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30/05/2015   20th Knesset, First Session, Summer Assembly
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Heated argument erupts between haredi MKs and opposition members over subsidized daycare
During a debate on the government`s decision to reverse the requirement that families qualifying for subsidized daycare have two working parents, Yisrael Beitenu MK Sharon Gal pointed out that the Talmud says a person ”enjoys the fruit of his labor more than fear of the Heavens.” MK Mickey Levy of Yesh Atid said ”we are not against haredim; we wanted to connect them to Israeli society through army service and work.” MK Gafni in response: ”There is not one area of the haredi public`s life in which you did not try to harm us”


Minister Levin on Internet shaming: ”Eventually we will have to draw the line”
The Knesset held a debate on social media shaming following the recent suicide of government clerk as a result of a Facebook post that painted him as a racist. MK Michal Rozin said, ”There is no supervision and no one to complain to. It is our public duty to find the balance between freedom of expression and freedom to incite.” MK Revital Swid: ”We have reached a point where criticism is leveled in a hurtful and thuggish manner. While it is true that the legislator will always remain behind the reality that is being created, we should not wait for a tragic event such as this to continue working towards a solution”


Press Releases
28/5/2015 - Heated argument erupts between haredi and opposition MKs over decision to cancel clause aimed at coaxing ultra-Orthodox into job market
27/5/2015 - Minister Levin on Internet shaming: ”We have to draw the line”
26/5/2015 - Lawmakers take Psychometric Exam as Knesset marks National Student Day
26/5/2015 - Knesset plenum approves Erdan`s ministerial appointment
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On the Public Agenda
Speaking at a conference on parliamentary diplomacy, Edelstein said “There is no substitute for the presence of members of the Knesset in parliamentary conferences and international organizations as representatives of the State of Israel. We do not travel to enjoy and have fun, but to work around the clock, express our positions, thwart anti-Israel decisions and bring about multiple inter-parliamentary achievements and cooperation”


Yesteryear
30/5/2007
European Parliament President Hans-Gert Pottering visits the Knesset and signs the guest book. Addressing the plenum, he says: ”We in Europe will never forget the terrible, unparalleled suffering inflicted on the Jewish people. That this suffering was inflicted in the name of my own people, the German people, fills me with shame. I pay homage to all the victims of the Shoah. I give thanks for the fact that Germans and Israelis can now make a fresh start.”



Joseph Klarwein....



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