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Poll shows major shift in Knesset if Netanyahu resigns

Israelis give Bennett government poor marks for handling of COVID pandemic, with just 6% saying Bennett is best suited to serve as PM.

Poll shows major shift in Knesset if Netanyahu resigns

Coalition embarrassment as Meretz MK votes against Draft Law

Mansour Abbas tells Aryeh Deri Draft Law is good for the haredim, bill fails in 54-54 vote after Meretz MK breaks coalition discipline.

Coalition embarrassment as Meretz MK votes against Draft Law

Coalition leaves plenum after losing vote

Coalition releases MKs, leaving Opposition to win on all remaining votes. Likud faction chair: 'Zero management, zero leadership.'

Coalition leaves plenum after losing vote

PM Bennett confronts Opposition MKs during stormy Knesset vote

'Get out! Shame on you!' Opposition lawmakers chant at Bennett, prompting PM to get out of his seat and confront Opposition MKs.

PM Bennett confronts Opposition MKs during stormy Knesset voteplayer

Shouting match in Knesset as 'Electricity Law' passes final vote

Opposition MKs jeer Prime Minister Bennett on Knesset floor, Bennett responds by castigating Opposition Leader Netanyahu.

Shouting match in Knesset as 'Electricity Law' passes final voteplayer

Opposition to boycott debate on Electricity Law

Likud, Religious Zionism, and haredi parties to boycott Knesset debates in protest of coalition decision to shorten debate period.

Opposition to boycott debate on Electricity Law

Tibi: Netanyahu brought Ben Gvir to attack Arabs. Ben Gvir: You're a terrorist

Verbal confrontation breaks out at the Knesset between MK Itamar Ben Gvir and MK Ahmed Tibi.

'Netanyahu brought Ben Gvir to attack Arabs'player

Coalition strikes down 'Nir Barkat Law,' advances identical law

Law limiting ability of wealthy politicians to finance their own campaigns passes preliminary reading.

Coalition strikes down 'Nir Barkat Law,' advances identical law

New Knesset regulations in light of Omicron's spread

Cafeteria take-out only, gym closed, tours & events canceled... all in the hope that essential functions will be able to continue.

New Knesset regulations in light of Omicron's spread

Omicron reaches Knesset

21 Knesset security guards and employees, as well as MK Meir Porush, in isolation after guard tests positive for Omicron variant.

Omicron reaches Knesset

Watch: Netanyahu sprints to the Knesset

Opposition leader filmed running from his office to the plenum so as not to miss an important vote.

Watch: Netanyahu sprints to the Knessetplayer

Knesset votes down bill to expel terrorists' families

PM Bennett, coalition vote against bill Yamina had previously supported deporting families of terrorists.

Knesset votes down bill to expel terrorists' families

'Electricity Law' approved in first reading

Controversial law would approve the connection of tens of thousands of illegally built homes in the Arab sector to the electricity grid.

'Electricity Law' approved in first reading

Poll: After half a year of PM Bennett, voters prefer Netanyahu

Prime Minister Bennett has 44% job approval rating in new poll, with plurality of Israelis favoring Netanyahu as PM.

Poll: After half a year of PM Bennett, voters prefer Netanyahu

Poll: Yamina falls to 4, New Hope drops to 0

Pro-Netanyahu coalition loses ground to 'change' bloc, despite Likud rising to 35 seats.

Poll: Yamina falls to 4, New Hope drops to 0

Police launch criminal investigation against Yamina MK

Israel Police launch investigation into the double vote of Deputy Minister Abir Kara in the Knesset plenum several months ago.

Police launch criminal investigation against Yamina MK

Knesset confrontation: 'Abbas, condemn Jerusalem attack'

Religious Zionism party chairman Bezalel Smotrich in Knesset demands Ra'am chairman Mansour Abbas condemn deadly Hamas shooting.

Knesset confrontation: 'Abbas, condemn Jerusalem attack'

Knesset begins debate on PM term limits

Bill would limit prime minister to 8 consecutive years in office.

Knesset begins debate on PM term limits

MKs from the coalition to lead conference against 'settler violence'

Labor's Ibtisam Mara'ana: Terrorism against Palestinians who are living under occupation as it is should be stopped.

