Interior Minister Eli Yishai (Shas) said Thursday during a meeting with that the “time is ripe for an upheaval in the coalition” in order to solve the ongoing social crisis that has rocked the country over the past month.
The Knesset will break for recess this week as planned, despite calls to cancel the break due to the ongoing nation-wide protests. The question was voted on in a meeting chaired by Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin. Only representatives from Shas and Kadima voted in favor of canceling the recess.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced Thursday he opposes setting up parliamentary committees to investigate the funding sources of left-wing Israeli human rights groups.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu defended Wednesday the boycott law, which was passed in the Knesset Monday night. The law, which penalizes people or organizations who call for a boycott on Israel or the settlements, provoked sharp criticism from opposition MKs and leftist organizations in Israel.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised Jerusalem’s reunification after the 1967 Six Day War on Wednesday, saying that it gave the city the “momentum to develop.”
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday that if Hamas chooses to escalate cross-border tensions, Israel’s reaction to the attacks will be measured.
Defense Minister Ehud Barak said Tuesday that contacts with the United States over a renewed moratorium on West Bank construction had been frozen in the wake of the WikiLeaks crisis and the tensions between North and South Korea.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday that the government would encourage every Israeli citizen to enter the work force, responding to a controversial bill calling for resumption in allowances to full-time yeshiva students.
Justice Minister Yaakov Neeman has reportedly said he will not remain in the cabinet if a bill requiring naturalized citizens to pledge allegiance to Israel as a Jewish and democratic state does not pass.
Kadima chairwoman Tzipi Livni urged Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday to take steps to prevent negotiations with the Palestinians from collapsing.