Zehava Galon says Yisrael Beiteinu supports interests of Azeri national fuel company and actively works to prevent Israel from officially recognizing Armenian genocide.
'Democracy must defend itself,' prime minister says after Constitution, Law and Justice Committee suspends planned meeting on controversial legislation.
Knesset Constitution, Law and Justice Committee legal adviser calls to remove clause allowing MK to be suspended for denying Israel’s Jewish and democratic nature.
MK Nissan Slomiansky (Habayit Hayehudi) set to present new, tougher version of bill in committee on Tuesday, at behest of PM Netanyahu.
The MK and former finance minister, who founded his party in 2012, will be in charge until end of the next Knesset, which is potentially 2023.
55-year-old Argaman, currently deputy Shin Bet chief, to replace Yoram Cohen in May 2016.
Immigrant Absorption Minister Zeev Elkin (Likud) says MKs Hilik Bar of Zionist Union and Yoel Razvozov and Elazar Stern of Yesh Atid backed similar legislation under the previous government.
In Knesset debate, prime minister mocks Herzog for saying two-state solution was impossible. 'Maybe you're beginning to understand where we live,' he says; Herzog retorts: 'Annex the territories. Let's see what happens then.'
'What? Did everyone hear this? Are you an idiot?' was one lawmaker's response.
'What principle do you want us to discuss?' a Zionist Union MK asked at a committee meeting discussing the bill. 'This law includes two words: 'Arabs, Out.''