes to allow gov't to pass coronavirus regulations prior to Knesset approval

With less than half of MKs present, Knesset votes to weaken requirement for Knesset approval of government's coronavirus regulations.David Rosenberg, Tuesday, 8:35 AM
Coronavirus case detected in the Knesset

Coronavirus case detected in the Knesset

MK Zvi Hauser to enter isolation after intern working with Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee contracts COVID-19.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 7/3/2020, 9:53 PM
Knesset approves Shin Bet tracking of COVID-19 patients approved for 3 weeks

Knesset approves Shin Bet tracking of COVID-19 patients approved for 3 weeks

Bill allowing Shin Bet to temporarily track the phones of coronavirus patients passed into law by the Knesset.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/1/2020, 10:59 PM
Knesset's Christian Allies caucus launches in the 23rd Knesset

Knesset's Christian Allies caucus launches in the 23rd Knesset

MK Sharren Haskel chairs the new caucus with Members of Knesset from seven political parties across the political spectrumArutz Sheva Staff, 7/1/2020, 2:59 PM
Poll: Likud 38, Blue & White 9

Poll: Likud 38, Blue & White 9

Right-wing bloc projected to win majority of 64 seats, while left-wing - Arab bloc receives just 48 seats, according to new poll.David Rosenberg, 6/28/2020, 8:59 PM
4 religious women to enter Knesset

4 religious women to enter Knesset

Norwegian Law allows Blue and White ministers to resign from the Knesset, paving way for 4 religious Jewish women to become MKs.Yehonatan Gottleib, 6/17/2020, 6:26 PM
New poll shows right-wing bloc winning 65 seats

New poll shows right-wing bloc winning 65 seats

New poll gives right-wing bloc 65 seats, compared to just 47 for left-wing - Arab bloc. Israelis strongly divided over sovereignty plan.David Rosenberg, 6/17/2020, 10:13 AM
Knesset ratifies coronavirus regulations

Knesset ratifies coronavirus regulations

Knesset approves bill to enshrine in law government powers to fight the coronavirus.Ben Ariel, 6/17/2020, 12:04 AM
Knesset approves Norwegian Law, Netanyahu absent from vote

Knesset approves Norwegian Law, Netanyahu absent from vote

Knesset approves Norwegian Law by a majority of 66 to 43. The Prime Minister did not attend the vote.Hezki Baruch, 6/16/2020, 12:35 AM
Report: Summer recess to be shortened to 2-3 weeks

Report: Summer recess to be shortened to 2-3 weeks

MKs seek to shorten summer recess from 3 months to 2-3 weeks after year and a half of campaigning to deal with coronavirus, sovereignty.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/14/2020, 10:20 AM
Poll: Likud 41, Blue and White 13

Poll: Likud 41, Blue and White 13

Right-wing rises to 64 seats in latest poll, moving to 15-seat lead over the left-Arab bloc, as Blue and White falls to fourth place.David Rosenberg, 6/12/2020, 11:46 AM
Knesset scraps sessions after Joint List MK gets coronavirus

Knesset scraps sessions after Joint List MK gets coronavirus

Knesset tells employees to stay home, cancels meetings Thursday after Joint List MK tests positive for coronavirusAFP, 6/4/2020, 1:56 PM
Recommendation: Extend emergency declaration

Recommendation: Extend emergency declaration

'Unlike the surprise of the first wave of the coroanvirus, the Knesset will not be surprised by a second wave.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/2/2020, 5:39 PM
Accelerated efforts to pass 'Norwegian Law'

Accelerated efforts to pass 'Norwegian Law'

Bill would allow ministers to resign from the Knesset to make room for new MKs from the party lists.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/31/2020, 10:05 AM
New poll shows Israeli Right taking largest lead over Left-Center bloc yet

New poll shows Israeli Right taking largest lead over Left-Center bloc yet

New poll shows right-wing bloc winning 67 seats versus 47 for center-left bloc, giving the Right its largest lead ever.David Rosenberg, 5/27/2020, 9:51 AM
Former Chief of Staff seeking to go into politics?

Former Chief of Staff seeking to go into politics?

