Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee discusses home front`s preparedness for future war

The Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, headed by MK Avi Dichter (Likud), marked a decade since the Second Lebanon War with a debate on the lessons learned from the conflict and the home front`s preparedness for a possible war in the future. Brig. Gen. Dedi Simchi, chief of staff for the IDF`s Home Front Command, Full Article … [Continue reading]

Knesset passes ”Dismissal Law” allowing it to oust a sitting legislator

The Knesset passed into law late Tuesday night a bill that allows it to remove a sitting lawmaker from office. According to the so-called ”Dismissal Law”, which passed in a 62 to 45 vote, the Knesset can oust a legislator for incitement to racism and support of armed struggle against the state. The expulsion requires Full Article … [Continue reading]

PM Netanyahu during plenum debate marking a decade since the Second Lebanon War: ”Our enemies should not underestimate us again”

During Tuesday`s special plenary session marking a decade since the Second Lebanon War, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that prior to the conflict ”Hezbollah viewed us as a frail country which lacks a strong backbone; a society that is weaker than a spider web and which has grown tired of fighting and defending itself. Then Full Article … [Continue reading]

Knesset marks a decade since the Second Lebanon War; Speaker Edelstein: ”The war will continue to accompany us as a reminder and warning”

The Knesset marked a decade since the Second Lebanon War with a special ceremony held in Chagall Hall on Tuesday in the presence of Knesset Speaker Yuli-Yoel Edelstein, Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman, Welfare Minister Haim Katz, other ministers and MKs, Deputy IDF Chief of Staff Maj.-Gen. Yair Golan, IDF soldiers and bereaved families. The event Full Article … [Continue reading]

Approved in final vote: Harsher penalties for dishonoring state flag or emblem

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The Knesset plenum approved on Monday the second and third readings of a bill which seeks to increase the punishment for dishonoring the national flag or emblem. The bill equates the punishment for dishonoring the national symbols with the punishment … [Continue reading]

In his first Question Hour in the plenum, Prime Minister Netanyahu addresses ongoing inquiry: ”A lot of hot air”

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As part of the new Question Hour format in the Knesset, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday fielded questions he did not see in advance from MKs. This was Netanyahu`s first-ever Question Hour appearance. Question Hour is a new parliamentary … [Continue reading]

Senior Ugandan Parliament employees take part in professional seminar at the Knesset

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A group of senior Ugandan Parliament employees, headed by Clerk to Parliament Jane Kibirige, arrived at the Knesset on Monday for a three-day seminar which is taking place as part of the inter-parliamentary cooperation between the Israeli and Ugandan … [Continue reading]

Ombudsman`s report submitted to Knesset speaker: A third of the complaints filed by the public were found to be justified

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Judge (ret.) Joseph Shapira submitted the annual Ombudsman`s Report to Knesset Speaker Yuli-Yoel Edelstein on Monday. Shapira serves as both State Comptroller and Ombudsman. Edelstein noted that the number of public complaints filed with the … [Continue reading]