Lawmaker puts brakes on MK suspension bill after blowback

Times of Israel By: Sue Surkes   Committee chair Nissan Slomiansky says he nixed planned discussion of controversial measure without consulting Netanyahu after noting lack of coalition backing.   The chairman of the Knesset law committee suspended a planned discussion of a controversial bill that would allow for MKs to boot other lawmakers, saying

Britain to prevent publicly funded bodies from boycotting Israeli goods

JPost By: JTA The new regulations will reportedly be announced by Cabinet Office minister Matthew Hancock during an upcoming visit to Israel. Publicly funded authorities in Britain will be prevented from boycotting Israeli goods under new government procurement guidelines. The new regulations will be announced by Cabinet Office minister Matthew Hancock during an

MK suspension bill put on ice, after perceived criticism from Knesset speaker

JPost By Lahav Harkov   Knesset Law, Constitution and Justice Committee chairman cancels meeting scheduled for Tuesday to work on bill to suspend errant lawmakers. Knesset Law, Constitution and Justice Committee chairman Nissan Slomiansky (Bayit Yehudi) canceled a meeting scheduled for Tuesday to work on his bill to suspend errant MKs in a

The Balad problem

 YNetNews By: Nahum Barnea Op-ed: Provocation is the bread and butter of Balad. However, they did not break the law. 'Those observing a minute of silence in memory of shahids aid terrorism,' says Elkin. Based on that, any provocateur can be accused of aiding terrorism - even Elkin himself, when he

Israel starts returning terrorists’ bodies to families

YNetNews By: Elior Levy   After public outcry, the first of ten bodies of terrorists killed while carrying out attacks in current wave of violence was returned to his family in East Jerusalem overnight.   The Israel Police said Monday morning that the first of ten bodies of terrorists who committed attacks in

‘ISIS planning chemical attack against US’

YNetNews By: Ronen Bergman   American and European intelligence chiefs say the Islamic State group is manufacturing chemical weapons on an industrial scale, and have already used WMDs 'numerous times' in Iraq and Syria.   MUNICH - The Islamic State group has already used chemical weapons "numerous times," and is planning to carry

Israel’s military diplomacy

IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot, right, with US Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Joseph Dunford (Photo: Yariv Katz) YNetNews By: Alex Fishman   Clandestine ties with Jordan, secret coordination meetings in Moscow, encrypted conference calls with the Americans, joint drills with the Greeks, and relations with military attaches from over

The new Palestinian people

YNetNews By: Ben-Dror Yemini   MK Anat Berko says there is no suhc sing as a Palestinian people, and MK Azmi Bishara calls Palestinian nationality 'a colonial invention'. It may be historically true that there once was no such thing as a Palestinian people, but that doesn't mean there isn't one now.

Is Canada considering restoring funding to UNRWA?

CJN By Paul Lungen, Staff Reporter - February 12, 2016 As the Trudeau government continues to reverse foreign policy decisions of the Harper administration, questions are being raised whether that will include the resumption of funding for UNRWA, the UN agency that provides services to Palestinian refugees. In a Feb. 5 article, the