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05/09/2015   20th Knesset, First Session, Summer Recess
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Anti-terror bill approved in first Knesset reading; Minister Shaked: ”This is a war we must win”
Addressing the bill, which broadens the definition of terrorism and toughens punishment for many offenses deemed terror-related, MK Tibi of the Joint Arab List said, ”There is an occupation, and from this occupation derives the need of the occupied people to gain freedom. In order for the violence to cease, the Palestinian people must be freed.” Justice Minister Shaked: ”We mustn`t neglect the other front on which this relentless battle against terror is being conducted – the legal front”


New TV show ”Honorable Knesset” educates kids about parliament`s work
The 12-episode series, hosted by puppets Hipster and Chicula with the help of two ”field reporters”, uses humor, suspense and adventure to instill democratic values while focusing on the legislative process, the work of Knesset committees, ”Green Knesset”, women in parliament and more. The series, a joint project of the Knesset and the Educational Channel, is meant to ”encourage the young generation to become involved citizens and influence the future of Israeli society,” Speaker Edelstein said


Press Releases
3/9/2015 - New TV show ”Honorable Knesset” educates kids about parliament`s work
3/9/2015 - Knesset passes amended Public Broadcast Law; TV license fee canceled
3/9/2015 - Anti-terror bill approved in first Knesset reading; Minister Shaked: ”This is a war we must win”
2/9/2015 - Knesset approves state budget in first reading; Finance Minister Kahlon: ”We are starting to fix social injustices”
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On the Public Agenda
Speaking during a special plenary session to honor the memory of the Revisionist Zionist leader Ze’ev Jabotinsky, PM Netanyahu said the deal was ”bad on all counts” and criticized the Western powers for their ”willingness to accept tyrannical regimes.” Speaker Edelstein: ”This agreement is the beginning of the collapse of the Western wall of resistance against the murderous takeover of radical Islam”


Yesteryear
5/9/1972
Prime Minister Golda Meir gives a statement regarding the bloody attack on Israeli delegates to the Munich Olympics. ”The good sporting atmosphere that exists at the Olympics overcomes all opposition and conflicts between nations. Therefore, there is no thing that shows the criminal character of the terror that is against us more than this murder at the Olympic Village, which ended the Olympic spirit, an expression and a symbol of global brotherhood between nations and races.”



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In the Committees
9/9/2015 12:30 - 1. Continued debate on cooperation between the police and the Fire and Rescue Services
10/9/2015 10:30 - Variables according to which the compulsory car insurance fee will be determined - updating the...
10/9/2015 10:30 - Variables according to which the compulsory car insurance fee will be determined - updating the...
16/9/2015 12:00 - Tour in Or Akiva - redevelopment projects
21/9/2015 10:00 - 1. Joint meeting of the Special Committee to discuss the National Authority for Urban Renewal Bill,...
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