Knesset

Bill banning discrimination for sexual orientation gets preliminary Knesset approval

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israeli lawmakers gave preliminary approval to a bill that would prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or …

LGBTQI

Knesset advances bill limiting filming IDF soldiers

The controversial legislation received criticism from a number of MKs.<p>><br>• ><p>A B’Tselem researcher on the ground in east Jerusalem. (photo credit: …

Israel

Liberman: Haredi draft bill must pass unchanged

Asked if he would negotiate changes to please the haredim, he said that any attempt to change the bill would endanger all of it.<p>><br>• ><p>Haredi soldier. …

Israel

Arab Knesset member attends terror groups’ event

Knesset Member Ayman Odeh, leader of the Arab Joint List, participated Monday in an east Jerusalem conference on behalf of two Palestinian …

Israel

Former minister arrested under suspicion of spying for Iran

Breaking news. (photo credit: JPOST STAFF)<p>Former Knesset member and minister Gonen Segev has been arrested under suspicion of spying for Iranian …

Spying

Rabbi Kanievski: haredi enlistment law ‘lesser of two evils’

Netanyahu: haredi enlistment bill needs to be passed in current Knesset session.<p>><br>• ><p>Rabbi Haim Kanievski . (photo credit: DAVID ZER)<p>The leading rabbi …

Israel

Jewish party vows to quit Israel gov’t over army bill

United Torah Judaism (UTJ), a right-wing Jewish religious party, has vowed to withdraw from Israel’s governing coalition if the Knesset approves a …

Israel

MKs: Liberman blocking officers from testifying to Knesset

Opposition MKs Ofer Shelah (Yesh Atid) and Omer Bar Lev (Zionist Union) have been trying to summon Liberman for weeks, Channel 2 reported …

Israel

Knesset celebrates Israel's 70th, parties away ‘White Night’

This is the first time such a celebration was held at the Knesset.<p>><br>• ><p>Knesset parties away ‘White Night’. (photo credit: YITZHAK HARARI)<p>In a continuing …

Israel

MK Yedudah Glick embarks on anti-smoking hunger strike

The hunger strike will coincide with the Knesset’s no-smoking day on Tuesday.<p>><br>• ><p>Likud MK Yehudah Glick plans to attend President-elect Donald Trump’s …

Israel

Arab MKs angry at bill that could break up Joint List

“There is no reason to allow more than two parties to run on one list and trick the public.”<p>><br>• ><p>MK Ahmed Tibi (Joint List) visits the High School for …

Israel

Think About It: Basic Law - The state of all its citizens

No law of return for a binational state.<p>JAMAL ZAHALKA and Haneen Zoabi. (photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST)<p>Last Monday, in a very …

Israel

Defense Ministry boycotts Knesset meeting over slur likening it to PA

The boycott came amid heightened tensions between the Defense Ministry and right-wing politicians.<p>><br>• ><p>The empty chairs in Sunday's meeting of the …

Israel

Channel 10 News: If elections held today, Netanyahu would win

According to a survey done by Channel 10 news, if elections were held today, the Likud would remain the biggest party in the Knesset.<p>><br>• ><p>PRIME MINISTER …

Israel

Knesset blocks bill to deem Israel 'state for all its citizens'

Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein rejected this week a law proposal presented by the Arab Joint List redefining Israel as the state of all its citizens.

Israel

Israeli lawmakers kill ‘equality for all citizens’ bill before it is even introduced

Israel is an apartheid state, but you don’t have to take my word for it. All you have to do is take a look at the actions of the lawmakers in the …

Israel

The most radical thing you can say in Israel

<i>The Knesset won’t even allow this law to be discussed, let alone voted on, because it proposes making Israel a ‘state of all its citizens.’ Why is</i> …

Israel

Israel is targeting Palestinian construction in West Bank, senior official assures Knesset

A senior Israeli army official has assured lawmakers that forces are dedicating significant resources to combating Palestinian construction in the …

Israel

Knesset blocks bill defining Israel as ‘country of all citizens’

A bill calling for Israel to be defined as a state of all its citizens was stopped before it reached the Knesset for discussion yesterday.Submitted …

Israel

High Court questions Knesset authority to ban MK travel funding

The order on Monday followed a hearing on MK Yousef Jabareen’s petition to strike a Knesset decision barring him from receiving funding from Jewish …

Israel

Ruckus over medical cannabis at Knesset committee

Salit, the mother of a sick child, testified: “Only after my son received cannabis did his medical condition improve, and now I can sleep at night.”<p>><br>• ><p>…

Cannabis

Man removed from Knesset meeting after consuming cannabis oil

In a heated debate concerning new medical cannabis policy, a man consumed cannabis oil in protest.<p>><br>• ><p>A worker touches a cannabis plant at a growing …

Cannabis

Knesset refuses to put bill rejecting Jewish, democratic Israel to a vote

Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein said the bill is “absurd” and should be blocked - the first time in five years as speaker that Edelstein has …

Israel

Zoabi impeachment gains traction after High Court approval

To begin the impeachment process, 70 signatures are necessary, 10 of which must come from the opposition.<p>><br>• ><p>Haneen Zoabi Jpont List MK during a …

Israel

Divorce refuser who scandalized Knesset finally grants divorce

Attias was instructed by the Haifa Rabbinical Court to give his wife a divorce two years ago but has refused until now.<p>><br>• ><p>File photo: Divorce.. (photo …

Israel

Knesset disqualifies bill seeking equal status for Jews and Arabs

Legislation submitted by Arab members of parliament called for Israel to treat its Arab and Jewish citizens equally.<p>Israel's Knesset disqualified a bill that called for all citizens to be treated equally, rejecting the argument it must recognise the rights of its Arab minority as equal to the …

Israel

Let the people expel MKs

The principle the Supreme Court forgot in coming to uphold the relevant legislation.<p>AN EMPTY Knesset plenum – it doesn’t look like the MKs are going …

Israel

Labor officials target Arab MK for seeking to nix Zionist institutions

“Shame on you, Zouheir Bahloul. The National Institutions are a major asset to the State of Israel, the Jewish and democratic state."<p>><br>• ><p>AN EMPTY …

Israel

Ayelet Shaked: Gays welcome in Bayit Yehudi

In its days as the National Religious Party, only Jews committed to keeping all the commandments could run for Knesset with the party.<p>><br>• ><p>Justice …

Israel

Israel High Court upholds law to expel elected deputies

The Israeli High Court on Sunday unanimously upheld a law that allows the Knesset to expel an elected member if his actions are said to incite …

Judiciary