Politics

Aura

Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu (partially seen in the center of the first photo) attends a ceremony marking Israel's first Aliyah Day, a new national holiday celebrating immigration at the International Convention Center in Jerusalem, on November 8, 2016. Literally “ascension,” Aliyah is a Hebrew term used to refer to Jewish immigration to Israel. In June Israel's parliament, the Knesset, passed the National Aliyah Day into law, instituting the holiday on the seventh day of the Hebrew month of Heshvan, coinciding with the reading of the Torah portion in which Abraham is told to leave his home to go to the promised land.

Another day at the Israeli parliament

Revital Swid, a parliament member of the Israeli Zionist Union party, reacts during a session of the Constitution, Law and Justice Committee discussing a proposed bill to permit 90 parliament members to vote out a peer they deem has committed inappropriate behavior, at the Knesset, Israel's parliament in Jerusalem, on February 10, 2016. The initiative for the bill came in response to a meeting of Arab Joint List party members Jamal Zahalka, Haneen Zoabi and Basel Ghattas with the families of Palestinian terrorists whose bodies are being held by Israeli Police accusing the families of rejecting demands to hold a small funeral to avoid violence.

Natural Partners

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) and head of the right-wing Jewish Home party, Naftali Bennett are seen during a press conference to announce that the Jewish Home party will join Netanyahu's coalition government, at the Knesset, Israel's parliament in Jerusalem, on May 6, 2015. As a midnight deadline loomed, Netanyahu announced the formation of a narrow majority coalition government, which will be more right-wing and more religious than the last.