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Defense Minister Ya’alon Criticizes IDF Male-Only Band to Accommodate Haredi Soldiers

07/01/2015 6:12 PM Updated: 2 days ago
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Defense Minister Moshe (Bugi) Ya’alon (Likud) responded Wednesday afternoon in the Knesset plenum to a query by MK Michal Rozen (Meretz) on the topic of exclusion

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Opposition Demands Netanyahu Appoint Deputy Due to Health Concerns

07/01/2015 4:53 PM Updated: 2 days ago

The opposition is now demanding that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appoint a Vice Premier, that would take him over in the event he’s unable to

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MK Yisrael Eichler Begins As Chairman of Public Petitions Committee

06/30/2015 6:51 PM Updated: 3 days ago

Knesset Member Israel Eichler was formally appointed as Chair of the Knesset Public Petitions Committee Monday morning, almost two months after the establishment of the government. It is

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Knesset Passes Final Reading of New IDF Deferral for Yeshiva Students

06/30/2015 3:42 PM Updated: 3 days ago

On Monday night, Knesset Members approved the second and third reading of the ‘Defense Service Bill (Amendment 19) extending the validity of transitional provision and approving the

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Two Bills Aimed at Netanyahu to Limit Prime Minister’s Terms

06/30/2015 7:02 AM Updated: 3 days ago

Knesset opposition parties have introduced two bills that would limit the terms of the Prime Minister’s tenure; one to set the limit at eight years and

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Shas And Kulanu Cooperate On Controversial Kashrut Law

06/30/2015 4:22 AM Updated: 4 days ago

Due to the rift between Shas and Kulanu over the Kashrut Law that threatened the coalition, a special meeting was held Sunday night to try and

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Netanyahu Postpones Knesset Vote on Gas Deal After Failing to Secure Majority

06/29/2015 4:52 PM Updated: 4 days ago

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was forced to postpone a fateful vote just minutes before midnight after failing to reach a majority in the Knesset to

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Netanyahu Forbids Absentee MKs as Coalition Faces Fateful Vote on Gas Deal Procedures

06/29/2015 9:54 AM Updated: 4 days ago

With such a narrow coalition, every single vote is significant and Prime Minister Netanyahu is especially cognizant of this. Before the weekend, he sent a notice

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Shas Gets Stuck On Kashrut Bill Amid Protest by Coalition Partners

06/28/2015 3:36 PM Updated: 5 days ago

It was inevitable that Netanyahu’s narrow coalition would face an existential crisis in which two parties objected strongly and there was no easy solution in sight.

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Netanyahu Treatens Sanctions Against Absentee MK’s

06/25/2015 1:19 PM Updated: 1 week ago

Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely missed a Knesset vote on Wednesday, something Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu does not take lightly. With such a narrow coalition, the

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Longtime Friends Tout Hillary Clinton’s Close Relationship With American Jews

06/23/2015 6:06 PM

Hillary Clinton’s journey to the White House, from standing aside her husband, Bill Clinton, as he accepted the nomination of the Democratic Party in 1992, to

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Israel’s Transportation Minister Compares Himself to Moses

06/23/2015 1:49 PM

Transportation Minister Israel Katz (Likud) called a press conference Monday morning in which he revealed his plan for the light rail in Tel Aviv, a program

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Supreme Court to Rule On Deri’s Suitability as Minister

06/22/2015 6:07 PM Updated: 1 week ago

A month after the filing of the petition, the Supreme Court will hear an appeal on Tuesday by the Movement for Quality Government. They have requested

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Tel Aviv Mayor Ron Huldai Considering Run Against Herzog in Labor Chairmanship Primaries

06/21/2015 3:09 PM Updated: 1 week ago

Tel Aviv mayor Ron Huldai announced on Saturday that he was considering running for the position of Labor Party Chair in May 2016, when primary elections

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Lapid Proposes ‘Anti-Deri’ Law

06/19/2015 7:24 AM Updated: 2 weeks ago

Despite the elections being left behind, it would seem that Yair Lapid, chairman of Yesh Atid, still has hard feelings towards Aryeh Deri, chairman of Shas.

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Reform Movement Calls for Resignation Of Shas Religious Affairs Minister

06/18/2015 6:14 PM Updated: 2 weeks ago

MK David Azoulay of the Shas party and Minister of Religious Affairs, was quoted on Wednesday in Israel Hayom calling the Reform movement “a disaster for

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Netanyahu, Kahlon Consider Budget Cuts in Coalition Agreements

06/18/2015 6:02 PM Updated: 2 weeks ago

The Prime Minister and the Minister of Finance are considering making budget cuts in the budget of the coalition agreement. This was published Thursday morning on Galatz.

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Lieberman Proposes Bill to Forbid BDS By Knesset Parties

06/18/2015 3:51 PM

Yisrael Beitinu chairman MK Avigdor Lieberman, introduced on Thursday a bill to take away all government funding for any party or a Member of Knesset who calls for

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Lieberman: Ready to Consider Joining the Gov’t with Conditions

06/17/2015 8:22 AM Updated: 2 weeks ago

Avigdor Lieberman, chairman of Yisrael Beiteinu,  posted o n his Facebook page that there are conditions under which he would consider joining the present government.  He

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Netanyahu Wins Likud Party Vote With 58%

06/14/2015 4:55 PM Updated: 2 weeks ago

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu can add yet another win to his resume, as he outright won the confidence of Likud Central Committee members in a

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