A year and a half after retiring from the IDF, Gadi Eizenkot hints for the first time that he intends to join politics.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/21/2020, 6:33 AM
Knesset votes in new government

Knesset votes in new government

After more than 500 days of deadlock, Knesset approves first new Israeli government since 2015.David Rosenberg, 5/17/2020, 5:25 PM
Live: Inauguration of the 35th government

Live: Inauguration of the 35th government

New government to finally take effect after 500 days of campaigning, 3 elections.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/17/2020, 1:15 PM
Rabbis and politicians

Rabbis and politicians

There is nothing gained when a rabbi chooses politics or politicians interfere in Torah matters - in fact, there is much to lose. Op-ed.Rabbi Baruch Efrati, 5/15/2020, 8:07 AM
Official: Yariv Levin will be appointed Knesset Speaker

Official: Yariv Levin will be appointed Knesset Speaker

Likud approves nomination of Tourism Minister as Knesset Speaker. Prime Minister Netanyahu wishes him success.Elad Benari, 5/12/2020, 11:30 PM
MKs violate coronavirus restrictions at Knesset plenum

MKs violate coronavirus restrictions at Knesset plenum

During Knesset session, MKs crowd each other without wearing masks, violating social distancing rules.Gary Willig, 5/7/2020, 6:19 PM
72 MKs nominate Netanyahu for Prime Minister

72 MKs nominate Netanyahu for Prime Minister

Likud, Blue & White submit signatures of 72 MKs to President Rivlin, endorsing Netanyahu as prime minister.David Rosenberg, 5/7/2020, 5:19 PM
Knesset begins voting on coalition deal

Knesset begins voting on coalition deal

If Knesset doesn't endorse Netanyahu for prime minister by Thursday night, Israel faces another election.AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/6/2020, 8:03 PM
Knesset launches into 'marathon' debate on coalition deal

Knesset launches into 'marathon' debate on coalition deal

MKs debate unity gov't deal cut by PM Netanyahu and Blue & White chief Benny Gantz, as Supreme Court weighs petitions against the agreement.Stephen Weizman, AFP, 5/5/2020, 2:50 PM
Netanyahu-Gantz power-sharing law approved in first reading

Netanyahu-Gantz power-sharing law approved in first reading

Legislation would anchor rotation agreement between Likud, Blue and White leaders in law.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/30/2020, 3:20 PM
President Rivlin tasks Knesset to 'prevent a fourth round of elections'

President Rivlin tasks Knesset to 'prevent a fourth round of elections'

President Rivlin informed Blue and White Chairman Benny Gantz that he is entrusting the Knesset with the task of forming a governmentArutz Sheva, 4/16/2020, 9:01 AM
Gantz applies for position of Knesset Speaker

Gantz applies for position of Knesset Speaker

Blue and White leader faces opposition from within his own party to his candidacy for Knesset Speaker.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/26/2020, 3:54 PM
Amir Peretz will be appointed Interim Knesset Speaker

Amir Peretz will be appointed Interim Knesset Speaker

Amir Peretz, the most senior Knesset Member, will convene the Knesset on Thursday to elect a permanent Knesset Speaker.Elad Benari, 3/26/2020, 12:30 AM
Knesset legal advisor: Wait for Supreme Court

Knesset legal advisor: Wait for Supreme Court

Knesset Arrangements Committee convenes for special meeting following resignation of Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/25/2020, 5:57 PM
Six temporary Knesset committees set up

Six temporary Knesset committees set up

Knesset Arrangements Committee approves establishment of six temporary committees. Right-wing bloc walked out the discussion in protest.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/24/2020, 1:04 AM
Right-wing bloc to boycott Knesset debates

Right-wing bloc to boycott Knesset debates

Parties in right-wing bloc to boycott Monday's Knesset discussions and votes in protest against Blue and White's behavior.Ben Shaul, 3/23/2020, 2:46 AM
Shaked demands 'offsets' for MKs in isolation

Shaked demands 'offsets' for MKs in isolation

Former Justice Minister says left must have equal number of MKs absent from vote tomorrow as right MKs not attending due to isolation.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/22/2020, 3:53 PM
Rivlin: 'I have just one request: Give this people a government'

Rivlin: 'I have just one request: Give this people a government'

Knesset Members sworn in three at a time. Earlier, President entrusts assembling government with MK Benny Gantz.Mordechai Sones, 3/16/2020, 5:24 PM
Watch: Disinfection of the Knesset for the inauguration

Watch: Disinfection of the Knesset for the inauguration

Anti-coronavirus measures taken in preparation for the inauguration of the 23rd Knesset tomorrow.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/15/2020, 8:47 PM
MKs to be sworn in in three rounds

MKs to be sworn in in three rounds

Due to coronavirus, swearing-in ceremony of the 23rd Knesset will take place in three rounds, with 40 MKs taking part in each round.Hezki Baruch, 3/13/2020, 5:52 AM
No visitors allowed at Knesset inauguration ceremony

No visitors allowed at Knesset inauguration ceremony

Visits to Knesset frozen, disinfection posts to be erected in Israeli parliament amid Coronavirus fears.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/5/2020, 6:55 PM
Israel's 2020 elections in a nutshell

