National Library of Israel reveals new photographs ahead of the release of a documentary on the country's only female prime minister
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.
Charges against Haim Katz relate to 'give and take' with financial adviser, including allegations he sponsored legislation to benefit him ■ Lawmaker considers asking Knesset to grant him immunity, attorney general will instruct PM to fire Katz if he fails to resign
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Amir Ohana's proposed bill is only a symbolic declaration as this point, as no new legislation can be advanced until after the September election
Zoabi and other party officials are suspected of falsely reporting millions of shekels that went into campaign funding
Suspicions against Haim Katz relate to 'give and take' with financial adviser, including allegations that the minister sponsored legislation to benefit him
Israeli politics has been reshaped by new alliances that make the September 17 election even harder to predict, with Avigdor Lieberman and Ayelet Shaked likely to hold the key to the next government
Kahanist party Otzma Yehudit initially looked to join anti-LGBTQ Noam party, rather than the United Right headed by Ayelet Shaked, in an agreement that has since fallen through
Touted as a potential successor to Netanyahu, the secular conservative is now the leader of the right-wing alliance of religious parties in the September election
There may be as few as eight parties in the next Knesset, as parties across the political map make big plans for the day after Bibi
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In an extraordinary moment of honesty, Shelly Yacimovich admits the fire within the party has been extinguished, giving her no reason to stay
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Despite the Health Ministry issuing an official warning against such practice in 2014, a small group of licensed professionals who immigrated from the U.S. continue to perform 'conversion therapy'
Each one of the prime minister's cabinet appointments would shame any enlightened and democratic country. Now ministers are wondering, has the magician lost his touch?
Public servants from Netanyahu on down often bar critics from following them on social media, and Israeli law offers the critics little recourse
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Edelstein blames lack of political cooperation for initiative's failure, even though legal counsel said disbanding parliament is 'point of no return'
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Matanyahu Englman, the first comptroller in decades who is not a former judge, says his job is to offer only ‘constructive criticism’
Netanyahu has just floated a new, unprecedented idea: Canceling the new election he himself pushed for
Despite expressing his legal opinion in special session, members from both Likud and Kahol Lavan have been inquiring whether law to disband Knesset can be voided to prevent upcoming election
Kahol Lavan's complete to-do list if it wants to win on September 17
The chairman of Yisrael Beiteinu failed to live up to pledges he made as defense minister, but his party did initiate and promote multiple hard-line laws
Matanyahu Englman, the current director general of the Council for Higher Education, won the support if 76 lawmakers in a secret ballot
Far-right leader Bezalel Smotrich, who is vying for the justice portfolio and known for his radical views, said Israel should 'go back to operating as it did in King David's days'