Israeli Parliament employees denied entry for 'short skirts'

Knesset spokesman Yotam Yakir said Parliament dress code forbids sandals, shorts, and "too short skirts". 

Dec 14, 2016, 19:09 PM IST

Israel approves contentious NGO foreign funding law

The Israeli parliament finalised a controversial law compelling NGOs receiving most of their funding from foreign state entities to declare it in official reports, a Knesset spokesman said early Tuesday.

Jul 12, 2016, 10:00 AM IST
Hardliner Avigdor Lieberman sworn in as Israel defence minister

Hardliner Avigdor Lieberman sworn in as Israel defence minister

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu`s choice of Avigdor Lieberman to head Defence Ministry has caused alarm among moderates in Israel.

May 31, 2016, 06:01 AM IST

Israel`s Parliament approves new Netanyahu government

The Israeli parliament approved late Thursday Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu`s new rightwing government in a vote of confidence that his coalition won by a razor-thin majority.

May 15, 2015, 02:25 AM IST

Netanyahu seeks to hike number of ministers in new govt

Israel`s outgoing cabinet on Sunday approved legal changes that will allow Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to boost the number of ministers in his new government.

May 10, 2015, 21:35 PM IST
Israel goes to polls: Will Benjamin Netanyahu win 4th term as PM?

Israel goes to polls: Will Benjamin Netanyahu win 4th term as PM?

As Israelis cast their ballots on Tuesday for the 20th Knesset, PM Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud Party is in for a strong challenge from from his rival Zionist camp led by Isaac Herzog and Tzipi Livni.

Mar 17, 2015, 14:24 PM IST
Voting starts in Israel's parliamentary elections

Voting starts in Israel's parliamentary elections

 Polling started on Tuesday in Israel in what is expected to be a close contest between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu`s party and opposition leader Yitzhak Herzog.

Mar 17, 2015, 12:02 PM IST

Israeli government approves new bill to detain asylum seekers

The Israeli government Sunday, unanimously voted in favour of a new bill, which allows authorities to detain asylum seekers for up to 20 months in an "open-prison", official sources said.

Dec 01, 2014, 00:48 AM IST

Arabs MPs heckle, Jews applaud Canada PM at Israel Knesset

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper was shouted down by Arab lawmakers at the Israeli Knesset on Monday in a speech which won him a standing ovation from Jewish MPs.

Jan 21, 2014, 09:18 AM IST

Israel: `Netanyahu bloc wants September 4 polls’

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu`s ruling coalition has tabled a motion to dissolve Parliament.

May 03, 2012, 10:07 AM IST

Israeli lawmaker cools debate with water toss

A lawmaker made a splash in Israel`s parliament on Monday by dousing an Arab lawmaker with a glass of water.

Jan 09, 2012, 22:10 PM IST