Israel's 2020 elections in a nutshell

Do you want to know who's who in today's elections in Israel? How the elections work? Here is a primer that summarizes the scene. Daniel Pinner, 3/2/2020, 4:37 PM
6,453,255 Israelis will go to the polls

6,453,255 Israelis will go to the polls

Most polling stations opened at 7:00 a.m. Exit polls will be published at 10:00 p.m. Arutz Sheva will update throughout the day.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/2/2020, 7:00 AM
Knesset committee approves immunity for MK Haim Katz

Knesset committee approves immunity for MK Haim Katz

Most members of Knesset House Committee support immunity for Likud MK suspected of fraud and breach of trust.Hezki Baruch, 2/5/2020, 2:05 AM
Right-wing MKs to boycott immunity hearings

Right-wing MKs to boycott immunity hearings

Likud MK Miki Zohar leads boycott of Knesset hearings this weak, slams Blue and Whit'es 'disgraceful anyone but Bibi campaign.;Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/26/2020, 3:22 PM
Knesset Speaker: The worst I've seen in 23 years

Knesset Speaker: The worst I've seen in 23 years

As the Knesset met to set the date for the 23rd Knesset, Edelstein rebuked the Arab Joint List. They attacked him & Meretz joined in.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/12/2019, 3:59 PM
Bennett to party activists: Start your engines

Bennett to party activists: Start your engines

Defense Minister hints he intends to add new names to New Right list for March elections.Ido Ben Porat, 12/12/2019, 6:08 AM
Official: Knesset dissolved, elections in March

Official: Knesset dissolved, elections in March

Knesset approves second and third readings of bill to dissolve Knesset, hold elections on March 2, 2020.Elad Benari, 12/12/2019, 3:22 AM
Knesset prepares to dissolve itself, hold new elections

Knesset prepares to dissolve itself, hold new elections

Preliminary vote passes 50 to 0 to dissolve 22nd Knesset, hours ahead of deadline for formation of new government.Hezki Baruch, 12/11/2019, 12:18 PM
'There will be no bloc after next election'

'There will be no bloc after next election'

One of the leaders of the right-wing bloc says in closed conversations: If Netanyahu can't form a government, we'll look for alternatives.Elad Benari, 12/11/2019, 6:00 AM
Joint List MK: Israel is worse than apartheid

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.Elad Benari, 12/11/2019, 4:05 AM
Bill to dissolve Knesset introduced

Bill to dissolve Knesset introduced

Bill would dissolve the 22nd Knesset, allow for new elections to be held on March 2 after failure to form government.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/10/2019, 5:48 PM
Edelstein contemplating running for Likud leadership

Edelstein contemplating running for Likud leadership

If Israel goes to elections and Likud holds primaries for party leadership, Edelstein may join the race.Elad Benari, 11/29/2019, 6:37 AM
Liberman responds to Netanyahu

Liberman responds to Netanyahu

"Pledge to the people of Israel that you will not take the State of Israel to a third election campaign," says Yisrael Beytenu chairman.Elad Benari, 11/14/2019, 11:31 PM
Netanyahu: Stop this dance, form unity government

Netanyahu: Stop this dance, form unity government

PM addresses Knesset after inauguration of 22nd Knesset.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/3/2019, 6:35 PM
Rivlin: 'We're facing an emergency of Israel's democracy'

Rivlin: 'We're facing an emergency of Israel's democracy'

'We are facing a time of crisis for the House of Jacob, an emergency for Israel’s security and for Israeli society,' Rivlin says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/3/2019, 4:37 PM
22nd Knesset to be sworn in Thursday

22nd Knesset to be sworn in Thursday

Israel's 22nd Knesset sworn in, just five months after 21st.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/2/2019, 10:17 AM
Rivlin to continue consultations with elected parties

Rivlin to continue consultations with elected parties

Rivlin to hold second day of consultations with parties elected to the 22nd Knesset. Each party will recommend a candidate for PM.Hezki Baruch, 9/23/2019, 6:36 AM
Since when is age discrimination okay?

Since when is age discrimination okay?

While the culture forbids any derogatory reference to a person’s race, religion or gender, a person’s age gets no such sensitivity or respect.  Jack Engelhard, 9/22/2019, 1:15 PM
Confused by Israel's changed political landscape?

Confused by Israel's changed political landscape?

A summing up of israel's elections shows the future as open to various possibilities, all of them unlikely - but who knows?Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld , 9/20/2019, 5:15 PM
The Israeli electoral system:and its history, explained

The Israeli electoral system:and its history, explained

Did you know that the First Knesset included 117 Jews and 3 Arabs, 108 men and 12 women, while the 21st (recent) Knesset included 12 Arabs and 29 women. Daniel Pinner, 9/17/2019, 9:00 AM