INTO THE FRAY The Nationality Law brouhaha

Israel will only be democratic if it is Jewish—and it will only be Jewish if it is Zionist. Therefore, it will only be democratic if it is Zionist i.e. if it is the nation state of the Jewish people. Dr. Martin Sherman, 7/20/2018, 5:50 AM

Knesset approves 'Nationality Law'

Knesset approves Nationality Law in second and third readings. 62 MKs vote in favor, 55 vote against, two abstain.Hezki Baruch, 7/19/2018, 2:56 AM

Yitzhak Herzog leaves Knesset

Former Labor party leader and new head of Jewish Agency bids farewell to the Knesset after 15 years of service.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/18/2018, 9:11 PM

'Nationality Law' goes to final vote in Knesset

Committee paves way for Knesset to vote on law enshrining Israel's status as nation-state of the Jewish people.Hezki Baruch, 7/18/2018, 12:45 PM

Left shaken: Kippahs and Shabbat observance

Left-wing MKs slam perceived 'religionization' in the IDF during Knesset conference.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/17/2018, 9:52 PM

Knesset rescinds law allowing PM, DM to declare war

Law allowing prime minster and defense minister to declare war without rest of Cabinet rescinded.JTA, 7/17/2018, 7:56 PM

Knesset approves 'Breaking the Silence Law'

Knesset approves law that would bar extreme leftist organizations from entering schools.Hezki Baruch, 7/17/2018, 6:05 AM

Knesset rejects no-confidence motions

Plenum debates anti-government proposals submitted by opposition factions for last time this summer session, removes all from agenda.Mordechai Sones, 7/16/2018, 8:09 PM

Poll: Ayelet Shaked wins 33 mandates with Likud

Justice Minister Shaked the second most popular candidate for premier, would win same number of seats as Netanyahu at helm of Likud.David Rosenberg, 7/13/2018, 9:21 AM

Likud rises to 35 seats in latest poll

Prime Minister Netanyahu's Likud leads nearest competitor by more than 2-1 according to latest poll.David Rosenberg, 7/8/2018, 4:56 PM

Netanyahu: No early elections

'I want to continue with this coalition until almost the end of its term,' says PM, rejecting talk of early elections.Hezki Baruch, 7/8/2018, 3:33 PM

'A new paradigm for peacemaking in the Middle East'

Knesset Israel Victory Caucus discusses '25 Years Since Oslo: Time for New Thinking'.Hezki Baruch, 7/4/2018, 1:31 PM

Poll: Likud surges to 33, Jewish Home falls to 7

Netanyahu holds nearly two-to-one lead over nearest rival, would be easily reelected as premier, says new poll.David Rosenberg, 7/4/2018, 9:00 AM

In Israeli democracy there is no moment of boredom

Gil Hoffman provides an internal look at approving controversial laws in the Knesset this weekThe Land Of Israel Network, 7/3/2018, 10:46 PM

'The Knesset must not give a platform to boycott organizations'

MK Anat Berko blasts "Children under Occupation" conference which took place in the Knesset.Benny Tocker, 7/3/2018, 6:44 AM

Knesset approves first reading of Draft Law

63 MKs vote in favor of Draft Law, 39 MKs vote against.Hezki Baruch, 7/3/2018, 1:19 AM

Knesset passes 'pay to slay' law

Bill to punish PA for payments to terrorists passes overwhelmingly. Only Meretz and Joint List oppose law.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/2/2018, 10:10 PM

Knesset Speaker slams leftist Knesset conference

Edelstein says 'Children under Occupation' organized against Knesset procedure. 'I'd expect them to deal with our children's plight first.'Mordechai Sones, 7/1/2018, 2:58 PM

Knesset conference about 'children of the occupation'

Leftist organizations unite to hold special Knesset event about the suffering of Arab children under Israeli 'occupation.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/1/2018, 8:09 AM

Teens arrested for distributing Quartets game

Teens from Binyamin region arrive in Knesset, distribute game focused on Supreme Court to Knesset members.Refael Levi, 6/27/2018, 2:41 PM

Haredi draft law to be voted on next week

PM announces plans to vote on contentious draft law, says details of bill will be worked out only after preliminary vote.David Rosenberg, 6/24/2018, 4:03 PM

Arab MK loses cool in Knesset

'Racists and fascists, you only want death,' MK Zahalka says during Muezzin Law debate; MK Yogev: 'You're a terrorist, go to Syria.'Mordechai Sones, 6/19/2018, 6:48 PM

Hotovely gives birth to third daughter

'We thank God for our growing family,' says Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely after giving birth to third daughter.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/18/2018, 10:58 AM

Clash between defense establishment and Knesset committee?

Defense Minister reportedly orders army officials not to appear before Knesset committee which summoned them to discuss security threat.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/13/2018, 9:56 PM

The 21st Knesset: Which new parties have the best chance?

A number of new parties - most led by former lawmakers - will vie for a place in the next Knesset. But what are their chances?David Rosenberg, 6/6/2018, 2:15 PM

'Knesset ignoring haredi, religious, Arab artists'

Chairman of religious political party laments lack of representation for 3 sectors of society at Knesset event.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/27/2018, 4:33 PM

Uproar in the Knesset: 'Liar, beast'

Meretz MK screams at Internal Security Minister during Knesset deliberations. 'Your job is to fight crime, not the Arab public.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/23/2018, 4:01 PM

Knesset Christian Allies Caucus to celebrate embassy moves

MKs across the political spectrum to gather with Christian leaders to celebrate the moves of US, Guatemalan embassies to Jerusalem.Hezki Baruch, 5/16/2018, 5:01 PM

Have demographics doomed the Israeli left?

