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.

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.

Israel: `Netanyahu bloc wants September 4 polls’

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

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.