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23/07/2014   19th Knesset: Second Session, Summer Assembly
Committee increases grants for disabled IDF vets, families of fallen soldiers
The Labor, Welfare and Health Committee increases the allowances given to bereaved families and disabled army veterans. ”We cannot detach ourselves from the fighting that is taking place these days,” Chairman Haim Katz says, adding ”any benefit awarded to those who lost their loved ones will be approved by this committee.” During the meeting, disabled vets complain that Defense Ministry`s Rehabilitation Department is making it difficult for them to receive stipends

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Press Releases
22/7/2014 - Labor, Welfare and Health Committee increases grants for disabled IDF vets, families of fallen soldiers
22/7/2014 - Minister Orbach: Elderly more vulnerable in times of war
22/7/2014 - Bill allowing Israel to re-arrest released terrorists approved for 1st reading
21/7/2014 - Knesset Speaker Edelstein hosts Rwandan FM Mushikiwabo, who expresses ”friendship and solidarity” with the State of Israel
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Knesset closed to visitors on Thursday, July 24
On Thursday, July 24 there will be no guided tours of the Knesset for the general public due to the swearing-in ceremony of President-elect Reuven Rivlin

On the Public Agenda
Finance Minister Lapid tells Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee that his office plans to compensate employees and business owners living within 40 kilometers of Gaza for indirect damage they have sustained during the latest round of fighting between Israel, Hamas. Committee Chairman MK Elkin: ”Residents of south living in uncertainty”

The Knesset marks 50 years since the death of Ze’ev Jabotinsky. Speaker of the Knesset Dov Shilansky: ”Jabotinsky worked day and night for the deepening of Zionism awareness among the Jews of the Diaspora as to why there is no Jewish redemption except in Israel and why our right to Israel is anchored in the history of the land and of our nation.”

Joseph Klarwein....

In the Committees
23/7/2014 09:00 - Bill for the Regulation of Municipal and Governmental Tax Oversight (exemptions) (exemption from...
23/7/2014 09:00 - Animal Disease Order (delaying the application of section 16(d), 16b- 17(c) of the ordinance), 2014
23/7/2014 09:00 - Bill for the Promotion of Building of Preferred Housing (ordinance), 2014 – votes
23/7/2014 09:00 - Debt Collection Regulations (regulations), 2014(canceled)
23/7/2014 09:00 - Follow up on the Dorner Report and presenting the Special Needs Bill - with Judge emeritus Dalia...
23/7/2014 09:00 - State Comptroller's report on the representation of women in senior positions within public service
23/7/2014 09:00 - State Comptroller Report on the representation of women in senior positions in the public service...
23/7/2014 09:00 - Refunds for cancelled holidays and vacations to be taken by reserve soldiers who were called up and...
23/7/2014 09:30 - Council for Higher Education Bill (amendment - negating payments from the state budget for absent...
23/7/2014 09:30 - Plant Protection Regulations (preventing intrusion of lesions in the Arava) (regulation), 2014
23/7/2014 09:30 - Bad Check Regulation (reservations to the start of the law), 2014
23/7/2014 09:45 - Equal Rights for People with Disabilities (amendment No. 12), 2014
23/7/2014 10:00 - Companies Bill (amendment - the process of appointing outside directors for an additional term),...
23/7/2014 10:00 - Allocating for a CT PET machine at Ziv Hospital in the north - with Professor Arnon Ofek, Head of...
23/7/2014 10:15 - Banking Order (early repayment fees) (amendment), 2014
23/7/2014 10:30 - Appointing the head of the President's Office in accordance with the Civil Service Law...
24/7/2014 09:00 - Touring the Agricultural Research Organization, Volcani Center in Beit Dagan
24/7/2014 09:00 - 1. Enforcement by the police and the prosecution - 2013-2014 sports season 2. Security and...
24/7/2014 09:00 - 1. Enforcement by the police and the prosecution - 2013-2014 sports season 2. Security and...
27/7/2014 11:00 - Tour and meeting at Rishon LeZion regarding immigrant absorption
27/7/2014 11:00 - Animal Cruelty Regulations (protecting animals) (raising and maintaining pigs for agricultural...
28/7/2014 09:00 - Adjustments to tests
28/7/2014 09:00 - Implementation of the recommendations of the Ministries Report on the Exclusion of Women
28/7/2014 09:30 - Traffic Regulations (amendment No.), 2013 on the matter of the obligation to employ a security...
28/7/2014 11:00 - 2014 budgetary changes
28/7/2014 11:00 - 2014 budgetary changes
28/7/2014 11:00 - Matters related to the Sabbatical Year - State Comptroller report 59b, pp. 1049
28/7/2014 11:00 - The removal of the Office of the Chief Scientist from the Ministry of Economic Affairs and its new...
28/7/2014 11:30 - Sales Bill (apartments) (amendment No. 8) (maximum rate of interest on arrears), 2014 by MK Meir...
28/7/2014 11:30 - 1. Emergency discussion: Jewish communities are becoming a target of anti-Semitic attacks during...
28/7/2014 12:30 - Bill for the regulation of Traffic Oversight (No. 115) (giving information with regard to points),...
29/7/2014 09:00 - Training students in courts
29/7/2014 09:00 - Presentation of the poverty within the education system report by Eli Alalouf
29/7/2014 09:00 - Aspects of rehabilitating prisoners - State Comptroller's report 64c pp. 475
29/7/2014 09:30 - Traffic Regulations (amendment No...), 2013, amongst other things, driving a scooter, parking, seat...
29/7/2014 10:00 - Ethics rules for MKs
29/7/2014 10:00 - Relief and assistance for partners of reserve soldiers who were called up to service
29/7/2014 10:00 - 1. Media warfare. Motion for an urgent debate by MK Eitan Cabel 2. Media warfare. Motion for an...
29/7/2014 11:30 - Bill for the Regulation of Railroad Oversight (No...) (land), 2014
30/7/2014 09:00 - Extending the Period for Copyrights for Recordings and Performers Rights Bill (legislative...
4/8/2014 13:00 - Tour of the safety and health institution
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