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23/09/2014   19th Knesset, Second Session, Summer Recess
Spotlight
Speaker Edelstein ahead of Rosh Hashanah: MKs have key role in defusing tensions
In a letter addressed to Knesset members ahead of the Jewish New Year, Speaker Yuli-Yoel Edelstein says ”the effect of the recent war will remain apparent in various fields in our lives and in the political, diplomatic and economic discourse, including the expected discussions on the budget. I hope we will conduct these debates – as intense as they may be – with mutual respect, attentiveness and tolerance”


Knesset delegation headed by MK Alex Miller returns from emotional visit to Lithuania and Latvia
The visit to the Baltic states was an initiative of Knesset Speaker Yuli-Yoel Edelstein, in cooperation with Yad Vashem and the Genesis Philanthropy Group. MK Miller: ”Visiting countries in which the Jewish people experienced a tragedy was moving. The history of these states is not a simple one from our perspective, but we met allies there; true friends of the State of Israel whose support is unwavering”


Press Releases
23/9/2014 - Internal Affairs Committee discusses police preparations for Jewish prayers on Temple Mount during the High Holy Days and Sukkot
22/9/2014 - Knesset delegation returns from emotional visit to Lithuania, Latvia; MK Miller: Despite ”complex history,” we met true friends of Israel
22/9/2014 - Speaker Edelstein in letter to MKs ahead of Rosh Hashanah: You have a key role in defusing tensions
21/9/2014 - MK Lipman after first parliamentary visit to South Africa in 5 years: Relations expected to improve soon
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Knesset closed to visitors in September
Throughout the month of September there will be no guided tours of the Knesset for the general public due to the summer recess and renovations that are being done in the parliament building. For additional information, please contact the Knesset Visitors Center at 02-6753337


On the Public Agenda
After years of ambiguity regarding compensation for property damage incurred during violent events related to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the Knesset Finance Committee approved regulations which obligate the State to offer compensation for property damaged incurred during such incidents. Committee Chairman Slomiansky: ”Authorities should prevent such acts of violence from occurring in the first place”


Yesteryear
23/9/1985
The Knesset discusses the deteriorating economic and social situation and the crisis in the health system. Health Minister Mordechai Gur: ”I hope no one will even consider - in the economic and social situation we are in – to determine that we need to detract vast sums from the (health system)...An economic plan is meant to serve society; society is not meant to serve an economic plan.”



Cornerstone: 1958; Inauguration: 1966.

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In the Committees
28/9/2014 13:00 - Incorporating Ethiopian migrants into the IDF
30/9/2014 10:00 - Securities Regulations (written votes and proving ownership for options for the sake of a vote at a...
30/9/2014 11:30 - Online bullying - using the application "Secret" (which allows complete anonymity for the writer) -...
30/9/2014 12:30 - Rehabilitating prisoners - implementing amendment No. 42 of the Prison Ordinances
1/10/2014 10:00 - Including Biometric Identification Methods and Details on Identification Documents and Databases...
1/10/2014 10:00 - Including Biometric Identification Methods and Details on Identification Documents and Databases...
1/10/2014 12:30 - Equal Rights for People with Disabilities Regulations (accessibility adjustments for vocational...
1/10/2014 12:50 - Equal Rights for People with Disabilities Regulations (accessibility regulations for public...
1/10/2014 13:10 - Civil Defense Regulations (specifications for the construction of shelters) (amendment), 2013
1/10/2014 13:30 - Civil Defense Regulations (making shelters accessible), 2013
27/10/2014 09:30 - Supervision of Jewish Religious Endowments - State Comptroller Report 64c, pp. 1119
27/10/2014 12:00 - Examinations to approve of the right to receive nursing care for new immigrants over 80 - with the...
28/10/2014 11:00 - Civilian burial among immigrant families
29/10/2014 09:00 - Aspects of running the institutions of the Israel Basketball Association - State Comptroller's...
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