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New US-Israel Parliamentary Friendship Group

US and Israel set up House-Knesset Parliamentary Friendship Group to promote common areas of interest, hold exchanges of knowledge and expertise, and foster cooperation in a variety of fields

New US-Israel Parliamentary Friendship Group

Speaker of the Knesset:

‘Permit family's requested inscription on fallen soldier’s grave’

Knesset Speaker appealed to Minister Gallant and Chief of Staff Halevi to reconsider their decision to prohibit the abbreviation 'Hy”d' to be inscribed on the tombstone of Israel Yudkin who fell in Gaza.

‘Permit family's requested inscription on fallen soldier’s grave’

Knesset Speaker:

The generation of the 2023/4 war has proven its true strength

Speaker Amir Ohana, to 120 outstanding female and male soldiers: ‘This is a generation that has not fallen short of any generation that came before it.’

The generation of the 2023/4 war has proven its true strength

President Macron:

'We warned Iran not to attack Israel'

Knesset Speaker Ohana told President Macron: 'There is no scenario in which Israel will not deal with the Hamas brigades in Rafah, the proposals to unilaterally recognize a Palestinian state are a victory for terror.'

'We warned Iran not to attack Israel'

MK Avigdor Liberman:

'Cancel the Knesset's winter break'

Yisrael Beytenu chairman sends letter to Knesset Speaker Amir Ohana, asks him to cancel the winter break of the Knesset due to the war.

'Cancel the Knesset's winter break'

Watch:

Knesset Speaker announces hostage rescue on plane

Upon landing in Israel from a diplomatic visit to the US, Knesset Speaker Amir Ohana notified his fellow passengers of the operation to rescue two hostages from Rafah.

Knesset Speaker announces hostage rescue on plane

Due to anti-Israel statements:

Knesset Speaker cancels meeting with UN chief

Knesset Speaker Amir Ohana says he decided not to give Antonio Guterres any legitimacy following his latest criticism of Israel's actions in Gaza.

Knesset Speaker cancels meeting with UN chief

House Speaker:

'Jewish people deserve to live in their homeland'

House of Representatives Speaker Mike Johnson hosts Knesset Speaker Amir Ohana. Also in attendance: Israel’s Ambassador to the United States, Michael Herzog, and family members of hostages being held captive by Hamas.

'Jewish people deserve to live in their homeland'

Families of hostages to MKs:

'We support every decision to return the hostages'

Members of the Tikva Forum of families of hostages visit Knesset, meet Speaker Amir Ohana and other MKs.

'We support every decision to return the hostages'

Netanyahu: I asked Xi Jinping to help recover hostages

Prime Minister Netanyahu told the Knesset Plenum of the many efforts being made to free the hostages, including an appeal to China.

Netanyahu: I asked Xi Jinping to help recover hostages

Chris Christie in Kfar Aza:

'Hundreds of millions of Americans who stand with Israel'

Republican US presidential candidate Chris Christie visited Kfar Aza on the Gaza border.

'Hundreds of millions of Americans who stand with Israel'

In the Knesset:

New command center to handle surge in weapons permit requests

Knesset Speaker proposes using non-essential Knesset workers to handle wartime surge in requests for weapons licenses.

New command center to handle surge in weapons permit requests

Selichot prayer concert in front of Knesset building

Knesset Speaker Ohana declared the concert 'part of a new tradition of opening the Knesset building to the public.'

Selichot prayer concert in front of Knesset building

Knesset visit cancelled after Morocco Senate leader hospitalized

Enaam Mayara's visit to the Knesset tomorrow cancelled due to his hospitalization in Jordan.

Knesset visit cancelled after Morocco Senate leader hospitalized

Knesset Speaker:

'I wish to put a stop sign in front of the Supreme Court'

Knesset Speaker Amir Ohana discussed the possibility that the Supreme Court would unprecedentedly overturn a basic law.

'I wish to put a stop sign in front of the Supreme Court'

Knesset Speaker:

'Precedent-setting visit signals new era in Israel-Morocco ties'

Historic moment in the Knesset: President of the House of Councilors of the Kingdom of Morocco makes first-ever official visit.

'Precedent-setting visit signals new era in Israel-Morocco ties'

Anti-reform protester attacks Knesset Speaker in Thailand

Protester lashes out at Amir Ohana in front of his children while on vacation in Thailand and posts the footage on the web.

Anti-reform protester attacks Knesset Speaker in Thailand

Ohana in Moroccan synagogue: My father learned Zionism here

Speaker Ohana prays in Rabbi Shalom Zaoui Synagogue in Rabat, where his father prayed before making aliyah.

