The bill calls for imposing a 65% tax on all donations received by Israeli NGOs from foreign government organizations.
Dan Illouz is a 36-year-old freshman Member of Knesset who moved to Israel from Canada in 2009.
“As much as terrorism tries to hit us and take our heads down, we will multiply and we will increase,” says Likud lawmaker Boaz Bismuth.
The coalition is said to be waiting until its judicial reform package is passed before formally presenting the bill, out of concern that otherwise it will be struck down by the Supreme Court.
Israeli Prime Minister-designate Benjamin Netanyahu will appoint Likud Party veteran Tzachi Hanegbi, a close confidant, as head of Israel’s National Security Council. Hanegbi, 65, has filled a number of ministerial posts throughout his career, including the health, communications and justice portfolios. He has also served as chairman of several Knesset committees, including the Foreign Affairs […]
The Likud has proposed a bill that would obligate every party representing at least 15% of the Israeli public, that is, of 18 or more Knesset members, to hold a primary to select its party list at least once every five years. The bill would also compel a party with 18 or more Knesset members […]
Likud Knesset member Yariv Levin was elected Knesset Speaker on Tuesday morning, setting the stage for the incoming government. Two pieces of legislation are expected to be tackled first following Levin’s election, Channel 12 reported. The first involves changing a law that prohibits those convicted of criminal offenses from serving as a minister, opening the […]
During coalition negotiations, Likud rejected outright a demand from its right-wing coalition partners to allow Jews to pray on the Temple Mount, Haaretz News has reported. Though Jewish prayer at the site is mandated by Israeli law, Likud leader Benjamin Netanyahu has historically refused to enforce this law. But Bibi did stipulate one condition under […]
The Likud and Shas parties reached an agreement on Wednesday night, clearing the way for the establishment of a governing coalition. According to the deal, Shas chairman Aryeh Deri will serve the first half of the government’s four-year term as both minister of the interior and minister of health. During the second half, he will […]
Israeli Prime Minister-designate Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud Party reached an interim coalition agreement with the United Torah Judaism Party on Tuesday. According to Israeli media, UTJ head Yitzchak Goldknopf will oversee the Construction and Housing Ministry and UTJ MK Moshe Gafni will chair the Knesset Finance Committee. The party will also receive control over the Jerusalem […]