The bill, which limits the president's choices of prime minister following an election, was proposed by Netanyahu after he accused President Rivlin and former cabinet member Gideon Saar of conspiring to oust him
The Knesset (Hebrew for assembly) is the Israeli parliament, or legislative body, and is located in western Jerusalem. The unicameral parliament consists of 120 lawmakers, known as Knesset members or MKs, each chosen to represent their respective political parties for terms lasting no longer than four years between elections.
Among its functions, the Knesset enacts laws, supervises the work of the government, and reserves the power to remove the president and the state comptroller from office. It can also vote to dissolve itself and call new elections.
The first Israeli parliament convened on February 14, 1949, although it was not yet known as the Knesset. On February 16, the Constituent Assembly, as it was then called, ratified the Transition Law, thereby changing its name to the First Knesset, and elected Chaim Weizmann as the first president of the State of Israel.
The Knesset has been addressed by countless heads of state throughout the years. Undoubtedly one of the most memorable of these occasions came on November 20, 1977, when then Egyptian president Anwar Sadat took the plenum and addressed Israeli lawmakers, calling for peace between Israel and Egypt.
In contrast to earlier version, new bill would have providers ask users whether they want to block porn sites. 'Who will determine which content is permitted and which is forbidden?' Netanyahu asks
Shmuel Flatto-Sharon was born in Poland and fled to France before the Holocaust. He immigrated to Israel after being charged with fraud and was elected to the Knesset in 1977 to avoid extradition
Freedom to use the internet is a matter of freedom of expression, and the moment we’re ashamed we also remain silent
The parliamentarians in his coalition are dispatched to the media to explain why it’s so easy for them to live with corruption
Israel’s new anti-pornography legislation severely undermines the values of privacy and freedom of expression
Hezbollah Op Meant to Divert Attention From Recommendation to Indict Netanyahu, Opposition Whip Says
MK Yoel Hasson calls for convening Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee on the operation, with Netanyahu in attendance
The opposition had the opportunity to create a formative moment that would lead to change. Instead, it backed down and continues to disintegrate
Justice Minister said she would not let Zilber represent her ministry over the latter's criticism of the 'cultural loyalty' bill, but both wound up at the same session
Ayelet Shaked says she will represent the ministry herself, rather than allow Dina Zilber to appear before the committee