Palestinian ambassador protests against Knesset Speaker Edelstein`s official visit to Greece

Palestinian Ambassador to Greece Marwan Emile Toubassi protested on Thursday against Knesset Speaker Yuli-Yoel Edelstein`s official visit to the country. ”As the State of Palestine`s ambassador,” Toubassi wrote to the speaker of the Greek Parliament, ”I am disappointed to hear that Mr. Yuli Edelstein, the head of the Israeli parliament, was invited to Greece and Full Article … [Read more...]

Revealed during Diaspora Affairs Committee meeting: Israel working secretly to return Jewish property left behind in Arab countries

During Wednesday`s meeting of the Committee for Immigration, Absorption and Diaspora Affairs, Social Equality Ministry Director-General Avi Cohen revealed that Israel is working secretly to obtain the return of Jewish property in Arab countries and has allocated millions of shekels to the process. ”There is classified activity in conjunction with the Foreign Ministry in which Full Article … [Read more...]

Education Committee urges government to budget fortification of kindergartens and daycares in Gaza-vicinity communities

Sha`ar Hanegev Regional Council head Alon Schuster appeared before the Education, Culture and Sports Committee on Wednesday and complained to its members about the situation of day care centers and kindergartens in Gaza-vicinity communities. He said many day care centers are still awaiting fortification, and in the current situation they will not be able to Full Article … [Read more...]

MK Aida Touma-Sliman: ”Preventing family reunification is a ticking bomb created by the state”

The Committee on the Status of Women and Gender Equality, headed by MK Aida Touma-Sliman (Joint List), held on Monday a deliberation under the title of ”The transparent – women with no status”. The committee chairwoman opened the meeting by saying that ”The word transparent expresses the status of women in the eyes of the Full Article … [Read more...]

Knesset passes law which increases the punishment for incitement against volunteering in the IDF

The Knesset plenum on Tuesday passed into law a bill which increases the punishment for incitement against people volunteering in the security forces. The penal code already sets a prison term of three to 15 years for a person who incites or seeks to persuade a soldier doing compulsory service to desert the army, as Full Article … [Read more...]

Knesset salutes women in the IDF and security forces; PM: ”You are the future IDF chiefs of staff”

The Knesset on Tuesday held an event honoring female members of the IDF and security forces, with the participation of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Knesset Speaker Yuli-Yoel Edelstein, President of the Supreme Court Miriam Naor, members of Knesset, as well as hundreds of female IDF soldiers and officers. The event, titled ”Women of Valor,” was Full Article … [Read more...]

EU coordinator for combating anti-Semitism: ”The goal is to allow Jews to live in Europe without fear”

During Tuesday`s meeting of the Committee for Immigration, Absorption and Diaspora Affairs on the European Union`s efforts to combat anti-Semitism, Committee MK Chairman Avraham Neguise (Likud) thanked the EU`s coordinator for combating anti-Semitism, Katharina von Schnurbein, for the recent measures taken by the EU, including the Code of Conduct adopted by the European Commission and Full Article … [Read more...]

Knesset launches Israel-Ghana Parliamentary Friendship Group

MKs Avraham Neguise (Likud) and Ksenia Svetlova launched on Tuesday the Israel-Ghana Parliamentary Friendship Group, which will be headed by Neguise. The event was attended by parliamentarians from Ghana, the African country`s ambassador to Israel, as well as representatives of the Foreign Ministry and the Israel-Africa Chamber of Commerce. ”Israel and Ghana have much in Full Article … [Read more...]