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2013-06-25 12:28:06

18 members of the Knesset join rally, calling for "Concrete Action" from the government TEL AVIV, Israel, June 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Almost 2,000 people gathered in 11 cities across Israel for a rally to revive the Middle East peace process and support the efforts of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and the renewal of the Arab Peace Initiative on Sunday, June 23. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120428/DC96873LOGO-b ) OneVoice Israel, along with 20...

2013-06-06 16:24:18

TEL AVIV, Israel, June 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The OneVoice Movement's role in advocating for a two-state solution and an end to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict continues with its support for a meeting between U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Deputy Speaker of the Knesset and Chair of the Caucus for Ending the Israeli-Arab Conflict, MK Hilik Bar. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120428/DC96873LOGO-b ) In his letter to Secretary Kerry, MK Bar issued an invitation...

2012-12-05 04:21:53

GLASGOW, Scotland, December 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A hospital in Nazareth, owned and operated by UK Christian charity, The Nazareth Trust, has become the first non-Jewish organisation since the creation of the State of Israel to receive the annual Chairman of the Knesset Award (Knesset is the Parliament of Israel). The hospital, known locally as 'The English Hospital', received the award for demonstrating a positive, national impact on the country, its cross-community...

2012-07-18 06:26:08

NEW YORK, July 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC called on the Knesset to censure one of its members for desecrating the Christian Bible. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO) MK Michael Ben-Ari of the National Union Party, in his Knesset office, tore pages from the New Testament as he condemned the Christian holy book for fostering anti-Semitism. "MK Ben-Ari's extremist views and actions are outrageous," said AJC Executive Director David Harris. "The photograph...

2011-11-11 17:08:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC calls on the Knesset to reject two bills that could sharply curb foreign donations to Israeli non-governmental groups, and urges seeking other means to address what is perceived as malign foreign influence. (Logo: <font size="2" face="Arial">http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO )</font> "These legislative efforts to restrict funding for non-governmental organizations run contrary to core democratic principles...

2011-10-24 19:16:00

JERUSALEM, Oct. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A group of influential business leaders from the United States and the United Kingdom, led by OneVoice Founder Daniel Lubetzky and actor Jason Alexander, met with members of the Knesset's Two-State Solution Caucus in Jerusalem on Monday. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111024/DC92570) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110117/DC31246LOGO-b) The delegation, which includes Fred Schaufeld of NEW Customer Service...

2008-08-14 12:00:32

By EHUD ZION WALDOKS Hadash MK Dov Henin announced Monday at a press conference in Tel Aviv that he would be running for the top spot of the City4all (Ir Lekulanu) list and subsequently for mayor of Tel Aviv-Yafo if elected to head the list. Internal elections for the list's candidates for city council and mayor will be held on Thursday. Henin told The Jerusalem Post Monday afternoon that while he did not feel that he had accomplished all that he could at the Knesset, he could also...

2008-08-07 12:01:10

By REBECCA ANNA STOIL The Knesset's Economic Affairs Committee will take on a distinctly greenish shade Monday afternoon as members gather to discuss legislation to regulate organic production in Israel. Three different sets of regulations are on the agenda for the lengthy series of meetings that are slated to discuss sale and production of organic produce, regulations for a monitoring and oversight authority on organic goods, and determining which materials, chemicals and...

2008-07-21 12:00:34

By Donald Macintyre Gordon Brown will use the first ever speech by a British prime minister to the Israeli parliament to issue a clear threat of tougher international action if Iran fails to halt steps towards becoming a nuclear military power. "Iran now has a clear choice to make: suspend its nuclear programme and accept our offer of negotiations or face growing isolation and the collective response not of one nation, but of many nations," Mr Brown will say from the Knesset floor today....

2006-05-01 05:40:31

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's new government, led by Ehud Olmert, will be sworn in on Thursday, a parliamentary official said on Monday. "The Knesset will convene on Thursday to vote on the new government's guidelines and to swear it in," the official said. Olmert's centrist Kadima party, which came in first in Israel's March 28 election, has sealed coalition deals with several factions, giving it control of 67 of parliament's 120 seats. The parliamentary official spoke to...