He also says Netanyahu approached him about a joint ticket in the next election.
'May my right hand wither if I ever sign a pardon for this cursed man,' Rivlin says about Yigal Amir, at event marking 20th anniversary of murder.
Tzachi Hanegbi will head the committee to soften the wording of the bill recognizing Israel as the nation-state of the Jewish people.
Political assessment is that Netanyahu acted in order to calm tensions in Arab-Israeli community.
The controversial proposal, sponsored by MK Avi Dichter, is a watered-down version of the original one Dichter submitted two Knesset sessions ago.
Only five voted for the bill while 60 opposed. Coalition supports the bill in principle, says minister.
'Gabi Ashkenazi’ bill would have lowered the time period retired defense officials must wait before running for government.
'Even a historian's son must be accurate about history,' says Zionist Union leader Herzog on Netanyahu's comments that the Mufti of Jerusalem was the one who convinced Hitler to exterminate the Jews.
Israeli prime minister responds to killing of Eritrean migrant, who was shot by an Israeli soldier and then beaten by passersby during Be'er Sheva terror attack.
The law is likely to apply to people who have called for boycotts of products produced in Israeli settlements, as well.