Israeli Politics

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Budget Deal, Including Savings Funds, Meets Opposition By Deri Over 0% VAT

07/29/2015 4:39 PM Updated: 1 year ago

The recent budget crisis has been partially solved and a cabinet meeting to discuss the new budget has been scheduled for next Sunday. MK Yaakov Litzman

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Norwegian Law Approved for 3rd Reading; U.S. Born Temple Mount Activist to Enter Knesset

07/29/2015 12:49 PM Updated: 1 year ago

The government’s proposed Norwegian law will come for a final vote in the Knesset plenum on Wednesday evening. This law introduced by Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked of

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Deputy FM Hotovely Continues to Fight Foreign Anti-Israel NGO’s

07/29/2015 12:34 PM Updated: 1 year ago

In the past several weeks, Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely has been working to stop European support for extreme left-wing organizations operating against Israel, in particular

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Haredi Deputy Minister Litzman Files Complaint Over Fake FB Page

07/29/2015 9:07 AM Updated: 1 year ago

People who’ve surfed the net and found a Facebook page for Deputy Health Minister Yaakov Litzman may have been surprised at what they found, but it

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Eli Yishai Surprises with Super Fundraising Record to Cover Election Debt

07/28/2015 11:19 PM Updated: 1 year ago

Former Shas chairman Eli Yishai came very close to doing the impossible: Creating a party from thin air and earning a place in the Knesset in

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Zionist MK Hilik Bar Presents New Roadmap for Regional Peace

07/28/2015 6:58 PM

MK Yehiel ‘Hilik’ Bar (Zionist Union) outlined his comprehensive peace plan at special Knesset meeting on Monday, with the emotional backing of Opposition Leader Isaac “Buji” Herzog and

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Opposition Blames Netanyahu for Kerry’s MidEast Trip Snub

07/28/2015 5:04 PM Updated: 1 year ago

In a glaring snub, US Secretary of State John Kerry will take a tour of the Middle-East, but with one exception: he will be skipping over Israel.

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Netanyahu Tells Esther Pollard He’s ‘Looking Forward’ to Jonathan’s Release

07/28/2015 4:17 PM Updated: 1 year ago

Israelis and Jewish groups in the United States welcomed with joy the news that Jonathan Pollard was granted parole and will finally be leaving jail on

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Haredi Parties Accept Budget Compromise, Saving Coalition

07/28/2015 3:09 PM Updated: 1 year ago

The Israeli government was facing a serious coalition crisis over the dispute between the new Minister of Finance. Moshe Kahlon, and the Haredi parties. Kahlon wanted to

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Netanyahu Considers Former Labor MK Einat Wilf As Israel’s Ambassador to the UN

07/28/2015 1:15 PM

Sources close to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu revealed that he has recently examined a surprising candidate for the role of ambassador for Israel to the UN:

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In the Knesset, Unity Over a Cup of Coffee

07/28/2015 12:15 PM Updated: 1 year ago

An all-nighter occurred in the Knesset last Wednesday night, brought with it stories of bipartisan friendships. Labor MK Shelly Yachimovich shared a photo on her Facebook page of Education Minister Naftali

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Cabinet, Knesset to Vote on Natural Gas Deal This Week

07/28/2015 6:13 AM Updated: 1 year ago

The cabinet is expected to consider a decision on the gas deal on Wednesday. If it passes the cabinet, it may be brought to the Knesset

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Lapid Predicts Early Elections for Prime Minister in 2016

07/27/2015 3:32 PM Updated: 1 year ago

Yesh Atid Chairman Yair Lapid predicted on Monday that the Netanyahu government will fall, and early elections will be called, by mid 2016. In a meeting with

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Survey: Increase of 100% in Haredim Joining Israel’s Workforce

07/27/2015 1:58 PM Updated: 1 year ago

Within the last six years, the number of companies in the Israeli business sector employing Haredim has jumped to twice its previous numbers– according to a

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Israel’s Vice Premier Silvan Shalom Meets With Palestinian Chief Negotiator Erekat

07/27/2015 1:34 PM Updated: 1 year ago

Israeli Interior Minister and Vice Prime Minister Silvan Shalom (Likud) held a secret meeting with chief Palestinian Authority negotiator Saeb Erekat in the Jordanian capital of

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Netanyahu Facing Budget Troubles with Haredi Parties

07/27/2015 4:03 AM Updated: 1 year ago

Netanyahu seems to be facing an insurmountable challenge when it comes to passing a budget. The main obstacle at this point seems to be the dispute

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Lieberman: Netanyahu Must Be Replaced, He Can’t Handle Iran Issue

07/26/2015 8:47 AM Updated: 1 year ago

Avigdor Lieberman, who until recently served as Israel’s foreign minister and stood with Netanyahu for years as his close confidant and ally, has a solution to Israel’s dealing

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New Bill Proposed to Benefit Independent Workers Who Lose Loved Ones

07/23/2015 3:08 PM Updated: 1 year ago

New legislation was submitted to the Knesset which would ensure that independent contractors are equally protected under the law in the event of lost work days

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Netanyahu’s Childhood Letters with Fallen Hero Revealed

07/23/2015 1:37 PM Updated: 1 year ago

Benyamin Netanyahu was always serious as a young man, intense, and a strong debater. Young men like that are usually loners and can’t find other boys

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Norwegian Law Approved By the Knesset in First Reading

07/23/2015 11:46 AM Updated: 1 year ago

In the early morning hours of Thursday, the Knesset, by a majority of 67 MKs, passed in the first reading the Norwegian law that would enable one