Coalition MKs to lead conference against 'settler violence'

Knesset Speaker establishes Ethics Committee, appoints opposition MKs without consent

Amid disagreements with opposition, Knesset Speaker appoints members to Knesset's Ethics Committee.

Knesset Speaker establishes Ethics Committee

Knesset approves commission of inquiry into death of Ahuvya Sandak

Coalition, opposition vote in favor of commission of inquiry into death of teen killed in police chase.

Knesset approves commission of inquiry into teen's death

Former Mayor of Jerusalem making trouble for Knesset accountants

Likud MK Nir Barkat has nearly 2 million ILS to his name but refuses to tell the Knesset where to send it all.

Former Mayor of Jerusalem making trouble for Knesset accountants

Knesset Speaker: No more food or drink allowed in plenum

Knesset Speaker bans food and drink in plenum hall, says it 'harms public image.'

Knesset Speaker: No more food or drink allowed in plenum

Eating Knesset candy and drinking the Kool-Aid

The whole plenum looked as puerile last week as it’s been sounding, with verbiage and decibel levels not even fit for a playground. Op-ed.

Eating Knesset candy and drinking the Kool-Aid

Knesset approves budget for 2022

After delay of six hours, Knesset approves 2022 budget in its second and third readings by a majority of 59 to 56.

Knesset approves budget for 2022

MK Orly Levy-Abekasis screams at Knesset usher: Don't touch me!

Likud MK takes out anger on usher after being asked to leave discussion of Knesset Finance Committee, later apologizes.

MK Orly Levy-Abekasis screams at Knesset usher: Don't touch me!player

Knesset approves budget for 2021

Budget approved in second and third readings by a majority of 61 to 59. Voting on 2022 budget, Arrangements Law to continue later today.

Knesset approves budget for 2021

Poll: Likud rises to 34, Yamina sinks to 6 seats

Netanyahu bloc falls far short of majority with just 56 seats in latest poll, even as New Hope fails to cross electoral threshold.

Poll: Likud rises to 34, Yamina sinks to 6 seats

Knesset begins marathon deliberations on state budget

With just days left before budget deadline, government brings spending plan to the Knesset.

Knesset begins marathon deliberations on state budget

Bereaved families: 'Israel is committing suicide'

Ad Kan, Choosing Life Forum present findings of investigation to Knesset showing connection between Ra'am, Hamas.

Bereaved families: 'Israel is committing suicide'player

Yamina drops to zero seats in latest poll

Latest poll shows the Likud with wide lead - but still short of a clear path to a 61-seat majority government.

Yamina drops to zero seats in latest poll

Yuli Edelstein: Netanyahu gets more seats - but I can form a government

After polls yesterday showing Likud strengthening, former Health Minister Yuli Edelstein believes he could form a government as Likud chief.

Yuli Edelstein: Netanyahu gets more seats - but I can form gov't

Likud: Bennett gives billions to Mansour Abbas, 0 to soldiers

Bill from Likud MK Eli Cohen to raise salaries of IDF soldiers defeated in the Knesset.

Likud: Bennett gives billions to Mansour Abbas, 0 to soldiers

Knesset remembers minister assassinated by terrorists

Special session marks 20 years since assassination of Rehavam Ze'evi. Netanyahu says Ze'evi would be furious at current government.

Knesset remembers minister assassinated by terrorists

Israeli MK: Government needs to fix immigration law, not play politics

Arutz Sheva speaks to MK Attorney Simcha Rotman about the new session of the Knesset.

Israeli MK: Gov needs to fix immigration law, not play politicsplayer

Race to pass budget underway

Knesset returns from summer recess with aim of passing numerous bills and reforms quickly.

Race to pass budget underway

Knesset passes budget plan in first reading

First spending plan in three and a half years moves forward in Knesset, with 59 voting for and 54 against.

Knesset passes budget plan in first reading

Miri Regev's secret wedding

Likud MK absent from vote on state budget to attend son's wedding, which no MKs or ministers were invited to.

Miri Regev's secret wedding

Knesset passes state budget in preliminary vote

After three years without new state budget, Knesset votes to give preliminary approval to framework for 2021-2022 spending bill.

Knesset passes state budget in preliminary vote

Poll: New Hope erased

Channel 20 poll predicts 54 seats for parties in pro-Netanyahu bloc. The Likud has 32 seats, and Yesh Atid has 18 seats.

Poll: New Hope erased