MKs Haskel, Yonah on official visit to Chile to strengthen parliamentary ties

(MKs Haskel and Yonah meet with Chilean officials) In the framework of the strengthening of ties between the Knesset and various parliaments in Latin America, MKs Sharren Haskel (Likud) and Yoseph Yonah (Zionist Camp) traveled to Chile for an official visit on behalf of the Knesset. On Tuesday Haskel, who heads the Israel-Chile Parliamentary Friendship Full Article … [Continue reading]

Chinese Parliament Speaker Dejiang to visit the Knesset next week

Zhang Dejiang, the chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People`s Congress of China, is scheduled to visit the Knesset this coming Tuesday as a guest of Knesset Speaker Yuli-Yoel Edelstein. The National People`s Congress is the national legislature of the People`s Republic of China. Following the welcome ceremony, Dejiang will sign the Knesset Full Article … [Continue reading]

Knesset Speaker Edelstein to address European Conference of Presidents of Parliament this week during PACE session in Strasbourg

Knesset Speaker Yuli-Yoel Edelstein will leave for Strasbourg, France on Thursday to take part in the European Conference of Presidents of Parliament, which will be held in the framework of the plenary session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE). Some 50 presidents of parliament are expected to attend the conference, and Full Article … [Continue reading]

Space Minister Akunis to Science and Technology Committee: I asked PM Netanyahu to immediately transfer funds for the purchase of components for new communications satellite

The Science and Technology Committee convened on Sunday to discuss the effects of the destruction of the Amos-6 satellite on the future of Israel`s aerospace and communications industry. The meeting was held with the participation of Minister of Science, Technology, and Space Ofir Akunis and senior aerospace industry officials. On September 1, SpaceX’s unmanned Falcon Full Article … [Continue reading]

Defense Committee Chairman MK Dichter: ”Moving IDF units to the south – an important Zionist project”


Members of the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, headed by MK Avi Dichter (Likud), toured the City of Training Bases on Sunday and were briefed on the various aspects of the national project to relocate IDF units to the Negev region in south … [Continue reading]

Knesset plenum to hold special debate following Shabbat train crisis


(Archive photo) After the signatures of more than 50 MKs were submitted to the Knesset Secretariat, Speaker Yuli-Yoel Edelstein decided to convene the plenum on September 19, while the Knesset is still in recess, to discuss motions for the agenda on … [Continue reading]

Readout of Secretary Carter’s Meeting with Israeli Minister of Defense Avigdor Lieberman

 Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook provided the following readout:   Secretary of Defense Ash Carter met with Israeli Minister of Defense Avigdor Lieberman for a bilateral meeting on the margins of the UK-hosted UN Peacekeeping Defense … [Continue reading]

Carter Meets With Israeli Counterpart During Ministerial

WASHINGTON, Sept. 7, 2016 — Defense Secretary Ash Carter met with Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman today on the margins of the U.K.-hosted U.N. Peacekeeping Defense Ministerial in London, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said in a … [Continue reading]