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Press Releases

Note that most of the press releases below are a translated selection from all of the Hebrew press releases publicized by the Knesset Communications and Public Relations Division, the Knesset Speaker's Office, and the Knesset committees.

May 26, 2016 Knesset Sergeant-at-Arms urges Arab MKs to uphold Temple Mount visitation ban
May 26, 2016 Efraim Halevy at the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee: ”Israel`s decision not to recognize many people`s Jewishness will lead to loss of Jewish majority”
May 25, 2016 Jewish-American donations to Israel doubled over the past 25 years
May 25, 2016 Yehuda Glick, Yakov Asher sworn in as Knesset Members
May 24, 2016 Wednesday: Knesset to mark 100 years of Jewish-American involvement in the Yishuv and the State of Israel with a series of committee meetings and events
May 24, 2016 Knesset marks ”Arabic Language Day”; Speaker Edelstein: ”Learning our neighbor`s language can lower the wall of alienation”
May 24, 2016 State Comptroller`s report presented to Knesset Speaker Edelstein
May 24, 2016 Committee on the Status of Women discusses study on Israelis` low sense of personal security; MK Khenin: ”Our society lives in fear”
May 23, 2016 PM Netanyahu tells Plenum ”I`ll continue working towards a broader government”; Opposition leader Herzog: ”It`s unfortunate that you chose to zigzag again”
May 23, 2016 MK Neguise to delegation of prominent African women: ”Meeting between Israeli technology and fertile African soil can effect change in your continent”
May 19, 2016 Knesset to be illuminated in purple to mark World IBD Day
May 18, 2016 Next week: Opening of the summer assembly of the 20th Knesset`s second session
May 11, 2016 Speaker Edelstein during Independence Day speech: ”Extensive freedom of expression characterized at times by hurtful discourse; there is no room among us for boycotts”
May 11, 2016 Knesset holds ”Songs in Their Memory” event honoring Israel`s fallen soldiers and victims of terrorism
May 10, 2016 Speaker Edelstein during Memorial Day ceremony: ”We`ll continue to give full backing to IDF soldiers, who deal with very complex challenges”
May 10, 2016 Independence Day torch lighters attend festive event at the Knesset; Speaker Edelstein: ”You embody the concept of civil courage”
May 8, 2016 Speaker of the Knesset holds traditional reception for 120 outstanding soldiers; ”Defending the nation is a contribution to democracy,” he tells them
May 8, 2016 University presidents during Education and Democracy Day at the Knesset: Foundations of Israeli democracy are being eroded
May 8, 2016 Knesset Guard completes preparations for Independence Day torch lighting ceremony
May 8, 2016 Knesset to hold ”Songs in Their Memory” event on the eve of the Day of Remembrance for the Fallen Soldiers of Israel and Victims of Terrorism
May 5, 2016 Eve of Holocaust Remembrance Day: Speaker Edelstein lights candle to honor the victims` memory
May 5, 2016 Knesset marks Holocaust Remembrance Day with ”Unto Every Person There is a Name” ceremony
May 5, 2016 Knesset delegation takes part in ”March of the Living” in Poland for the first time in six years
May 3, 2016 Revealed during Justice Cmte meeting: 729 underage couples registered for marriage from 2014 to 2015
May 2, 2016 Knesset Director-General Plot takes leave of absence to run for mayor of Nazareth Illit
April 21, 2016 MKs Forer, Hasson represent Israel at session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe
April 20, 2016 MK Elalouf in response to UNICEF report on child poverty in Israel: ”We had no idea how disgraceful the situation is”
April 20, 2016 UN adopts new framework on countering global drug problem; MK Zandberg: ”Giant step towards more effective, moral treatment”
April 19, 2016 New gardens at Knesset`s Weil Plaza unveiled
April 19, 2016 28 attacks on vehicles in October alone: House Committee discusses security threats facing residents of Mateh Yehuda communities
April 17, 2016 Due to Finance Committee chairman`s efforts, some 11,000 Holocaust survivors will receive delayed stipends before Passover
April 14, 2016 Committee on the Status of Women discusses segregation between Jewish and Arab women in maternity wards
April 14, 2016 Knesset Director-General Plot launches street exhibit surrounding ”Frumin House” – the future site of the Knesset Museum
April 13, 2016 Knesset Director-General Plot hosts Tanzanian MPs
April 13, 2016 Directors of visitor centers of foreign parliaments visit the Knesset as part of initiative to establish international forum
April 12, 2016 Knesset delegation to China: Speaker Edelstein meets with Premier Keqiang
April 11, 2016 Knesset delegation headed by Speaker Edelstein begins official visit to China
April 11, 2016 Absorption Committee calls for larger mortgages and grants for Yemenite immigrants
April 11, 2016 Head of Subcommittee on Judea and Samaria, MK Yogev: Reevaluate state`s handling of EU-funded construction in Area C
April 11, 2016 Knesset director general sells parliament`s leavened food ahead of Passover
April 4, 2016 United States House Speaker visits the Knesset, says ”Our friendship with Israel is more important today than ever before”
March 31, 2016 Education Committee to Israeli Sociological Society: No place for academic boycotts, certainly not in the State of Israel
March 31, 2016 20th Knesset`s Winter Assembly concludes: More than 110 new laws were passed; committees held some 1,600 debates
March 30, 2016 Greek President Pavlopoulos to Speaker Edelstein: ”Anti-Semitism is almost non-existent in our country”
March 30, 2016 Knesset advances bill enforcing appropriate representation of haredim and recent immigrants in the public service
March 30, 2016 Approved in first reading: ”Aliyah Day” to be marked on the seventh of the Hebrew month of Cheshvan
March 30, 2016 ”Irregular” lone soldiers to Knesset subcommittee: Sense of uncertainty accompanies us throughout army service
March 29, 2016 Knesset illuminated in blue to mark World Autism Awareness Day
March 29, 2016 Ethics Committee reprimands MK Porush for his remarks against ”Women of the Wall”
March 29, 2016 Visitors` gallery in the plenum named after late Knesset Speaker Kadish Luz
March 29, 2016 Speaker Edelstein meets Roseanne Barr at the Knesset, lauds her anti-BDS activity
March 29, 2016 Knesset passes law aimed at reducing the use of disposable plastic bags
March 29, 2016 Speaker of Malta`s House of Representatives visits the Knesset, says ”we must use democratic values in order to resolve our common problems”
March 29, 2016 Knesset passes law limiting the pay of executives in the financial sector
March 29, 2016 Bennett responds to Ya`alon`s remarks on soldier who shot subdued Palestinian assailant: ”What effect does this have on the military investigators?”
March 29, 2016 MK Dichter to MK Odeh: ”When you arrive at the gates of hell, Sheikh Yassin and Rantisi of Hamas will welcome you”
March 28, 2016 Defense Minister Ya`alon at the Knesset plenum: ”Do you want a brutish army with no moral backbone?”
March 28, 2016 State Comptroller`s report on the security establishment presented to Knesset Speaker Edelstein, who stresses the need to ”draw the necessary lessons”
March 28, 2016 Internal Affairs Committee tours route of high-speed Jerusalem railway
March 28, 2016 Following Finance Committee`s intervention, Holland reverses decision to suspend reparations to Holocaust survivors
March 23, 2016 Approved in preliminary reading: Harsher penalties for dishonoring state flag or emblem
March 23, 2016 Approved in a preliminary hearing: Every worker, observant or non-observant, allowed to refuse to work on Shabbat
March 23, 2016 Knesset holds special plenary session to mark International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination; Speaker Edelstein: ”Enlightened world must wage all-out war against modern blood libels”
March 23, 2016 Findings of prostitution survey presented to Knesset subcommittee; MK Lavie calls to fight phenomenon ”with all the means at our disposal”
March 22, 2016 MKs on official visit to France react to Brussels attacks; ”We are all facing the same terror threat,” says delegation head Elalouf
March 22, 2016 Education Committee demands ban on textbooks containing racist or offensive content
March 22, 2016 In Paris, members of the Israel-France Parliamentary Friendship Group meet French health minister
March 22, 2016 MK Shai calls for global war on terror during IPU assembly in Zambia
March 21, 2016 Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee bids farewell to outgoing Shin Bet chief Yoram Cohen
March 21, 2016 Ethics Committee reprimands MK Odeh for accusing fellow lawmaker Dichter of ”sending people” to murder Palestinian leaders
March 21, 2016 Approved for first reading: ”Aliyah Day” to be marked on the seventh of the Hebrew month of Cheshvan
March 21, 2016 MK Yogev calls to intensify environmental activity in Judea and Samaria
March 21, 2016 ”Young Knesset Day”: Student and Youth Council reps accompany MKs and senior Knesset officials
March 21, 2016 Committee on the Status of Women visits Beit Jann; Chairwoman Touma-Sliman to locals: ”You can turn to us for help in any area of your lives”
March 20, 2016 At IPU conference in Zambia, MK Shai addresses Istanbul attack: ”Now everyone understands why there should be an all-out war on terror”
March 17, 2016 Finance Committee approves bill limiting the pay of executives in financial corporations
March 16, 2016 Revealed during Absorption Committee meeting: Past two and a half months have seen 38% decrease in immigration rate
March 16, 2016 Economic Affairs Committee discusses government`s plan to import foreign engineers; MK Nahmias-Verbin: ”Crazy idea”
March 15, 2016 Winners of Young Scientists Competition announced during Israel Science Day ceremony
March 15, 2016  ”Beautiful Israel in Green” photo exhibit opens at the Knesset
March 15, 2016 IDF chief briefs Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee on Syrian conflict, Gaza terror tunnels and the situation in Judea and Samaria
March 15, 2016 Animal Rights Day: Vegan lunch in the MKs` cafeteria, special committee and plenary debates
March 15, 2016 MKs Lavie, Berko take part in major Berlin conference on anti-Semitism
March 15, 2016 Today at the Knesset: Vegan food tasting, launch of ”Beautiful Israel in Green” exhibit and Young Scientists Awards ceremony
March 15, 2016 Knesset approves harsher punishments for employing, accommodating or transporting illegal residents
March 14, 2016 Speaker Edelstein meets with delegation of African Muslim religious leaders; says ”It is our duty to keep the holy places accessible to all those who visit the country”
March 14, 2016 MKs Broshi, Guetta return from official visit to Bulgaria following a series of meetings with top officials
March 14, 2016 Revealed during Internal Affairs Committee meeting: Since September, 44% of terror attacks within the Green Line were carried out by illegal residents
March 9, 2016 During Absorption Committee meeting, officials disagree on conversion figures
March 9, 2016 Due to Masa Israel: Jewish identity in North America strengthened, as is the objection to intermarriages
March 9, 2016 At the Knesset, Cyprus Parliament President Omirou says terror attacks ”undermine efforts to achieve peace and stability in the Middle East”
March 9, 2016 PM Netanyahu on International Women`s Day: We`ll continue fighting sexual harassment, violence and discrimination with full force
March 8, 2016 Romanian President Iohannis to Knesset Speaker Edelstein: ”Situation in Middle East is very worrying; peace process is important to us”
March 8, 2016 New Knesset study reveals: More than 50 percent of Israelis are worried about damaging behavior by state agencies, but feel secure within the community
March 8, 2016 Knesset passes law establishing the country`s name as the ”State of Israel”
March 8, 2016 PM Netanyahu to opposition MKs: ”I am willing to accept constructive criticism, but not your hypocrisy”
March 7, 2016 Ahead of International Women`s Day: As per Speaker Edelstein`s directive, MKs, parliamentary aides and faction employees may also file sexual harassment complaints with parliament`s gender equality supervisor
March 6, 2016 Sheba Medical Center doctors to visiting State Control Committee members: There is a severe shortage of beds in the intensive care unit
March 6, 2016 Internal Affairs Committee tours south Tel Aviv; chairman says ”Severe civil problem must be resolved”
March 6, 2016 Foreign affairs committees of the Israeli, Cypriot and Greek parliaments hold trilateral meeting in Nicosia, issue joint declaration
March 3, 2016 MK expenditures for contact with the public in 2015 - now on the Knesset website
March 2, 2016 Speaker Edelstein at UK Parliament: BDS activists - the real enemies of the Palestinians
March 2, 2016 In London, Knesset Speaker Edelstein tells House of Commons Speaker Bercow that it will be very difficult to supervise implementation of nuclear deal with Iran
March 2, 2016 Absorption Committee Chairman MK Neguise: ”Israeli bureaucracy chasing away immigrant academics”
March 2, 2016 Interior Minister Deri: Heads of Arab municipalities agreed to stop illegal construction of homes in exchange for razing moratorium
March 1, 2016 In London, Knesset Speaker Edelstein and UK Foreign Secretary Hammond discuss Iran, BDS and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
March 1, 2016 Heated exchange erupts between MK Margalit and Palestinian rep at EU conference
March 1, 2016 Social workers to Labor Committee: ”We are constantly `schnorring` and have no time to treat people”
March 1, 2016 Knesset Speaker Edelstein heads to London for official visit at the invitation of the British Parliament
March 1, 2016 Knesset holds special plenary sitting in memory of Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, on the 2nd anniversary of his passing
February 29, 2016 Speaker Edelstein to Bundestag`s Foreign Affairs Committee: Developing reciprocal ties between Israel and Germany is a common interest
February 29, 2016 PM Netanyahu at launch of lobby for strengthening Israel-Africa ties: ”Our biggest common challenge – radical Islam”
February 25, 2016 For the first time: Hundreds of North American Reform rabbis attend official Knesset committee meeting
February 24, 2016 ”Educational Radio Day”: More than 20 high school and college stations broadcast from the Knesset
February 23, 2016 Knesset marks Gay Community Rights Day; PM Netanyahu: ”We must be guided by the conviction that every person is created in the image of God”
February 23, 2016 Israel to invest more than NIS 1 million this year to encourage immigration from Brazil
February 23, 2016 Knesset opens only permanent ceramic art exhibit in the country
February 22, 2016 MK Oren: We must realize Israel`s full potential in Latin American countries
February 22, 2016 Organizations supporting Holocaust refugees to receive NIS 5 million annually
February 22, 2016 State Control Committee chairwoman says political corruption in Israel ”an infectious disease that must be eradicated”
February 18, 2016 Economic Affairs Committee approves bill that would close loopholes in the ”Popcorn Law” that prevented consumers from bringing their own snacks to movie theaters
February 17, 2016 Hundreds of public housing units designated for new immigrants will be built in the coming years
February 17, 2016 In Brussels, Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee delegation meets with Belgian FM Reynders, then lays wreath at Jewish museum
February 17, 2016 Following a heated argument over Physicians for Human Rights, Finance Committee approves tax breaks for 56 social NGOs
February 17, 2016 Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee Chairman Hanegbi to European counterparts: Brave Palestinian leader needed in order to resume peace talks
February 16, 2016 Internal Affairs Committee strongly condemns torching of holy sites, calls to prevent incitement by ”those who want to start a religious war”
February 16, 2016 Speaker Edelstein: Knesset constantly seeking to increase transparency of parliamentary work
February 15, 2016 Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee delegation travels to Brussels for meetings with top EU officials
February 15, 2016 State Control Committee discusses ”shocking” decision to close criminal investigation against two policemen who tasered Ethiopian-Israeli who later committed suicide
February 15, 2016 Families of terror victims meet with Edelstein, call for harsh measures against terrorists` relatives
February 14, 2016 Immigration Committee chairman calls on ministries to increase financial support for crisis hotlines servicing new immigrants
February 11, 2016 Bill to institute Aliyah Day approved in preliminary vote; MK Zohar: ”It`s meant to remind those who claim we are a conquering nation that we arrived here 3,500 years ago”
February 11, 2016 PM says Labor Party ”beginning to understand where we live”; opposition leader Herzog in response: ”Alternative is a Jewish-Arab state that will destroy Israel as a Jewish state”
February 10, 2016 Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee Chairman Hanegbi to Azeri delegation: ”Our countries face similar challenges”
February 10, 2016 MK Zohar on Alon Liel: ”It is unthinkable that a person who slanders Israel wherever he can is responsible for our high school students”
February 10, 2016 President of the Chilean Chamber of Deputies at the Knesset: ”Israel showed how to build a democratic society which respects its past and looks to the future”
February 10, 2016 MK Livni: ”Foreign media`s coverage of terror attacks creates the sense that these are road accidents”
February 9, 2016 Knesset salutes Israel Police; Public Security Minister Erdan: ”Officers displaying courage and level-headedness during these tense times”
February 9, 2016 Knesset Speakers` Quality of Life Prize awarded to three NGOs; Edelstein: ”You are the true leaders of Israeli society”
February 9, 2016 Knesset approves ”NGO transparency bill” in first reading
February 9, 2016 Knesset approves amendment to anti-infiltration law which lowers the maximum migrant detention in Holot facility to 12 months
February 8, 2016 Ethics Committee suspends MKs Zoabi, Ghattas and Zahalka from plenary sittings and committee debates due to meeting with terrorists` families
February 8, 2016 Final approval: No taxation on foreign investors who are US citizens
February 8, 2016 PM Netanyahu on MKs` meeting with families of terrorists: ”There`s a limit”
February 8, 2016 Delay in implementation of government`s decision to bring remaining Ethiopian Jews to Israel; Immigration Committee Chairman Naguisa: ”Heartbreaking human tragedy”
February 8, 2016 House Committee urges government not to return terrorists` bodies, asks Ethics Committee to levy maximum penalty on MKs Zoabi, Ghattas and Zahalka for meeting with terrorists` families
February 8, 2016 Israel expects increase in the number Jewish immigrants from South Africa due to social and political instability, deteriorating economic situation
February 8, 2016 Transparency revolution in the deliberations of the Justice Committee
February 7, 2016 MK Hanegbi, head of the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee: ”Dayan won`t serve as ambassador to Brazil; he should be given a different post”
February 5, 2016 Unprecedented measure: PM Netanyahu, Knesset Speaker Edelstein to file personal complaints with Ethics Committee against Arab MKs who visited families of terrorists
February 4, 2016 MK Oren, head of the Subcommittee for Foreign Policy: ”We cannot combat the delegitimization of Israel and the BDS movement with an advertising and marketing budget of NIS 14 million”
February 3, 2016 Knesset Speaker Edelstein hosts Russian Federation Council head Matvienko; says ”cooperation on Syria crucial to prevent flow of weapons to Hezbollah”
February 3, 2016 10,000 French Jews expected to immigrate to Israel in the coming year; Diaspora Affairs Committee chairman: ”Their absorption is a national mission”
February 3, 2016 Finance Committee Chairman Gafni: ”I will ask PM to intervene in Holland`s decision to stop paying benefits to Holocaust survivors who immigrated to Israel”
February 3, 2016 Knesset passes law determining that paramedical degrees obtained abroad will be recognized in Israel
February 2, 2016 MK Hanegbi: Defense Committee will monitor IDF`s treatment of journalists during sensitive events in Judea and Samaria in order to prevent violence that tarnishes Israel`s name
February 2, 2016 Approved in first reading: Detention of infiltrators limited to one year
February 2, 2016 Knesset passes ”stop-and-frisk law”
February 2, 2016 Knesset approves PM Netanyahu`s permanent appointment as Economy Minister
February 1, 2016 Akram Hasoon sworn in to the Knesset; says ”Israel`s Arabs have no other country”
February 1, 2016 Head of Diaspora Affairs Committee: ”Israelis not sufficiently aware of Russian Jewry`s suffering during World War Two”
February 1, 2016 Speaker Edelstein unveils statue commemorating Gush Katif communities; says ”Knesset has a duty to remind people of its difficult decision to evacuate”
January 28, 2016 Minister Regev presents her ”Loyalty in Culture” bill to Knesset committee; says ”I will not be a censor”
January 27, 2016 MK Oren at the Council of Europe: ”How is it possible to commemorate the Holocaust and host Iran`s leader on the same day?”
