David Amsalem

David Amsalem (L) and Benny Gantz (R)
Likud member apologizes for calling Benny Gantz 'autistic'

Yesh Atid Chairman Yair Lapid, who has an autistic child, slammed Coalition Chairman David Amsalem (Likud), saying, "for him, being my daughter is a curse." Lapid has an autistic child.

Likud members blast ex-police chief's forecast of Netanyahu's indictment

Likud coalition chairman tells Alsheich "to go home and shut up."

Terror victims protest Pay-to-Slay bill's delay

A final vote which would have passed it into law on Monday was postponed at the request of coalition chairman David Amsalem.

25/06/2018
Coalition chair warns haredi parties of elections if enlistment law fails

“There are parties in the Knesset which are sustained by two things: war on Shabbat and war on the haredim.”

New Likud bill could impact potential Netanyahu sentence

The bill would prohibit the State Attorney from appealing sentences of under 10 years, for crimes like property offenses, bribery, fraud and breach of trust.

African asylum seekers line up to apply for a visa in Bnei Brak, Israel
Amsalem: Netanyahu may go back to UN agreement on migrants

Coalition chairman said the PM may go back to plan he canceled within 24 hours of its announcement, and that the proposal to probe the New Israel Fund is toothless.

Coalition chairman warns early election still may be on the way

“If the coalition leaders want to take [the compromise] to the end, they’re welcome to. If not, we’ll have an election. We won’t agree to a new crisis every month.”

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Knesset passes contentious Shabbat law by one vote after all-nighter

The Minimarket Law passed 58-57 but does not create new enforcement options against the many shops that open illegally on Shabbat and pay municipal fines.

Coalition risks 'minimarket bill' with one-vote majority

The legislation is part of a compromise Prime Minister Netanyahu made to appease the Haredi (ultra-Orthodox) Shas and UTJ parties.

Zionist Union MK Nachman Shai and Likud MK Sharren Haskel at 137th assembly of the Inter-Parliamenta
Likud asks internal court to expel rebel MK

Haskel responded that she would not give into what she called "bullying by the new chairman of the coalition."

07/01/2018
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