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  • 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...

  • Rivlin: Early elections likely in February

    October 5, 2012 | 9:25 am

    Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin has called on the Israeli parliament to disband itself and begin preparing for early elections.

    “There can be no doubt that the decision to go to early election has been made and all the parties are preparing for elections,” Army Radio and other...

  • Speaking of elections, how’s Bibi doing?

    By Shmuel Rosner

    October 2, 2012 | 11:53 am

    While Americans are worrying about the November election, Israelis might need to start worrying about their own February one: "If Benjamin Netanyahu is unable to convince members of his coalition to back his budget for the coming year, he will be forced to bring elections currently...

  • Dichter quits Knesset to take home front defense ministerial position

    August 14, 2012 | 10:25 am

    Israeli lawmaker Avi Dichter resigned from the Kadima Party and the Knesset in order to join the government as minister of home front defense.

    Dichter reportedly sent Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin his resignation on Tuesday after being offered the position Monday night during a...

  • Extremist haredi Orthodox protest universal conscription

    July 16, 2012 | 3:40 pm

    Thousands of members of a haredi Orthodox sect protested in Jerusalem against a planned universal military service law.

    The members of the extremist Eda Haredit sect, which does not recognize secular law, protested Monday evening.

    The protest reportedly began with prayer and...

  • Israeli Speaker Reuven Rivlin visits Tonga

    April 11, 2011 | 10:10 am

    The speaker of Israel’s Knesset, Reuven Rivlin made a historic visit to the island of Tonga in the South Pacific.

    Rivlin became the first Knesset speaker to travel to the kingdom, spending three days on an official visit accompanied by Israel’s non-resident ambassador, Shemi Tzur....