Knesset

MK: pro-Palestinian student group 'makes lists of Jews'

August 18, 2016

A pro-Palestinian group has created lists of Jewish students on campuses across America, according to a member of Knesset.

Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) allegedly included Jews' addresses, raising security concerns.

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Suspension law passed

By Anshel Pfeffer, July 21, 2016

The law allowing the suspension of Knesset members was approved on Tuesday night following a stormy session.

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NGO 'transparency' bill discussed in Knesset

By Anshel Pfeffer, June 23, 2016

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is once again pushing the "NGO law", which will force Israeli human rights groups to disclose funding from foreign governments.

However, those in the Israeli government behind the legislation have softened the law's original draft in the wake of international pressure.

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Zionist Union turning on Isaac Herzog

By Anshel Pfeffer, March 17, 2016

Labour leader Isaac Herzog is losing control over his party as more Knesset members openly attack him and the party plummets in the polls.

Surveys conducted last week, a year after the previous election, showed Zionist Union (the joint list of Labour and Tzipi Livni's Ha'tnuah) receiving only 15 Knesset seats, down from the 24 it won in the election.

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Extremism on rise in Knesset, says speaker

By Orlando Radice, March 10, 2016

Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein has hit out at an ongoing legislative push to suspend three Arab members of parliament, a move that could result in the resignation of the other 10 Arab MKs.

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‘It would be terrible to have no Arab representatives in the Knesset’

By Orlando Radice, March 4, 2016

Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein has hit out at an ongoing legislative push to suspend three Arab members of parliament, a move that could result in the resignation of the other 10 Arab MKs.

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Knesset debates 'suspension law' to ban Arab MKs

By Anshel Pfeffer, February 25, 2016

The Knesset Constitution and Law Committee began debating the "suspension law" this week, which is aimed at banning from parliament MKs who express support for terrorist acts.

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Genocide recognition not a job for politicians

By Anshel Pfeffer, May 21, 2015

Yuli Edelstein is Benjamin Netanyahu's hand-picked choice as speaker of the Knesset. For the past two years, he has run the Israeli parliament in accordance with the prime minister's often conflicting wishes, not sprung any surprises and, where needed, bent procedure to accommodate his agenda.

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Israel rethink on Armenia genocide?

May 14, 2015

Speaker of the Knesset Yuli Edelstein has called on the Israeli government to formally recognise the Armenian genocide.

"It is no secret that Israel has taken an ambivalent position about the genocide," Mr Edelstein said, calling Israel's reaction "too hesitant and too restrained… Israel must re-evaluate the criteria for its position, since none of us can change the history".

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Israeli coalition collapse averted

By Anshel Pfeffer, May 14, 2015

Seven weeks since the elections, on Wednesday afternoon, the Knesset removed the final obstacle to Benjamin Netanyahu's fourth government when it narrowly passed an amendment that allowed him to appoint more than 18 ministers to his new cabinet.

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