Knesset passes NGO transparency law

At the conclusion of a lengthy plenary debate, during which the opposition factions raised numerous objections, the Knesset passed into law late Monday the so-called ”NGO bill.” The bill, officially titled the “Transparency Requirements for Parties Supported by Foreign State Entities Bill,” which passed its third and final vote by 57-48, requires that NGOs who Full Article … [Read more...]

Speaker Edelstein meets with Greek opposition leader Mitsotakis: ”Countries in the region understand that cooperating with Israel is in their best interest”

Knesset Speaker Yuli Yoel Edelstein met on Monday with Greek opposition leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis. ”I have heard many good things about your political activity and support for Israel,” Edelstein told his guest at the onset of the meeting, which took place in the Speaker`s bureau. Edelstein mentioned that he is scheduled to travel to Greece Full Article … [Read more...]

PM Netanyahu addresses the Ethiopian parliament

​All nations are threatened by the forces of terror. The terrorists see us, all of us, as one. We must fight them as one. And I want to pledge to you one thing: We can defeat them; we will defeat them; but working together we’ll defeat them even faster.   Copyright: GPO/Kobi Gideon ​ (Communicated Full Article … [Read more...]

President Rivlin on state visit to Bulgaria

​President Rivlin: "We must all stand strong together and say in a loud and clear voice that above all else, we will fight terrorism and its supporters in any place they may try and reach and in every place they will attempt to hide."   Copyright: GPO/Haim Zach ​(Communicated by the President’s Spokesperson) President Reuven Full Article … [Read more...]

PM Netanyahu on official visit to Ethiopia

​PM Netanyahu: I’m absolutely delighted with the fact that the cooperation we have with Ethiopia and so many other African countries is consolidating into the recognition that all African countries can benefit from renewed cooperation with Israel.   Copyright: GPO/Kobi Gideon ​(Communicated by the Prime Minister’s Media Adviser) Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, this morning (Thursday, Full Article … [Read more...]

Summary of editorials from the Hebrew press

HaaretzJerusalem PostYediot AharonotMa’arivGlobesIsrael Hayom   ​The Jerusalem Post berates the US State Department and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon for their criticism of Israel’s building plans in the West Bank and Jerusalem, and asserts: “The expansion of Jerusalem’s neighborhoods to accommodate the city’s growing population is a matter for the municipality’s urban planners. It is not the concern of third parties, such as the State Department, whose (yet another) … [Read more...]

Minister Steinitz: All those who can prevent online incitement must do so

The Knesset plenum discussed on Wednesday a motion for the agenda regarding postings on social networks that incite to terrorism. ”In principle, Facebook is supposed to connect people, but unfortunately this connection often times creates expression of hatred and even incitement to murder,” said MK Merav Ben Ari (Zionist Camp). MK Revital Swid (Zionist Camp) Full Article … [Read more...]

PM Netanyahu attends Israel-Kenya economic forum in Nairobi

​The goal of the forum was to increase bilateral economic cooperation and thereby boost Israeli exports and strengthen bilateral ties by creating both opportunities for business meetings and work contacts.   Copyright: GPO/Kobi Gideon ​(Communicated by the Prime Minister’s Media Adviser) Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, today (Tuesday, 5 July 2016), in Nairobi, attended a special Full Article … [Read more...]