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

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.Yoni Kempinski, 04/10/2021 23:03
Race to pass budget underway

Race to pass budget underway

Knesset returns from summer recess with aim of passing numerous bills and reforms quickly.Arutz Sheva Staff, 03/10/2021 09:31
Knesset passes budget plan in first reading

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.Hezki Baruch, 02/09/2021 22:41
Miri Regev's secret wedding

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 02/09/2021 18:49
Knesset passes state budget in preliminary vote

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 02/09/2021 15:50
Poll: New Hope erased

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 19/08/2021 02:15
Poll: 51% want Netanyahu as PM, just 12% prefer Bennnett

Poll: 51% want Netanyahu as PM, just 12% prefer Bennnett

Likud surges to 32 seats as Yesh Atid falls in latest poll and New Hope fails to make it into next Knesset.David Rosenberg, 13/08/2021 07:59
Knesset Christian Allies Caucus launches in the 24th Knesset

Knesset Christian Allies Caucus launches in the 24th Knesset

MK Yuli Edelstein joins MK Sharren Haskel as new co-chair of the Knesset Christian Allies Caucus.Arutz Sheva Staff, 04/08/2021 02:14
Blame game in Knesset plenum

Blame game in Knesset plenum

Shouting and accusations fly in the Knesset meeting forced by the opposition.Arutz Sheva Staff , 02/08/2021 20:27
'Likud committed the greatest fraud - the eviction from Gush Katif'

'Likud committed the greatest fraud - the eviction from Gush Katif'

MK Yomtob Kalfon in Knesset discussion on Gaza Disengagement accuses Likud, opposition of hypocrisy in accusing coalition of fraud.Arutz Sheva Staff, 27/07/2021 21:11
Man calls Labor MK, wishes death on her

Man calls Labor MK, wishes death on her

Anonymous person phones MK Ibtisam Mara'ana, makes sure it is her, and says: "I wish you would die, stinking Arab."Orli Harari, 22/07/2021 03:10
Judges Law to be brought up for a vote again

Judges Law to be brought up for a vote again

Coalition prepares for fight over 3 controversial laws.Arutz Sheva Staff, 21/07/2021 17:03
Opposition petitions Supreme Court against Knesset committees

Opposition petitions Supreme Court against Knesset committees

Knesset legal counsel in last-minute bid to prevent issue of formation of Knesset committees from going to Supreme Court.Arutz Sheva Staff, 19/07/2021 16:34
Poll: Yamina gains ground while New Hope plummets to zero

Poll: Yamina gains ground while New Hope plummets to zero

68% of Israelis say new government is Center-Left, new poll shows, while coalition faction falls below minimum electoral threshold.David Rosenberg, 16/07/2021 08:15
'We'll go to elections': Government faces crisis over cannabis law

'We'll go to elections': Government faces crisis over cannabis law

United Arab List refuses to back coalition's law expanding rights for medicinal cannabis users. 'There's a limit to how much we can take.'Hezki Baruch, 14/07/2021 13:43
Historic: Deaf MK delivers Knesset speech in sign language

Historic: Deaf MK delivers Knesset speech in sign language

MK Shirly Pinto receives standing ovation from entire Knesset after delivering speech entirely in sign language.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/07/2021 20:45
Knesset rejects Citizenship Law

Knesset rejects Citizenship Law

The coalition sought to extend the law preventing unification of Palestinian families by six months, but did not achieve a majority.Arutz Sheva Staff, 06/07/2021 06:42
Likud publishes names of MKs absent from Knesset session

Likud publishes names of MKs absent from Knesset session

"We'll only bring this left-wing government down if we maintain iron discipline," party announcement reads.Arutz Sheva Staff, 22/06/2021 13:20
New bill: Premiership will be limited to two largest parties

New bill: Premiership will be limited to two largest parties

Bill would see one of the two largest factions in the Knesset form a coalition, ban rotation deals with smaller parties.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 19/06/2021 01:34
Most Israelis back new government as Likud plummets in new poll

Most Israelis back new government as Likud plummets in new poll

Just 37% of Israelis oppose new government - but Netanyahu holds wide lead over Bennett as top pick for prime minister.David Rosenberg, 14/06/2021 09:00
Naftali Bennett sworn in as Prime Minister of Israel

Naftali Bennett sworn in as Prime Minister of Israel

Bennett wins razor-thin majority in Knesset, replaces Netanyahu as PM. Yesh Atid MK elected to replace Yariv Levin as Knesset Speaker.David Rosenberg, 13/06/2021 21:00
Bennett thanks Netanyahu, rightist MKs jeer

Bennett thanks Netanyahu, rightist MKs jeer

Right-wing lawmakers shout down Naftali Bennett as Knesset prepares to vote on national unity government.Hezki Baruch, 13/06/2021 16:45
Poll: Yesh Atid soars, Yamina barely clears electoral threshold