January 27, 2016 Knesset Speaker Edelstein: ”No words left to describe hypocrisy of heads of state who host Iranian president on Holocaust Remembrance Day”
January 27, 2016 Deputy Knesset Speaker Vaknin during dedication of Jewish museum in Slovakia: ”Old hatred trying to rear its head”
January 26, 2016 Knesset marks International Holocaust Remembrance Day; Speaker Edelstein: ”Enlightened world must recognize its duty to wage all-out war on anti-Semitism”
January 26, 2016 Approved in first reading: Bill to establish the country`s name as ”State of Israel”
January 26, 2016 Knesset passes law exempting experienced immigrant dentists from licensing exams
January 26, 2016 Diaspora Affairs Committee discusses online incitement against Israel and the rising anti-Semitism in Europe: ”On the Internet, Jews are blamed for every disaster”
January 24, 2016 Tuesday: Knesset marks International Holocaust Remembrance Day
January 24, 2016 Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee delegation travels to US this week for meetings with counterparts on Capitol Hill
January 24, 2016 Absorption Committee members tour crisis hotline centers; Chairman Naguisa: ”It`s absurd that such a crucial service for immigrants does not receive sufficient funding from the state”
January 21, 2016 Knesset holds Tu Bishvat Seder; Speaker Edelstein: ”I hope we will carry on this tradition”
January 20, 2016 Minister Akunis: Perhaps the Otniel and Tekoa terrorists were impressed by the Swedish foreign minister`s remarks against Israel
January 20, 2016 Israel Medical Association to Science Committee: ”British doctors asked World Medical Association to expel us from the organization”
January 20, 2016 Education Ministry: Some 12,000 new Arab teachers seek work each year; only 30% are hired
January 20, 2016 Chief Rabbi Yosef at the Knesset: ”Israel is first and foremost Jewish, then democratic”
January 20, 2016 Opposition leader Herzog during meeting with civil service volunteers and Begin Center guides: ”Netanyahu went to the lowest possible place – racism”
January 20, 2016 MK Khenin, head of the Social-Environmental Lobby: ”Israel may become one big Holyland complex”
January 19, 2016 Director-General Plot following Open House: ”Thousands of citizens were exposed to the beautiful face of the Knesset”
January 19, 2016 PM Netanyahu during special plenary session honoring Knesset`s 67th birthday: ”No other democracy faces the challenges we face”
January 19, 2016 MK Begin during Open House at the Knesset: Social gaps between Jews and Arabs must be narrowed
January 19, 2016 Open House at the Knesset: Speaker Edelstein, national basketball team coach discuss leadership, sports and politics
January 19, 2016 Open House at the Knesset: MKs Gafni, Cabel discuss the work of the committees
January 18, 2016 Secretary-general of the Lithuanian parliament visits the Knesset
January 18, 2016 New immigrants aged 22-26 to be exempt from army service
January 17, 2016 In Rome, Knesset Speaker Edelstein thanks Pope Francis for his contribution to the strengthening of Jewish-Christian relations
January 17, 2016 Landscaping project gives Knesset plaza a new look
January 15, 2016 Knesset Speaker Edelstein to Italian Chamber of Deputies President Boldrini: Prevent Iranian president`s visit to your country
January 14, 2016 European Parliament President Schulz to Knesset Speaker Edelstein in Berlin: ”Labelling of Israeli products will mainly hurt the Palestinians”
January 14, 2016 IDF official during Health Committee meeting: 70% of soldiers gain weight during army service
January 14, 2016 MK Touma-Sliman: ”Society is the source of agony for the transgender community and the state is making their lives miserable”
January 14, 2016 Justice Minister Shaked to far-left NGOs: ”You can’t see the moral plague of darkness that befell you”
January 14, 2016 Speaker Edelstein heads to Berlin, Rome for meetings on the labeling of Israeli goods and Iran`s plan to hold a Holocaust cartoon contest
January 13, 2016 In letter to UN chief, Knesset Speaker Edelstein urges public condemnation of Iran`s plan to hold international Holocaust cartoon contest
January 13, 2016 Revealed during Absorption Committee meeting: More than 2,500 immigrants settled in Haifa in 2015
January 13, 2016 Thousands to attend Open House as Knesset celebrates its 67th birthday
January 12, 2016 Finance Committee criticizes lack of implementation of government`s 2014 decision to rehabilitate Gaza-vicinity communities
January 12, 2016 MK Shafir during debate on `price tag`: ”State is funding those who undermine it, and everyone chooses to turn a blind eye”
January 12, 2016 Shin Bet official to Justice Committee: We have released arch terrorists due to lack of evidence
January 11, 2016 Knesset approves Deri`s appointment as Interior Minister
January 11, 2016 For the first time, the Knesset opens a spoken Arabic course for legislators
January 11, 2016 Approved for a final vote in the plenum: Exemptions and relief for dentists and paramedical professionals who recently immigrated to Israel
January 10, 2016 Tu Bishvat events marking Knesset`s 67th birthday to feature ”Twice Edelstein” panel
January 10, 2016 Israel-Chile Parliamentary Friendship Group, headed by MK Haskel, is launched at the Knesset
January 7, 2016 Justice Committee: Hotels that advertise a misleading star ranking to be fined up to NIS 18,000
January 7, 2016 Education Committee chairman on disqualification of novel about Jewish-Palestinian romance: ”Assimilation is a strategic threat”
January 6, 2016 Knesset holds heated debate on Shabbat Law; MK Zohar to opposition members: ”Where is your enlightened socialism?”
January 6, 2016 Internal Affairs Committee chairman during debate on illegal firearms: ”This is not about Arabs against Jews; this is a real problem”
January 6, 2016 Approved in first reading: No taxation on foreign investors who are US citizens
January 6, 2016 1,600 doctors moved to Israel over the past three years; Immigration Committee chairman: ”Many leave the country due to bureaucratic obstacles on the path to an Israeli license”
January 6, 2016 Knesset approves limitations on the work of lobbyists
January 5, 2016 Knesset commemorates Chaim Herzog’s historic 1975 UN speech denouncing ”Zionism is racism” resolution; Netanyahu: ”Trend of UN hostility towards Israel continues to this day”
January 5, 2016 Head of the Committee on the Status of Women: ”State not taking responsibility for the welfare and well-being of Bedouin women”
January 5, 2016 Knesset approves reduction of corporate tax to 25%
January 4, 2016 PM Netanyahu: ”I expect all MKs to condemn all acts of terror, without hesitation”
January 4, 2016 House Committee approves lobbyist transparency bill for final vote in the plenum
December 30, 2015 Knesset holds special plenary session honoring the memory of Yitzhak Navon, the State of Israel`s fifth president
December 30, 2015 Dozens of Jewish students from around the world at the Knesset: ”Together we will fight the boycott against Israel”
December 30, 2015 MK Cabel, head of the Economic Affairs Committee: ”Chief Rabbinate`s kashrut monopoly will end in my lifetime”
December 30, 2015 Revealed during Diaspora Affairs Committee session: Less than a third of anti-Semitic incidents abroad are reported
December 29, 2015 Knesset names auditorium after its 12th speaker, Dov Shilansky; Edelstein: ”He left a deep impression on the Israeli public”
December 29, 2015 State Control Committee Chairwoman MK Elharrar: ”State failed to create deterrence against inciters”
December 29, 2015 Finance Minister Kahlon and Labor Committee head Elalouf on decision to compensate Jews of North African descent who suffered persecution during the Holocaust: ”Historic injustice corrected”
December 29, 2015 New MK Amir Ohana sworn into the Knesset: ”When soldiers are defamed, I am a soldier; when a girl is murdered at the gay pride parade, I`m a gay man”
December 28, 2015 Deputy AG to Justice Committee: ”I`ve met in the past with Palestinian security detainees”
December 28, 2015 Finance Committee approves NIS 2.5 billion addition to the defense budget
December 28, 2015 IDF to give officers NIS 70,000 for relocating to the Negev; families of career soldiers set to receive NIS 200,000
December 27, 2015 Parliament switches to 100% recycled paper as part of ”Green Knesset” project
December 24, 2015 Minister Shalom submits his resignation from the Knesset
December 24, 2015 Knesset passes law anchoring the legal status of the settlement division as part of the WZO
December 24, 2015 Bank of Israel Governor: Knesset`s Research and Information Center ”improves decision making and public discourse in Israel”
December 24, 2015 Ethics Committee reprimands MK Yogev over comments against Supreme Court Justice Vogelman
December 23, 2015 Ukrainian President Poroshenko addresses the Knesset: ”Russia providing Syria with weapons systems that can influence the balance of power in the region”
December 23, 2015 PM Netanyahu to Ukrainian President Poroshenko during special Knesset session: ”We appreciate your efforts to protect the rights of your country`s Jews in the face of anti-Semitism”
December 23, 2015 Ukrainian President Poroshenko to Speaker Edelstein: Addressing the Knesset – one of the highlights of my career
December 22, 2015 State Control Committee Chairwoman MK Elharrar: ”State of Israel shirking its responsibility regarding civil burial of thousands of citizens”
December 22, 2015 Director generals of the PMO and Social Affairs Ministry pledge: Soup kitchens servicing Holocaust survivors will not be shut down
December 22, 2015 Chair of the Committee on the Status of Women, MK Touma-Sliman: Minister Shalom`s decision to quit politics was ”necessary”
December 22, 2015 Approved: MKs can forgo annual salary increase
December 21, 2015 Speaker Edelstein to delegation of Jewish lawmakers from around the world: ”I`m certain you will be able to block attempts to slander Israel”
December 21, 2015 MK Odeh during heated Labor Committee debate on civil service: ”Arab population is sensitive to the politicization of volunteering”
December 21, 2015 Albanian Prime Minister Rama visits the Knesset as a guest of Speaker Edelstein: ”Here, like in my country, political life is never boring”
December 21, 2015 Bank of Israel governor to Finance Committee: ”No interest rate increase expected anytime soon”
December 21, 2015 Home Front Command: 188 municipalities may face difficulties in dealing with emergencies
December 21, 2015 Knesset Speaker Edelstein opens Jewish Parliamentarians conference: ”The rights we so proudly grant can too easily be abused to foment terrorism and incite violence”
December 17, 2015 Knesset wins excellence prize at prestigious IT Awards ceremony
December 17, 2015 MK Oren: Israel must increase aid to developing countries, ”not only in times of crisis”
December 17, 2015 Opposition leader Herzog calls on Netanyahu to condemn incitement against President Rivlin; PM to Herzog: Denounce Breaking the Silence organization
December 16, 2015 Head of the Committee on the Status of Women urges attorney general to order immediate investigation against Minister Shalom; ”elected officials are not above the law,” she says
December 16, 2015 Disabled woman to the Labor Committee: ”Netanyahu demands compassion and legislation for a biting dog, but what about the handicapped and disabled?”
December 16, 2015 Knesset speaker to the president of the Liberian Senate: ”I am proud of Israel`s contribution to the eradication of the Ebola virus in your country”
December 15, 2015 Knesset marks International Day of Persons with Disabilities; Speaker Edelstein urges citizens to join the ”important fight for equality between us all”
December 15, 2015 State Control Committee to ask state comptroller to examine administrative detention issue
December 15, 2015 Knesset approves amendments to Animal Welfare Law calling for harsher punishment for abusers
December 15, 2015 MK Galon tells plenum Breaking the Silence activists ”heroes, not traitors”; MK Lavie: Organization ”slanders the State of Israel”
December 14, 2015 For the first time, Knesset releases series of TV ads explaining parliament`s work; Speaker Edelstein: ”Knesset`s deteriorating image - a real threat to democracy”
December 14, 2015 Economic Affairs Committee advises PM Netanyahu not to activate Article 52 of Antitrust Law in order to implement natural gas deal; Chairman Cabel: ”In Israel it is easy to make everything a security issue”
December 14, 2015 Justice Committee approves extension by a year of a temporary order that allows interrogators to delay bringing a suspect in a security-related crime before a judge for 96 hours
December 14, 2015 Knesset hosts hundreds of residents of Gaza-vicinity communities for the lighting of the eighth Hanukkah candle
December 10, 2015 Revealed during Absorption Committee meeting on mental health care: A third of those who commit suicide in Israel are new immigrants
December 9, 2015 Knesset lights fourth Hanukkah candle with Masa participants, autistic kids, visually impaired people and new immigrants
December 9, 2015 Knesset launches unique electronic display which shows, in real time, the amount of energy, money and carbon emissions saved as part of the ”Green Knesset” project
December 9, 2015 Knesset marks flight of Jews from Arab lands; Speaker Edelstein: ”When we speak of displacement and refugees, this cannot come from just one side”
December 9, 2015 Economic Affairs Committee Chairman MK Cabel says natural gas deal ”twisted, bad for the citizens of Israel”; PM Netanyahu: ”It`s vital for the state`s functioning, existence”
December 8, 2015 Knesset recognized for improvement in accessibility of information to the public
December 8, 2015 Knesset Speaker Edelstein to foreign ambassadors: ”You know the truth about Israel; tell others about the good things that go on here”
December 7, 2015 Knesset Speaker Edelstein lights Hanukkah candles with child terror victims: ”They are just as heroic as the Maccabees”
December 7, 2015 Knesset Speaker Edelstein to Bundestrat President Tillich: ”Paris terror attacks showed that if we do not pursue ISIS, they will pursue us”
December 7, 2015 National Security Council head at Economic Affairs Committee: ”Terrorists attempted to hit offshore gas rig during Operation Protective Edge”
December 7, 2015 Knesset holds Hanukkah candle-lighting ceremony with new immigrants, elderly people
December 6, 2015 Foreign Ministry Director-General Gold to Economic Affairs Committee: ”Further delay in development of natural gas fields will hurt Israel`s interests”
December 5, 2015 Knesset mourns the passing of former minister and MK Yossi Sarid
December 3, 2015 German president hosts Knesset speaker at his official residence
December 3, 2015 Knesset Speaker Edelstein during meeting with Germany`s Merkel: ”No magic solution to stabbing terror, which results from incitement on social networks”
December 2, 2015 Knesset Speaker Edelstein opens Israeli art exhibit at the Bundestag: ”An expression of the tight connection between Israel and Germany”
December 2, 2015 Ethics Committee hands MK Hazan one-month suspension from plenary sessions, committee meetings over ”conduct that is insulting to the Knesset`s honor”
December 2, 2015 Knesset Speaker Edelstein in historic address at the German Bundestag: ”Where goods are labelled according to their origin, people may also be labelled according to their ethnicity”
December 2, 2015 Soon: Live television broadcasts from all the Knesset committees
December 2, 2015 MK Rozin on exclusion of women from official Hanukkah candle-lighting ceremony at the Western Wall: ”Akin to throwing women to the back of the bus”
December 1, 2015 Knesset Speaker Edelstein at Track 17 Holocaust memorial in Berlin: ”Too many still prefer to ignore the dangers of annihilation”
December 1, 2015 Measures taken to combat police violence against Ethiopian Israelis presented to Immigration Committee
December 1, 2015 Defense minister on terror wave: ”We will use all the means at our disposal in order to prevent escalation”
November 30, 2015 Exhibit depicting the history of the Jewish people in the region on display at the Knesset: ”An answer to those who are denying the past”
November 30, 2015 MKs Amsalem, Swid, Zandberg and Azaria represent Israeli parliament at UN Climate Change Conference in Paris
November 29, 2015 This week: Knesset delegation heads to Germany; Speaker Edelstein to set foot on German soil for the first time
November 29, 2015 Knesset Guard members receive certificates of appreciation for helping the elderly
November 27, 2015 MKs Kisch, Barlev and Knesset`s diplomatic adviser Ben-Hur take part in NATO Parliamentary Assembly conference on Middle East countries
November 26, 2015 The Traveling Exhibition of the Knesset
November 26, 2015 Science and Technology Committee debates online Palestinian incitement campaign against Jews; son of Israeli-American killed in terror attack: ”Talk is nice, but it`s time to act”
November 25, 2015 Approved in preliminary reading: Prison sentences for minors under 14 who were convicted of terrorism
November 25, 2015 Yael Cohen Paran sworn into the Knesset: ”Alternative energy is key to solving humanity`s problems”
November 25, 2015 Knesset marks International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
November 25, 2015 Chairman of the Subcommittee on Judea and Samaria: ”Illegal Palestinian construction funded by the European Union in breach of the Oslo Accords”
November 25, 2015 State Control Committee chairwoman: ”Citizens have a right to know about polluting factories in their area”
November 24, 2015 Chair of the Committee on the Status of Women, MK Touma-Sliman, lauds Tel Aviv municipality`s decision to temporarily close ”Allenby 40” nightclub
November 24, 2015 Knesset approves amendment to Equal Service Law; mandatory haredi enlistment to IDF delayed
November 23, 2015 Diaspora Affairs Ministry presents strategic initiative for the future of the Jewish people
November 23, 2015 Economic Affairs Committee discusses decrease in export growth rate; MK Folkman: ”World realizes that giving tax breaks to huge corporations is ineffective”
November 20, 2015 Speaker Edelstein after Pollard`s release from prison: ”On behalf of the Knesset, I am sending him a warm, comforting embrace”
November 19, 2015 Defense Committee approves bill calling to delaying haredi enlistment to IDF; MK Lapid: ”The principle of equality is sacred”
November 19, 2015 Knesset passes 2015-2016 state budget and Economic Arrangements Bill
November 18, 2015 Today at the Knesset: Final vote on 2015-2016 state budget
November 18, 2015 Knesset honors IDF reservists; MK Cabel: ”This small and excellent group should be treated with the proper respect”
November 17, 2015 Knesset speaker tells visiting European Parliament members ”labeling Israeli goods encourages Palestinian terror”; European delegation head: ”The decision was a mistake”
November 16, 2015 Amendment to the law for haredi conscription approved in first reading
November 16, 2015 Eilat Journalism Conference dedicates opening night to the 50th anniversary of the Knesset building
November 16, 2015 Finance Committee approves 2015-2016 state budget; MK Gafni, chairman: ”It benefits all citizens”
November 15, 2015 Knesset committee approves 2016 defense budget; MK Hanegbi, chairman: ”Our uncompromising stance helped strengthen IDF`s budget ahead of its missions”
November 14, 2015 Knesset lit in colors of French flag as a sign of solidarity; Speaker Edelstein: ”Time to declare all-out war on extremist Islamic terror”
November 12, 2015 Disabled IDF vets complain to State Control Committee of ”insensitive and belittling” treatment by Defense Ministry`s Rehabilitation Branch
November 11, 2015 Speaker Edelstein blasts ”racist” EU decision to label settlement products; says it ”harms the delicate fabric between Palestinians and Israelis”
November 11, 2015 State Control Committee chairwoman: ”Construction of Israel-Gaza border barrier must be included in state budget”
November 11, 2015 Bill banning Israel boycotters from entering the country approved in preliminary reading
November 11, 2015 Knesset marks Eilat Day; Internal Affairs Minister Shalom: ”City has grown a lot since the days of the Ink Flag”
November 11, 2015  Bill establishing the country`s name as the ”State of Israel” approved for first reading
November 11, 2015 Four MKs removed from heated debate on the activities of ”Lehava”; commotion was over the presence of the organization`s CEO Bentzi Gopstein
November 10, 2015 Mississippi Governor Bryant during meeting with MKs in Jerusalem: ”American public very supportive of aid to Israel”
November 10, 2015 During Knesset ceremony, Holocaust survivors receive ”Itur H`or” for outstanding contribution to Israel, activists recognized for improving survivors` lives
November 10, 2015 Chief Judea and Samaria military prosecutor to Justice Committee: ”Legal organization aims to pass messages between incarcerated terrorists”
November 9, 2015 Finance Committee approves Economic Arrangements Bill for 2015-2016; ”we proved once again that we are not the government`s rubber stamp,” chairman says
November 9, 2015 Knesset`s English site launches new Department of Foreign Affairs section
November 9, 2015 State Control Committee discusses stalled plan for Israel-Gaza border barrier; `State abandoning the residents of the Gaza-vicinity communities,` chairwoman says
November 9, 2015 Finance Committee approves NIS 200,000 grant for some orphans who lost both of their parents in terror attacks
November 7, 2015 Knesset mourns the passing of Israel`s fifth president Yitzhak Navon at age 94
November 5, 2015 Labor Committee approves ”Cornflakes reform”; chairman says ”food prices expected to drop”
November 5, 2015 Defense Minster Ya`alon: ”Keeping bodies does not deter potential terrorists”
November 4, 2015 Education Committee holds debate marking the 20th anniversary of Rabin`s assassination; high school student says teachers ”afraid to discuss it”
November 4, 2015 Justice Committee chairman`s pressure brings about temporary solution that allows continued distribution of funds to Holocaust survivors
November 4, 2015 Knesset marks Small Businesses Day; Speaker Edelstein: ”When they prosper, everyone benefits”
November 3, 2015 MK Tibi banned from running plenum sessions over last month`s incident in which he ejected Minister Elkin from the hall
November 3, 2015 Knesset committee decides not to approve 2016 defense budget; MK Hanegbi: ”Doesn`t provide adequate response to security challenges”
November 3, 2015 Knesset marks Road Safety Day; Speaker Edelstein: ”We will do whatever is needed to promote legislation in this field”
November 3, 2015 Knesset advances bill targeting ”incitement to terrorism”; MK Jabareen: ”Government continues to erode democratic values”
November 3, 2015 Knesset approves harsher punishments for rock-throwing
November 2, 2015 Ethics Committee: MKs who visit the Temple Mount may face sanctions
November 2, 2015 Transportation Minister Katz at Internal Affairs Committee: Municipal inspectors, not police, should enforce electric bike regulations
October 29, 2015 Speaker Edelstein asks MKs not to ascend the Temple Mount until further notice ”so as not to deteriorate the security situation”
October 28, 2015 Honduran President Hernandez to Knesset Speaker Edelstein: ”We wish to learn from your success in security and intelligence”
October 28, 2015 Speaker Edelstein receives State Comptroller`s report, says ”monopolies are like grindstones on the neck of the entire economy”
October 28, 2015 Public Security Minister Erdan at Finance Committee: ”MKs who sneak on to the Temple Mount are contemptible”
October 28, 2015 Ministers Kahlon, Gallant: Apartment prices dropping by hundreds of thousands of shekels
October 27, 2015 Internal Affairs Committee chairman ”ashamed that there are no cemeteries in Israel for former South Lebanon Army fighters”
October 27, 2015 House Committee asks PM to amend regulations so that products from Judea and Samaria, Jerusalem, the Negev and the Galilee will be prioritized in procurement tenders of the Knesset
October 26, 2015 Knesset marks 20 years since Rabin`s murder; Speaker Edelstein: ”Those who incite online may eventually become trigger-happy”
October 26, 2015 Speaker of Nigerian House of Representatives visits the Knesset as Speaker Edelstein`s guest
October 26, 2015 PM Netanyahu briefs Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee on Iran nuke deal, terror wave; says Abbas ”not really interested in direct talks”
October 22, 2015 Deputy Knesset Speaker Tibi expels Minister Elkin from plenum during heated debate on cabinet decision to enforce closures and curfews in east Jerusalem
October 22, 2015 Knesset pilots electronic voting in committees; Speaker Edelstein: ”Any measure that increases transparency is important”
October 21, 2015 Online sign language dictionary launched at the Knesset
October 21, 2015 Speaker Edelstein lauds UNESCO chief for strong stance against proposal to reclassify Western Wall as holy Muslim site
October 21, 2015 Shin Bet rep to Justice Committee: ”Charity groups fueling terrorist organizations”
October 20, 2015 Georgian President Margelashvili visits the Knesset, calls to boost cooperation between the countries
October 20, 2015 Suicides in IDF: ”Ministry of Defense needs to reassess integration of immigrants soldiers”
October 20, 2015 Knesset Speaker Edelstein to UK ambassador: ”Palestinian refusal to negotiate stems partly from the notion that Jews will eventually leave the region, but this will never happen”
October 20, 2015 Knesset marks 25 years since “the opening of the gates” in the former Soviet Union; Speaker Edelstein calls to ”preserve this heroic period”
October 19, 2015 Knesset Speaker Edelstein to Bundesrat President Bouffier: ”Tell the Palestinians that if they want to end the incitement and start talking about agriculture and the environment – the door is open”; PM Netanyahu: ”Or shared security is under attack”
October 15, 2015 This year sees highest number of immigrants to Israel in more than a decade
October 14, 2015 Interior Minister Shalom at the Finance Committee: Revocation of permanent residency of east Jerusalem terrorists includes financial benefits
October 14, 2015 In Knesset address, Indian President says his country admires the ”will and resolve Israel displayed while building the nation under difficult circumstances”
October 14, 2015  Defense Committee approves call-up of 1,400 Border Police reservists
October 13, 2015 Knesset Speaker Edelstein calls for unity government amid terror wave; Prime Minister Netanyahu to Abbas: ”Stop lying”
October 13, 2015 Police rep to State Control Committee: ”No intelligence at this time to deal with lone terrorists”
October 13, 2015 Shin Bet representative during debate on anti-terror bill: ”Law we are working with today is fit for the threats of 50 years ago”
October 13, 2015 Public Security Minister Erdan during Internal Affairs Committee meeting : ”Terrorists` funerals used to incite; I`ve asked that they be held in distant locations”
October 13, 2015 Approved in first reading: Harsher punishments for stone throwers, fines on parents of minors who committed related offenses
October 12, 2015 PM Netanyahu says Israel is ”committed to the status quo on the Temple Mount”; urges Israeli-Arabs to ”choose the right path”
October 12, 2015 Speaker Edelstein opens 20th Knesset`s second session: ”Palestinian terror rearing its ugly head”
October 12, 2015 Defense Committee to approve call-up of 1,400 Border Police reservists amid terror wave
October 12, 2015 MPs from all over the world attend space conference at the Knesset; Speaker Edelstein urges regional technological cooperation
October 8, 2015 Economic Affairs Committee Chairman MK Cabel says upcoming Knesset session will be ”stormy”
October 7, 2015 Monday: Speaker Edelstein to officially open the 20th Knesset`s second session; President Rivlin will address the Plenum
October 7, 2015 Senior Treasury officials to Finance Committee: No easy way to increase growth
October 1, 2015 Council of Europe rescinds resolution opposing ritual circumcision; Knesset Speaker Edelstein: ”I hope that in the future we won`t have to fight for other basic rights”
September 24, 2015 Feature: The Economic Arrangements Law - undemocratic or a necessity?
