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

The Knesset will mark 100 years of Jewish-American involvement in the Yishuv and the State of Israel on Wednesday with a series of committee meetings and events. The special day is an initiative of MK Nachman Shai, head of the Lobby for US-Israel Relations. The Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, headed by MK Tzach Hanegbi Full Article … [Continue reading]

Knesset marks ”Arabic Language Day”; Speaker Edelstein: ”Learning our neighbor`s language can lower the wall of alienation”

During Tuesday`s special plenary debate marking ”Arabic Language Day,” Knesset Speaker Yuli-Yoel Edelstein stressed that Arabic is an official language in Israel and noted that one fifth of the population speaks the language. Arabic, he mentioned, is also the dominant language in the region. ”Therefore, despite the fact that the mother tongue of most of Full Article … [Continue reading]

President Rivlin meets with delegation of German parliamentarians

​President Rivlin: Criticism is fine, delegitimization is not. We must recognize where criticism is really anti-Semitism. We all have a responsibility to stand up to racism, anti-Semitism and all forms of hatred.   Copyright: GPO/Mark Neiman ​ (Communicated by the President’s Spokesperson) President Reuven Rivlin today (Tuesday, 24 May 2016), met at his residence with a Full Article … [Continue reading]

MFA Dir-Gen Gold inaugurates Israeli pavilion at World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul

​Dr. Dore Gold, Director General of Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, inaugurated the Israeli Pavilion at the first World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, held under the auspices of the UN Secretary General.   Copyright: MASHAV ​ (Communicated by the MFA Spokesperson) The first World Humanitarian Summit opened this morning (Tuesday, 24 May 2016) in Istanbul, Full Article … [Continue reading]

State Comptroller`s report presented to Knesset Speaker Edelstein


(From left: Elharrar, Edelstein and Shapira. Photo: Itzik Harari, Knesset PR Division) State Comptroller Justice (ret.) Joseph Shapira presented his report Tuesday afternoon to Knesset Speaker Yuli-Yoel Edelstein and the MK Karin Elharrar (Yesh … [Continue reading]

Summary of editorials from the Hebrew press


HaaretzJerusalem PostYediot AharonotMa’arivGlobesIsrael Hayom   ​The Jerusalem Post believes the expected expansion of the coalition will impact issues regarding religion and state, and contends: “Expanding the coalition offers … [Continue reading]

Committee on the Status of Women discusses study on Israelis` low sense of personal security; MK Khenin: ”Our society lives in fear”


The Committee on the Status of Women and Gender Equality, headed by MK Aida Touma-Sliman (Joint List), discussed on Monday possible courses of action in light of a recent study which showed that Israelis in general have a low sense of personal … [Continue reading]

PM Netanyahu’s Speech Marking Herzl Memorial Day and the Opening of the Knesset Summer Session

Photo by Kobi Gideon, GPO   -Translation- Zionism has won. Herzl yearned to see the State of Israel established and outlined its image. Today it is a global success story. The revival of our people is considered a wonder – just as Herzl’s … [Continue reading]