Poll: Yesh Atid soars, Yamina barely clears electoral threshold

Yair Lapid gains ground on Netanyahu in latest poll, while Yamina barely makes it into Knesset.David Rosenberg, 10/06/2021 22:34
Rightist MKs up in arms as Knesset paves way for unity government vote

Rightist MKs up in arms as Knesset paves way for unity government vote

Knesset Arrangements Committee approves plans to vote on and swear in national unity government next week, drawing fiery response.Hezki Baruch, 09/06/2021 13:30
Bennett-Lapid government to be sworn in next Sunday

Bennett-Lapid government to be sworn in next Sunday

Knesset Speaker sets date for inauguration of new government. MK Nir Orbach vows to back gov't, ensuring it a majority.Arutz Sheva Staff, 08/06/2021 11:37
Knesset to convene Monday to announce new government

Knesset to convene Monday to announce new government

Knesset Speaker Yariv Levin announces he will bring Lapid’s statement that he can form a government before the Knesset on Monday.Elad Benari, Canada, 04/06/2021 20:39
Isaac Herzog elected as President of Israel

Isaac Herzog elected as President of Israel

Jewish Agency chief Isaac Herzog defeats Israel Prize laureate Miriam Peretz by wide margin to become Israel's 11th President.Arutz Sheva Staff, 02/06/2021 12:49
Likud and Yesh Atid clash over presidential election

Likud and Yesh Atid clash over presidential election

Vote for the presidency next week in doubt due to disagreement between Likud and Yesh Atid.Hezki Baruch, 25/05/2021 06:34
MK removed from Knesset podium while holding burned Bible

MK removed from Knesset podium while holding burned Bible

MK May Golan holds up Chumash taken from synagogue torched in Lod in Knesset, says Jews will remember what happened.Arutz Sheva Staff, 24/05/2021 20:16
Poll: Likud - 30 seats, Yesh Atid - 21

Poll: Likud - 30 seats, Yesh Atid - 21

Channel 12 News poll gives Religious Zionist 7 seats, Labor - 6, New Hope - 6, Yamina - 5 and the Joint List - 5.Elad Benari, 24/05/2021 03:06
Change bloc renews coalition talks: 'New gov't by next week'

Change bloc renews coalition talks: 'New gov't by next week'

Gantz expected to remain Defense Minister in new government, with Avidgor Liberman becoming Finance Minister, Lapid to be Foreign Minister.David Rosenberg, 09/05/2021 15:55
Knesset to ease coronavirus restrictions

Knesset to ease coronavirus restrictions

Knesset members to resume meetings in the building in full next week, as was the case before the pandemic.Hezki Baruch, 07/05/2021 04:41
Knesset fast tracks regulation of 'Young Settlements'

Knesset fast tracks regulation of 'Young Settlements'

Right-wing factions unite to waive requirement of 45 delay for votes on bills to allow Knesset to vote to normalize status of communities.Arutz Sheva Staff, 04/05/2021 18:53
Political drama: United Arab List thwarts Likud proposal

Political drama: United Arab List thwarts Likud proposal

Netanyahu's opponents to control key committee despite Yamina agreement to support Likud proposal for its composition.Arutz Sheva Staff, 19/04/2021 19:03
Likud, Yamina reach agreement on Arrangements Committee

Likud, Yamina reach agreement on Arrangements Committee

At last minute, Yamina agrees to support Likud proposal for committee arrangement, in return for one of the Likud's seats on the committee.Arutz Sheva Staff, 19/04/2021 18:42
Yamina to decide fate of anti-Netanyahu legislation

Yamina to decide fate of anti-Netanyahu legislation

Likud, left-wing bloc at odds over makeup of Knesset Arrangements Committee, which will decide fate of bills to ban Netanyahu from being PM.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/04/2021 11:39
Frost and Donkeys in the Knesset

Frost and Donkeys in the Knesset

On the use and misuse of literature in Israeli parliamentary debate.Shai Afsai, 11/04/2021 15:00
Rivlin swears in new Knesset: The people expect you all to show leadership

Rivlin swears in new Knesset: The people expect you all to show leadership

President Reuven Rivlin swears in the 24th Knesset for its first session.Arutz Sheva Staff, 06/04/2021 16:44
Poll: Lapid soars, Likud sinks if Israel goes to 5th election

Poll: Lapid soars, Likud sinks if Israel goes to 5th election

New poll shows Yesh Atid gaining ground if no candidate can form government, forcing Israel to go to unprecedented fifth election.David Rosenberg, 06/04/2021 08:24
President worries government can't be formed

President worries government can't be formed

President Rivlin's meeting with party representatives has left him doubtful that any candidate can form a government.Shlomo Witty, 05/04/2021 16:59
Knesset approves electronic bracelets for returnees from abroad