September 22, 2015 Knesset Speaker instructs his political advisor to discuss Dani Dayan appointment with Brazilian ambassador to Israel
September 21, 2015 Opposition leader Herzog during Knesset debate on east Jerusalem tensions: ”Leave the rules of engagement as they are, resume diplomatic process at once”
September 21, 2015 Education Minister Bennett on church schools` strike: ”No religious or racial discrimination; only a preference of the official over the private”
September 21, 2015 Minister Kahlon at Finance Committee meeting: 2015-2016 budget ”the most social ever”
September 21, 2015 Knesset to be illuminated in purple in honor of World Alzheimer`s Day
September 21, 2015 Subcommittee for Internal Security Affairs established; deliberations will be held behind closed doors
September 21, 2015 Education Committee discusses poll showing lack of general knowledge among Israel`s teachers; chairman: ”Training must be adapted to the needs of Israeli society”
September 20, 2015 Education Committee discusses ongoing Christian schools` strike; chairman hopes dispute will be settled soon ”to everyone`s satisfaction”
September 18, 2015 Defense Committee approves call-up of Border Police reserves amid escalating tensions in Jerusalem
September 17, 2015 Shufersal veterinarian to Knesset Health Committee: Most poultry in Israel contain Salmonella
September 17, 2015 Special Knesset committee tours Or Akiva; ”urban renewal offers periphery a real opportunity,” chairman says
September 16, 2015 Monday: Knesset to discuss east Jerusalem violence, Christian schools` strike
September 11, 2015 Knesset`s Media and PR Division wins prestigious Roaring Lion Award for ”Green Knesset” campaign
September 10, 2015 MK Livni: ”In the fight against BDS, Israel must be on the offensive”
September 10, 2015 Senior Kenyan parliament officials visit Knesset for 3-day educational seminar
September 9, 2015 The State Budget does not Include a Government Plan for the Integration of Ethiopian Israelis
September 8, 2015 Knesset approves natural gas framework deal
September 7, 2015 Knesset Director General to ministries: Public sector must accept the disabled as regular workers
September 7, 2015 MKs Stern and Forer Swear Allegiance to the Knesset
September 3, 2015 New TV show ”Honorable Knesset” educates kids about parliament`s work
September 3, 2015 Knesset passes amended Public Broadcast Law; TV license fee canceled
September 3, 2015 Anti-terror bill approved in first Knesset reading; Minister Shaked: ”This is a war we must win”
September 2, 2015 Knesset approves state budget in first reading; Finance Minister Kahlon: ”We are starting to fix social injustices”
September 2, 2015 Plenum approves Litzman as Health Minister, Akunis as Minister of Science and Technology; MKs Piron and Gal resign from the Knesset
September 2, 2015 Knesset signs cooperation agreement with Costa Rican Legislative Assembly
September 1, 2015 MK Oren ahead of PACE meeting in Paris: ”European parliaments` recognition of Palestinian state severely lowered chances of resuming peace talks”
September 1, 2015 At UN inter-parliamentary conference, Speaker Edelstein presents ”Green Knesset” project, urges Israel`s neighbors to ”come to Jerusalem” and discuss regional cooperation”
August 30, 2015 Knesset Speaker Edelstein warns UN chief Ban against Iran nuclear deal: ”I believe someone when he says he wants to destroy us”
August 26, 2015 Knesset Speaker Edelstein ahead of inter-parliamentary conference at the UN: ”International legitimacy that Iran receives bolsters its terror machine”
August 18, 2015 Knesset Speaker Edelstein announces special plenary session during recess in order to pass state budget in first reading
August 18, 2015 Knesset transparency committee says will work towards expanding `Lobbyists Law`
August 13, 2015 Economic Affairs Committee refuses to approve directives for regulating Yom Kippur kapparot ritual
August 12, 2015 Head of the Subcommittee on Judea and Samaria: ”Illegal construction part of strategic Palestinian plan to create facts on the ground”
August 12, 2015 Knesset commences celebrations marking building`s 50th anniversary; Edelstein: ”Parliament`s historic moments that belong to all Israelis”
August 10, 2015 Foreign Ministry officials at the Knesset: Someone is trying to silence us
August 9, 2015 Internal Affairs Committee members tour Mount of Olives; chairman blasts police over tense security situation and desecration of graves
August 5, 2015 Subcommittee for Public Transportation tours Tel Aviv to inspect light rail project
August 4, 2015 MK Tibi on death of Palestinian baby in arson attack: ”Kristallnacht at the village of Douma was carried out by Hebrew neo-Nazis”
August 4, 2015 Head of the Committee on Drug and Alcohol Abuse, MK Zandberg: Fight against `kiosk drugs` a ”mockery of the law”
August 2, 2015 Knesset Speaker Edelstein on death of Palestinian infant in arson attack: ”Despicable crime stemming entirely from blind hatred”
July 30, 2015 Knesset passes law to prevent damages caused by hunger strikes; summer assembly`s first session ends
July 29, 2015 Ethics Committee reprimands Deputy Minister Mazuz over comments ”bordering on racism towards the entire Arab population”
July 29, 2015 Knesset marks decade since uprooting of Gush Katif and north Samaria settlements; Speaker Edelstein: ”It was a cynical and cruel plan”
July 28, 2015 Ivory Coast National Assembly President Soro visits the Knesset as a guest of Speaker Edelstein; parliamentary cooperation agreement signed
July 28, 2015 Knesset holds special session marking 120th birth anniversary of PM Levi Eshkol
July 27, 2015 Deputy Health Minister: Medical marijuana to be sold in pharmacies with specialist doctor`s prescription
July 27, 2015 Committee on the Status of Women chairperson calls to ”recognize Bedouin communities to alleviate inhuman situation”
July 23, 2015 Croatian President Grabar-Kitarovic visits the Knesset as Speaker Edelstein`s guest; says country supports two-state solution
July 22, 2015 PM Netanyahu to visiting Italian premier: ”Jewish state being tried in global kangaroo court; results are known in advance”
July 22, 2015 Italian PM Renzi at the Knesset: ”There will never be any compromise regarding Israel’s future”
July 21, 2015 Speaker Edelstein grants `Outstanding Parliamentarian Award` to MKs Eitan Cabel and Aliza Lavie
July 21, 2015 Knesset approves harsher punishments for stone throwers
July 20, 2015 Ethics Committee to impose harsher sanctions against MKs over slanderous remarks
July 15, 2015 Knesset Ethics Committee issues ”severe reprimand” to MK Ghattas over his participation in Gaza-bound flotilla
July 15, 2015 PM Netanyahu on nuclear deal with Iran: ”Not everyone has learned the lessons of history”
July 14, 2015 Visitors` gallery in the Knesset plenum named after late Speaker Nahum Nir; Edelstein: ”He belonged to the `generation of giants`
July 14, 2015 Knesset Speaker Edelstein to Goldin family: ”Hamas, Iran have common goal – to make Israeli citizens suffer as much as possible”
July 14, 2015 Knesset approves advancement of bill calling for harsher penalties for people who throw stones at police
July 14, 2015 Health Committee holds heated debate on medical cannabis; Knesset study shows spike in number of certified users
July 13, 2015 After celebrating belated bar and bat mitzvahs at the Kotel, Holocaust survivors tour the Knesset and meet with Speaker Edelstein
July 13, 2015 Finance Committee team to advance completion of compensation payment to southerners for damages during Gaza op
July 9, 2015 Knesset Speaker Edelstein urges Mark Zuckerberg to remove inciting Facebook pages
July 8, 2015 Religious Services Minister Azoulay following uproar over comments on Reform Jews: ”No one has a monopoly on determining who is a better Jew”
July 8, 2015 MK Cabel to car rental company accused of discriminating against Arabs: ”Don`t let it happen again”
July 8, 2015 Knesset marks first anniversary of Operation Protective Edge; Speaker Edelstein: ”We are a nation that seeks peace”
July 7, 2015 State Control Committee head: ”Set aside a designated budget for IDF reserve training”
July 7, 2015 Disabled ”Protective Edge” veterans at the Knesset: Authorities giving us the runaround
July 6, 2015 Economic Affairs Committee chief demands ”real public debate” on natural gas deal
July 2, 2015 State Control Cmte chairperson: ”Too soon to gloat about outcome of recent Gaza-bound flotilla”
July 1, 2015 Defense Minister Ya`alon: Exclusion of women from military ceremony ”error in judgment”
July 1, 2015 Shin Bet chief to Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee: Organized terror finding it difficult to carry out attacks
June 30, 2015 PM Netanyahu at Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee: ”No need for the entrance of small ships into Gaza”
June 30, 2015 Knesset approves extension of temporary bill allowing police to interrogate security suspects without video documentation
June 29, 2015 Internal Affairs Committee discusses attacks on J`lem light rail: ”Consider punishing parents for their children`s offenses”
June 29, 2015 New chair of the Committee on Drug and Alcohol Abuse, MK Zandberg: ”We must seek new ways that will allow legalization of soft drugs”
June 25, 2015 Revealed at the Knesset: 150 million Europeans believe Israel is a ”Nazi state”
June 25, 2015 Knesset session turns heated after Deputy Minister Mazuz tells Arab MKs ”we’re doing you a favor by letting you sit here”
June 25, 2015 Bundestag President`s visit to the Knesset concludes with special Israel Philharmonic Orchestra concert at Chagall Hall
June 24, 2015 Knesset Speaker Edelstein to Bundestag President: ”Germany must be at the forefront of the fight against BDS”
June 24, 2015 Bundestag President at the Knesset: ”We must be resolute in curbing anti-Semitism in Europe”
June 23, 2015 Environment Day at the Knesset: Special debates , Green Globe award ceremony and ”Green Knesset”
June 22, 2015 Chairperson of the Committee on the Status of Women: ”Attempts to cover up sexual assaults in haredi communities set the stage for further attacks”
June 21, 2015 As part of ”Green Knesset” project, parliament`s electronic waste sent to recycling
June 18, 2015 Academics to Education Committee: There is a latent academic boycott against Israel
June 18, 2015 PM Netanyahu: We have cancelled the term ”periphery”
June 17, 2015 Knesset launches Israel-Brazil Parliamentary Friendship Group
June 17, 2015 Ambassadors of EU countries visit parliament to learn about ”Green Knesset”
June 16, 2015 Internal Affairs Committee debate on Temple Mount cut short due to heated exchange between Jewish, Arab MKs
June 15, 2015 French MPs, senators visit the Knesset; say concerned about growing anti-Semitism in their country
June 14, 2015 Knesset Speaker to visiting Polish FM: ”We value allies that help block anti-Israeli measures”
June 11, 2015 MK Liberman: ”Allowing Qatari ambassador to visit Gaza is the Israeli government`s mark of Cain”
June 10, 2015 ”When 40% of Ethiopian Israelis are born here, there is no need to treat them as new immigrants”
June 10, 2015 New Torah scroll inaugurated at the Knesset; Edelstein: ”Powerful expression of the Jewish spirit”
June 9, 2015 Chair of Economic Affairs Committee calls for clear government policy to deal with BDS movement
June 8, 2015 Chair of the Committee on the Status of Women: “Some women are denied not only the possibility to achieve their aspirations, but the right to a dignified life”
June 3, 2015 Minister Shaked: ”We must fight back against BDS campaign”
June 3, 2015 Knesset speaker thanks the president of Brazilian Chamber of Deputies for ”standing by Israel in FIFA”
June 2, 2015 President of Brazilian Chamber of Deputies to hold first official visit since entering office in Israel
June 2, 2015 Knesset members assigned to parliamentary committees; chairmen elected
June 1, 2015 New York: MKs take part in Israel Day Parade; hundreds of thousands cheer
May 31, 2015 Knesset Speaker Edelstein to heads of factions: Delay in assigning MKs to committees increases public`s distrust of parliament
May 28, 2015 Heated argument erupts between haredi and opposition MKs over decision to cancel clause aimed at coaxing ultra-Orthodox into job market
May 27, 2015 Minister Levin on Internet shaming: ”We have to draw the line”
May 26, 2015 Lawmakers take Psychometric Exam as Knesset marks National Student Day
May 26, 2015 Knesset plenum approves Erdan`s ministerial appointment
May 25, 2015 Knesset Speaker Edelstein to PM Netanyahu: ”Ministers are not fulfilling their parliamentary duties”
May 21, 2015 Deputy defense minister ”surprised” by decision to suspend bus segregation plan in Judea and Samaria
May 20, 2015 Knesset signs cooperation agreement with Rwandan parliament
May 19, 2015 Speaker Edelstein hosts ADL chiefs, stresses the need to strengthen Israel`s ties with Diaspora Jews
May 19, 2015 Knesset Marks Jerusalem Day; Speaker Edelstein: ”The term `united Jerusalem` must not remain on paper alone”
May 18, 2015 Knesset`s school for parliamentary advisers is launched
May 15, 2015 The Knesset approves the establishment of Israel`s 34th government
May 14, 2015 German Environment Minister: ”Green Knesset project an example for the whole world”
May 13, 2015 Knesset approves bill to expand government
May 13, 2015 Edelstein to World War Two veterans: ”You symbolize Jewish heroism throughout the generations”
May 12, 2015 Knesset Speaker Edelstein calls to officially recognize Armenian genocide
May 12, 2015  Bonei Zion Prize awarded to six olim during Knesset ceremony hosted by MK Hanegbi
May 12, 2015 Knesset Speaker Edelstein meets with US presidential candidate Scott Walker
May 7, 2015 PM Netanyahu to Knesset Speaker Edelstein: ”I`ve succeeded in forming a government”
May 7, 2015 Knesset debates Ethiopian-Israeli protests; MK Naguisa: ”Rage has been building up for a long time”
May 6, 2015 Op-ed by MK Yariv Levin: Iran - a critical historical point, nothing less
May 5, 2015 State Comptroller submits annual report to Knesset Speaker Edelstein
May 5, 2015 Knesset Speaker Edelstein: ”Parliament`s international activities extremely important; media coverage of their costs harms national PR effort”
May 4, 2015 Knesset Speaker Edelstein: ”It is not for nothing that the only picture that hangs here, in this hallowed hall, is the picture of Herzl”
May 4, 2015 The Knesset honors the memory of former Polish FM Bartoszewski, ”Righteous Among the Nations”
May 4, 2015 Knesset Speaker Edelstein on Ethiopians` protest: ”We mustn`t reach the point of civil war”
April 26, 2015 Speaker Edelstein to Nepalese counterpart following devastating earthquake: ”Our hearts are with you”
April 26, 2015 Knesset delegation to Armenia: ”We understand your pain and suffering”
April 23, 2015 Knesset speaker on the eve of Independence Day: ”Israel stands strong in the face of those trying to destroy it for 67 years”
April 22, 2015 Parents of lone IDF soldier Max Steinberg, who fell in Gaza last summer, attend Knesset`s ”Songs in Their Memory” event
April 22, 2015 Knesset holds ”Songs in Their Memory” event honoring Israel`s fallen soldiers
April 20, 2015 Knesset Speaker Edelstein to Independence Day torch lighters: ”You serve as proof that we are a start-up nation”
April 20, 2015 Official Knesset delegation to represent Israel at ceremonies marking the 100th anniversary of the Armenian tragedy
April 19, 2015  A massive Israeli flag made by kindergartners hung on the front of the Knesset building
April 19, 2015 Knesset Speaker Edelstein to outstanding soldiers ahead of Independence Day: ”Carry with you the sense of mission after the army as well”
April 19, 2015 Knesset to commemorate fallen soldiers with ”Songs in their Memory” event; president, prime minister to attend for the first time
April 16, 2015 Holocaust Remembrance Day: Knesset holds ”Unto Every Person There is a Name” ceremony
April 8, 2015 Knesset`s first sergeant-at-arms, Colonel Yona Hatzor, passes away
April 1, 2015 Knesset director general sells parliament`s leavened food ahead of Passover
April 1, 2015 Knesset employees clean up the parliament building ahead of Passover
March 31, 2015 MK Edelstein elected Speaker of the 20th Knesset: ”I will do my best to bring a message of unity”
March 31, 2015 The 20th Knesset is sworn in during a festive inaugural sitting; President Rivlin: ”Don`t forget for a moment who sent you here”
March 31, 2015 Knesset volunteerism: Employees help pack food parcels for the needy ahead of Passover
March 30, 2015 Speaker of the Knesset to new MKs: ”Soon you will discover the magnitude of your influence on the lives of people”
March 29, 2015 In honor of the swearing in of the 20th Knesset: Facts about the Knesset from the day of its establishment until today
March 29, 2015 Knesset unveils huge solar field installed on its roofs as part of the Green Knesset project
March 26, 2015 Elections Committee chairman submits official results to the president
March 23, 2015 The highlight of the ”Green Knesset” Project: The unveiling of the largest solar field in any parliament in the world
March 22, 2015 20th Knesset to be sworn in March 31; meet the new lawmakers
March 17, 2015 Parliament employees completing preparations for the 20th Knesset
March 16, 2015 Knesset signs collaboration agreement with Ugandan parliament
March 8, 2015 History at the Knesset: Installation of solar panels on parliament`s roofs begins
March 4, 2015 Voting for 20th Knesset begins today at Israeli missions abroad
February 27, 2015 Former MK Nadia Hilou, the first Arab Christian lawmaker, passes away at 61
February 24, 2015 Former MK and minister Haim Corfu passes away at 94
