Bill would let judge veto the granting of pardons, making it difficult for governments to release terrorists in prisoner exchange deals.
Foreign minister says the prime minister blindsided him.
Currently, the law deprives Israeli Arab and East Jerusalemite terrorists released under diplomatic deals of only 50 percent of their allotted benefits
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.