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30/08/2016   20th Knesset, Second Session, Summer Recess
Spotlight
Knesset mourns the passing of former MK and Minister Binyamin (Fuad) Ben-Eliezer
Ben-Eliezer, who passed away at the age of 80, served as an MK from the 11th Knesset through the 19th Knesset on behalf of the Yahad, Alignment, the Labor Party and One Israel factions. During his political career, he served as Minister of Construction and Housing, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Communications, Defense Minister, Minister of National Infrastructure and Minister of Industry. Knesset Speaker Edelstein: ”His contribution to Israel and its security is invaluable”


Feature: Foreign Affairs Department plays key role in strengthening ties with parliaments worldwide
Established in 1997, the Knesset Foreign Affairs Department coordinates the international activities of the Israeli parliament and helps lawmakers develop and maintain inter-parliamentary relations between the Knesset and legislatures around the world. Parliament`s political advisor: ”Our presence at inter-parliamentary gatherings contributes to the battle against anti-Semitism, BDS movement”


Press Releases
28/8/2016 - Knesset mourns the passing of former MK and Minister Binyamin ”Fuad” Ben-Eliezer
25/8/2016 - Speaker Edelstein sends condolence letter to Italian counterpart following devastating earthquake
24/8/2016 - Minister Bennett takes part in Education Committee meeting ahead of the upcoming schoolyear
18/8/2016 - Foreign Affairs Committee discusses BDS activity on US college campuses; MK Dichter, committee chairman: ”We must help every Jewish person who is attacked for being Jewish”
16/8/2016 - Speaker Edelstein to ambassadors of Asia-Pacific countries: ”Relations between us have great potential”
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Announcements
The Knesset will be closed to the general public from August 17 through September 1


On the Public Agenda
During a Diaspora Affairs Committee meeting on the EU`s efforts to combat anti-Semitism, Chairman MK Avraham Neguise lauded the agreement with social media companies to remove hate speech inciting to violence within 24 hours, while EU Ambassador to Israel Lars Faaborg-Andersen said ”We are 100 percent committed to fighting this despicable phenomenon.” MK Aliza Lavie: ”History has shown us what happens when displays of hatred and violence are not dealt with”


Yesteryear
30/8/1954
Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Moshe Sharett issues a statement on the subject of the Egypt - Britain contract which was about be signed. The contract involved the removal British forces from the Suez Canal and the transfer of the area to Egypt’s jurisdiction. ”Any reinforcement of the armed forces and status of a peace-seeking nation which works to maintain international security is a blessing to (the nation) and its neighbors. This is not the case if the added force and privilege is given to a country which illegally maintains a state of war against its neighbor,” he says.



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In the Committees
1/9/2016 08:00 - The opening of the upcoming school year in Abu Gosh
4/9/2016 09:00 - Committee members tour the educational rehabilitation center Magen Halev, Ashdod
6/9/2016 10:00 - Insolvency and Economic Recuperation Bill, 2016
6/9/2016 10:30 - Bill to increase competition and reduce centralization in the Israeli banking market (legislative...
6/9/2016 13:00 - 1. Administrative Offenses Regulations (administrative fine – gas), 2015 2. Administrative...
8/9/2016 09:00 - Committee members tour the Jewish Quarter – fear of losing and abandoning businesses and workers in...
12/9/2016 09:00 - Work accidents in the construction industry
12/9/2016 09:30 - Control of Financial Services Bill (insurance) (amendment no. 28) (safety cushions for senior...
12/9/2016 10:00 - Civil Service Law, 2015
12/9/2016 11:00 - Political Parties (financing) Bill (amendment - defining active body in elections), 2016
13/9/2016 10:00 - Insolvency and Economic Recuperation Bill- 2016
13/9/2016 10:00 - Mapping licenses for use in unconventional technology for the production of gas and oil, and...
13/9/2016 11:30 - Committee members tour the Gaza border – implementing the government's decisions to strengthen the...
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