February 23, 2015 Knesset employees complete parliament`s first sustainability course as part of ”Green Knesset” project
February 19, 2015 Knesset Speaker hosts the president of the Romanian Chamber of Deputies, lauds his ”unceasing efforts” to combat anti-Semitism
February 18, 2015 Knesset Speaker Edelstein delivers eulogy at Adele Biton`s funeral
February 17, 2015 Knesset holds special plenary session during recess to discuss road conditions, overcrowded hospitals
February 16, 2015 Minister Uri Orbach passes away at age 54
February 10, 2015 Dozens of foreign journalists visit the Knesset ahead of general elections
February 8, 2015 Knesset Speaker Edelstein receives ”Warrior for Truth Award” from US Jewish newspaper, says ”we better act now, because Iran is getting dangerously close to nukes”
February 5, 2015 MK Sheetrit elected PAM deputy chairman; says Israeli rep ”critical” for organization`s proper functioning
January 28, 2015 Speaker of the Knesset at Holocaust Remembrance Day ceremony in Theresienstadt: ”From this place we understand the importance of the State of Israel”
January 27, 2015 MK Sheetrit to address Bavarian parliament on Holocaust Remembrance Day
January 27, 2015 The Knesset signs ”green” pact with Albanian parliament
January 26, 2015 Knesset Speaker Edelstein to attend Prague events marking 70 years since the liberation of the Nazi death camps
January 22, 2015 Knesset approves minimum wage hike
January 21, 2015 Renovations of the Knesset auditorium completed
January 21, 2015 Residents of Gaza border towns at Knesset Defense Committee meeting: ”Don`t abandon us”
January 20, 2015 Election Committee Chairman Joubran to Knesset Speaker Edelstein: ”We`re hoping for minimal amount of malfunctions”
January 14, 2015 Speaker Edelstein meets with European Jewish leaders, says ”enemy is not Islam, but radical Islam”
January 13, 2015 Legendary pole vaulter Sergey Bubka visits the Knesset, meets with Speaker Yuli-Yoel Edelstein
January 11, 2015 Knesset Speaker Edelstein to French counterpart: ”I hope that together we will overcome the growing menace of extremist Islamic terror”
January 6, 2015 Knesset braces for Jerusalem snowstorm
January 5, 2015 Knesset holds special session during pre-election recess to extend Channel 10`s broadcast franchise and discuss pressing social issues
January 1, 2015 Knesset tightens security around Shas MK Yishai
December 31, 2014 MK Deri submits resignation to Knesset Speaker Edelstein
December 30, 2014 Knesset plenum convenes during pre-election recess to discuss poverty report, shake-up in natural gas industry
December 28, 2014 Jerusalem`s chief rabbi inspects level of kashrut at the Knesset
December 24, 2014 Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee bids farewell to outgoing IDF chief Gantz
December 23, 2014 Knesset Speaker Edelstein during Hanukkah candle-lighting ceremony: We must all think of ways to add more light to the entire society
December 21, 2014 As part of the Green Knesset Project: Installation of solar field on the Knesset`s roof begins
December 21, 2014 Knesset Speaker Edelstein on Sony`s decision to cancel the release of The Interview: ”Dangerous capitulation to terror”
December 17, 2014 Knesset Speaker Edelstein: EU court`s decision to remove Hamas from list of terror groups a ”moral distortion and a prize for terror”
December 16, 2014 MK Israel Hasson submits letter of resignation to Knesset Speaker
December 14, 2014 Knesset Speaker Edelstein hosts Air Supply members at the parliament building
December 14, 2014 Raleb Majadele to serve as MK instead of Binyamin Ben-Eliezer
December 11, 2014 Labor MK Ben-Eliezer submits his resignation from the Knesset
December 11, 2014 Knesset Speaker Edelstein: High Court`s decision proves there is no political persecution of MK Zoabi
December 10, 2014 Speaker Edelstein proud of 19th Knesset`s ”extensive parliamentary work in limited amount of time”
December 9, 2014 Knesset Director General Plot presents ”Green Knesset” project at renewable energy conference
December 9, 2014 Knesset launches ”National Legislative Database”; Speaker Edelstein: ”Another step in making parliament`s work transparent to the public”
December 8, 2014 Knesset passes new ”anti-infiltration” law
December 8, 2014 Lawmakers vote to dissolve the 19th Knesset; set elections for March 17
December 3, 2014 MKs vote unanimously to dissolve parliament
December 3, 2014 Following a consultation led by Knesset Speaker Edelstein, faction heads agree on probable date for the elections - March 17th, 2015
December 2, 2014 Knesset Speaker`s Prize awarded to NGOs for preventing violence among teens and aiding senior citizens in Israel
December 1, 2014 Knesset speaker condemns posting of photos of the president, police chief and ministers in SS uniforms as a ”vile act”
November 30, 2014 Internal Affairs Committee set to hold marathon of deliberations on new “Anti-Infiltration Law”
November 27, 2014 Prime Minister Netanyahu defends nation-state bill during heated plenary session
November 27, 2014 Knesset Speaker Edelstein slams Police chief`s comments on MK visits to Temple Mount
November 25, 2014 Knesset launches new committee Web portals
November 24, 2014 Director-General Plot: ”Green Knesset” project sets an example for parliaments worldwide
November 23, 2014 The Knesset holds a debate on the massacre at the Jerusalem synagogue
November 20, 2014 Within the framework of the ”Green Knesset” project, the Internal Affairs Committee has become a ”green committee”
November 19, 2014 Defense Minister Ya`alon: Planned steps to ease conditions for Palestinians have been frozen
November 18, 2014 Knesset speaker: Massacre at Jerusalem synagogue – ”the essence of the Palestinian position”
November 16, 2014 Minister Aharonovitch on Kfar Kana incident: MKs should condemn attempts to harm police officers
November 12, 2014 Knesset Speaker Edelstein hosts the man who shot the Canadian parliament terrorist
November 12, 2014 Cooperation agreement signed between the Kenyan parliament and the Knesset
November 10, 2014 ”Meatless Mondays” now at the Knesset
November 9, 2014 Knesset`s legal advisor to the Supreme Court: Reject MK Zoabi`s petition against the decision of the Ethics Committee to suspend her
November 5, 2014 Knesset Speaker Edelstein during a commemorative session in memory of Yitzhak Rabin: Next hate crime is only a matter of time
November 4, 2014 Final approval: Rabbis who are public officials will not be able to receive payment for performing wedding ceremonies
November 4, 2014 Final Approval: People who commit exceptionally severe acts of murder will not be freed until they serve at least 40 years of their sentence
November 3, 2014 Pressure from the Internal Affairs Committee bears fruit: Police chief announces a change in policy - the Temple Mount will be open to Jews, even if it means the addition of forces
November 3, 2014 Minister Sa`ar submits his resignation from the Knesset; says ”perhaps we`ll meet again”
October 30, 2014 Speaker Edelstein: US criticism against PM Netanyahu ”an insult to all Israelis”
October 29, 2014 Speaker Edelstein to members of the Bundestag: ”We do not forget history, but the cooperation between Israel and Germany sends a strong message of change”
October 28, 2014 Deputy Minister Akunis: Criticizing building in Jerusalem is hypocritical; it is just as legitimate as building in Washington
October 28, 2014 On display at the Knesset library: Unique collection of books written by and about past and present Knesset members
October 27, 2014 19th Knesset`s winter assembly opens with speeches by state leaders
October 23, 2014 Combating anti-Semitism: Justice Committee members meet with Czech counterparts in Prague
October 23, 2014 Monday: Internal Affairs Committee to bid farewell to Minister Sa`ar; Minister Aharonovitch to brief committee on security situation in east Jerusalem
October 21, 2014 Finance Committee to discuss high cost of living in Israel
October 7, 2014 State Control Committee chairman: It`s easy to criticize youngsters who left Israel, but the state didn`t make their lives here any easier
October 6, 2014 MK Tsur on mail-order bride phenomenon: ”Infuriating objectification of women”
October 6, 2014 Internal Affairs Committee meeting reveals: AG will oppose clause allowing Knesset to re-pass bills canceled by the High Court
October 6, 2014 Education Committee Chairman Mitzna demands harsher punishment for animal abusers
October 6, 2014 State Control Committee chairman: Education minister losing control of education system
October 2, 2014 Relief for residents of the south: Bank accounts won`t be restricted over bad checks written during operation in Gaza
October 2, 2014 Speaker Edelstein to Austrian FM: While ISIS slaughters, West is focused on construction in Jerusalem
October 2, 2014 Knesset hosts American beauty queens
October 1, 2014 Knesset Speaker Edelstein to Austrian president: Israel reserves the right to defend itself if it deems Iran nuclear deal unacceptable
October 1, 2014 Finance Committee approves budget transfers amounting to NIS 1.5B, including allocations to local councils following Gaza operation
September 30, 2014 In Vienna, Knesset speaker lays wreath at Holocaust memorial and attends ceremony honoring Righteous Among the Nations
September 30, 2014 Finance Committee to oversee compensation for southern businesses through monitoring team of MKs
September 29, 2014 Speaker Edelstein heads to Vienna, says Austria has a ”moral duty to fully participate in the enforcement of sanctions against Iran”
September 23, 2014 On the eve of Rosh Hashanah, the Knesset completes preparations for ”Shmita Year”
September 23, 2014 The past week in the Knesset
September 23, 2014 Approved for 2nd and 3rd readings: Terrorists to serve a minimum of 40 years in prison
September 23, 2014 Internal Affairs Committee discusses police preparations for Jewish prayers on Temple Mount during the High Holy Days and Sukkot
September 22, 2014 Knesset delegation returns from emotional visit to Lithuania, Latvia; MK Miller: Despite ”complex history,” we met true friends of Israel
September 22, 2014 Speaker Edelstein in letter to MKs ahead of Rosh Hashanah: You have a key role in defusing tensions
September 21, 2014 MK Lipman after first parliamentary visit to South Africa in 5 years: Relations expected to improve soon
September 21, 2014 Economic Affairs Committee approves regulations to lower energy consumption of TV converters
September 17, 2014 The past week in the Knesset
September 17, 2014 State Control Committee instructs state comptroller to probe cabinet`s decisions during Gaza operation
September 16, 2014 Albanian president to visiting MKs Amar, Solomon: ”We must cooperate in war on terror”
September 16, 2014 Defense minister explains Gaza terror tunnel failure to State Control Committee
September 15, 2014 Knesset Speaker Edelstein on letter published by Unit 8200 reservists: ”They did a great service to haters of Israel”
September 15, 2014 Knesset delegation in Tirana for meetings with Albanian president, foreign minister and parliament speaker. MK Amar: Goal is to boost diplomatic, economic ties
September 14, 2014 Internal Affairs Committee chairwoman says will initiate bill calling for minimum prison sentences for stone throwers
September 11, 2014 Finance Committee approves: Compensation for property damage incurred during violent incidents related to Israeli-Palestinian conflict
September 11, 2014 Knesset delegation`s visit to Lithuania, Latvia next week to focus on lessons of the Holocaust
September 11, 2014 Thursday: Internal Affairs Committee tours east Jerusalem amid tense security situation
September 11, 2014 Education Committee members tour Sha`ar HaNegev Regional Council; visit focuses on psychological-educational challenges in aftermath of operation ”Protective Edge”
September 9, 2014 Top Czech official to Knesset Speaker Edelstein: Despite regret over civilian casualties, we understand difficulties IDF faced while fighting in populated areas
September 8, 2014 Speaker Edelstein travels to the Czech Republic, Norway
September 4, 2014 Alex Miller returns to the Knesset; says will work to disqualify National Democratic Assembly faction from next elections
September 4, 2014 Finance Minister Lapid: ”There are ways to make the IDF more efficient, but we will not jeopardize the safety of our soldiers and civilians”
September 4, 2014 Minister Steinitz: ”No difference between Ahmadinejad, Rohani; Iran closer than ever to nuclear capability”
September 3, 2014 Finance Committee chairman: ”Opposition making cynical use of southerners for political purposes”
September 3, 2014 Finance Committee chairman to southerners: ”We`ll convene soon to assist your local businesses”
September 2, 2014 Education Committee members visit Lod as school year opens
August 24, 2014 Recap: Visits to the Knesset by senior foreign officials
August 21, 2014 Labor Committee extends period in which residents of Gaza vicinity towns can collect unemployment
August 17, 2014 Public Petitions Committee`s sums up activity during Knesset`s summer session
August 14, 2014 Internal Affairs Committee head MK Regev: ”Conversion process should be eased, but Israel`s unity must be preserved”
August 14, 2014 Internal Affairs and Environment Committee head MK Regev: ”All those who wish to pray at Temple Mount should be allowed to do so”
August 13, 2014 Internal Affairs Committee approves investor visas for US nationals
August 13, 2014 Finance Committee approves budget transfer to Religious Services, Interior ministries
August 12, 2014 Education Minister Piron: 1st week of school will be dedicated to fight against racism
August 10, 2014 Labor Committee ”continues to fight for the well-being of Israel`s citizens”
August 7, 2014 MK Mitzna: ”Education true sign of society`s resilience”
August 7, 2014 Alex Miller returns to the Knesset in place of Carmel Shama Hacohen
August 4, 2014 Italian MPs visit the Knesset, say ”US, Europe must realize that, like Israel, we may all be exposed to terror threats”
August 4, 2014 FM Liberman at Foreign Affairs Committee: ”Not ruling out UN control over Gaza”
August 4, 2014 Finance Committee approves terms of compensation for damages caused to businesses during IDF operation in Gaza
August 3, 2014 The Knesset hosted more than 2,000 children from the south over the past 3 weeks
July 31, 2014 MDA: Some 600 civilians injured during Operation Protective Edge
July 31, 2014 Knesset`s summer session ends; committees hold special debates in light of military campaign in Gaza
July 31, 2014 Finance Committee chairman lauds government`s decision to compensate businesses in south also for indirect damage
July 30, 2014 Knesset speaker to visiting Bundestag members: ”Million and a half Gazans suffer because of Hamas”
July 30, 2014 MK Galon calls decision to ban MK Zoabi from the plenum ”scandalous”
July 30, 2014 MK Tsur to Internal Affairs Committee: ”Torching of synagogues undermines our existence in this land”
July 30, 2014 Ministry of Finance: We need to find a way to increase funding for terror victims
July 29, 2014 Knesset passes law allowing government to re-arrest released terrorists
July 29, 2014 Knesset Ethics Committee bans MK Zoabi from plenum, committees for 6 months
July 29, 2014 Bill allowing Israel to re-arrest released terrorists approved in 1st reading
July 29, 2014 Knesset speaker: We mustn`t let boisterous minority take over the discourse
July 28, 2014 MK Regev calls for tough measures against MKs and civilians who incite
July 28, 2014 MK Strock urges government to ”stop paying terrorists` salaries”
July 28, 2014 MK to European envoys: ”Day when Islamic terror will reach your homes is near”
July 28, 2014 El Al official to Knesset committee: ”Stranded travelers were abandoned by foreign airlines, not by us”
July 27, 2014 Feature: Jabotinsky Law commemorates Zionist leader who ”changed the Jewish nation`s history”
July 24, 2014 PM Netanyahu ahead of President Rivlin`s inauguration: ”Democratic ceremony takes on added significance while Israel under attack”
July 24, 2014 New President Rivlin during inauguration at the Knesset: ”Our enemies could not and will not defeat us”
July 24, 2014 Outgoing President Peres at Rivlin`s inauguration: ”No permanent security without permanent peace”
July 24, 2014 Knesset Speaker Edelstein to new President Rivlin: ”Your mission – to soften the pain, calm the rage”
July 23, 2014 Thursday at the Knesset: Southern mayors and local council heads to attend President-elect Rivlin`s swearing-in ceremony
July 23, 2014 Knesset Speaker Edelstein hosts Georgian counterpart, who says ”it is our moral duty to help Israel”
July 22, 2014 Labor, Welfare and Health Committee increases grants for disabled IDF vets, families of fallen soldiers
July 22, 2014 Minister Orbach: Elderly more vulnerable in times of war
July 22, 2014 Bill allowing Israel to re-arrest released terrorists approved for 1st reading
July 21, 2014 Knesset Speaker Edelstein hosts Rwandan FM Mushikiwabo, who expresses ”friendship and solidarity” with the State of Israel
July 21, 2014 MK Mitzna: ”We did not initiate Gaza war”
July 21, 2014 Defense Minister Ya`alon to Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee: ”Efforts to protect Gaza vicinity communities are bearing fruit”
July 20, 2014 Knesset Speaker Edelstein and President-elect Rivlin decide: Modest swearing-in ceremony due to Gaza operation
July 20, 2014 Treasury accepts Knesset committee`s demand, says will compensate residents of south Israel for indirect damage incurred
July 17, 2014 Hundreds of children from the south visit the Knesset
July 17, 2014 The past week in the Knesset
July 16, 2014 Minister Bennett: Compensation formula for businesses that suffered indirect damage in the works
