Jilted Ayalon testifies against Lieberman

By Anshel Pfeffer, May 9, 2013

Two high-profile court cases this week saw dramatic testimonies.

In the trial of ex-foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman, who is accused of pushing through a fraudulent appointment, his former deputy, Danny Ayalon, was a damning witness.


Israel plans massive funding cut to yeshivahs

By Zoe Winograd, April 24, 2013

Israel plans to cut yeshivah funding by 30 per cent under the new Economic Arrangements Law.

The draft of the law, which was released this week, explained that by cutting funds to higher institutions, including yeshivahs, the country would save $93 million a year. The government plans to save money by changing the age limit that yeshivah students are able to receive benefits from the state.


Rebel leader who took her protest into the Knesset

By Orlando Radice, April 18, 2013

With her youth, bright-red hair and eloquent idealism, Stav Shaffir makes a striking symbol of resistance.


Chaos and low confidence afflict Foreign Ministry

By Anshel Pfeffer, March 21, 2013

Only a couple of weeks ago, Israel’s diplomats were on cloud nine.


Top three cabinet posts to change hands

By Anshel Pfeffer, March 14, 2013

All three top ministers in the Israeli cabinet below the Prime Minister — defence, finance and foreign affairs — are about to change. What does this mean for Israeli policy in the coming years?


Obama will speak to students - not Knesset

By Anna Sheinman, March 11, 2013

On his visit to Israel, US President Barack Obama will speak to thousands of Israeli and Arab students rather than giving a speech to the Knesset, in order to reach out to the younger generation.


Yishai tops Shas list, Deri comes second

By Sandy Rashty, December 6, 2012

Shas, Israel’s religious Sephardi party, has announced its official list for the upcoming Knesset elections.

Interior Minister Eli Yishai was awarded top spot by the party’s Council of Torah Sages.

Aryeh Deri came second and Ariel Attias won third place.

In an interview with Ynet on Wednesday, Mr Deri denied that he was running for the top position.


Israeli Labour party leader: we have ‘dream’ list for the election

By Anna Sheinman, November 30, 2012

The Israeli Labour Party released its list of members running for the 19th Knesset on Friday morning following its party primary.

Labour leader Shelly Yacimovich expressed her delight at the outcome of the votes of 35,000 party members across Israel.


On the Knesset menu: dead cat soup

By Sahar Zivan, October 18, 2012

The announcement of an early election in the past week by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu brings to an end the 18th Knesset, the longest serving parliament in the past two decades.

A report in Ma’ariv has revealed some of the more stomach-turning goings-on during the four-year session.


Knesset and Likud: early changes leading to election

By Anshel Pfeffer, October 18, 2012

The Knesset voted unanimously on Monday night to dissolve itself and to hold Israel’s general election on January 22.