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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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'British Jews have new confidence' leaders tell Knesset

By Nathan Jeffay, May 24, 2012

Israelis should stop sensationalising the problems facing Jews in the UK, a British Jewish leader urged in the Knesset on Tuesday.

Mick Davis, head of the Jewish Leadership Council and chairman of the UJIA, said: “The hyperbole and headlines which dominate the discourse in Israel about the UK often harm our community and bilateral relationship.”

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Israeli general election set for September

By Jennifer Lipman, May 3, 2012

Israeli is to go the polls for a national election in September, more than a year before a vote was due to take place.

Following speculation earlier this week that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was due to announce an earlier date, the election has now been scheduled for September 4.

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Kadima's Tzipi Livni resigns from Israel's Knesset

By Jennifer Lipman, May 1, 2012

Tzipi Livni is to step down from the political frontline, she announced today.

The former Kadima leader handed in her resignation from the Knesset to Speaker Reuven Rivlin, following speculation in the Israeli media.

It is thought that Ms Livni will maintain a central role in Israeli politics, but do so from outside Israel's parliament.

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Israel bans too-slim models

By Jennifer Lipman, March 22, 2012

Until now, Israel's best-known contribution to the catwalk has been supermodel Bar Refaeli, but that may be about to change.

The Knesset passed a law this week that will prevent Israeli advertisers from using underweight models, including those who appear underweight, and force publications to acknowledge when photographs are airbrushed to make models appear slimmer.

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Israel bans underweight models from fashion ads

By Jennifer Lipman, March 20, 2012

Until now, Israel's best-known contribution to the catwalk has been supermodel Bar Refaeli, but that may be about to change.

The Knesset passed a law this week that will prevent Israeli advertisers from using underweight models, including those who appear underweight, and force publications to acknowledge when photographs are airbrushed to make models appear slimmer.

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