July 16, 2014 Following pressure from Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, Treasury says will compensate southerners for indirect damage incurred
July 16, 2014 Knesset holds special plenary session marking 9 years since Gaza disengagement
July 15, 2014 State Control Committee chairman on Gaza disengagement: ”People were uprooted from their homes”
July 15, 2014 MK Kalfa: Gush Katif evacuees ”tired of empty promises”
July 15, 2014 Jewish, Arab MKs exchange insults during Internal Affairs Committee debate
July 14, 2014 State Control Committee chairman: Anti-Semitism can awaken anywhere, at any moment
July 14, 2014 New historic exhibit on display – ”The Knesset`s Journey to Jerusalem”
July 14, 2014 Kibbutz Be`eri bar mitzvah party called off due to rocket fire, but the children celebrate at the Knesset
July 13, 2014 Knesset hosts 500 children from south Israel; Edelstein: ”Gaza operation mustn`t end prematurely”
July 10, 2014 The past week in the Knesset
July 10, 2014 MKs Sarsour, Ganaim ejected from plenum after calling IDF soldiers murderers
July 10, 2014 Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee to tour Sderot, hold series of meetings on Operation Protective Edge in Gaza
July 9, 2014 Finance Minister Lapid: Compensation for citizens whose property was damaged in rocket attacks
July 9, 2014 Knesset House Committee approves Yisrael Beitenu split from Likud
July 9, 2014 MKs Bar, Hoffman meet visiting Canadian lawmakers, discuss future of peace process
July 9, 2014 Knesset to host children from south Israel in the coming days
July 8, 2014 Knesset marks ”Blind Day”; lawmakers walk with guide dogs, hold debate in the dark
July 8, 2014 Knesset passes law cutting National Insurance benefits for freed terrorists
July 7, 2014 MK Regev to Foreign Ministry: Reveal secret talks with Vatican over David`s Tomb
July 7, 2014 Speaker Edelstein in letter to MKs: ”It is our duty to calm the atmosphere”
July 7, 2014 Bank of Israel chief to Finance Committee: 0% VAT plan won`t solve housing crisis
July 7, 2014 Feature: Knesset Museum to enlighten visitors on how sovereignty is created
July 6, 2014 MK Regev: Revoke citizenship of Israeli Arabs who incite to terrorism
July 6, 2014 The past week in the Knesset
July 6, 2014 Internal Affairs Minister Sa`ar: Weekly day of rest in jeopardy
July 2, 2014 Knesset speaker to Albanian counterpart: ”Ties between our countries continue to strengthen”
July 2, 2014 Feature: Knesset committees - at the heart of parliamentary activity
July 2, 2014 Plenary session focuses on teens` murder; Speaker Edelstein notes strong condemnation from parliament heads worldwide
July 1, 2014 Changes in Knesset plenum agenda following discovery of kidnapped teens` bodies
July 1, 2014 Justice Committee discusses ”fight against terror bill”
July 1, 2014 Speaker Edelstein: Committees to save even more paper as part of `Green Knesset` project
June 30, 2014 Knesset Speaker Edelstein: Plenary debates halted
June 30, 2014 PM Netanyahu in message to Hamas: Stop rocket fire or we will
June 30, 2014 Welfare Minister Cohen: ”War on Poverty Committee was not influenced by outside sources”
June 30, 2014 Internal Affairs Committee approves ”force-feeding bill” for 2nd, 3rd readings
June 29, 2014 House Committee approves salary hike for parliamentary aides
June 26, 2014 The past week in the Knesset
June 26, 2014 Feature: Knesset Foreign Affairs Department plays key role in strengthening ties with parliaments around the world
June 26, 2014 Education Committee: Behavior of students on trips to Poland requires us to rethink the matter
June 26, 2014 Mothers of kidnapped teens visit the Knesset for solidarity gathering of ministers, MKs
June 25, 2014 Members of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe call for immediate release of kidnapped Israeli teens
June 25, 2014 Italian Senate President Grasso at the Knesset: Israel an `island of stability`
June 25, 2014 MK Tamanu-Shata to African delegation: ”Israel has the know-how to help you combat terror”
June 25, 2014 Monitoring committee: Haredi enlistment to civilian service frozen
June 24, 2014 MKs Shai, Hoffman to Council of Europe: Help us return kidnapped boys and fight Hamas
June 24, 2014 Internal Affairs Committee: Keep the status quo on the Temple Mount
June 24, 2014 Final approval: The Exit and Deportation of Jews from Arab Lands and Iran Day
June 24, 2014 Knesset speaker at Jewish Agency gala: ”We`re dealing with complex challenges worldwide”
June 23, 2014 New MK Yoav Ben-Tzur sworn in, begins ”holy mission”
June 23, 2014 Knesset Finance Committee bids farewell to President-elect Rivlin, a ”model parliamentarian”
June 23, 2014 President-elect Rivlin`s swearing-in ceremony set for July 24 at the Knesset
June 23, 2014 MK Tsur: I`m glad US recognizes Israel`s efforts to combat human trafficking
June 22, 2014 Shas party gets new MK: Yoav Ben-Tzur
June 22, 2014 Analysis: The Knesset in Israeli democracy
June 22, 2014 ”The Knesset Comes to You” – parliament`s work reaches the periphery
June 22, 2014 Unique project: Green research roof to be built on top of Knesset building
June 22, 2014 Maltese FM condemns kidnapping of Israeli teens
June 19, 2014 The past week in the Knesset
June 18, 2014 Knesset security chief assigns bodyguard to MK Zoabi
June 18, 2014 Knesset Speaker Edelstein hosts Slovakian counterpart Paška
June 18, 2014 MK Zoabi`s remarks about Israeli youth cause storm during plenary session
June 18, 2014 Green Globe prizes awarded during ceremony at the parliament; ”Green Knesset” project among winners
June 17, 2014 The past week in the Knesset
June 17, 2014 Knesset holds special plenary session to mark World Environment Day
June 17, 2014 Parliament receives ”Green Globe” award for its ”Green Knesset” project
June 17, 2014 Environmental Protection Minister Peretz: Revolution in recycling of plastic bags is imminent
June 17, 2014 Heated exchange between MKs Lavie, Zoabi over kidnapped boys
June 17, 2014 MK Carmel Shama-Hacohen officially sworn in
June 17, 2014 Knesset holds prayer service for kidnapped boys; Edelstein: ”Terrorists will pay if they are harmed”
June 15, 2014 A look back: Foreign leaders address the Knesset
June 15, 2014 Knesset to receive ”Green Globe” for sustainability project
June 12, 2014 Winner of Knesset solar array tender announced
June 12, 2014 The past week in the Knesset
June 12, 2014 British envoy at Knesset debate on sexual violence in areas of conflict: ”We cannot let this continue”
June 12, 2014 Carmel Shama Hacohen replaces President-elect Rivlin in the Knesset
June 10, 2014 President-elect Rivlin during Knesset ceremony: ”From now on I am a man of the nation”
June 10, 2014 Knesset elects Reuven Rivlin as State of Israel`s 10th president
June 10, 2014 Knesset plenum approves increased benefits to Holocaust survivors
June 9, 2014 Preparations at the Knesset for Presidential Elections on Tuesday completed
June 9, 2014 Israel 2014: 1 in every 5 students is forced to work
June 8, 2014 Knesset Speaker Edelstein: Presidential election to go ahead as scheduled
June 7, 2014 MKs march in New York`s ”Celebrate Israel” parade; say ”support for our country is very strong here”
June 6, 2014 The past week in the Knesset
June 5, 2014 The past week in the Knesset
June 5, 2014 Deputy Minister Akunis says peace talks ”won’t resume in near future”
June 5, 2014 MK Razvozov: ”Only full cooperation with German government will retrieve artworks stolen by Nazis”
June 3, 2014 Knesset speaker to Bundesrat president: ”We`d gladly cooperate with Arab parliaments”
June 2, 2014 PM Netanyahu at the Knesset: ”It`s odd that Europe condemns Brussels attack yet embraces Palestinian unity government”
June 2, 2014 President Peres presents Wolf Prize to 9 leading scientists and artists during Knesset ceremony
June 1, 2014 Knesset director general completes first year on the job: ”Together with the workers we will strengthen parliament`s image”
June 1, 2014 Feature: Research and Information Center helps MKs get the job done
May 29, 2014 The past week in the Knesset
May 29, 2014 Minister Livni: No annexation as long as I`m in the government
May 29, 2014 Knesset salutes Wolf Prize laureates with ”Day of Excellence in the Art and Science Community”
May 28, 2014 Knesset holds special plenary session in honor of Jerusalem Day
May 28, 2014 Knesset speaker receives final list of presidential candidates
May 28, 2014 Knesset marks The Fight against Racism Day; Speaker Edelstein calls for ”zero tolerance”
May 28, 2014 Feature: Jerusalem Day and related legislation
May 27, 2014 Internal Affairs Committee discusses urban renewal in Jerusalem
May 27, 2014 Knesset unveils restored room in which Eshkol government decided to unify Jerusalem
May 27, 2014 Knesset speaker to Belgian envoy: ”We must fight ignorance regarding Israel, Jewish people”
May 27, 2014 Knesset Speaker Edelstein to US Senator Cruz: New approach needed to resolve Israel-PA conflict
May 26, 2014 MKs head to US with letter urging Obama to free Pollard; Knesset Speaker Edelstein: He has paid too heavy a price
May 26, 2014 Following complaints from Arab public, Edelstein orders Knesset Channel`s return to free-to-air satellite
May 25, 2014 Diaspora Affairs Committee to hold urgent debate following terror attack at Jewish Museum in Brussels
May 22, 2014 The past week in the Knesset
May 22, 2014 Minister Erdan: Livni`s meeting with Abbas goes against proper governance norms
May 21, 2014 Regulations approved for the prevention of sexual harassment in institutions of higher education
May 21, 2014 Knesset restores room in which Eshkol government decided to unify Jerusalem
May 21, 2014 Knesset honors JDC on its 100th anniversary
May 20, 2014 Knesset Speaker Edelstein hosts Bulgarian PM; thanks him for ”objective stance” in EU
May 20, 2014 IDF chief of staff to Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee: We will do what is decided here and in the government
May 20, 2014 Head of the State Control Committee: Increase cooperation between government ministries and IDF in routine times and during emergencies
May 20, 2014 Economic Affairs Committee launches eco-friendly initiative as part of Green Knesset project
May 20, 2014 Approved: Increased aid for Holocaust survivors
May 19, 2014 State Control Committee chair: Israel Aerospace Industries a ”strategic asset”
May 19, 2014 Knesset speaker announces: Presidential election on June 10
May 19, 2014 Feature: The Knesset and the presidency
May 18, 2014 Knesset director general welcomes launch of new English-language website
May 18, 2014 Nefesh B’Nefesh presents `Bonei Zion` award to English-speaking immigrants; Knesset speaker: ”Their contribution to Israel is invaluable”
May 15, 2014 Analysis: Israel raises its electoral threshold
May 15, 2014 The past week in the Knesset
May 14, 2014 Knesset marks 69th anniversary of Allied victory over Nazi Germany; MK Herzog: ”World remains indifferent to suffering of the weak”
May 14, 2014 Knesset discusses Armenian massacre; Speaker Edelstein: ”We are not blaming any modern country”
May 13, 2014 MK Mitzna: Pope John XXIII was a bridge between Jews and Christians
May 13, 2014 Liberman: Adopt Shamgar Committee recommendations on prisoner releases
May 13, 2014 Internal security minister: I`ll deal with `price tag` attackers just as terror groups are dealt with
May 13, 2014 Knesset plenum holds special session marking Herzl Day
May 12, 2014 Knesset speaker says will announce date of presidential election next week
May 12, 2014 MK to visiting Turkish students: ”We must end dispute as soon as possible”
May 8, 2014 The past week in the Knesset
May 8, 2014 Defense minister: Palestinian threat to ”return the keys” an empty one
May 6, 2014 Knesset speaker at Independence Day ceremony: ”We don`t have the privilege to create two states for one people”
May 5, 2014 ”Songs in Their Memory” ceremony held at Knesset
May 4, 2014 Knesset speaker hosts 120 distinguished soldiers; says outstanding troops ”anticipate what`s coming”
May 4, 2014 Knesset speaker meets with 14 women who will light Independence Day torches
May 1, 2014 National Remembrance Day ceremony to be held at the Knesset
May 1, 2014 The past week in the Knesset
April 30, 2014 Justice Committee approves bureaucratic relief for Holocaust survivors
April 29, 2014 Knesset Visitors Center employees volunteer at ”Susan`s House” for at-risk youth
April 28, 2014  Knesset holds annual Holocaust Remembrance Day ceremony; victims` names read aloud
April 27, 2014 Photos taken by Wehrmacht soldiers to be presented at Knesset
April 24, 2014 Finance Committee okays IMI privatization; total cost – NIS 5.7B
April 23, 2014 Knesset to hold traditional ”Unto Every Person There is a Name” ceremony on Holocaust Day
April 10, 2014 The past week in the Knesset
April 10, 2014 MK Solomon attends Rwanda genocide memorial events; says country ”on path to reconciliation”
April 10, 2014 Artist signs Knesset wall carving 48 years after its completion
April 9, 2014 Edelstein blasts court`s `blatant intervention` in haredi draft legislation
April 9, 2014 Knesset employees volunteer to help needy families ahead of Passover
April 8, 2014 Early Passover Seder in the Knesset: A chair was placed next to the Speaker of the Knesset in honor of Pollard
April 8, 2014 Deputy Minister Akunis on the Palestinians: ”Extortion is their way of life”
April 7, 2014 Opposition leader Herzog calls for early elections
April 3, 2014 The past week in the Knesset
April 3, 2014 Knesset employees hold civics seminars for immigrant youth
April 2, 2014 Speaker Edelstein to ”Friends of Israel”: Unilateral PA move outrageous violation of agreements
March 31, 2014 Knesset Speaker to OECD conference: Democracy in Israel should not be taken for granted
March 31, 2014 Finance Committee okays transfer of NIS 177M to WZO`s Settlement Division
March 30, 2014 The past week in the Knesset
March 30, 2014 Knesset hosts OECD conference on transparency of parliamentary budgets
March 27, 2014 The State Control Committee: ”In every peace negotiation, we must demand compensation for Jewish possessions in Arab lands”
March 27, 2014 Minister of the Interior, MK Gideon Sa`ar, during a debate in the Internal Affairs Committee: ”In the last three months of 2014, 4000 infiltrators left willingly”
March 26, 2014 Internal Affairs Committee chair urges PM not to release ”Arab or Jewish security prisoners”
March 25, 2014 House Committee members tour West Bank to assess illegal Palestinian construction
March 25, 2014 Finance Committee approves $ 850M assistance program for exporters
March 23, 2014 The past week in the Knesset
March 23, 2014 In honor of Passover and the Green Knesset project: Knesset employees collect clothes, toys for the needy
March 20, 2014 American female artists paint graffiti at Knesset plaza
March 20, 2014 Final approval: Ordinance prohibiting the transportation of illegal aliens
March 20, 2014 Final approval: Promotion of competition in the food industry
March 19, 2014 PM Netanyahu to Knesset plenum: Peace process – not at any cost
March 18, 2014 Ukrainian Jewish leader to Knesset Speaker: No systematic anti-Semitism
March 18, 2014 Knesset sends Purim gift baskets to children in hospitals
March 18, 2014 Analysis: Israel`s new constructive vote of no-confidence
March 13, 2014 The past week in the Knesset
March 12, 2014 Knesset passes Referendum Law; PM: Now the people can decide on land-for-peace deals
March 12, 2014 UK`s Cameron in the Knesset: ”Delegitimizing Israel is abhorrent”
March 12, 2014 Knesset Speaker Edelstein to UK`s Cameron: Block support for groups calling to boycott Israel
March 12, 2014 Knesset approves haredi enlistment bill
March 11, 2014 Knesset debates Equal Service Bill; Bennett: Army service a mitzvah
March 11, 2014 Knesset passes governance laws; electoral threshold raised
March 10, 2014 Knesset begins debates, votes on equal service, governance and referendum bills
March 9, 2014 Finance Committee approves: More moderate increase in 2015 budget
March 9, 2014 Op-ed: Israel strong enough to fight anti-Semitism
March 6, 2014 The past week in the Knesset
March 6, 2014 Finance Committee Chairman Slomiansky: Close down IBA immediately
March 6, 2014 Natural gas debate next week in the Knesset
March 6, 2014 ”The internet is likely to cause our children to fall into an abyss”
March 6, 2014 Minister Ariel to MK Barakeh: ”In any normal place you`d be thrown out”
March 6, 2014 MKs Mitzna, Rozin win Outstanding Parliamentarian Award
March 5, 2014 Parliament switches to recycled paper as part of Green Knesset project
March 5, 2014 Foreign Ministry: Chabad emissaries` civil service abroad - illegal
March 4, 2014 ”The failure of the government to rehabilitate residents of Katif shows that another expulsion can`t happen”
March 4, 2014 Israeli ambassador to the Vatican: Pope`s visit will bolster Christian-Jewish ties
March 4, 2014 MK Zoabi: Homes in Akko`s Old City not renovated due to ”nationalistic expulsion policy”
March 3, 2014 British PM Cameron to address Knesset plenum March 12
March 3, 2014 Justice Committee approves electoral reform bills for second, third readings
March 3, 2014 Knesset Speaker Edelstein fears haredi draft bill will cause rift in nation
February 27, 2014 Knesset issues tender for installation of solar array on roof
February 27, 2014 The past week in the Knesset
February 26, 2014 Knesset Speaker Edelstein to Russian counterpart: I plan to bolster parliamentary relations
February 26, 2014 Debate on Israel`s sovereignty over Temple Mount held in Knesset Plenum
February 25, 2014 Absorption Committee: Allow ”Masa” and ”Taglit” participants to extend stay in Israel
February 25, 2014 Finance Committee chair: Israelis shouldn`t have to fund PA debt to Electric Corp.
