knesset knesset  /ˈnɛ sət/

Definition(s):

  • (n) the Israeli unicameral parliament

News

  1. Israelis oppose prisoner release

    JERUSALEM, June 11 (UPI) -- A majority of Israelis oppose releasing Palestinian prisoners as a precondition to peace talks, a poll sponsored by the Knesset's Land of Israel caucus found.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: UPI

  2. Many Soldiers To Receive Less Training in Israeli Army Due To Budget Cuts

    Just five years ago, to great fanfare, the Knesset enacted the Reserve Service Law. After the tiresome speeches about Israeli society’s great debt to the reservists, after the embarrassing distribution of goodies every year ? here at last was a binding document that enshrined the perceptions of the Israel Defense Forces’ top brass concerning the value of reservists’ units. It was not by chance ...
    on June 8, 2013     Source: The Forward

  3. Secretary Kerry invited to two-state solution Knesset Caucus by MK Bar

    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 ...
    on June 7, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! News

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Quotes

  1. "It is sad that President Bush would use a speech to the Knesset on the 60th anniversary of Israel's independence to launch a false political attack," Obama said in a statement. "Instead of tough talk and no action, we need to do what...
    on May 15, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: Jewish Telegraphic Agency

  2. "In principle, the Bush speech at the Knesset angered us, and we were not happy with it," Abbas said Sunday. "This is our position and we have a lot of remarks (about the speech) and I frankly, clearly and transparently asked him that the...
    on May 18, 2008 By: Mahmoud Abbas Source: Forbes

  3. "What is stunning is that this is the only president I know - and I've served with seven - who would engage in this kind of activity while overseas in the Knesset," Biden said in his speech. "What is disheartening is that John McCain, a man I...
    on May 22, 2008 By: John McCain Source: Boston Globe (registration)

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