Joint List MK Ofer Cassif (Hadash) addresses demonstrators protesting against Prime Minister Netanyahu in Jerusalem on Tuesday, July 21.

Knesset Passes Dictatorial “Great Corona Law” Demanded by Gov’t

In the early hours of Thursday morning, July 23, Israel’s Knesset passed a draconian law that grants the far-right government extensive powers to impose wide-ranging restrictions aimed at curbing the coronavirus pandemic, but by potentially impinging on basic civil rights and effectively circumventing parliamentary oversight. Forty-eight MKs voted in favor of the legislation, 35 voted against…

Protesters demonstrate outside the home of Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein in Herzliya Pituach, Friday, March 20, 2020.

Demonstrators Take to Protesting Outside Homes of Prominent MKs

In efforts to awake Members of the Knesset from their “corona lethargy” manifesting itself by a dearth of public political activity following the increasingly stringent measures against social gatherings, pro-democracy protesters demonstrated outside the homes of Blue & White leader MK Benny Gantz, Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein,  Likud MK Gideon Sa’ar and Public Security Minister Gilad…

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Speaker of the Knesset Yuli Edelstein in the parliamentary plenum

Opposition to Attempt Taking Control of Knesset Speakership

Hopes of the Likud to form a “Zionist national emergency government” to perpetuate racist PM Benjamin Netanyahu’s hold on power appeared dampened on Friday, March 14, as the largest opposition party, Blue & White announced plans to replace the speaker of the Knesset from the Likud tomorrow (Monday, March 16). MK Benny Gantz’s Blue & White sent a…

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and US President Donald Trump confer at Ben Gurion International Airport prior to the latter's departure from Israel on May 23, 2017.

Netanyahu’s Right-Wing Bloc to Boycott Knesset Vote on Immunity

The Knesset is expected to vote today (Tuesday, January 28) to convene a legislative committee to discuss far-right Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s immunity application. In November, Netanyahu was charged with fraud, bribery and breach of trust in three cases. The Knesset’s plenum discussion will take place while Netanyahu is in Washington for the unveiling of…

Far-Right Netanyahu Asks Knesset for Immunity from Prosecution

Israel‘s far-right Prime Minister for the past decade, Benjamin Netanyahu, requested immunity from the Knesset late Wednesday night, January 1, for prosecution in three corruption cases in which he faces indictment on charges of bribery, fraud and breach of trust. Netanyahu made the request in a nationally televised appearance four hours before a midnight deadline, defending…