Ohana in Moroccan synagogue: My father learned Zionism here

Knesset Speaker Ohana meets Kazakhstani Counterpart

Kazakhstani Senate chairman Maulen Ashimbayev discusses strengthening inter-parliamentary cooperation with Speaker Ohana.

Knesset Speaker Ohana meets Kazakhstani Counterpart

Knesset Speaker to set out on historic visit to Morocco

MK Amir Ohana of the Likud is the first Speaker of Knesset to be invited for a state visit to the parliament of a Muslim country.

Knesset Speaker to set out on historic visit to Morocco

Proposal at Likud meeting:

Promote law banning demonstrations outside MKs' homes

MK Danny Danon proposes to advance legislation banning demonstrations outside homes of public figures. Netanyahu willing to look into it.

Promote law banning demonstrations outside MKs' homes

Knesset Speaker to visit Morocco

Knesset Speaker Amir Ohana invited by his Moroccan counterpart for official visit at the beginning of June.

Knesset Speaker to visit Morocco

Electric guitar in hand:

Watch: Knesset Speaker entertains American counterpart

During a welcome dinner, Knesset Speaker Amir Ohana performed a rendition of 'Hotel California' for US House Speaker Kevin McCarthy.

Watch: Knesset Speaker entertains American counterpart

2nd time ever:

House Speaker Kevin Mccarthy to address the Knesset

Speaker of the House accepts invitation of Knesset Speaker Ohana to address the Knesset plenum during his visit to Israel this month.

House Speaker Kevin Mccarthy to address the Knesset

Knesset Speaker Ohana:

'Leo Dee restored our pride in the Israeli flag'

Knesset Speaker Amir Ohana hosted the Knesset's first official Mimouna celebration, opening the legislature to guests.

'Leo Dee restored our pride in the Israeli flag'

Coalition mulling Deri as Speaker of the Knesset

Following Supreme Court ruling, coalition is considering appointing Deri to the position of Speaker of the Knesset.

Coalition mulling Deri as Speaker of the Knesset

Aryeh Deri:

'Netanyahu tricked me with the appointment of Ohana'

Minister Deri criticizes haredi Knesset members who hugged Amir Ohana after his speech: "I ran away right after the speech."

'Netanyahu tricked me with the appointment of Ohana'

Likud MKs livid over anti-LGBT attacks: 'Israel will not change'

Miki Zohar to Likud MKs: 'We need to think carefully about our strategy. Sticking it to the opposition will not lead us anywhere.'

Likud MKs livid over anti-LGBT attacks: 'Israel will not change'

Following criticism

Gay Knesset Speaker: May I never fail in hatred

MK Amir Ohana responds to recent criticism directed at him by rabbis.

Gay Knesset Speaker: May I never fail in hatred

'What is this?'

MKs Porush, Gafni bow heads during Knesset Speaker's speech

2 UTJ MKs bow heads in protest as openly gay Knesset Speaker speaks of his partner. UTJ chairman shakes Speaker's hand.

MKs Porush, Gafni bow heads during Knesset Speaker's speech

Netanyahu taps Amir Ohana as Speaker of the Knesset

Interim Speaker of the Knesset MK Yariv Levin resigns to take up post of Justice Minister, Israel Katz to be appointed Foreign Minister.

Netanyahu taps Amir Ohana as Speaker of the Knesset

Amir Ohana may become Foreign Minister, in place of Ron Dermer

Likud MK Ron Dermer no longer considered a candidate for Foreign Minister, MK Amir Ohana likely to take position instead, reports say.

Amir Ohana may become Foreign Minister, in place of Ron Dermer

Watch: Former Justice Min. plays guitar in Kfar Chabad

At 'second hakafot' celebration in Kfar Chabad, former Justice Min. Amir Ohana gets up on stage, plays, 'Am Yisrael Chai,' on the guitar.

Watch: Former Justice Min. plays guitar in Kfar Chabad

Likud MK

'Under our government there won't be any anti-LGBT legislation'

Former Likud Justice Minister tells press that he prefers the ant-LGBT Noam party over parties that also oppose a Jewish state

'Under our government there won't be any anti-LGBT legislation'

Moving:

Likud MK pays tribute to popular musician

MK Amir Ohana and musician Dudu Levy record guitar version of hit by Israeli singer Svika Pick.

Likud MK pays tribute to popular musician

Former Justice Min.: 'Those who come to Israel don't leave'

MK Amir Ohana, former Justice Min., opposes accepting Ukrainian refugees. 'Any child who says 3 words in Hebrew - try getting him to leave.'

Former Justice Min.: 'Those who come to Israel don't leave'

Report: Internal Likud poll stirring up the party

An internal survey on the popularity of the members of the Likud has former Mossad chief in first place, followed by Amir Ohana.

