Known for his sense of humor, Iraq-born senior Labor Party politician was first Israeli minister to meet with PLO chairman Yasser Arafat, and served as a minister in Israeli governments throughout the '90s and '00s. His later life was marred by a corruption scandal.
'Fuad' Ben-Eliezer served for decades in the IDF and as a Member of Knesset. He withdrew from the presidential race in 2014 due to allegations of corruption, for which he was later charged. He had been hospitalized due to heart problems.
Construction work at Tel Aviv interchange raises ire of ultra-Orthodox lawmakers, who say they have been 'deceived' over the nature of the work, which they claim was a violation of religious status-quo.
After a raft of complaints, a committee will postpone its talks on worker safety in the construction industry and national civilian service.
Coalition whip David Bitan withdraws support of the bill he cosponsors with other Likud, Yisrael Beiteinu lawmakers.
In anticipation of the new school year, Meretz party members plan to protest against a text being put to use it sees as marginalizing the Arab minority and emphasizing the role of Jewish religion over other civic responsibilities.
Bill stipulates a $1,300 fine for event organizers who won't comply. 'We'll soon reach the point that if people don't kiss the flag every morning, they'll be punished,' says MK Zouheir Bahloul.
Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee chairman Avi Dichter says he asked to meet with Barak, but the former defense minister refused.
Next month committees will discuss work accidents in the construction industry and changes to the party funding law, the NGO the Abraham Fund says.
Members of Zionist Union, which Herzog chairs, criticized him for the reported move.