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21/10/2014   19th Knesset, Second Session, Summer Recess
Spotlight
19th Knesset`s third session to open next week with a series of events
On Monday the 19th Knesset will hold the opening sitting of its third session. Speaker Yuli-Yoel Edelstein, President Reuven Rivlin and opposition leader Isaac Herzog are expected to deliver speeches while Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will issue a diplomatic statement on the government`s activity. Click on headline for a list of the upcoming events in the Israeli parliament


Moment in history: President Zalman Shazar passed away 40 years ago this month
Shazar was elected as the State of Israel`s third president in 1963 and was re-elected for a second term in 1968; he served as a member of the first, second and third Knessets and was among those who drafted the Israeli Declaration of Independence. As the country`s first education minister, Shazar initiated the Compulsory Education Law. Click on headline to read more (photo courtesy of the Knesset Archives)


Press Releases
7/10/2014 - State Control Committee chairman: It`s easy to criticize youngsters who left Israel, but the state didn`t make their lives here any easier
6/10/2014 - MK Tsur on mail-order bride phenomenon: ”Infuriating objectification of women”
6/10/2014 - Internal Affairs Committee meeting reveals: AG will oppose clause allowing Knesset to re-pass bills canceled by the High Court
6/10/2014 - Education Committee Chairman Mitzna demands harsher punishment for animal abusers
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Announcements
Knesset closed to visitors in October
Throughout the month of October there will be no guided tours of the Knesset for the general public due to the holidays and renovations that are being done in the parliament building. For additional details please contact the Visitors Center at 02-6753337. We apologize for any inconvenience caused


On the Public Agenda
During a meeting in Vienna with Austrian President Heinz Fischer, Knesset Speaker Yuli-Yoel Edelstein says ”a scenario in which Iran is permitted to develop its nuclear program for `peaceful purposes` or to produce nuclear energy will be unacceptable,” adding that Israel reserves the right to defend its citizens ”in every way possible”


Yesteryear
21/10/1957
Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion announces the launch of the first artificial Earth satellite – the Russian ”Sputnik” – into space: ”Undoubtedly, the most important event which took place during the recess is the successful launch of the [artificial satellite] by Russian scientists to an altitude of over 500 miles. [The satellite] orbits the earth at a speed of 18,000 miles an hour.”



Moshe Dwek threw the hand grenade in October 1957....