Report: Internal Likud poll stirring up the party

Amir Ohana: 'New policy supports the right to self-defense'

Under new police policy, weapons fired in self-defense can be confiscated for up to 48 hours.

Amir Ohana: 'New policy supports the right to self-defense'

Judges to report false accusations in divorce cases to police

Amir Ohana, Public Security Minister, orders investigation of false allegations filed in cases of divorce or separation.

Judges to report false accusations in divorce cases to police

'No choice but to set minimum punishment for illegal weapons'

25% increase in number of indictments for crimes involving illegal weapons, Public Security Min. Ohana says.

'No choice but to set minimum punishment for illegal weapons'

'Israel Police is a fiction - there's no such thing'

Knesset committee discussing Meron disaster demands Minister's resignation. "Everyone passes the buck."

'Israel Police is a fiction - there's no such thing'

'If your conscience is clear, there's no reason to resign'

'Responsibility means doing everything so that such events will not occur again,' Public Security Min. Ohana says.

'If your conscience is clear, there's no reason to resign'

Liberman slams Ohana for allowing 'anarchy'

Yisrael Beytenu chairman accuses Public Security Minister of caring more about shielding PM from the law than protecting citizens' safety.

Liberman slams Ohana for allowing 'anarchy'

Border Police will crack down on agricultural theft, vows Ohana

Public Security Minister announces formation of special Border Police unit to combat agricultural theft. 'Families are being destroyed.'

Border Police will crack down on agricultural theft, vows Ohana

Kobi Shabtai officially named Police Commissioner

After 2 years, Israel finally has a full-time police commissioner following Cabinet approval of Shabtai's appointment.

Kobi Shabtai officially named Police Commissioner

'Human rights' groups demand Israel vaccinate inmates

While many Israelis have yet to receive their vaccination, human rights groups are demanding all prisoners are treated.

'Human rights' groups demand Israel vaccinate inmates

A-G to Minister Ohana: Inmates should be vaccinated too

Deputy A-G tells Internal Security Minister his directive not to vaccinate prisoners was given without authority. Ohana fires back.

A-G to Minister Ohana: Inmates should be vaccinated too

Tel Aviv: Policeman punches protester in the face

Hundreds of people protest death of Ahuvya Sandak. Police: A handful of rioters clashed with police and disobeyed orders.

Tel Aviv: Policeman punches protester in the face

MKs fear gulf growing between police, citizens

MKs from different parties call for external commission of inquiry into death of teen in police chase.

MKs fear gulf growing between police, citizens

Likud MK: Police treatment of Hilltop Youth stems from hatred

MK writes to Internal Security Minister Ohana, asking him to personally oversee investigation into Ahuvya Sandak's death.

Likud MK: Police treatment of Hilltop Youth stems from hatred

Watch: Ahuvya's mother cries to Internal Security Minister

For six days following tragic incident, not a single government official spoke to family members. MK Ohana was the first to visit.

Watch: Ahuvya's mother cries to Internal Security Minister

No priority vaccination for male Palestinian security prisoners

Female prisoners, staff will take precedence.

No priority vaccination for male Palestinian security prisoners

Prisons chief to be appointed soon

Internal Security Minister Amir Ohana to hold meetings with four candidates

Prisons chief to be appointed soon

'I don't think the government will fulfill its term'

Public Security Minister Amir Ohana: If Blue and White don't stop with the petty politics, we will go to elections.

'I don't think the government will fulfill its term'

Amir Ohana on Mandelblit:

'AG is invested in Netanyahu's political assassination'

Internal Security Minister Amir Ohana sharply attacks AG Mandelblit, 'All his prestige and future depends on Netanyahu's conviction.'

'AG is invested in Netanyahu's political assassination'

Amir Ohana at Mitzpe Kramim:

'We'll struggle to the last drop of our political blood'

Minister Amir Ohana and MK Amit Halevi arrive at Mitzpe Kramim. MK Halevi: 'We're here so no stone in this charming settlement will move.'

'We'll struggle to the last drop of our political blood'

'We will not condone terrorism from Gaza'

Public Security Minister visits Sderot: In the coming days we will know whether we are facing a broader escalation or a hiatus.

'We will not condone terrorism from Gaza'

Minister Ohana: This could end in bloodshed

'We have always disagreed with one another, and always will, but right now what we're seeing is fierce hatred between the two sides.'

Minister Ohana: This could end in bloodshed

Lapid: This 'chaos' can carry on

Yesh Atid chairman calls on Netanyahu to fire Public Security Minister over criticism of 'chaotic' anti-government protests.

Lapid: This 'chaos' can carry on

A-G vs minister on threats to PM

Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit accuses Minister Amir Ohana of 'false accusations' following letter over threats to Netanyahu family.

A-G vs minister on threats to PM