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Knesset speaker removes recognition of Armenian Genocide from agenda, sparking left-wing criticism

The vote, originally scheduled for Tuesday, was quietly pulled from the agenda by the office of the Knesset speaker. His spokesperson is on the...

Turkey: Israel would ‘harm itself’ if it recognized Armenian genocide

A motion to hold a plenum debate on the sensitive issue was approved by the Knesset earlier this week.

Israeli Defense Minister calls to outlaw ‘fifth column’ Israeli-Arab MK

Minister Lieberman accused MK Ayman Odeh, the leader of the Joint Arab List party, of being a traitor after he verbally attacked a police...

Knesset supports bill to deduct PA payment to terrorists from tax money

By a 55-14 majority, the Knesset on Monday approved a bill to deduct money paid to terrorists by the Palestinian Authority from its monthly...

PM authorized to declare war in ‘extreme situations’ without cabinet vote

Sixty-two MKs passed a law on Monday night that gives the prime minister and defense minister the authority to declare war “in extreme situations.”...

Meretz leader calls to revoke participation of Honduran president at independence ceremony

Meretz Chairwoman Tamar Zandberg has called on Israel’s Culture Ministry to rescind its invitation of the Honduran president to Israel’s annual torch-lighting ceremony due...

Former Shin-Bet chief calls on Israelis to boycott independence ceremony if Netanyahu attends

On the insistence of Israeli Culture Minister Miri Regev, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced he would attend the independence ceremony traditionally held by the...
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Hashem Mahameed, former Israeli MK, dies at 73

Hashem Mahameed, who served in the Israeli parliament from 1992 to 2002 and was the mayor of Umm El-Fahm, has passed away aged 73. ...

Yisrael Beiteinu to push legislation allowing for death penalty for convicted terrorists

MK Oded Forer has expressed his desire to pass legislation that would permit the death penalty for terrorists convicted of fatal acts of terrorism....

Liberman: Coalition agreement will halt ‘wholesale’ Haredi legislation

In a Wednesday interview, Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman said he was pleased with the agreement that resolved the coalition crisis in Israeli politics....