In the Committees
22/10/2014 10:00 - Subcommittee on the Judea and Samaria region on the matter of cell phone coverage in Judea and...
27/10/2014 09:30 - Supervision of Jewish Religious Endowments - State Comptroller Report 64c, pp. 1119
27/10/2014 10:00 - Bill for the Regulation of Traffic Oversight (No. 112), 2013
27/10/2014 10:00 - Bill for the Limitation on the use of Spaces for the Sake of Preventing the Carrying Out of Crimes...
27/10/2014 10:30 - Ethics rules for members of Knesset
27/10/2014 11:30 - Public transportation services and the Rav Kav card
27/10/2014 12:00 - Freedom of Information Bill (amendment No. 10) (application to institutions of higher learning),...
27/10/2014 12:00 - Examinations to approve of the right to receive nursing care for new immigrants over 80 - with the...
27/10/2014 13:00 - Bill for the Regulation of Beekeeping and Honey Production, 2014
28/10/2014 09:00 - 1. Internal criticism in the public sector - State Comptroller Report 63c, pp. 75 2. Internal...
28/10/2014 09:30 - Transportation Services Regulations (amendment), 2013, on the matter of transporting gas
28/10/2014 09:30 - Bill for the Regulation of Partnerships (No. 5) (corporate governance of a public limited...
28/10/2014 09:30 - Social Services for Pensioners Bill, 2013 by MK Eitan Cabel, MK Dov Khenin, MK Nitzan Horowitz, MK...
28/10/2014 11:00 - Licensing Services for Cars Bill, 2013
28/10/2014 11:00 - Civilian burial among immigrant families
28/10/2014 12:00 - 1. Urgent debate on the matter by MK Zehava Galon: A draconian ruling on legal costs as a tool to...
28/10/2014 13:00 - Equal Rights for People with Disabilities Regulations (accessibility adjustments for health...
28/10/2014 13:00 - Debate
28/10/2014 13:30 - Antitrust Bill (amendment No...) (different provisions), 2014
28/10/2014 14:00 - 1. Including Biometric Identification Methods and Details on Identification Documents and Databases...
28/10/2014 14:00 - 1. Including Biometric Identification Methods and Details on Identification Documents and Databases...
28/10/2014 14:00 - 1. Including Biometric Identification Methods and Details on Identification Documents and Databases...
29/10/2014 09:00 - 1. Legal Assistance Bill (amendment No. 12) (legal assistance for those who uncover acts of...
29/10/2014 09:00 - Aspects of running the institutions of the Israel Basketball Association - State Comptroller's...
29/10/2014 09:30 - Minister of Housing and Construction's report on the policies and work plans of the ministry and...
29/10/2014 09:30 - Examining the responses to the phenomenon of adult prostitution in Jerusalem
29/10/2014 10:00 - The Center for Collection of Fines, Fees and Expenses (amendment - compensation for damages...
29/10/2014 15:00 - Submitting the State Comptroller Report 64a
3/11/2014 09:30 - Regulation of the Activities of Credit Rating Agencies, 2014
3/11/2014 10:00 - Struggle against Terror Bill, 2011 - preparation for the second and third reading
3/11/2014 10:00 - Psychologists Bill (amendment - violating the duty to report and publicize decisions of the...
3/11/2014 11:00 - Preventing the cutting off of water from those who owe debt
3/11/2014 11:00 - Care for the Mentally Ill Bill (amendment No. 8), 2012
3/11/2014 11:00 - State Comptroller Bill (amendment No. 49) (circumstances for an order for the protections of...
3/11/2014 12:30 - Agreement on the financing of the transport of the deceased
3/11/2014 13:00 - National Insurance Institute Bill (amendment - exemption from paying insurance money for freed...
4/11/2014 10:30 - The Plants Production and Marketing Board Bill (production and marketing) (amendment No. 10), 2014
4/11/2014 11:00 - Aspects of the work of The Central Bureau of Statistics - State Comptroller report 64c, pp. 231
4/11/2014 11:00 - 1. Dealing with Palestinian underground warfare - State Comptroller report 57b, pp. 1055 - follow...
4/11/2014 11:00 - Approval of the monetary report of the State Comptroller Report in accordance with section 25 of...
4/11/2014 12:00 - Privacy Protection Regulations (fines) (regulations), 2014
4/11/2014 13:00 - Preparations for the implementation of the Food Law
4/11/2014 14:00 - Debate of the joint committee on the matter of declaring an emergency situation - after the...
4/11/2014 14:00 - Debate of the joint committee on the matter of declaring an emergency situation - after the...
5/11/2014 09:00 - Penal Code Bill (amendment No. 118) (prohibition on the consumption of obscene publication...
5/11/2014 09:00 - Organizational changes in the Ministry of Defense - State Comptroller's report 64b, pp. 43
5/11/2014 09:30 - Natural Gas Bill (amendment No. 6) (sale and marketing of natural gas by oil refiners), 2014 by MK...
5/11/2014 09:30 - Civil Service Bill, 2012
5/11/2014 10:30 - Companies Bill (amendment No. 26) (the process of appointing outside directors for an additional...
10/11/2014 09:30 - Dangerous Toy Oversight Bill, 2014
10/11/2014 10:00 - Struggle against Terror Bill, 2011 - preparation for the second and third reading
10/11/2014 11:00 - Request for the opinion of the State Comptroller in accordance with section 21 of the State...
10/11/2014 11:30 - Joint meeting of the Joint Committee for the Security Budget and the Subcommittee for Human...
10/11/2014 11:30 - Joint meeting of the Joint Committee for the Security Budget and the Subcommittee for Human...
11/11/2014 09:30 - Securities Bill (amendment - social funding for businesses), 2014 by MK Avishay Braverman
11/11/2014 10:00 - Bill for the Regulation of Partnerships (No. 5) (corporate governance of a public limited...
11/11/2014 11:00 - Setting the Date of the Start of the Provisions for Labeling pre-Packaged Food, 2014 by MK Ayelet...
11/11/2014 11:00 - Aspects of the private medical system - policy, regulation and supervision tools - State...
12/11/2014 09:00 - Standard Contracts Bill (amendment No. 4), 2010 - second and third reading
12/11/2014 09:30 - Minister of Economics' report on the policies and work plans of the ministry and how the 2013...
18/11/2014 09:00 - 1. Bill for the Regulation of the Litigation of Family Disputes, 2014 - second and third reading...
18/11/2014 12:00 - Mandatory Tender Obligations (preference for Israeli products) (ordinance), 2014
19/11/2014 09:00 - Bill for the Limitation on the use of Spaces for the Sake of Preventing the Carrying Out of Crimes...
19/11/2014 09:00 - Request for the State Comptroller's opinion in accordance with section 21 of the State Comptroller...
24/11/2014 10:00 - Struggle against Terror Bill, 2011 - preparation for the second and third reading
25/11/2014 09:00 - Eavesdropping Bill (amendment No. 6), 2009 - preparation for a second and third reading
26/11/2014 09:00 - Criminal Procedure Bill (amendment No. 70) (The imposition of the obligation to avoid a crime after...
1/12/2014 10:00 - 1. Bill for the Regulation of the Litigation of Family Disputes, 2014 - second and third reading...
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