20th Knesset, Second Session, Summer Recess
Ben-Eliezer, who passed away at the age of 80, served as an MK from the 11th Knesset through the 19th Knesset on behalf of the Yahad, Alignment, the Labor Party and One Israel factions. During his political career, he served as Minister of Construction and Housing, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Communications, Defense Minister, Minister of National Infrastructure and Minister of Industry. Knesset Speaker Edelstein: ”His contribution to Israel and its security is invaluable”
Established in 1997, the Knesset Foreign Affairs Department coordinates the international activities of the Israeli parliament and helps lawmakers develop and maintain inter-parliamentary relations between the Knesset and legislatures around the world. Parliament`s political advisor: ”Our presence at inter-parliamentary gatherings contributes to the battle against anti-Semitism, BDS movement”
During a Diaspora Affairs Committee meeting on the EU`s efforts to combat anti-Semitism, Chairman MK Avraham Neguise lauded the agreement with social media companies to remove hate speech inciting to violence within 24 hours, while EU Ambassador to Israel Lars Faaborg-Andersen said ”We are 100 percent committed to fighting this despicable phenomenon.” MK Aliza Lavie: ”History has shown us what happens when displays of hatred and violence are not dealt with”
| ||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.|| |
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