MKs will elect president on June 10; announcement comes after Haaretz poll showing former Knesset speaker is public's favorite candidate.
Habayit Hayehudi MK sees to make holiday a day off; Meretz MK says 'Occupation Day' shouldn't be a national holiday in the first place.
Netanyahu at same Jerusalem Day ceremony: 'We are dedicated to the construction, development and prosperity of our capital.'
Appointment seen as compensation for not heading Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee.
Six candidates to vie for role in June 10 vote by MKs.
Likud MK wants to drop Arabic as official language, further Jewish settlement within Israel’s jurisdiction.
The June 10 election will include two women.
Right-wing MKs say organizations operate with a lack of transparency, Israeli public does not benefit from their activity.
The two Israelis were questioned by police and released to house arrest at their hotel in Amman; British national also reportedly arrested.
PM was furious with Livni for going against Israeli cabinet's policy to cease negotiations following Hamas-Fatah unity deal.