Knesset lights fourth Hanukkah candle with Masa participants, autistic kids, visually impaired people and new immigrants

Participants of the Masa Israel Journey, along with a group of children who are treated by the Israeli Society for Autistic Children, new immigrants and visually impaired people who work at a rehabilitative plant in Jerusalem took part in Wednesday`s lighting of the fourth Hanukkah candle at the Knesset`s auditorium. The ceremony was held in Full Article … [Read more...]

Knesset launches unique electronic display which shows, in real time, the amount of energy, money and carbon emissions saved as part of the ”Green Knesset” project

Knesset Speaker Yuli-Yoel Edelstein and Director-General Ronen Plot launched on Wednesday a unique electronic monitor which displays, in real time, the activity of the solar field located on the parliament`s roof. The 4,650 square-meter solar array, which was installed in late October, is the largest among all the arrays installed in parliaments worldwide and has Full Article … [Read more...]

Knesset marks flight of Jews from Arab lands; Speaker Edelstein: ”When we speak of displacement and refugees, this cannot come from just one side”

The Knesset plenum on Tuesday marked the national day for the commemoration the flight of Jews from Arab lands and Iran, in accordance with legislation that had been introduced by former MKs Shimon Ohayon and Nissim Zeev. Knesset Speaker Yuli-Yoel Edelstein (Likud) opened the session by saying that ”despite the subject`s great importance in the Full Article … [Read more...]

Economic Affairs Committee Chairman MK Cabel says natural gas deal ”twisted, bad for the citizens of Israel”; PM Netanyahu: ”It`s vital for the state`s functioning, existence”

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (Likud) and Minister of National Infrastructure, Energy, and Water Yuval Steinitz (Likud) took part in Tuesday`s meeting of the Knesset Economic Affairs Committee on the government`s agreement with energy companies for the distribution of natural gas from Israel’s offshore fields. Among the terms of the outline are requirements that Delek Group Full Article … [Read more...]

PM Netanyahu Lights Second Chanukah Candle with Soldiers of the IDF Duvdevan Unit

Photo by Amos Ben Gershom, GPO      Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu lit the second Chanukah candle with soldiers of the IDF Duvdevan unit. Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon, IDF Deputy Chief-of-Staff Maj.-Gen. Yair Golan, Division Commander Brig.-Gen. Lior Carmeli and Duvdevan Commander Col. K also attended the ceremony. Prime Minister Netanyahu told the Duvdevan soldiers: "Happy Chanukah to Full Article … [Read more...]