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30/08/2014   19th Knesset, Second Session, Summer Recess
Spotlight
Economic Affairs Committee was hard at work during Knesset`s summer session
During the legislature`s summer session, the committee headed by MK Braverman promoted competition in the Israeli market, worked to reduce the price of natural gas, approved regulations aimed at standardizing and securing the use of electric bicycles, and prevented water disconnections to customers in debt. In addition, the committee launched a pilot project in which drafts of its proposals are sent to MKs through electronic means in order to save paper


”Green Knesset” project picks up steam
Since the launch Speaker Yuli-Yoel Edelstein`s flagship project, which is spearheaded by Director-General Ronen Plot, the Knesset has taken several environmental-friendly measures, including selecting a company that will install a 4,650- sq. m. solar array on the legislature’s roof; installing charging stations for electric cars in the Knesset parking lot; significantly increasing the use of recycled paper; and instructing the parliament`s committees to begin serving water in pitchers instead of bottles. For its efforts, the Knesset won a ”Green Globe” award


Press Releases
24/8/2014 - Recap: Visits to the Knesset by senior foreign officials
21/8/2014 - Labor Committee extends period in which residents of Gaza vicinity communities can collect unemployment
17/8/2014 - Public Petitions Committee`s sums up activity during Knesset`s summer session
14/8/2014 - Internal Affairs Committee head MK Regev: ”Conversion process should be eased, but Israel`s unity must be preserved”
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Announcements
Knesset closed to visitors in August
Throughout the month of August 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
Police official tells Knesset committee at least one of the recent incidents in which a synagogue was set on fire was nationalistically motivated; MK Tsur says investigations into phenomenon not yielding impressive results. MK Feiglin: ”Attacks on our holy places begin in the most sacred place – the Temple Mount”


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.



In the First Knesset, 17 members were born in Israel, and in the Seventeenth Knesset, 80 were born in Israel....



In the Committees
1/9/2014 09:00 - 1. Starting the school year in the city of Lod 2. Tour of Bank Leumi's Keshev branch
3/9/2014 10:00 - Bill to amend the Partnership Ordinance (No. 5) (corporate regime in limited public partnership),...
3/9/2014 10:00 - Tour and meeting at Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. to examine integration of immigrants -...
3/9/2014 11:00 - Regulating activities of IDF's casualties branch; Katzin Ha'ir (officer of the city) and the...
9/9/2014 10:00 - Technological-scientific solutions to the tunnels problem
9/9/2014 11:00 - Party regulations (updating and verification of party members' identification details from the...
9/9/2014 13:00 - Regulations of the Israel Bar Association (providing legal assistance to people with limited...
16/9/2014 09:30 - Bringing children to Israel (by people other than their parents), State Comptroller's report, p....
21/9/2014 10:00 - Energy sources regulations (maximum electricity output when a digital TV converter is in active...
21/9/2014 10:30 - Energy sources regulations (minimal optic efficiency for light fixtures), 2014
21/9/2014 11:30 - Traffic regulations, 2013, regarding driving a motorized cart, parking a car, seatbelts,...
21/9/2014 12:15 - Traffic regulations (change to first, fourth, seventh and ninth addendums to ordinance), 2013, with...
21/9/2014 13:00 - Traffic regulations, 2013, regarding obligation to hire safety officer and his authority - 1....
22/9/2014 10:00 - Parole Bill (amendment no. 14) (Lifer who was convicted of an unusually severe murder), 2014, by...
22/9/2014 12:00 - Freedom of Information Bill (amendment No. 10) (applying guidelines to institutions of higher...
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