Knesset approves electronic bracelets for returnees from abroad

Bill stipulates that one returning from abroad will be fitted with electronic bracelet to ensure he doesn't leave isolation premises.Tal Polon, 17/03/2021 21:44
Poll: Religious Zionist Party rises to 6 seats, ties with Labor

Poll: Religious Zionist Party rises to 6 seats, ties with Labor

Right-wing bloc falls short of majority in latest poll, with three small left-wing - Arab bloc parties barely crossing electoral threshold.David Rosenberg, 14/03/2021 21:58
Poll: Overwhelming majority of Israelis would limit PM's term

Poll: Overwhelming majority of Israelis would limit PM's term

Israel Hayom/i24NEWS poll: 52% of Israelis believe Knesset should determine legislature - not Supreme Court, PM's term should be limited.i24NEWS, 11/03/2021 21:15
Former MK Hendel: every value today is a war

Former MK Hendel: every value today is a war

The Deputy Minister of Education says that Israel is fighting for its ideas more than ever before.Hezki Baruch, 11/03/2021 17:59
Poll: In a first, Yamina surpasses New Hope as 3rd largest party

Poll: In a first, Yamina surpasses New Hope as 3rd largest party

Meretz again fails to cross electoral threshold, as right-wing bloc secures 62-seat majority according to new poll.David Rosenberg, 04/03/2021 17:47
Poll: 'Never Bibi' bloc reaches 62-seat majority

Poll: 'Never Bibi' bloc reaches 62-seat majority

Likud continues to fall in latest poll as Yesh Atid surges, giving anti-Netanyahu coalition majority in next Knesset - even without Yamina.David Rosenberg, 01/03/2021 08:47
MK Shata: Political deals are not Catholic weddings

MK Shata: Political deals are not Catholic weddings

Blue and White MK attacks Yesh Atid for conformist policiesArutz Sheva, 25/02/2021 18:01
Health Ministry may share information on unvaccinated Israelis with local authorities

Health Ministry may share information on unvaccinated Israelis with local authorities

Bill allowing Health Ministry to share information on those unvaccinated against coronavirus passes second and third Knesset readings.Hezki Baruch, 24/02/2021 15:29
Poll: Religious Zionism, Blue & White, Meretz barely cross threshold

Poll: Religious Zionism, Blue & White, Meretz barely cross threshold

Left-wing bloc gains ground in latest poll, denying rightist bloc a majority. Three parties in danger of falling being left out of Knesset.David Rosenberg, 24/02/2021 13:14
Poll: Likud 29, Yesh Atid 18, Yamina 11

Poll: Likud 29, Yesh Atid 18, Yamina 11

Religious Zionist Party falls to 4 seats, barely clearly electoral threshold, as 'Never Bibi' bloc receives majority in latest poll.David Rosenberg, 24/02/2021 07:49
Knesset backs bill allowing transfer of personal information based on vaccine status

Knesset backs bill allowing transfer of personal information based on vaccine status

New bill which aims to 'enable local authorities to help Health Ministry encourage people to get vaccinated' passes first reading.David Rosenberg, 22/02/2021 14:46
Poll: Right-wing rises to 62 seats

Poll: Right-wing rises to 62 seats

Religious Zionist Party gains momentum, rising to 5 seats, helping to push right-wing bloc up to 62 seats. Blue and White falls to 0 seats.David Rosenberg, 15/02/2021 11:00
Poll: Right-wing and anti-Bibi blocs tied

Poll: Right-wing and anti-Bibi blocs tied

Arab parties set to fall to lowest level in 20 years, poll shows, while Yesh Atid surges.David Rosenberg, 08/02/2021 09:33
Poll: Likud continues to rise as Meretz fails to cross threshold

Poll: Likud continues to rise as Meretz fails to cross threshold

Religious Zionist Party gets 4 seats in latest poll, while Meretz drops to 0. Right-wing bloc hits 61-seat majority needed for government.David Rosenberg, 07/02/2021 19:20
South Tel Aviv activists endorse Religious Zionist Party

South Tel Aviv activists endorse Religious Zionist Party

Activists against illegal immigration to Tel Aviv say that the only choice for them is the Religious Zionist Party of Bezalel Smotrich.Arutz Sheva Staff, 07/02/2021 15:53
Poll: Likud 29, Yesh Atid 16, Religious Zionist Party 4

Poll: Likud 29, Yesh Atid 16, Religious Zionist Party 4

First poll released after closing of party registration shows Smotrich's alliance with Ben-Gvir yields four seats - even without Jewish HomeDavid Rosenberg, 05/02/2021 08:30
Fines raised for flouting guidelines

Fines raised for flouting guidelines

The Knesset has drastically increased the fines for those opening in defiance of the lockdown.Arutz Sheva Staff, 04/02/2021 20:17