20th Knesset, First Session, Summer Assembly
In a special op-ed, MK Yariv Levin, Chair of the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, refers to the nuclear negotiations with Tehran as a ”touchstone of the Western ability to preserve the founding principles of democratic society while confronting radical powers that use terrorism to impose a radical Islamic worldview, denying rights to women and minorities, and violating the freedom of speech and choice”
Addressing a conference on “Parliamentary Diplomacy: Knowing the Areas of Activity of the Knesset in the International Arena”, the Knesset speaker said “There is no substitute for the presence of members of the Knesset in parliamentary conferences and international organizations as representatives of the State of Israel. We do not travel to enjoy and have fun, but to work around the clock, express our positions, thwart anti-Israel decisions and bring about multiple inter-parliamentary achievements and cooperation”
During his speech at the state ceremony marking the end of Memorial Day and the beginning of the Israel`s 67th Independence Day festivities, Knesset Speaker Yuli-Yoel Edelstein addressed the importance of unity within the nation: ”We must strengthen that which we have in common; we must condemn the extremism and condescension, the racism and violence; otherwise, we will lose the moral foundation of our existence here”
| ||The Knesset marks the 30th anniversary of the end of World War II and the defeat of the Nazis. Speaker Yisrael Yeshayahu Sharabi: ”It was the worst of man`s wars, in which lethal and destructive weapons were employed, the likes of which mankind had never known before. During the same war the Nazis employed - using advanced methods and unprecedented brutal means - a powerful machine of false propaganda and deception; of spreading venom and arousing hate; of threats and inciting strife, between nation and nation and man to man.” || |
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