February 25, 2014 Knesset marks Animal Rights Day with vegan dishes, special plenum session
February 24, 2014 Knesset dedicates lounge for foreign dignitaries
February 24, 2014 Green Knesset: Visitors Center launches green tour
February 23, 2014 The more work hours in a given occupation, the greater the salary gap between men and women
February 23, 2014 Compulsory Studies Bill: Incorporating Special Needs Children
February 23, 2014 MK Frij to University of Calgary students: ”As an Arab, I want to feel equal”
February 20, 2014 Green Knesset: Knesset Secretariat is promoting saving paper
February 20, 2014 Preliminary Approval: Cancel the income support benefit for security prisoners freed in the course of negotiations or prisoner exchanges
February 20, 2014 The past week in the Knesset
February 20, 2014 Shaked Committee approves criminal sanctions for haredi draft dodgers
February 19, 2014 Knesset Immigration Committee visits Nefesh B’Nefesh offices
February 19, 2014 ”Green Knesset” project lauded at CleanTech exhibition
February 18, 2014 Deputy Warden Shimon Bar-Gur: Out of 20,000 prisoners, 120 are kept in solitary including 7 minors and 19 mentally ill patients
February 18, 2014 Knesset marks Health Day; doctors examine over 200 people
February 18, 2014 Approved: City rabbis will be able to establish conversion courts
February 18, 2014 MK Feiglin: Moral duty of Jews to help Falun Gong in China
February 17, 2014 Virtual 3D tour of the Knesset launched
February 17, 2014 Peru`s Humala at Knesset: Let`s boost trade relations
February 16, 2014 Israeli lawmakers, Swedish counterparts discuss gender equality, immigration
February 16, 2014 Constitution Committee will debate the Struggle against Terror Bill
February 16, 2014 MK Gila Gamliel in an attack on the Minister of Finance: The budgetary reserve money is being given only to Yesh Atid Ministries
February 16, 2014 Head of Committee on Status of Women: Offensive question asked by judge shows we need to check entire vetting process of judges
February 13, 2014 Preliminary Approval: Strengthening the idea of Israel as the Jewish National State
February 13, 2014 Minister Bennett at the Knesset Plenum: When they spit on us and tell lies, I will never be silent
February 13, 2014 Speaker of the Knesset speaks with the President of the Parliament of Europe and corrects him on his mistake
February 13, 2014 Prime Minister Netanyahu: What detracted from Schulz`s speech was the selective hearing that is so common in Europe
February 12, 2014 EP President Schulz addresses Knesset: ”EU will not boycott Israel”
February 12, 2014 Knesset Speaker on ”Blue and White Day”: Boycott a violent act
February 11, 2014 Hitler ”resurrected” online
February 11, 2014 Approved: ”Fast track” for residence building programs
February 10, 2014 Knesset committee votes to shorten men`s army service by four months
February 10, 2014 MK Maklev: Reform Movement enemy of Jewish nation
February 9, 2014 MK Cohen: They promised new politics, but continue to appoint cronies
February 9, 2014 EU ambassador: Visiting Israel `almost a must` for every EP president
February 6, 2014 Ethics Committee warns MKs Zahalka, Tibi over ”hooliganism” during debate on Temple Mount
February 6, 2014 The past week in the Knesset
February 5, 2014 The Internal Affairs Committee debated a new model of ”evacuation-construction”
February 5, 2014 MK Eichler: The state that boycotts haredim complains about nations boycotting us? Even chutzpa has its limits
February 5, 2014 Speaker Edelstein: Shulamit Aloni will continue to be with us, giving the Knesset and Israel life
February 5, 2014 ”Green Knesset” update: Committees begin serving water in pitchers
February 5, 2014 Knesset committee approves 2014 defense budget
February 4, 2014 Revolutionary decision: Adoption bill approval that will allow a court to approve of the adoption of kids of different religions
February 4, 2014 Green Knesset: Charging station for electric cars installed
February 4, 2014 Bill honoring Jews expelled from Arab states passes first reading
February 2, 2014 Welfare minister pledges to fund shelters for battered women and their children
January 30, 2014 Preliminary Approval: A mayoral candidate will need to live in the area for at least six months before they can submit his approval
January 30, 2014 Drama in Justice Committee: Proposal to raise electoral threshold separated from governance bill
January 29, 2014 Knesset`s pro-circumcision film screened at Council of Europe meeting
January 28, 2014 MK Mohamed Barakeh, Chair of the Committee on Drug and Alcohol Abuse: ”The blight of alcohol among the youth is a state problem”
January 28, 2014 In Krakow, Knesset honors Righteous Among the Nations
January 28, 2014 MKs at Krakow meeting with Polish counterparts: ”Never again”
January 27, 2014 MK Herzog at Auschwitz ceremony: ”We mustn`t lose hope for a better world”
January 27, 2014 MK Rozin: ”Open detention center” for migrants feels like prison
January 27, 2014 MK Shai to screen pro-circumcision film at Council of Europe meeting
January 27, 2014 MKs Herzog, Levin head delegation to Poland due to death of Speaker Edelstein`s wife
January 26, 2014 Hundreds attend funeral of Knesset Speaker`s wife Tatiana
January 26, 2014 Meretz founder and former minister Shulamit Aloni dies at 85
January 23, 2014 Education Committee head: Reinstate teacher who said IDF is immoral
January 23, 2014 Deputy FM Elkin: We must continue to build in Jerusalem
January 22, 2014 MK Khenin: Placement of natural gas treatment facilities seems illegal
January 22, 2014 Knesset marks Holocaust Remembrance Day
January 22, 2014 Approved for second, third readings: Another NIS 60M a year for Holocaust survivors
January 21, 2014 Animal rights groups: Agriculture Ministry not doing enough to stop abuse
January 21, 2014 Romanian president at Knesset: ”Israel a family state”
January 21, 2014 Minister Erdan: 1,600 schools at risk if earthquake hits
January 21, 2014 Approved: At least 4 women on Judicial Appointments Committee
January 20, 2014 PM Harper tells Knesset Canada will back Israel ”through fire and water”
January 20, 2014 MK Lavie: Employers won`t decide when we give birth
January 20, 2014 Knesset employees begin sustainability training
January 19, 2014 Chair of the Economics Committee, Prof. Braverman: It is important that the commissioner in charge of the Antitrust Authority will also listen to the public and its delegates before making decisions on the antitrust regulations limiting the gas reserves
January 19, 2014 Head of the Israel Lands Authority in the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee: We will not send an advance to the Ministry of Defense until the IDF camps in the center of the country are on the market
January 19, 2014 Think that the consumers are protected? Think again
January 19, 2014 Largest Knesset delegation to Auschwitz leaves next week; Edelstein: Painful, powerful trip ahead
January 19, 2014 Canadian PM Harper to address Knesset on Monday
January 16, 2014 Speaker Edelstein inaugurates `Knesset Trail`
January 16, 2014 Bills banning Nazi symbols, slogans pass preliminary reading
January 16, 2014 Knesset holds Tu Bishvat seder for the first time
January 15, 2014 Speaker of the International Committee for the Protection of the Mount of Olives: ”World Jewry will not be silent until there is quiet on the Mount of Olives
January 15, 2014 Knesset speaker praises visiting Italian MP for fight against bris ban
January 15, 2014 50 Jewish school principals from former Soviet states visit Knesset
January 14, 2014 PM Netanyahu: Knesset`s work impressive by any standard
January 14, 2014 4,000 people visit Knesset to celebrate its anniversary
January 14, 2014 Knesset celebrates 65th birthday with ”Open House”
January 13, 2014 Biden at Sharon`s funeral: ”Gaza pullout took courage”
January 12, 2014 Knesset Speaker Edelstein: Sharon was a hero of Israel
January 11, 2014 Former PM Ariel Sharon dies at 85
January 9, 2014 MK Cohen: 8 years after Gaza pullout, Nitzan kids still have no place to study
January 9, 2014 The State Control Committee: The industrial parks in the periphery have not been planned ahead of time, are only half filled and their success is not being examined
January 9, 2014 MK Yishai: Take advantage of migrant protests to send them to holding facilities
January 9, 2014 ”Liberman`s land swap plan is racist,” says MK Barakeh
January 9, 2014 MK Zeev demands discussion on compensation for Jews expelled from Arab countries
January 8, 2014 `Open House` at Knesset on its birthday: ”Promoting Israeli discourse”
January 8, 2014 MK Maklev: Conversion bill creates ”class B Jews”
January 8, 2014 MK Levi-Abekasis: Child begging phenomenon ”appalling”
January 7, 2014 Knesset passes law prohibiting online distribution of sex films
January 7, 2014 Bank of Israel chief defends low interest rate
January 6, 2014 Diaspora Committee chairman: ”We need to give status to children without status in immigrant families”
January 6, 2014 Chabad volunteers abroad will now be accredited as doing national service
January 6, 2014 Knesset honors its employees with special needs
January 2, 2014 Finance Committee levels harsh criticism at government over snow storm
January 1, 2014 ”Green Knesset” project launched; will make Israeli parliament greenest in the world
January 1, 2014 State Control Committee calls for better treatment of diplomats arriving in Israel
January 1, 2014 MK Cabel blasts Lapid`s ”cheese revolution”
December 31, 2013 90% of firefighters suffer from symptoms of trauma
December 30, 2013 MK Razvozov: Inverted Nazi salute may lead to violence
December 29, 2013 Largest Knesset delegation to visit Auschwitz in January (video)
December 29, 2013 Former minister Yosef Shapira dies at 87
December 26, 2013 Plenum rejects Opposition`s call to probe snowstorm ”failures”
December 26, 2013 The Interior Committee reveals that companies must pay protection money
December 26, 2013 Bill giving equal tax credits for gay couples passes preliminary reading
December 26, 2013 MKs from all factions call for Pollard`s release
December 25, 2013 Canadian PM Harper to address Knesset on Jan. 20
December 25, 2013 Police: Bedouin riots ”not freedom of expression”
December 25, 2013 Knesset speaker: Attacks from Gaza must end
December 25, 2013 Science Committee on ASA boycott: Keep politics out of academia
December 24, 2013 Final approval: National Housing Committee Law will be extended; for the first time 25% of building plans will include affordable housing
December 24, 2013 Health Ministry: Moderate force used in psychiatric hospitals
December 24, 2013 Deputy Minister Akunis: Prawer Plan still valid
December 24, 2013 Finance Committee okays NIS 3.27B defense budget increase
December 23, 2013 Knesset speaker: US espionage affair ”severe”
December 22, 2013 CEO of the Israeli Electric Corporation Glickman during the Economic Affairs Committee Tour: The cost of the storm to the company will reach a billion NIS
December 22, 2013 Approved: ISPs will be obligated to offer free internet that is safe for children
December 22, 2013 Speaker Edelstein to MK Swaid: No Christmas tree at Knesset entrance
December 22, 2013 Treasury increases size of its reserve budget without explanation
December 22, 2013 Speaker Edelstein to MK Tibi after hot tea incident: `No one may take the law into his own hands`
December 19, 2013 MK Abu Arar: Agriculture Ministry smothering Bedouins
December 18, 2013 Due to there being no Chairman of the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, House Committee approves amendment of Knesset regulations
December 18, 2013 Knesset rejects bill requiring 80-MK majority for talks on Jerusalem
December 18, 2013 Bills prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation passed in preliminary reading
December 18, 2013 ”Homeless children a stain on Israeli society”
December 18, 2013 MK Yogev: Int`l groups behind illegal Palestinian construction
December 17, 2013 Finance Committee approves funding for Taglit-Birthright, Masa
December 17, 2013 MK Regev: Bring Bedouins to justice over violence against police
December 16, 2013 A special committee will be established regarding the enlistment of Christians into the IDF
December 16, 2013 Finance Committee rejects request for additional NIS 2.79B for security
December 16, 2013 MKs to discuss home front preparedness for inclement weather
December 12, 2013 MK Steinitz: Palestinian incitement – like Nazi incitement
December 12, 2013 MDA team asked to leave Knesset after it refused blood donation from Ethiopian MK
December 12, 2013 Approved in preliminary reading: Aid to Holocaust survivors will be doubled to NIS 200M
December 11, 2013 IDF representative at the Committee for Sharing the Burden: The IDF will cut 40% of soldiers who do their service outside of the IDF
December 11, 2013 As long as there is prostitution – we are all potential prostitutes
December 11, 2013 Biometric records will foil future election fraud
December 11, 2013 Internal Affairs Committee okays return of 22 dunams to Tayibe
December 11, 2013 Rights of the Child Committee slams reality TV `monster`
December 11, 2013 MK Strock: West Bank settlers` rights violated
December 11, 2013 Former US President Carter to Knesset speaker: I pray for peace between Israel, Palestinians
December 10, 2013 Delegation of Shas, Yesh Atid MKs traveling to the Council of Europe to fight against the call to prohibit circumcision
December 10, 2013 Finance Committee: Raising tax on luxury goods
December 10, 2013 Guatemalan president visits the Knesset, a first for the country
December 10, 2013 Treasury presents optimistic economic forecast
December 10, 2013 Knesset passes law meant to reduce concentration in the market
December 10, 2013 Knesset Speaker Edelstein to represent Israel at Mandela funeral
December 10, 2013 Knesset approves anti-infiltration bill
December 9, 2013 Knesset committee debates bill promoting competition in food industry
December 9, 2013 MK Regev on Prawer Plan: Bedouins not rulers of Israel
December 9, 2013 Head of Committee on the Status of Women: Bedouin dropout rates very worrying
December 9, 2013 Knesset launches tours for special needs population
December 8, 2013 Preliminary reading rejected: Oversight over Kosher certificate prices
December 8, 2013 Knesset plenum votes down Preservation of Gas Reserves Bill
December 5, 2013 MK Koll: End ”slave labor” in territories
December 5, 2013 Stormy plenum session: Vote on bill giving tax break for gay couples with kids postponed
December 4, 2013 Preliminary Approval: The Public will be able to influence Knesset debates through petitions uploaded to the Knesset website
December 4, 2013 Approval for a first reading: Paternity benefits for men whose wives are unable to take care of the baby
December 4, 2013 CEO of Ha`Argaz Hagai Shalom: The intention of the Communication Ministry to approve of the import of buses from China appears to be connected to the fact that one of the importers is a campaigner for the Likud.
December 4, 2013 Restriction on sale of talismans in cemeteries okayed in preliminary vote
December 4, 2013 Internal Affairs Committee advances anti-infiltration bill
December 4, 2013 MK Jamal Zahalka: Negev construction plan entails destruction of Arab towns
December 3, 2013 Knesset approves special grant for battered women
December 3, 2013 IDF: Most women exempt from service on religious grounds admit they lied
December 3, 2013 Education Committee: Teach lessons of Kfar Kassem massacre in schools
December 3, 2013 Lone soldiers, kids with special needs attend Hanukkah ceremony at Knesset
December 2, 2013 The Constitution Committee approved the first reading of a law that will put 4 women on the Committee to Select Judges
December 2, 2013 The Finance Committee approved additional budgets for public relations operations outside of Israel and for increasing the security for the light rail in Jerusalem
December 2, 2013 Single-parent families to be called ”families headed by independent parent”
December 2, 2013 75% of Jewish women in Israel believe breastfeeding restricts mothers
November 28, 2013 Head of Civil Service to Sharing the Burden Committee: ”As of today 3550 ultra-Orthodox have completed full civil service”
November 27, 2013 Knesset employees organized a candle lighting ceremony at the Jewish Institute for the Blind
November 27, 2013 The IDF Chief of Staff at the Special Committee for the Equal Sharing of the Burden Bill: The IDF is not the enemy of the ultra-Orthodox public; someone who enters the army as an ultra-Orthodox Jew will leave as one
November 27, 2013 The Minister of Justice to MK Feiglin on the appointment of Nitzan: You`re the one who relies on incitement and sedition; because of people like you he`s here
November 27, 2013 Knesset speaker: Arik Einstein touched our hearts
November 27, 2013 Democracy Institute: Referendum goes against democratic principles
November 26, 2013 Study: Suicides costing economy NIS 2.5 billion a year
November 26, 2013 MKs slam Minister Lapid`s ”erratic” tax policy
November 26, 2013 End to ”pyramids”: Finance Committee approves Business Concentration Bill
November 21, 2013 A second chance for at risk youth who become combat soldiers
November 21, 2013 Victims of the ”Lev Tahor” cult are coming to the Knesset
November 21, 2013 Internal security minister: Review security prisoners` family visitation rights
November 20, 2013 The State Control Committee: The Histadrut must help the Port management to fire corrupt workers
November 20, 2013 The Committee on Drug Abuse: With a few simple actions we can take down 300 websites that sell drugs
November 20, 2013 Education, Culture and Sports Committee: We need to widen access to academia for Arabs, Druze and Circassians in Israel
November 20, 2013 Bill calling for single chief rabbi passes preliminary reading
November 20, 2013 Justice Committee agrees on 19-minister limit
November 20, 2013 Touching moment: President Hollande meets disabled Knesset worker
November 19, 2013 MK Shaked against the criminal sanctions of Yesh Atid
November 19, 2013 The Port of Haifa: The next disaster?!
November 18, 2013 French President Hollande at the Knesset: We won`t allow a nuclear-armed Iran
November 18, 2013 Meretz`s Gal-On: ”Contributor to State Bill” another anti-democratic initiative
November 18, 2013 Knesset to mark World Prematurity Day
November 18, 2013 MK Tsur: No solution for single moms trying to quit prostitution
November 18, 2013 Knesset Speaker Edelstein ”proud to host Hollande - a brave friend of Israel”
November 17, 2013 Committee: Referendum bill meant to prevent tear in nation
November 14, 2013 The State Control Committee: ”A mistaken interpretation by a senior official in the Tax Authority caused damage of 40 billion NIS.”
November 14, 2013 Arab, Jewish MKS exchange fiery words during debate on Bedouin resettlement plan
November 14, 2013 Absorption Committee: `Civil burial only for the rich`
November 13, 2013 In contentious debate, Knesset gives preliminary approval to two bills that would ensure that one out of every three spots on local lists would be given to a woman
November 13, 2013 At the last minute: MPs from Morocco did not come to a meeting with Speaker of the Knesset Edelstein
November 13, 2013 The war over circumcision: MK Sheetrit spoke before the Council of Europe
November 13, 2013 State Control Committee: End lawlessness in Judea and Samaria
November 13, 2013 Jewish leaders, MKs discuss ways to combat surge in anti-Semitism
November 12, 2013 Speaker of the Knesset: I have contacted officials in Ukraine regarding the reports of Neo-Nazi attacks
November 12, 2013 MK Yogev: The joint bus lines in Judea and Samaria have become a nightmare
November 12, 2013 The Education Committee in the Subcommittee on Trafficking in Women and Prostitution: ”The publication of Justin Bieber`s picture with an escort obligates us to think again about how to deal with young boys becoming customers”
November 12, 2013 Knesset speaker: Jewish identity cannot be based on negative experiences
November 12, 2013 After heated plenum debate, Lieberman sworn in as FM
November 11, 2013 France`s Hollande to address Knesset; Speaker Edelstein `proud`
November 7, 2013 Housing minister: Beit Shemesh should be a place for everyone
November 7, 2013 EU delegation at Knesset: `We stand by Israel`
November 6, 2013 Bill for the cancellation of a forced retirement age becomes a motion for the agenda
November 6, 2013 Preliminary Approval: A court may deviate from the prohibition that demands that a child can only be adopted by parents who are of the same religion
November 6, 2013 Preliminary Approval: Conversion authority for any municipal rabbi
November 5, 2013 Speaker of the Knesset to European Union Delegation: This meeting in the Knesset will certainly contribute to creating a closer relationship and a better understanding of one another
November 5, 2013 After a debate in the Committee for Immigration and Absorption, the regulations that deal with granting licenses to new immigrants will be changed
November 4, 2013 Approved in the Knesset Plenum: Continuity Law will apply to the Bill for the Increase of Competition in Public Transportation
November 4, 2013 Polish president visiting the Knesset today
November 3, 2013 Speaker of the Education, Culture and Sports Committee, MK Amram Mitzna responded to the publication of the GEMS examination results
October 30, 2013 Preliminary Approval: State Contributors Bill
October 30, 2013 Great news for the public: The Finance Committee has approved the Oligopoly Bill
October 30, 2013 Knesset Plenum rejects a motion to debate the Kfar Kassem massacre in the Education Committee
October 30, 2013 The bill gives every child or adult with autism the right to receive a rehabilitation and incorporation basket including residence, work and free time, according to the needs of each person.
October 30, 2013 A confrontation in the plenum between parties in the coalition – HaBayit HaYehudi and Hatenua
October 30, 2013 MK Dov Lipman announces from the Knesset podium that he will boycott all Soglowek products until he knows for sure that they have stopped torturing animals
October 30, 2013 Revelations in the Internal Affairs Committee: The police have stopped a budding connection between organized crime and the local governments
October 29, 2013 Every third Ethiopian soldier will be put in jail during his army service
October 29, 2013 Residents of Judea and Samaria are on the fringes of cellphone coverage: We are thinking about transferring to the Palestinian cellphone company
October 29, 2013 Israel and Uruguay put out a joint stamp marking 65 years of friendship between the countries
October 29, 2013 There was a sharp confrontation between MKs on the Finance Committee on the matter of the budget for the branch for Jewish identity of the Ministry of Religious Services
October 29, 2013 Speaker of the Economic Affairs Committee MK Professor Avishay Braverman: The policy of Israel as it relates to the elderly is the worst in the developed world
October 27, 2013 State Control Committee: The Civil Administration has been negligent and the State is losing out on hundreds of millions of Shekels
October 24, 2013 After a meeting held by the Speaker of the Knesset it was decided: MKs will go on a public relations tour of Europe to fight the recommendation to prohibit circumcision
October 24, 2013 The Special Committee for Sharing the Burden will tour the Tel Nof base
October 23, 2013 The Knesset Health Committee Approves: Medical Students who are taking the American licensing tests will be exempt from the practical phase
October 23, 2013 Preliminary Approval: Mental health will be required for carrying weapons
October 21, 2013 There was a celebratory meeting of the Committee on Trafficking in Women and Prostitution marking a decade of parliamentary work
October 21, 2013 New Deputy Speaker for the Knesset
October 21, 2013 Minister of Economics to opposition MKs: ”You have become an economic terrorist attack”
October 17, 2013 ”We must make a clear, unflinching point. Whoever kills a child, or physically and emotionally abuses a child - they should know that they will never see the light of day from outside the walls of prison.”
October 16, 2013 MK Miri Regev, in a special opening debate on the planning and building reforms: ”The law will not be passed if there is not a social aspect with an emphasis on affordable housing”
October 16, 2013 ”The government has failed to absorb Ethiopian Jews”
October 16, 2013 Minister Steinitz on the negotiation with Iran: Israel is not closing the door to a diplomatic solution
October 16, 2013 ”We are in the midst of a social catastrophe” warned MK Orli-Levi Abekasis (Likud Beitenu), Speaker of the Committee for the Rights of Children
October 16, 2013 Speaker of the Knesset at the ceremony marking 18 years since Rabin`s murder: The main lesson from his death at the hands of criminals needs to be that we must strengthen our democratic heritage
October 15, 2013 The annual State Comptroller was submitted to the Speaker of the Knesset
October 14, 2013 MKs: We will do everything possible in order to remove the prohibition on circumcision from the public agenda of Europe
October 13, 2013 The Knesset will choose a new font and logo
October 9, 2013 Personal photography: The Yom Kippur War from personal photo albums
October 8, 2013 The Speaker of the Knesset met with the Pope in the Vatican in Rome
October 8, 2013 Events marking the opening of the second session of the 19th Knesset
October 7, 2013 Geneva: MKs threaten to boycott meetings and the Palestinian delegation continues to condemn Israel
October 7, 2013 Speaker of the Knesset eulogizes Rabbi Ovadia Yosef: ”A unique exemplary leader of his generation”
October 7, 2013 The wall of MKs who have won the Israel Prize will be dedicated with the opening of the winter session: It will honor the 33 members of the parliament who are Israel Prize winners
October 2, 2013 The police must prevent violent policemen from using Tasers
September 30, 2013 The continuation of the discussion of the governance law pushed to next week
September 30, 2013 The Education Committee toured the comprehensive school in Beit Jann which placed 3rd in the percentage of students who are eligible to matriculate
September 20, 2013 The Committee for the Rights of Children will hold an emergency discussion after the recent shocking murders` of children
September 16, 2013 Speaker of the Knesset on the Supreme Court`s decision: The Knesset will create a fair law that will solve the crisis of Israeli citizens
September 16, 2013 MK Frenkel at the opening of a memorial museum in Estonia: ”We don`t have the right to forgive in the name of 6 million”
September 15, 2013 Defense Minister in the Special Committee on Equality of Burden: Enlisting Haredim involves a financial price but this is a price worth paying
September 10, 2013 The Finance Committee aids the third sector by approving tax benefits for organizations receiving donations
September 10, 2013 The Finance Committee approved an ordinance to encourage investments in agriculture that defines areas that will receive financial benefits
September 10, 2013 The Finance Committee: Small account pension fund owners will be exempt from taxes if they withdraw their money
September 10, 2013 Finance Committee approves a transfer of 15.7 billion NIS of a ”committed surplus”; Committee Chair Slomiansky: ”This is money that will fund multi-year projects”
September 9, 2013 Forty and Remembering: The Knesset marks forty years since the Yom Kippur War
September 9, 2013 After a five year delay, the Committee on the Status of Women will approve the regulations to encourage the integration of women in the workplace
September 3, 2013 According to a demand from the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee: The number of soldiers who will serve outside the IDF will be lowered by ten percent
September 2, 2013 President of the Cyprus House of Representatives: Israel can see us as her representative in the European Union
September 2, 2013 Speaker of the Knesset Edelstein to the MKs: Every one of the topics in the coming session may tear society into pieces. I call upon you to act out of respect to the Knesset and to the democratic process
August 29, 2013 Education, Culture and Sports Committee visits the “Everything is Education” hotline center for complaints about discrimination
August 29, 2013 The order to improve the working conditions of contract cleaning and security workers in public places has been approved
August 29, 2013 The Sub-Committee on Readiness and Continuous Security goes to urgent debate on the situation in Syria
August 28, 2013 In a discussion in the Internal Affairs and Environment Committee Minister of Internal Affairs MK Gideon Sa’ar stated: “An agreement has been signed about the willing departure of infiltrators to a third country.”
