'Police brutality has been causing harm to many population sectors, including ultra-Orthodox, political activists, sports fans, transgender people, homeless people, Ethiopians,' says Meretz MK Ilan Gilon
The Knesset (Hebrew for assembly) is the Israeli parliament, or legislative body, and is located in western Jerusalem. The unicameral parliament consists of 120 lawmakers, known as Knesset members or MKs, each chosen to represent their respective political parties for terms lasting no longer than four years between elections.
Among its functions, the Knesset enacts laws, supervises the work of the government, and reserves the power to remove the president and the state comptroller from office. It can also vote to dissolve itself and call new elections.
The first Israeli parliament convened on February 14, 1949, although it was not yet known as the Knesset. On February 16, the Constituent Assembly, as it was then called, ratified the Transition Law, thereby changing its name to the First Knesset, and elected Chaim Weizmann as the first president of the State of Israel.
The Knesset has been addressed by countless heads of state throughout the years. Undoubtedly one of the most memorable of these occasions came on November 20, 1977, when then Egyptian president Anwar Sadat took the plenum and addressed Israeli lawmakers, calling for peace between Israel and Egypt.
Police believe they have enough material to open an investigation into alleged misconduct by Habayit Hayehudi's Nissan Slomiansky
Knesset Ethics Committee to discuss appearance of Likud lawmaker Oren Hazan in Channel 10 program
Bill seeks to respond to 'a new tactic in the battle against the Israel Defense Forces'
Vote on bill that would subordinate Israel’s democratic character to its Jewish identity postponed due to Haredi party's opposition
Ayelet Shaked's proposal is related to a bill that, according to the Israeli Democracy Institute, undermines the aim of advisers - to serve the public
The main purpose of the nation-state bill is to put Israel's Arab citizens down and prepare for the eventually that Jews will become a minority between the river and the sea
Opposing the bill doesn’t mean negating Israel’s history, only recognizing that a democratic state cannot identify itself with only part of its population
Bill would bar Knesset members from traveling abroad at invitation of pro-boycott groups
'I need a solution,' says woman protesting outside Knesset because husband has refused to grant her Jewish divorce, as Israel stalls on legislation