Deputy Health Minister Litzman may want the conscription bill to pass, his moves are dictated by the Gerrer rebbe, who's in dubious touch with reality
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.
Netanyahu turned Palestinian flags into the heart of the matter regarding the nation-state law protest, so as to drag the entire country into his comfort zone and nullify the justified protest
After years of scarce political engagement, the Arab Israeli community is showing signs of waking up and is applying pressure on its political leadership and parties over the passage of the new nation-state law
'My Israel Is Dead': Dame Vivien Duffield, One of Israel's Biggest Donors, Is Furious About the Nation-state Law
'I will make absolutely sure that Arabic is still part of every project we do,' says the biggest, most dedicated and most veteran philanthropist in Israel in defiance to nation-state law
Esther Hayut, however, did not directly comment on the debate over whether the High Court can or should overturn the new Basic Law that declares Israel the nation-state of the Jewish people
Speaker Yuli Edelstein only signed the letter after getting it translated into Hebrew by Knesset staff
This is where Netanyahu would have us live: Not in the state of the Jews, but in the state of their delusions
Tourism Minister Yariv Levin, who shepherded passage of the law through the Knesset, tells Haaretz he insisted the value of equality not be included in the legislation because it would undermine the Law of Return
The nation-state debacle is telling us that it's time to finally pass a law that requires more than a two-thirds majority to pass major legislation in Israel
The bill, which goes to the Knesset for a vote, defines 'consumption of prostitution' as an administrative offense and would impose a 1,500 shekel fine on prostitution clients