August 28, 2013 Economics Affairs Committee approved founding a subcommittee for the war on traffic accidents – the committee will be chaired by MK David Tsur
August 28, 2013 Minister Shamir in a special recess discussion: “The change in the pension market will serve to strengthen it and will ensure the savings of many”
August 28, 2013 The Government Deputy Secretary about the Terkel Commission: The Committee is evaluating the last three candidates for Governor of the Bank of Israel
August 27, 2013 The Speaker of the Knesset at the opening of the school year in Abu Gosh: The vandalism in Beit Safafa is troubling; “This was a group of crazies who are trying to sabotage co-existence”
August 11, 2013 The Knesset Guard prevents a civilian from bringing a gun into the Knesset
August 7, 2013 Knesset Member Moshe Gafni (United Torah Judaism): The State`s taking a loan from the gas profits fund might bring the ”Dutch Disease” in through the front door
August 7, 2013 The Finance Ministry will debate the process of appointing the next Governor of the Bank of Israel
August 6, 2013 National Security Council considering: more taxes totaling 1.3 billion NIS in order to finance protection kits
August 6, 2013 Chairperson of the State Control Committee accuses: ”They promised to give Charedis a fish hook and instead they have made them wait”
August 5, 2013 Charedi Knesset Members in the Special Committee for Sharing the Burden: Whoever does not really study should go to the army
August 5, 2013 Incorporating Charedis into the workforce: The government talks a lot, but does little if anything
August 4, 2013 Former Speaker of the Knesset, Yitzhak Berman, passed away; Speaker of the Knesset Yuli (Yoel) Edelstein eulogized: ”A symbol of sensitive and reliable leadership, surrounded with integrity and modesty”
August 1, 2013 Approved at first reading: Basic Law: Referendum
August 1, 2013 First reading approved: Clear prohibition against the use of the word ”organic” for agricultural produce without the appropriate markings
August 1, 2013 Personnel directorate army official: As opposed to what has been published, the IDF needs as many Charedis as possible to complete their service
July 31, 2013 First reading approved: Discrimination against students based on sexual orientation, or gender identity will be prohibited
July 31, 2013 The Silent Speeches of the Opposition
July 31, 2013 The Knesset is about to break for vacation, but a few workers donated one of their days off to fixing a center for troubled youths with their own hands
July 30, 2013 The Knesset will be closed to visitors
July 30, 2013 Approved on the first reading: The appointee in charge of the capital market will also be responsible for the promotion of financial education
July 30, 2013 Final approval: The Samaritans will be able to take vacation on their religion`s holidays
July 30, 2013 The Budget and Arrangements Law for 2013-2014 were ratified by the Knesset
July 29, 2013 The Knesset Plenum gave final approval to the Arrangements Bill for 2013 and 2014
July 29, 2013 Minister of Finance at the end of the deliberations on the budget and arrangements: The opposition does not understand that the protest was about the need to live reasonably and not about cottage cheese or housing prices
July 28, 2013 Legal Advisor of the Knesset: It is questionable if the government can decide on the issue of gas exports without bringing it to the Knesset first
July 28, 2013 The first reading of Governance Act 2 authorized: The percentage of votes required to enter the Knesset would be raised to 4% and the Mofaz Law would be cancelled
July 25, 2013 IDF official to the Committee for Sharing the Burden: Despite the radicalization on the Charedi street, we have not seen a drop in the willingness to enlist.
July 25, 2013 Speaker of the Knesset to his Spanish counterparts: ”I want to express my deepest sympathies. Our hearts are with the Spanish people.”
July 24, 2013 Speaker of the Knesset to the Speakers of various State Legislatures from the United States: Thank you for your support of Israel
July 23, 2013 Approved in its first reading: Legal assistance will be given to holocaust survivors without an economic background check.
July 23, 2013 Tzohar Bill approved for its second and third reading: Couples would be able to register for marriages anywhere in Israel
July 23, 2013 Sharing the Burden Bill Approved on its First Reading; Minister Bennett: ”If there is a purpose for this government, it is tonight.”
July 22, 2013 65 bar and bat mitzvah children who have lost one of their parents met the Speaker of the Knesset in an emotional ceremony
July 22, 2013 Approved: The conditional subsidy of 100,000 NIS for the purchasers of new apartments in Jerusalem will be granted after three years
July 18, 2013 Public Petitions Committee: Ministers of Finance and of Labor Welfare and Health will participate in a special discussion on aiding Holocaust survivors
July 18, 2013 At the end of a continuous discussion and an all-nighter: The Finance Committee approved the Arrangements Law for the years of 2013-2014
July 17, 2013 Deputy Minister Akunis at the Plenum: 88% of the Jewish families evicted from Gush Katif have moved to permanent towns
July 17, 2013 Deputy Minister Akunis at the Plenum: ”We should look at history to see the last time the combination of Europe and boycott on products made by Jews appeared”
July 15, 2013 Two no-confidence votes were rejected; the no-confidence bill submitted by Shas was taken off the agenda due to it not being explained
July 15, 2013 Minister of Energy and Water, Silvan Shalom to the Finance Committee: ”Soon, I will establish a public committee for a thorough examination of the electric sector.”
July 15, 2013 MK Miri Regev, Chair of the Internal Affairs and Environment Committee, on the problem of the infiltrators: ”We must scatter the infiltrators from Gedera to Hadera
July 14, 2013 Speaker of the Knesset Yuli-Yoel Edelstein to his Polish counterpart : This shocking decision begs the question as to how Poland, in 2013, could withhold basic rights from minorities
July 14, 2013 Major cyber-attack on the Knesset website
July 11, 2013 The Knesset Plenum gallery hosted sculptor Dani Karavan to discuss his work – the Plenum Wall
July 11, 2013 The Finance Committee approved the 2014 budget for the Central Elections Committee
July 11, 2013 Edelstein: ”At an age when the media is entertaining and does not function as a gatekeeper, it abandons the arena for the State Comptroller
July 10, 2013 The wall of MKs who have won the Israel Prize will be dedicated with the opening of the winter session: It will honor the 33 members of the parliament who are Israel Prize winners
July 10, 2013 Rejected in the Preliminary Reading: The bill to prevent outsourcing in the public sector
July 10, 2013 Rejected in the Preliminary Reading: Regularization of refugee status and founding a committee that will address the affairs of every person seeking refuge individually
July 10, 2013 The voting date on a reduced fee for sexual assault law suits has been postponed; MK Khenin: Because of the bill, the Minister of Justice has expressed a sincere interest in finding an appropriate solution
July 10, 2013 The date to vote on the exemption from VAT for constructing security rooms in houses has been postponed
July 10, 2013 A bill, according to which the state will be able to choose ”green” merchandise and corporations in public bids, was turned into a point of order
July 10, 2013 Postponed: The regarding the lowered penalty in cases of sexual harassment prosecutions. Knesset Member Khenin: Due to the bill, the Minister of Justice conveyed a real wish to promote a practical solution
July 10, 2013 Knesset Speaker offered a blessing in the Plenum: ”Ramadan Karim”
July 10, 2013 Minister of Labor, Welfare and Health Meir Cohen about the Arab sector in Israel: ”There is almost not a topic where the lack is not terribly noticeable. I am astonished by the deficiency, by what we have and they have less of
July 10, 2013 Minister of Internal Security at the Plenum: ”I repeat – there are no anonymous prisoners in Israel”
July 10, 2013 Prelimanary Approval: The import and sale of foie-gras will be forbidden
July 10, 2013 Preliminary Approval: Smoking at athletics fields will be forbidden
July 10, 2013 Chair of Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee regarding Prisoner X: Israel protects all of the rights of prisoners, even though this specific case is especially severe
July 9, 2013 ”The State of Israel is the tip of the spear in the field of medical experimentation on humans.”
July 9, 2013 Canadian MPs: The more Canadian-Israeli relations are strengthened, the more Canada loses legitimacy in the Arab world
July 9, 2013 Approved upon its first reading: Samaritans will be able to take paid vacations on their holidays
July 9, 2013 MK Ganaim: 11,000 Arab teachers are unemployed while in Jewish schools there is a shortage of teachers
July 9, 2013 Speaker of the Knesset Edelstein surprised the 11th Speaker Hallel for his 90th birthday
July 8, 2013 Approved in the first reading: Discharged soldiers must be notified of their dues to national insurance
July 7, 2013 The government meeting room in the Knesset will be named after former Speaker of the Knesset and Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir of blessed memory
July 3, 2013 Finance Committee – A contentious discussion between the Minister of Education and the Charedi Knesset Members
July 3, 2013 Preliminary Approval: Changing the method of governance according to basic law
July 3, 2013 Approved in the preliminary reading: Discrimination against students on the basis of sexual preference, identity and gender will be illegal
July 3, 2013 The Bill for the “National Culture Basket,” that will allow students to attend six cultural events a year turned into a point of order
July 3, 2013 The Minister of Health in the Plenum: Saving lives from Gaza, Jordan or Palestine is not healthcare tourism but rather a humane act
July 3, 2013 The Speaker of the Knesset marking Jabotinsky Day in the Plenum: We mustn’t cross the thin line between legitimate protesting and a call to anarchy
July 3, 2013 Internal Affairs and Environment Committee: This morning, an intense discussion is expected about the harassment aimed at Christian clergymen who encourage joining the IDF
July 2, 2013 The Plenum marked today the eighth anniversary of the Gush Katif evacuation
July 2, 2013 Marking Operation Entebbe`s 37th anniversary
June 30, 2013 Passionate debate in the Finance Committee regarding the cuts to children`s allocations
June 27, 2013 Labor Committee ratifies bill for a second and third reading: The 1% employee salary raise will be postponed, senior employees will see their salaries reduced by 1%
June 26, 2013 In opposition to the position of the Deputy Minister of Finance: Point of Order by MKs Shmuli and Moses on the imprecise forecasts by the Ministry of Finance was authorized
June 26, 2013 Chair of the Subcommittee for Testing the Preparedness of the Home Front, MK Eli Yishai: The chaos in the home front preparations will paralyze the defense establishment in an emergency
June 26, 2013 MK Jamal Zahalka`s motion for the agenda on the topic of outline plans for Arab towns was authorized
June 26, 2013 Point of Order in the subject of violent attacks on Jewish people in East Jerusalem and A-Tour neighborhood has been approved
June 26, 2013 Point of Order on the issue of ”Price Tag” acts has been approved
June 26, 2013 Chair of the State Control Committee warns: ”The public will finance the massive debts of the electric companies”
June 26, 2013 Preliminary Authorization: Schools will be obligated to use the textbook lending program
June 25, 2013 Young Adult and Youth Day at the Knesset
June 24, 2013 Internal Affairs and Environment Committee Chair: “The police’s conduct in the Youth Bar case is disgraceful. The whole episode is somewhere between a scandal and a carnival.”
June 24, 2013 Discussion in the Committee on Children’s Rights: Some 3,300 sexual assaults against children every year
June 23, 2013 Chair of the Finance Committee congratulated the appointment of Frenkel as the next Head of the Bank of Israel
June 19, 2013 The date to vote on the bill to prohibit discrimination against students because of sexual preference, identity or gender has been postponed
June 19, 2013 Minister of the Economy Bennett references ”price tag attacks” for the first time in the Knesset Plenum: Price tag attacks are not moral or Jewish; Minister of Internal Security Aharonovitch: Price tag attacks could lead to a religious war
June 19, 2013 Chair of the Irish Foreign Affairs and Trade Committee during his Knesset visit: ”A golden opportunity for dialogue between the Israeli`s and the Palestinians.”
June 18, 2013 The State Budget and Arrangements Law authorized in its first reading; Minister of Finance at the Knesset: At the center of the budget that was submitted to you today is the working man`s vision
June 17, 2013 Chair of the Economic Affairs Committee Braverman: Transferring the law regarding increasing the competition in the food market from the Economic Affairs Committee to the subcommittee is just the beginning of the war
June 17, 2013 The Education Committee will discuss the subject of parental payments for the coming school year
June 12, 2013 The proposal to establish a parliamentary committee of inquiry to investigate the deterioration of the poverty rate in Israel was rejected
June 12, 2013 Approving the state`s budget: The budget of the Ministry of Welfare will be increased this year by 600 million NIS and in 2014 by another 300 million. In addition, 200 million NIS more will be allocated to the budget in a special fund
June 12, 2013 The Speaker of the Knesset in a letter to MKs after receiving complaints: “If we do not protect the dignity of the Knesset – there will be no one who can do it for us.”
June 12, 2013 Rejected in the preliminary reading: The bill proposing to mark a day for the heritage of Jews from Arab countries
June 12, 2013 Minister of Justice Tzipi Livni in the Constitution, Law and Justice Committee: “Even if we don’t reach an agreement, the time has come to write a constitution.”
June 12, 2013 In a heated discussion, the Internal Affairs and Environment Committee approved the Amar Law in its first reading
June 12, 2013 Rejected in the preliminary reading: The Draft Law will be cancelled
June 12, 2013 Minister of Health: We shall consider extending the health care services of the illegal immigrants
June 12, 2013 Knesset Member David Tzur, Internal Affairs Committee: The treatment of ”Price Tag” should not be a matter of different parties. The ”Price Tag” actions hurt both the victims and the sovereignty of the state
June 11, 2013 Final authorization: 4 women will elect rabbinical judges to the rabbinical courts
June 11, 2013 Speaker of the Knesset on Reservist Appreciation Day at the Knesset Plenum: Today will not simply be a conversation with members of the Knesset, but will also influence the character of the deliberations and voting on the budget in the coming days
June 10, 2013 MK Gafni to the Chair of the Constitution Committee, MK David Rotem: You have always been anti-religious; this committee will become the trashcan of Judaism
June 9, 2013 Edelstein to his British counterpart regarding the statement made by the British MP: The comments were anti-Semitic and crude; use parliamentary processes to express your position along with the position of Parliament
June 9, 2013 The Budget Law and the Arrangements Law will be placed this week on the Knesset table; the legal advisor of the Knesset introduced the Knesset Members to the agreements between the Knesset and Government about the Arrangements Law
June 6, 2013 The Science and Technology Committee changed its mind: It is appropriate for the Prime Minister to be the head of the fund for gas profits
June 6, 2013 Council of Europe: Israel must release Palestinian detainees and stop building in the settlements
June 5, 2013 Preliminary approval: Harder conditions for lobbying in the Knesset
June 5, 2013 Preliminary Approval: The Chief Rabbi of Israel can apply for a second consecutive term
June 5, 2013 The Prime Minister addressed the President of the Palestinian National Authority: “How to give peace a chance? Don’t miss this opportunity”
June 5, 2013 Minister of Environment at the Economic Affairs Committee: ”We are not a gas empire, we should keep reserves of the BCM600 for the Israeli market”
June 5, 2013 The Department of Foreign Affairs of the Knesset: The members of the delegation from France were surprised - the Prime Minister had stopped by
June 4, 2013 In order to lighten the economic cuts: The Finance Committee authorizes the increase of the deficit target to 4.65% of GDP
June 3, 2013 The Vice President of the European Parliament to MKs: We are not against Israel
June 2, 2013 Economic Affairs Committee will discuss the implications of raising the VAT on economic activities
June 2, 2013 “Knesset Forever”: The Knesset drills the evacuation of the building and the opening of an alternate arena in the event of missile attacks
May 30, 2013 Chair of the Education Committee will have an urgent discussion on the issue of discrimination in the Superland
May 30, 2013 Liquidator of Better Place in the Economics Affairs Committee: ”In these moments start the difficult process of firing two thirds of the employees”
May 29, 2013 Approved in a preliminary reading: Monthly stipends for Holocaust survivors will not prevent them from receiving nursing benefits
May 29, 2013 Internal Affairs and Environment Committee is acting to prevent unnecessary overnight arrests
May 29, 2013 For the first time in the Education, Culture and Sports Committee: An open discussion with the participation of 50 teachers
May 29, 2013 Reform in employing caregivers
May 29, 2013 Chair of the Public Petitions Committee, Knesset Member Adi Koll: ”It makes no sense to put our resources into insubordinate groups for equality of burden, when there is a group of perfectly capable young men and women who want to give more...”
May 23, 2013 The Head of the Committee on the Status of Women and the Head of the Internal Affairs and Environment Committee will hold a joint discussion on protecting Bedouin women at risk
May 22, 2013 Deputy Minister of Finance, Mickey Levy: ”If the ultra-orthodox are not integrated in the work market, the economy will crash”.
May 22, 2013  The Speaker of Knesset hosted Germany`s Minister of Justice
May 22, 2013 Knesset Members accuse: The Knesset is giving in to the Palestinian terror in the West Bank
May 22, 2013 Minister of Economy Bennett to MK Zoabi: The government is committed to integrating Arab women into the job market
May 16, 2013 A delegation of Knesset Members will be going to NATO to discuss the situation in Syria and the Iranian threat
May 13, 2013 The Bank Supervisor: ”Lowering commissions, opening an online bank and starting federal credit unions will help increase the competition”
May 13, 2013 Deputy Minister of Finance in response to the motion of no-confidence: ”Either way, there will be a certain cut to the security budget”
May 13, 2013 Approved in the Plenum: There will be rule of continuity for the bill to prohibit the transfer of infiltrators’ money outside of Israel
May 8, 2013 Minister Bennett in response to an urgent question: “The time has come for us to stop fooling ourselves. One cannot use the two phrases ‘support for united Jerusalem’ and ‘a Palestinian state’ in the same breath.”
May 8, 2013 Google has given the Palestinian Authority status as an independent state. Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Zeev Elkin: “This decision only delays the beginning of talks with the Palestinians.”
May 8, 2013 Deliberation of the Internal Affairs and Environment Committee on the issue of prayer services and the jurisdiction of the Temple Mount
May 2, 2013 First stage to approve the State`s Budget: Finance Committee approved the biennial credit facility to the Budget and the Arrangements Law for 2013-2014
May 1, 2013 Approved in the preliminary reading: Subjects of enemy countries may not file claims against Israel from within Israel
May 1, 2013 Minister of Construction and Housing Uri Ariel in response to a question: “We will work together to fulfill the Prime Minister’s commitment to build in every part of Jerusalem.”
May 1, 2013 The bill for Basic Law: Social Rights rejected in preliminary reading
April 30, 2013 Minute-long speeches in the Knesset: MKs condemned the murder at Tapuach Junction
April 27, 2013 Speaker of the Knesset: ”Whoever Delivers His Speeches outside the Knesset Shall Pass His Laws There As Well”
April 24, 2013 Deputy Minister Ofir Akunis to the Knesset Plenum: The Government Will Oppose the Release of Terrorists
April 24, 2013 MK Yoel Rozbozov elected as Chairman of Immigration, Absorption and Diaspora Affairs Committee
April 24, 2013 The Prime Minister in his address for Herzl Day: “Anti-Semitism has only taken a break.”
April 23, 2013 The Speaker of the Knesset hosted Azerbaijan Minister of Foreign Affairs
April 18, 2013 An urgent discussion at the Finance Committee due to the budget cut in the reserve soldiers` grants
April 17, 2013 The House Committee elected the chairs of the committees; chairs on behalf of the Opposition were not yet assigned
April 14, 2013 3,000 Members of Bereaved Families Attended “Songs in Their Memory” in the Knesset Courtyard
April 11, 2013 The Knesset will host the citizens who have been chosen to light the torches at the official torch lighting ceremony
April 9, 2013 ”State of Emergency” Extended by Three Months
April 4, 2013 Appointed Labor, Welfare and Health Committee Chairman announced his plans to call an urgent committee deliberation on the State’s failed treatment of Holocaust survivors
April 4, 2013 Unto Every Person There is a Name Ceremony at the Knesset: Reading of the Names of Holocaust Victims
April 4, 2013 The Knesset Has Started to Tweet
April 2, 2013 ”Songs in Their Memory” – the National Memorial Event at the Knesset Plaza
March 13, 2013 The Minister of Internal Security at the Plenum: a Dramatic increase in Stone Hurling at the West Bank
March 12, 2013 Knesset member, Eichler: ”It feels like religion can be abandoned and humiliated.”
March 11, 2013 Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee Parted with Minister of Defense Ehud Barak
March 6, 2013 Minister of Public Diplomacy and Diaspora Affairs Yuli Edelstein: Israel`s relations with the Diaspora are a strategic asset
March 6, 2013 Acting Speaker of the Knesset: The US President Must Advance the Release of Jonathan Pollard During his Visit
March 5, 2013 Knesset member Rozin: We must prove we have a safe environment for women in the Knesset
March 5, 2013 Chairman of the Acting Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee : The IDF is Expected to Undergo Substantial Budget Cuts
March 5, 2013 The Knesset Plenum: MKs Criticized Violence Towards the Arab Population
March 4, 2013 The Knesset Launches a Smartphone Application
February 27, 2013 The Minister of Internal Security: The possibility of joining international authorities in the prisoner`s death investigation is being taken into consideration
February 27, 2013 The Minister for Immigrant Absorption : In This Term 74,000 Immigrated and About 38,000 Residents Returned
February 4, 2013 Charging stations will be installed for electric cars at the Knesset
February 3, 2013 Seminar for New MKs
January 29, 2013 Former minister Yosef Shapira dies at 87
January 19, 2013 Speaker of the Education Committee during a celebratory visit to the first school of agriculture: “Its exciting to plant a tree in the place where Zionism came to life”
January 19, 2013 Think that the consumers are protected? Think again
January 15, 2013  Preliminary vote on the Bill to Prohibit the use of Public Money for Private Expenses by the President and Prime Minister
January 10, 2013 The Knesset covered in Snow
January 9, 2013 Elections: The Knesset hosts the Foreign Press
January 8, 2013 Due to the Coalition’s objection: The State Control Committee will not deliberate on the “Harpaz Document”
January 8, 2013 The Ethics Committee remarked on MK Ben Ari’s comments: The line between a legitimate saying and incitement has been crossed
January 7, 2013 From January 1st – The Knesset Channel will not be obtainable via private satellite dish
January 7, 2013 The Recommendations of the Institute for Democracy regarding lobbying were presented to the Knesset Speaker: “The Knesset will fight inappropriate lobbying”
January 3, 2013 The Institute for Democracy’s recommendations regarding lobby activity in the Knesset will be presented to the Speaker of the House today (Thursday).
