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  • Livni taking seven Kadima members for her new party

    December 4, 2012 | 1:12 pm

    Seven Kadima members are breaking away to join former party leader Tzipi Livni in her new Hatnuah party.

    The move was approved Monday night by the Knesset House Committee.

    The defectors will take with them to the new party more than $1 million in public election funding....

  • Knesset dissolution bill passes first reading

    October 15, 2012 | 2:59 pm

    Legislation to dissolve the Israeli Knesset and go to national elections was approved unanimously on first reading.

    Israeli lawmakers voted 99-0, with one voting "present," on Monday night to dissolve the 18th Knesset and hold elections for a new government on Jan. 22. The...

  • Knesset approves panels to probe left-wing NGOs

    February 2, 2011 | 10:09 am

    The Knesset House Committee approved the establishment of parliamentary panels to probe the funding and activities of left-leaning human rights groups and NGOs.

    The vote to establish two commissions of inquiries passed the committee Wednesday by a vote of 10 to 6.

    One committee...

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