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The Plenary Hall during the swearing-in ceremony of the 24th Knesset, at the Israeli parliament in Jerusalem, April 6, 2021. Photo by Alex Kolomoisky/POOL

Amid ongoing political deadlock, is it time for Israel to consider electoral reform?

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Israel held its fourth legislative election in the past two years on March 23, voting 120 members of Knesset (Parliament) into power as representatives of the 24th Knesset since the establishment of the State. According...
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrives at a Likud Party meeting at the Knesset on April 19, 2021. Photo by Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90.

Likud loses key Knesset vote, as opponents seek to replace Netanyahu

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Israel’s ruling Likud Party lost a key Knesset vote on Monday, giving opponents of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a narrow majority in a newly formed Arrangements Committee. The committee sets the parliamentary agenda...
Israeli presidential candidate Reuven Rivlin speaks with the press as the parliament votes for the next Israeli president. June 10, 2014. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.

Israel gets ready for presidential elections

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The Knesset has begun preparations to elect President Reuven Rivlin’s successor. Rivlin’s term as president is slated to end on July 9, and according to law, elections for the next president must be held...
The swearing-in ceremony of the 24th Knesset in Jerusalem, April 6, 2021. Photo by Alex Kolomoisky/POOL.

Israel’s 24th Knesset sworn in under cloud of coalition crisis

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Israel’s 24th Knesset was sworn in on Tuesday with less than the customary fanfare due to coronavirus restrictions on the number of attendees and the political crisis that is threatening to lead to a fifth round...
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Let Israelis overseas vote

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Hordes of Israelis showed up at voting stations across the country on Tuesday to determine the future of the state. Yet the number of people who voted could have and should have been far...
Vials of Pfizer's BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination centerl in Tzfat, on Feb. 14, 2021. Photo by David Cohen/Flash90.

Knesset Finance Committee approves $600 million more to battle pandemic

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The Knesset Finance Committee has approved the allocation of 2 billion shekels ($600 million) to Israel’s Health Ministry to help it deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, the committee announced on Tuesday. The money is to...
Israelis cast their ballots at a voting station in Jerusalem during the third round of elections on March 2, 2020. Photo by Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90.

Israeli diplomats abroad kick off voting for 24th Knesset

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Voting for the 24th Knesset begins on Wednesday night as 104 polling stations in 99 Israeli embassies and consulates across the globe open their doors to some 4,000 diplomats and representatives stationed abroad. The Israeli...
Knesset member Michal Cotler-Wunsh (second from left) leading the Immigration, Absorption and Diaspora Affairs Committee hearing addressing online anti-Semitism on Feb. 10, 2020. Credit: Courtesy.

Knesset presses social-media companies to combat online anti-Semitism

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Representatives from top social medial companies participated in a special Knesset hearing on Wednesday to address the growing problem of online anti-Semitic hate speech. The hearing, in which representatives from Twitter, Facebook, Google and TikTok...
Blue and White Party Knesset member Michal Cotler-Wunsh. Credit: Courtesy.

MK Michal Cotler-Wunsh: Prompting a paradigm shift between Israel and the Diaspora

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Michal Cotler-Wunsh is an Israeli-Canadian member of Knesset currently serving within the Blue and White Party, though just announced that she will not run with Blue and White in the upcoming elections—Israel’s fourth round...
Israeli Member of Knesset Sharren Haskel (Likud) addresses the StandWithUs International Conference. Credit: Christina Mia Morales

Yet another Likud MK bolts party to join Sa’ar’s New Hope movement

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Likud Knesset member Sharren Haskel resigned from the Knesset on Wednesday and announced that she would be joining former Likud lawmaker Gideon Sa’ar’s New Hope Party. “This past year has made it clear how big...