January 1, 2013 Speaker of the House Reuven Rivlin condemns the spitting incident aimed at MK Tibi at Bar Ilan University.
December 26, 2012 Speaker of the House Rivlin: “The Knesset will be forced to make critical decisions which may cause new elections within 8-10 months”
December 24, 2012 Speaker of the House Rivlin will boycott Organization of World Parliaments visit, which plans to visit Gaza
December 23, 2012 Approved in Second and Third Reading: Local News Broadcasting will be extended 7 months along with the “Channel 10” Law.
December 17, 2012 Speaker of the House Rivlin agrees to Prime Minister Netanyahu’s request to convene the Knesset for debate on urgent matters
December 11, 2012 Rivlin and Netanyahu Agreed: “Legislation will not be pushed forward during election period; the sessions regarding the Economic Concentration will be cancelled”
December 2, 2012 The Foundation for the Benefit of Holocaust Survivors crisis - Knesset Speaker will intervene.
November 28, 2012 Special Session
November 25, 2012 Hannuka in the Knesset – Special Activities for Families
November 22, 2012 The Knesset hosts over 1200 children from the South along with their parents
November 20, 2012 Approved in Second and Third Readings: The Chief Rabbis term to be extended 3 months
November 19, 2012 Speaker of the House Reuven Rivlin to the children visiting the Knesset from the South: “This Battle will have an end, because this is our Land and no one will move us from here”
November 18, 2012 The Knesset will have special tours and fun activities for children from Southern Israel suffering from ongoing rocket attacks
November 18, 2012 Escalation in the South: The Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee will convene to approve the draft of more soldiers to reserve duty.
November 17, 2012 At the behest of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Speaker of the House Reuven Rivlin will speak with various Parliament Heads around the world.
October 17, 2012 On Course for Elections: The Knesset Approves Dissolution Bill
October 14, 2012 Prime Minister and Mrs. Netanyahu to attend the launch of the English translation of the book ”Letters to Talia”
September 23, 2012 Former Deputy Knesset Speaker Gideon Gadot passes on
September 12, 2012 Opposition Leader MK Shaul Mofaz during a special recess session: Prime Minister, did you leak sensitive materials to increase support for military operations?
September 11, 2012 Knesset Speaker to his German counterpart regarding Iran: “Israel is prepared that once again the world will sit on the fence”. Bavarian Prime Minister and President of the Bundesrat Horst Seehofer: “Nuclear weapons in Iranian hands are not an option”
August 29, 2012 Knesset Visitors Center Tours set to resume tomorrow:
August 6, 2012 The Knesset Plenum passes second and third reading of bill to reduce the deficit and change the tax burden
August 2, 2012 Education Committee hosts former NBA players: Key to success is excellent integration of sports and education
July 31, 2012 In the State Control Committee meeting on government activity to release Jonathan Pollard, the committee chairman, MK Uri Ariel, criticized the conduct of the state and said: ”The bottom line is that the man who worked for Israel is still imprisoned.”
July 25, 2012 Approved in first reading: Welfare Bill (adjustment grant for women who had to stay at a shelter)
July 25, 2012 Approved in first reading: A comprehensive ban on tobacco advertising
July 25, 2012 Approved on first reading: Posting online content which constitutes a tortuous act or breach of intellectual property right of another person on an electronic communication network will allow the disclosure of the identity of the poster.
July 25, 2012 Approved in final reading: Postponement of entry into force of amendment no. 20 of the Pharmacists Ordinance.
July 23, 2012 As Ramadan nears, the Knesset Speaker praises the Arab citizens of Israel
July 23, 2012 Together with Parliaments worldwide, the Knesset Plenum marks 40 years to 1972 Munich Olympics massacre with minute of silence
July 23, 2012 Knesset Symposium: Peres – “ Ben Gurion fought not the religious but the attempt to turn religion into a mechanism.” Rivlin – “I miss the days when leaders argued about ideology.”
July 17, 2012 The New Knesset Website—relevant and up-to-date
July 16, 2012 Knesset Speaker: “The Knesset session will be extended until an alternative to the Tal Law will be found.”
July 10, 2012 MK Zeev Elkin: ”The subject of space has a unique value as a catalyst to call the attention of youth to Science and Technology.” During the meeting, The Space IL program, involving already 140,000 students, was presented.
July 4, 2012 Toast at Speaker`s office in honor of the incoming State Comptroller: State Comptroller Joseph Shapiro: ”My loneliness will be great. People are afraid to tell me `Come and talk `”
July 4, 2012 Retired Judge Yosef Shapira sworn in as Israel`s eighth state comptroller
July 3, 2012 The Constitution, Law, and Justice Committee approved the amendment: Security investigations will not be documented
July 3, 2012 Passed first reading: Precedence in organ transplants from live donors for family members or friends
July 2, 2012 The coffin of the late former Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir was placed in the Knesset. Speaker Rivlin eulogized: ”You were a rock, unbreakable, with only one weakness gnawing at you: Your love of your homeland, your family, of Shulamit...”
July 1, 2012 The coffin of Yitzhak Shamir will stand in the Chagall State Hall of the Knesset beginning at 10:00 Monday morning
June 30, 2012 Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin about Yitzhak Shamir: A great leader, a man of the people. The State funeral will begin at the Knesset plaza on Monday
June 28, 2012 German Foreign Minister to Knesset Speaker Rivlin: ”On the Iranian threat, is not our intention to settle for words alone, we want to see significant results”
June 28, 2012 Hungarians informed Rivlin: ”The Hungarian President will be at the memorial for Raoul Wallenberg in the Knesset, instead of the Speaker of the Parliament”
June 27, 2012 Circumcision banning affair in Germany: Bundestag President to Rivlin: ”I`m not concerned, the Court did not say the last word”; Rivlin to his counterpart: ”The Bundestag has the authority to resolve the crisis between the law and freedom of religion”
June 26, 2012 In response to the Knesset Speaker`s request: The Bundestag to join request to hold minute of silence for Munich victims during London Olympics
June 26, 2012 MK Wilf in Plenum: Every attempt to compare an apartheid regime with the West Bank Authority is a lie
June 26, 2012 Approved: Extending the validity of emergency regulations which regulate the legal relationship between Israel and Judea and Samaria
June 26, 2012 Passed first reading: Establish a Bible Center in Jerusalem
June 25, 2012 Approved for second and third reading: Illegal employment of a minor will be stopped, even if the employer is not yet charged
June 25, 2012 Minister Erdan responds to motion of no-confidence on the subject of continued settlement construction: “The built area of the settlements is no more than 4% of West Bank land”
June 25, 2012 Eritrean Ambassador in Knesset: “We will not receive Eritreans coerced into returning — Eritrea is being demonized worldwide, just like Israel”
June 24, 2012 Rivlin rescinds invitation for Hungarian counterpart: “You will not attend the Knesset memorial for Raul Wallenberg”
June 20, 2012 The proposed amendment to Basic Law: Human Dignity and Liberty on equality between genders has become a motion for the agenda
June 18, 2012 For the first time – A Knesset representative departed for Myanmar to assist with the establishment of technological infrastructure for the local parliament.
June 6, 2012 Saxony’s Public Petitions Committee is interested in Israel – taking a tour of the Knesset with no less than 28 members of the committee from the State of Saxony, Germany
June 6, 2012 State Control Committee: State Comptroller will investigate conduct of the State Attorney`s Office regarding the Ulpana neighborhood
June 5, 2012 Internal Affairs and Environment Committee Chairman in special Earth Day discussion: “Preventing animal cruelty one of the most important principles”
June 5, 2012 Knesset to mark International Earth Day
June 4, 2012 Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee Chairman: Security issues in the Sinai are only the third priority for Egyptian government
May 30, 2012 Czech Parliament Speaker and other senior officials of her country had an official visit to the Knesset; Knesset Speaker: ”The deep friendship between the Czech Republic and Israel shows that there things can be done differently”
May 30, 2012 Approved on preliminary reading: country of origin and language will be added as factors for the selection of a place for a children who were removed from parents.
May 29, 2012 Knesset Speaker on events in South Tel Aviv: when there is an angry mob, leaders must restrain them and find solutions, not inflame them
May 29, 2012 MK Amnon Cohen, Committee Chairman calls for immediate and intensive steps to verify the religious status of new immigrants, considers establishing special religious court for verifying Judaism of applicants
May 29, 2012 Knesset Exhibition: 70 years marking Heidrich`s elimination
May 23, 2012 A bill for stricter punishment for those who interfere in elections on ethnic, gender, religious or nationalist backgrounds is now motion for the agenda
May 23, 2012 82% of British Jews: Israel a central part of our identity
May 22, 2012 Increasing consumer protection in the finance sector: An investment advisor who misleads customers will be fined up to 500,000 thousand NIS
May 21, 2012 According to a forthcoming bill consolidated in the Internal Affairs and Environment Committee headed by MK Amnon Cohen: Installation of solar water heating systems on rooftops will be mandatory for all buildings with no limitation of the number of floors
May 21, 2012 Knesset Speaker marks Jerusalem Day: ”Post-Jerusalemism is post-Zionism”; Prime Minister: ”whoever suggests we remove the temple mount from our hands in order to bring peace, errs fatally—it will bring deterioration.”
May 21, 2012 Akram Hasoon sworn in as MK in Kadima in place of MK Gideon Ezra who passed away last week; Knesset Speaker : Hasson sixth MK from the Druze community
May 15, 2012 After three rounds of voting, the Knesset elects Judge Yosef Shapira as eighth State Comptroller.
May 14, 2012 Serious clash between Arab and right-wing MKs in Education Committee discussion about marking Naqba Day in Tel Aviv University
May 9, 2012 The Knesset approved the government`s request to have MK Shaul Mofaz join the government as a minister and vice prime minister
May 9, 2012 The Speaker of the Knesset marks the day of victory over Nazi Germany in the Plenum
May 7, 2012 After stormy debate, Israeli betting agreement for horse racing abroad approved
May 3, 2012 Office of Knesset Speaker: Three candidates for role of State Comptroller: Shlomo Kaldron, Yosef Shapira, and Eliezer Rivlin
May 3, 2012 Chairman of Committee on Foreign Workers: Qualify Israeli workers to build the military training city in the Negev
May 2, 2012 Labor, Welfare and Health Committee: Smoking to be banned at performances, swimming pools, train platforms, bus stations and other locations
April 19, 2012 ”Unto Every Person There is a Name” ceremony in the Knesset; Speaker Reuven Rivlin read out the names of the babies from the town of Shklov: ”Every person has a name but there are names that will never be known to the world”
April 16, 2012 “Songs in Their Memory”: National Memorial Day Eve event to be held in the Knesset plaza
April 5, 2012 Economic Affairs Committee Chairman: A 10% or greater commission rate for exchanging currency at Ben Gurion Airport cannot continue—it is not conversion, it’s robbery
April 2, 2012 The Finance Committee supports the Dead Sea: The hotel district in the south of the Dead Sea was declared an area of national preference in the tourism field and will be eligible for more resources
March 26, 2012 The “Kuntzonim” in the Knesset
March 26, 2012 Approved by Finance Committee: Labels for price-controlled products will appear on products themselves and not only on shelves; Chairman Shama Hacohen: ”This will prevent the misleading of customers”
March 22, 2012 Approved: Establishment of a Ethiopian Jewry Heritage Center
March 21, 2012 Tens of exit ban orders for soldiers who accumulated debts to cellular companies
March 20, 2012 Passed first reading: The “Grandmother and Grandfather” bill; courts will be authorized to decide on the connection between grandparents and their grandchildren
March 19, 2012 Passed first reading: Tax credit for donations to public institutions supporting settlement
March 19, 2012 Passed first reading: Bill to boost electronic waste recycling; a recycling collection corporation to be established; districts responsible for recycling
March 14, 2012 Preliminary Approval: Recognized schools will be obligated to operate the “Schoolbooks Lending Plan”
March 14, 2012 Knesset Chairman to Head of Georgian Parliament in Knesset Plenum: Iran`s willingness to take any action, including terror, in friendly states is another example of why it is impossible to trust this murderous regime
March 12, 2012 U.S. rejects visa request from MK Ben-Ari; Knesset cancels delegation of Knesset Members to Congress. ”An attack on the entire Knesset”
March 6, 2012 Finance Committee approved 3 billion NIS for upgrading busy and dangerous roads
March 6, 2012 Bill turned to motion: Nonresidents who buy real estate in Israel would pay purchase tax at rate of 20% of sales value
March 5, 2012 MK Haim Amsalem on Tal Law: Haredi community interested in change; Haredi factions aren`t
March 5, 2012 Approved for second and third reading: Minimum weight restriction for advertisement models
March 5, 2012 Passed first reading: 100,000NIS grant to IDF orphans with no living parent
March 1, 2012 Rejected: Determining a percentage threshold as a Knesset Basic Law and raising it to 5%
February 29, 2012 Rejected in preliminary vote: Value Added Tax on the excise to be cancelled
February 27, 2012 Mikhail Margalov, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Federation Council of Russia: ”There is no serious agent in the Russian government supportive of a nuclear Iran”
February 27, 2012 Approved in preliminary reading: Forced hospitalization for anorexics in life-threatening condition
February 22, 2012 Chair of the Internal Affairs and Environment Committee: ”Historic environmental revolution - every citizen in Israel, could, at the touch of a button, know the state of the environment where they live”
February 22, 2012 Rejected at preliminary reading: Obligation of national or civilian service for those who do not do regular military service
February 21, 2012 IDF: ”If we received budgetary compensation we would enlist many more Haredim”
February 20, 2012 Economic Affairs Committee puts an end to the long waiting times at telephone service centers; Chairman Shama Hacohen: ”We made telephone justice for the consumers”
February 20, 2012 Passed: Person fired for doing a year of national service to receive dismissal compensation
February 20, 2012 Economic Affairs Committee Chairman: Lobbyists have no significant influence in the Committee
February 20, 2012 Education, Curlture, and Sports Committee: Hebrew language Ulpans need to continue running
February 20, 2012 Passed final reading: Paid maternity leave to be extended for mother with hospitalized infant
February 15, 2012 The President of Croatia to the Knesset Plenum: Apologizes and asks for forgiveness from Holocaust survivors; they should be included in the Croatian law to restore properties
February 13, 2012 Implementing free education from age three: Finance Committee approves transfer of 1.3 billion NIS to build kindergartens
February 8, 2012 Over 4000 people visited the Knesset as part of an “Open House” commemorating 63 years to the Knesset
February 7, 2012 MK Amnon Cohen: ”New water regulations will enable everyone in Israel to drink tap water”
February 2, 2012 Knesset Open House on Tu Bishvat, the Knesset`s Birthday: Thousands already registered for the open house celebrating its 63rd birthday
February 1, 2012 The Prime Minister marks the passing of Vaclav Havel in the Plenum: ”We have no greater friend than the Czech Republic in Europe; I admire Havel, there are no greater leaders than he.”
February 1, 2012 For the first time, an agreement to establish a joint committee between the German Parliament and the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee
January 30, 2012 Knesset Speaker to new Speaker of Egyptian Parliament: ”The Egyptian nation is working courageously for a better future, in the hopes that we will walk together on the path that leads to a basis of peace and neighborliness”
January 25, 2012 U.S. Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro meets with members of the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee
January 23, 2012 Minister of Internal Security Yitzhak Aharonovitch speaking at the Subcommittee on Trafficking in Women: “We have succeeded in narrowing the amount of trade for prostitution purposes, but not the trade for the purpose of work”
January 23, 2012 The Head of Opposition to the Prime Minister in a motion of no-confidence: ”Remove your political arm from the appointment of senior army officers”
January 23, 2012 Passed first reading: Free calls to emergency call centers offering assistance to victims of sexual assault
January 22, 2012 Jordan refuses Israel`s greetings. Knesset Speaker: ”Our relationship with Jordan is precious; we will happily clarify matters directly with the Jordanian Speaker of Parliament”; ”The Zionist idea is not directed against Islam nor the Arab Nations.”
January 17, 2012 Storm in Finance Committee after public transportation tariff rises
MKs warn: ”We are facing civil disobedience! There were protests, promises were made, but nothing happened!” Also, ”raising MK salaries at this time is problematic and unseemly.”
January 17, 2012 Passed first reading: Holocaust survivors to be recognized as ”morally entitled” and not ”in need”; the words ”destitute” and ”in need” in The Victims of Nazi Persecution Law to change to ”entitled”
January 16, 2012 Passed first reading: Expanding the representation of Druze community members in government companies
January 15, 2012 Approved in preliminary reading: four bills prohibiting use of Nazi symbols and name-calling
January 15, 2012 Committee for Immigration, Absorption and Diaspora Affairs: ”We must foster the relationship with Israelis who chose to live abroad”
January 15, 2012 The Knesset Presidium will discuss authorizing two bills by Knesset Member Ahmad Tibi: Al-Quds the Capitol of Palestine and of the Islamic Nation Bill and a State Education Bill - fixing content and definitions in textbooks
January 15, 2012 Unusual move in Israeli-Irish relations: Knesset Speaker leaves for first official visit in 27 years
January 10, 2012 Approved in First Reading: The Discharged Soldiers Bill (Amendment - Increasing Benefits)
December 28, 2011 An Additional 1.67 Billion Shekel for the Security Budget Approved
December 27, 2011 The Ministry of Defense, on the proposal to establish an international airport at Nevatim: ”There is a limit to how many risks we can take”
December 14, 2011 Converts wishing to marry religious Jews disheartened by the government conversion process—and wed through civil marriage
December 14, 2011 Head of IDF Personnel Directorate: One out of every two women does not enlist and we are watching the phenomenon helplessly from the side
December 14, 2011 Approved in preliminary reading: Alternative therapists will be prohibited from having sexual relations with their patients
December 12, 2011 Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee to NATO: ”Iran is a security challenge for NATO and not just for Israel.”
December 11, 2011 The Knesset presents a family tour: “The History of the Menorah: From the Temple to the Symbol”
December 8, 2011 Minister of Internal Security says in an Urgent Motion for the Agenda one year since the Carmel Disaster: “Over 300 new firefighters are receiving training today as a result”
December 7, 2011 Urgent debate at the Committee for Immigration, Absorption and Diaspora Affairs on the subject of the Ministry of Immigrant Absorption`s controversial ad campaign yields different responses from the Prime Minister`s Office and the Ministry of Absorption
December 6, 2011 Chairman of the Constitution, Law and Justice Committee speaks during an Urgent Motion filed to commemorate International Human Rights Day: “Are citizens of Judea and Samaria not human beings?”
December 6, 2011 Approved in final reading: Juvenile delinquents will not face trial
December 6, 2011 Economic Affairs Committee: The Comptroller for National Accessability: ”The only way to ensure safe road crossing for the blind is through audio buzzers”
November 30, 2011 Passed First Reading: The ability to expose the details of an anonymous web surfer will be permitted by law
November 27, 2011 Ivory donor’s granddaughter visited the Knesset
November 21, 2011 New Policy Advisor for the Knesset: Oded Ben Hur
November 15, 2011 Speaker of the House congratulated the Prime Minister of Kenya and called on him to join the economic sanctions against Iran and to use his influence to prevent the purchase of nuclear materials and technology by the Iranian Government.
November 14, 2011 Finance Committee approves a 68 million NIS loan for the Israeli Military Industries unanimously, the loan will allow for the payment of salaries.
October 31, 2011 Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu`s address at the Knesset`s opening session: ”Iran continues in its efforts to arm itself with nuclear weapons and presents a direct threat to us”
October 31, 2011 Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin addresses the opening session of the Knesset: ”The social agenda has been neglected in favor of the addiction to superficial arguing of the various security policy issues on the agenda”
October 10, 2011  Speaker of the House will address the European Parliament
October 6, 2011 Knesset Speaker at Hanan Porat`s funeral: ”You were one of few men of vision and of action, a public servant whose words were like poetry; your poetry will continue to follow us with your endless love of this nation and country for many years.”
September 26, 2011 Knesset Speaker meets with outgoing Japanese Ambassador to Israel: ”Abu Mazen mourns the loss of his house in Safed, not the establishment of housing over the Green Line”
September 6, 2011 The European Council`s Policy Committee Meeting in Caserta, Italy

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