Tag archive for ‘Israeli Knesset’
Uri Avnery On Saturday, January 27th, 2018

Uri Avnery: The Jumping Parliament

  YEARS AGO, when I was a member of the Knesset, I decided to stage a demonstration in the plenum hall. I put on a T-shirt with the slogan “Peace is greater than Greater Eretz Israel”. In the middle More...

Shlomi Ella On Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018

Israel: Death Penalty for Terrorists’ Bill Passes First Knesset Vote

  The Israeli Knesset approved Wednesday the death penalty law for terrorists in a preliminary reading and in a narrow majority. 52 Knesset members supported the proposal and 49 opposed it in the 120 member More...

Itamar Eichner On Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

Netanyahu’s Knesset Critics: ‘We Choose Peace, and You Choose Apartheid’

A special Knesset session focusing on “the Israeli government’s political challenge in light of new opportunities that have been created” took place on Monday, during which Prime Minister Benjamin More...

Uri Avnery On Friday, May 19th, 2017

Uri Avnery: Israeli Knesset – Parliamentary Riffraff

WHEN I first entered the Knesset, I was shocked by the low standard of its debates. Speeches were full of clichés, platitudes and party slogans, the intellectual content was almost nil. That was 52 years ago. Among More...

Ynet News On Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

PM Promises to ‘Rehabilitate’ Public Broadcast at Stormy Opening Session

  The Knesset opened its winter session on Monday amid dissension over the future of the new Israel Public Broadcasting Corporation (IPBC), which the Coalition is expected to cancel, and that of the illegal More...

Tova Tzimuki On Thursday, October 27th, 2016

Knesset Committee Considers Opening Administrative Detention Proceedings to Public

The Constitution, Law and Justice Committee (CLJC) will consider a new proposal on Thursday about whether to make administrative detention proceedings and limitation warrants dealing with both Jewish and Arab More...

Amnon Abramovich On Sunday, August 7th, 2016

The Communications Minister and His Janissaries

  The conversation around the new Israeli public broadcasting corporation in the government, in the Likud party, and in the media, has been fascinating. It has been so breathtaking because it exposes More...

Kobi Nachshoni On Thursday, June 30th, 2016

Haredi Parties Threaten PM to Cancel Western-Wall Agreement

The heads of Shas and United Torah Judaism met on Wednesday afternoon with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and demanded that he back down from the decision to grant a mixed-gender prayer area for the more liberal More...

Amihai Attali On Friday, June 24th, 2016

Bill Proposed to Prevent MKs From Appealing to High Court of Justice

  The Knesset is in a storm following an unusual bill proposed by Chairman Yoav Kisch (Likud) that would prohibit members of Knesset from petitioning the High Court of Justice, which came to light on Thursday. In More...

Jewish Business News On Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

Balad MKs Banned From Knesset Debates for Meeting Terrorists’ Families

Three Arab-Israeli lawmakers were suspended on Monday from speaking in parliament as punishment for supporting families of Palestinian assailants killed by security forces after they attacked Israelis. The Knesset More...

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