Ya'alon blasts Minister Bennett for calling soldier's family, asserts army hasn't lost its 'moral backbone'; two Likud MKs say soldier should be pardoned if convicted.
The legislation is introduced amid a military investigation into the killing of a subdued Palestinian attacker by an Israeli soldier in Hebron.
Knesset approves amendment increasing maximum prison sentence to three years; future of clause suspending government benefits is uncertain.
Prime minister confirms secret immigration of 17 Jews from Yemen, says it's not yet clear whether the Istanbul attacker had specifically targeted Israelis.
Yisrael Beiteinu leader Avigdor Lieberman said he rejected the offer out of hand and demanded ten policy changes before he would reconsider.
Ministerial Committee for Legislation approves bill that offers childbirth grant to women even if they don’t give birth in hospital.
Anti-Netanyahu group V15 named specifically in bill's explanatory notes.
The bill, the flagship of the opposition Yisrael Beiteinu party, is the same as one that the Knesset voted down last year.
The legislation, which has broad political support, is an effort to boost voter turnout rates, but one think tank warns it could do the opposite.
Netanyahu announces probe after Channel 2 reports group milks former soldiers for information about military activity; group fires back, saying testimonies it publishes are in line with IDF censorship guidelines.