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Knesset members and Christian leaders talk of new embassy and shared partnerships
Josh Reinstein, director of Knesset Christian Allies Caucus, said “when people take their biblical faith and take it into political action, there is nothing we cannot accomplish.”
‘Nationality Law’ defining Israel as a Jewish state passes first reading in Knesset
The bill seeks to firmly assert that Israel is a Jewish state, enshrining the state’s symbols and the designation of Jerusalem as its capital, and assigning Hebrew as the country’s official language.
Netanyahu delays ‘Override Clause’ vote after consult with Supreme Court president
Israeli Supreme Court President Esther Hayut convinced Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to postpone a vote on a controversial Knesset bill that would enable legislators to override Supreme Court rulings on Knesset laws.
Arab Knesset member suspended for calling Israeli soldiers ‘murderers’
“I spoke the truth, and I would be happy to hold a discussions on the matter,” insisted Hanin Zoabi of Joint Arab List.
Israel sees sharp rise in women in national politics, but not at local level
New statistics show that the number of women Knesset members in Israel increased from nine to 34 in the last 20 years.
Knesset passes two laws aimed at Palestinian terrorism and incitement
One allows the state to revoke the permanent residence status of convicted terrorists. The other allows Israeli police to retain possession of terrorists’ bodies in order to prevent mass politicized processions.
Knesset puts forth first reading of law to ban far-left groups from Israel schools
The law would give the education ministry the authority to bar entities critical of the IDF from lecturing in government-funded schools.
50 parliamentary officials to attend international forum at Knesset
Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS
The Knesset will host its largest ever conference next week, to be attended by 50 secretaries general and directors general of parliaments from around the world.
In Knesset address, Pence declares embassy will move to Jerusalem next year
In a historic address to the Israeli Knesset on Monday, Vice President Mike Pence pledged that the U.S. would move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem “before the end of next year.”
Jonathan S. Tobin
What did you hear when Mike Pence spoke to the Knesset?
For those who can’t listen to anything coming out of this administration without re-interpreting it through the lens of the resistance, Pence’s moving comments about the ties between America and Israel may seem like a creepy conservative plot against liberal values. But if that’s how you heard it, the problem isn’t in Pence’s rhetoric, but in a rejection of a belief that the overwhelming majority of Americans still rightly view as a consensus issue.
Mike Pence takes a ‘victory lap’ in Israel after Jerusalem policy changes
Vice President Mike Pence is using his trip to the Middle East this week as an opportuni-ty to tout the Trump administration’s recent policy changes on Jerusalem.
Israel’s emerging ‘liberal nationalist’ figure
JNS sits down with Dr. Yoaz Hendel - a former director of public diplomacy for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu—to discuss his perspective on politics, the prime minister and the future of Israel.