Did immigration and high Orthodox birthrate doom Israel’s left to perpetual opposition status? Analysis.David Rosenberg, 5/11/2018, 12:38 PM

Double parking now a criminal offense

Knesset votes to make double parking and blocking handicapped spots a criminal offense, empowering police to take action.David Rosenberg, 5/8/2018, 10:49 AM

Knesset approves: Cabinet will be allowed to authorize a war

Knesset approves bill authorizing the Cabinet to order the start of a war.Hezki Baruch, 5/1/2018, 3:39 AM

On agenda: Nationality, Overrule Clause, draft, conversion

Knesset enters challenging summer session of controversial legislation. Festive atmosphere expected for US embassy transfer in two weeks.Mordechai Sones, 4/30/2018, 5:31 PM

Zoabi: We must liberate Americans from Zionist lobby

Anti-Zionist Arab MK calls for dissolution of Israel, establishment of binational state to replace it.JTA, 4/27/2018, 9:32 AM

'A female for Knesset rabbi? Utter madness'

Outrage after Knesset tweaks rules in order to allow women to apply for position of Knesset rabbi.Tzvi Lev, 4/26/2018, 5:15 PM

The Knesset Rebbetzin?

Following Reform pressure, Knesset Legal Advisor opens tender for position of Knesset Rabbi, also to women 'who meet criteria'.Mordechai Sones, 4/26/2018, 10:07 AM

Jewish Home tops Labor in latest poll

Zionist Union drops from 24 seats to 10, Likud holds 9-mandate lead over Yesh Atid.David Rosenberg, 4/16/2018, 3:15 PM

Poll: Likud gains despite infiltrators crisis

Lead of ruling Likud party widens after PM announces, cancels deal with UN over illegal infiltrators.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/3/2018, 9:45 PM

Regev escalates feud with Knesset speaker

Bucking tradition, Culture Minister Miri Regev insists that Knesset Speaker does not have authority over Independence Day ceremony.Tzvi Lev, 4/1/2018, 1:15 PM

Poll: Likud stable at 30, Yesh Atid falls to 19

Newly formed party led by Orly Levy nets 5 seats, as Labor falls from 24 to just 13 mandates.David Rosenberg, 3/29/2018, 10:01 PM

Special Knesset worker awarded Outstanding Employee

Eliezer Haitovitch, 35, who has Down's syndrome, has worked in Knesset for 10 years. Today awarded 'Outstanding Employee' for 2017.Mordechai Sones, 3/27/2018, 9:39 PM

Knesset sells its chametz

Knesset speaker, Director-General sell all chametz owned by Knesset ahead of Passover.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/27/2018, 7:04 PM

Netanyahu: Likud will top 40 seats next time

PM addresses Likud members in Tel Aviv, says 'witch-hunt' against him won't stop party from gaining seats. Polls suggest he may be right.Yoni Kempinski, 3/22/2018, 9:21 PM

Ex Chief of Staff: Netanyahu deserves to be PM unless indicted

Benny Gantz: 'I saw the prime minister working from up close - it's the hardest job in the country. It's easy to talk from the sidelines.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/20/2018, 12:05 PM

Knesset approves 2019 budget

Knesset approves second and third readings of 2019 state budget by a majority of 63 to 54.Hezki Baruch, 3/15/2018, 1:58 AM

Could a joint Feiglin-Yishai list make it into the Knesset?

New poll sheds light on smaller faction's chances of passing electoral threshold for the Knesset.David Rosenberg, 3/13/2018, 8:55 PM

Watered-down version of 'Nationality Law' passes first reading

Bill to enshrine Israel's Jewish character as Basic Law advances after clause calling on courts to consider Jewish Law removed.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/13/2018, 4:52 PM

'Netanyahu, don't topple your own government'

Jewish Home chairman tells Arutz Sheva his party is working to stabilize coalition, prevent early elections.Uzi Baruch, 3/13/2018, 4:15 PM

Superman comes to the Knesset

Lois and Clark star Dean Cain to visit Knesset in support of Israel this week.Gary Willig, 3/12/2018, 2:43 AM

Israel moves towards decriminalizing marijuana with Knesset vote

Knesset votes unanimously for bill replacing jail time with fines and volunteer work for marijuana possession.David Rosenberg, 3/9/2018, 12:45 PM

Jewish Home tied with Zionist Union in latest poll

Netanyahu would easily win reelection if new elections were held today, poll claims, with coalition factions winning 67 seats.David Rosenberg, 3/9/2018, 9:43 AM

'Those who seek peace are seen as losers'

Middle East expert Dr. Mordechai Kedar explains how Arabs see Israel's requests for peace, explains how true peace can be achieved.Hezki Baruch, 3/7/2018, 8:12 AM

New Knesset party formed

Former Yisrael Beytenu MK Orly Levy-Abekasis says she will lead party not beholden to 'crony capitalism.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/6/2018, 3:47 PM

'Polish law' comes to the Knesset

Polish ambassador to Israel participates in special Knesset discussion on Holocaust denial, says law will not be enforced yet.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/26/2018, 4:52 PM

Knesset approves state budget in first reading

Knesset approves first reading of State Budget for 2019 by a majority of 61 to 51.Orli Harari, 2/14/2018, 12:51 AM

Knesset approves increase in pensions for the disabled

Knesset approves second and third readings of bill to increase the allowances for persons with disabilities by a majority of 84-0.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/13/2018, 1:39 AM

Hazan again causes uproar in Knesset

Hours after being suspended for six months, Oren Hazan calls Knesset Speaker Edelstein "Stalin" - and later apologizes.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/1/2018, 3:43 AM

Poll claims a drop in support for Israel? It's spin!

Why is a study showing less support for Israel among American Jews taken out of context? And how do politicians relate to it?The Land Of Israel Network, 1/30/2018, 9:27 PM