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Government to cancel Social Security payments to terrorists' families

Special taskforce to make recommendations within 60 days, barring state funds from reaching families of Israel-Arab terrorists.

Government to cancel Social Security to terrorists' families

Israel to provide free couples counseling - but only for LGBTs

Welfare Ministry working with LGBT association to provide free legal counseling, couples counseling, parenting classes, and more - to LGBTs.

Israel to provide free couples counseling - but only for LGBTs

In win for Arab party, gov't suspends Negev forestation project

Forestation project in southern Israel is suspended as Israeli government promises negotiations with Bedouin on whether it can continue.

In win for Arab party, gov't suspends Negev forestation project

'Shortage of social workers in weak cities burdens populace'

Welfare Min. Cohen says shortage of social workers is being negotiated with Finance Ministry.

'Shortage of social workers in weak cities burdens populace'

Shaked: Window of opportunity to regulate Bedouin settlement

Interior, Welfare Ministers visit Rahat to promote government plan to regulate Bedouin settlement in the Negev.

Shaked: Window of opportunity to regulate Bedouin settlement

Minister uses parliamentary immunity to bring non-kosher wine into Knesset

Yesh Atid faction bids farewell to Minister Meir Cohen's assistant. Non-kosher wine brought in contravention of Knesset rules.

Minister uses immunity to bring non-kosher wine into Knesset

Yesh Atid MK: We don't work for Netanyahu

MK Meir Cohen blasts Netanyahu: He will not dictate to us what we say and what we do not say.

Yesh Atid MK: We don't work for Netanyahu

'Gantz, Netanyahu succeeded in tearing apart Blue and White'

MK Meir Cohen, Blue and White's first choice to be Knesset Speaker, criticizes Benny Gantz for seeking the position himself.

'Gantz, Netanyahu succeeded in tearing apart Blue and White'

'No one is leaving the right-wing bloc'

Deputy Education Minister Meir Porush rejects Blue and White's claims that the right-wing bloc will dismantle after the election.

'No one is leaving the right-wing bloc'

The battle for Speaker of the Knesset

Yuli Edelstein and Meir Cohen both have their eye on the prestigious role. Liberman may support Edelstein.

The battle for Speaker of the Knesset

MKs clash with canteen workers over food portions

The Knesset cafeteria is undergoing renovations, which have led to different food arrangements and smaller portions. MKs are fuming.

MKs clash with canteen workers over food portions

One MK yells at another: 'Racist, get out of here.'

MK Meir Cohen(Yesh Atid) called MK Moshe Gafni(UTJ) a racist during a discussion on anti-racist law for educational institutions.

One MK yells at another: 'Racist, get out of here.'

Ballot boxes in yeshivas?

Unlikely allies team up as Yesh Atid and UTJ MKs join together to push voting in universities, yeshivas.

Ballot boxes in yeshivas?

Bill: Subsidize services for Israelis with autism

MKs and parents urge the Knesset to put petty politics aside Wednesday, as bill cementing rights for the autistic is due for a vote.

Bill: Subsidize services for Israel's autistic population

Left Outraged Over Judea-Samaria Products

Leftist MKs react with anger over proposed motion that companies from Judea and Samaria will be prioritized in Knesset tenders.

Left Outraged Over Motion Favoring Judea and Samaria Products

Yesh Atid MK Attacks: Kahlon Did Nothing

Battle for center continues as Yesh Atid and Kulanu candidates attack each other's chairmen for doing 'nothing' in ministerial posts.

Yesh Atid Attacks: Kahlon Did Nothing as Welfare Minister

MK Cohen: Lapid, Liberman and Kahlon in Contact

Former Welfare Minister Meir Cohen reveals ongoing contact between Yesh Atid, Yisrael Beiteinu, and Kulanu without providing details.

MK Cohen: Lapid, Liberman and Kahlon in Contact

Yesh Atid MK Says Hareidim are Lying about Putsch

MK Cohen: 'Every day they pick on someone new in Yesh Atid. It is a complete lie. What business do we have with the hareidim?'

Yesh Atid MK Tells Hareidi MK on TV: You're Lying about 'Putsch'

PM Aide: Meeting with Lapid Not for Reconciliation

Nir Hefetz says Prime Minister wants some straight answers from Finance Minister. Yesh Atid denies it attempted a putsch under PM's nose.

Netanyahu Aide: Meeting with Lapid Isn't for Reconciliation

War on Poverty a 'Historic Moment,' Says Minister

The government will allocate NIS 1.7 billion ($550 million) to the war on poverty in the 2015 budget.

War on Poverty a 'Historic Moment,' Says Minister

Ministers Strongly Oppose 'Scandalous' Budget Cut

Ministers from all sides pledge to oppose long-term cut to fund Gaza operation; calls to postpone as materials received last minute.

Ministers Strongly Oppose 'Scandalous' Budget Cut

Yesh Atid: Peace Talks with Hamas or No Coalition

Yesh Atid Minister demands peace talks be renewed despite Hamas presence in unity gov't; 'if not, we won't be in the government.'

Yesh Atid MK: Peace Talks with Hamas or No Coalition

MK Shaked: Welfare Minister Wrong

Welfare Minister Meir Cohen was completely wrong when he called to demolish “isolated settlements”, says MK Ayelet Shaked (Bayit Yehudi).

MK Shaked: Welfare Minister Wrong in Attacking Settlements

Welfare Minister: Dismantle 'Isolated Settlements'

Welfare Minister Meir Cohen (Yesh Atid) slams Jewish residents of Judea and Samaria, calls to dismantle “isolated settlements".

Welfare Minister: Dismantle 'Isolated Settlements' Now