Speaker Edelstein sends condolence letter to Italian counterpart following devastating earthquake

Following the devastating earthquake in Italy, Knesset Speaker Yuli-Yoel Edelstein sent a letter of condolence on Thursday to his Italian counterpart, Chamber of Deputies President Laura Boldrini. ”We were deeply saddened to hear of the tragic earthquake that struck central Italy,” the letter read. ”On behalf of the Knesset and the people of Israel, I Full Article … [Continue reading]

Minister Bennett takes part in Education Committee meeting ahead of the upcoming schoolyear

During Wednesday`s meeting of the Knesset`s Education, Culture and Sports Committee on the preparations for the upcoming schoolyear, Education Minister Naftali Bennett listed his ministry`s achievements, including the addition a second assistant in kindergartens, reducing the number of children in first grade classrooms, and more. Bennett announced that the goal is to have 18,000 students Full Article … [Continue reading]

Foreign Affairs Committee discusses BDS activity on US college campuses; MK Dichter, committee chairman: ”We must help every Jewish person who is attacked for being Jewish”

The Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, headed by MK Avi Dichter (Likud), held an urgent debate on Tuesday on the efforts of BDS-affiliated organizations to target Jewish students on college campuses throughout the United States. The debate was held following motions for the agenda submitted by MKs Anat Berko (Likud), Aliza Lavie (Yesh Atid) and Full Article … [Continue reading]

Speaker Edelstein to ambassadors of Asia-Pacific countries: ”Relations between us have great potential”

During a meeting on Monday with ambassadors to Israel of Asia-Pacific countries, Knesset Speaker Yuli-Yoel Edelstein said, ”There is great potential not only for excellent economic relations between [Israel and Asia-Pacific countries), but also for additional cooperation.” Edelstein noted that for years the `center of gravity` had shifted between the European countries and the United Full Article … [Continue reading]

Speaker Edelstein presented with scissors used in the dedication of the Knesset Building 50 years ago


Knesset Sergeant-at-Arms Yosef Grif on Monday presented Speaker Yuli-Yoel Edelstein with the scissors that were used to cut the ribbon during the dedication of the Knesset Building in August 1966. The scissors were designed specifically for the event … [Continue reading]

Finance Committee approves NIS 300 million for supporting new immigrants


(New olim greeted by President Reuven Rivlin, archive photo) The Finance Committee, headed by MK Moshe Gafni (United Torah Judaism), approved on Monday the transfer of an additional NIS 300 million to the Ministry of Aliyah and Immigrant Absorption, … [Continue reading]

In Buenos Aires, Knesset members meet with top Argentinian officials; hold memorial service for victims of terror attacks


A delegation of Knesset members arrived in Buenos Aires, Argentina on Thursday and held a series of meetings with top officials. The delegation was headed by MK Haim Jelin (Yesh Atid), who chairs the Israel-Argentina Parliamentary Friendship Group. … [Continue reading]

Montevideo: Memorandum of understanding signed between Uruguayan Parliament and the Knesset


A delegation of Knesset members on an official visit to Latin America met in Montevideo, Uruguay on Wednesday with Chamber of Deputies President Gerardo Amarilla, as well as with members of the Uruguay-Israel Parliamentary Friendship Group and senior … [Continue reading]