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29/04/2016   20th Knesset, Second Session, Passover Recess
A look back: Foreign leaders address the Knesset
During his speech at the Knesset in 1977, Egypt`s Sadat explained his reason for extending his hand in peace: ”After long thinking, I was convinced that the obligation of responsibility before God, and before the people, make it incumbent on me that I should go to the farthest corner of the world, even to Jerusalem, to address members of the Knesset, the representatives of the people of Israel, and acquaint them with all the facts surging in me.” Click here for all the speeches delivered by world leaders at the Israeli parliament

Feature: Research and Information Center helps Knesset members get the job done
Information is an essential working tool for Members of Knesset, who are required to make quick decisions on a wide range of topics, sometimes without any prior knowledge on the subject at hand. Established in 2000, the RIC`s primary mission is to help the MKs and committees by providing them with research papers, economic analyses and comparative studies related to debates, legislation, and other parliamentary activities... Read more

Press Releases
21/4/2016 - MKs Forer, Hasson represent Israel at session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe
20/4/2016 - MK Elalouf in response to UNICEF report on child poverty in Israel: ”We had no idea how disgraceful the situation is”
20/4/2016 - UN adopts new framework on countering global drug problem; MK Zandberg: ”Giant step towards more effective, moral treatment”
19/4/2016 - New gardens at Knesset`s Weil Plaza unveiled
19/4/2016 - 28 attacks on vehicles in October alone: House Committee discusses security threats facing residents of Mateh Yehuda communities
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On the Public Agenda
During a meeting with representatives from government offices dealing with Israel`s public diplomacy efforts, the head of the Subcommittee for Foreign Policy, MK Michael Oren, asked ”How can Israel fight the boycott movement in Sweden when its advertising and marketing budget in that country is $19,000 per year?” The head of the National Information Directorate called on the state to utilize for more Arabic speakers in its PR activities, while the Foreign Ministry`s rep complained that Israeli missions abroad are understaffed

Holocaust Remembrance Day: The Knesset marks the 30th anniversary of the Ghetto Uprising. Speaker of the Knesset Yisrael Yeshayahu says, ”More than one million innocent, pure children and the rest, women and men, not armed and not soldiers, who lived their lives for many years on the European continent among different countries, were captured and killed in different ways at the hands of the Nazi enemies, who raged upon them until their demise, in broad daylight, and there was no savior.”

MK Nahum Nir and MK Avraham Burg....

In the Committees
1/5/2016 11:00 - Tour of the projects of the "Northern Goals" association
2/5/2016 09:00 - Mobile phone reception in Judea and Samaria
2/5/2016 12:00 - Monitoring implementation of Marriage Age Law
3/5/2016 09:00 - Expected damage to beaches due to National Master Plan (TAMA 1) and cancellation of TAMA 13
3/5/2016 10:00 - Discussion on changes in the budget and the transfer of surpluses
3/5/2016 10:00 - Planning and Building Construction Regulations Bill (amendment no. 106 and ordinance), 2016
3/5/2016 12:00 - Public petitions regarding the disruption in the services of the Pelephone Communications Ltd. on...
4/5/2016 10:00 - Debt collection system at Hotza'a Lapoal, Israel's collection agency - special audit report, April...
8/5/2016 10:00 - Visit to the "Zur Yam" Navy Cadet School
9/5/2016 09:00 - Work accidents in the construction industry
9/5/2016 10:00 - 1. Local Councils Ordinance (finable offences) (amendment), 2016 - Tamar Rregional Council 2. Local...
9/5/2016 10:00 - Sexual harassment in academic institutions
9/5/2016 11:30 - Work accidents in the construction industry
9/5/2016 13:00 - 1. Municipalities Ordinance (finable offences) (amendment), 2016 - Haifa Municipality 2....
16/5/2016 10:00 - Penal Bill (amendment no. 126) (community service - drug tests) - 2016
17/5/2016 12:00 - Rights for of victims of deadly accidents: Car accidents, work accidents, negligence etc.
19/5/2016 10:30 - Tour of the Standards Institution of Israel (Tel Aviv) and laboratory (at Kanot Junction)
19/5/2016 11:00 - Tour of Beit Hatfutsot, the Museum of the Jewish People, with an emphasis on incorporating children...
22/5/2016 10:00 - Prohibition of Genetic Intervention Bill (human cloning and genetic modification of germ cells)...
23/5/2016 09:30 - 1. Bill to determine payments to suppliers for goods and work, as well as for services rendered,...
23/5/2016 10:00 - Master plan for waste and landfill tax
23/5/2016 11:30 - Consumer Protection Bill (amendment no. 43) (payment notification for customer), 2015
23/5/2016 11:30 - Master plan for excess construction dirt and waste
23/5/2016 12:30 - Maintenance of Cleanliness Ordinance (amendment to the law's appendage), 2016- increasing landfill...
23/5/2016 12:30 - Financial Services Oversight Bill (non-institutional financial services), 2015
23/5/2016 13:00 - Real estate "purchasing groups"
24/5/2016 08:30 - Arabic signage on public transportation
24/5/2016 10:00 - Bill to amend Iron Railroad Track Ordinance (no.9), 2014
24/5/2016 10:00 - Meeting with the Czech Senate Committee regarding Czech citizens living in the Diaspora
24/5/2016 11:30 - Immigration experience in the eyes of NAALE program graduates in "HaKfar HaYarok"
24/5/2016 14:00 - National Authority for Urban Renewal Bill, 2015
25/5/2016 09:30 - Contribution of American Jews to land settlement, immigration absorption and the immigrations of...
25/5/2016 09:30 - Law for the Protection of Literature and Authors in Israel (temporary order), 2013 - report by the...
29/5/2016 11:30 - Tour of urban renewal sites in Haifa
30/5/2016 09:30 - Motion for the agenda regarding permission to mine phosphate at Sde Barir and the expected harm to...
30/5/2016 11:30 - Bill to amend the Traffic Ordinance (no. 112), 2013
30/5/2016 12:30 - Financial Services Oversight Bill (legislative amendments), 2016 - proposal to convert the Capital...
31/5/2016 11:00 - Communications Bill (Bezeq Telecommunications and broadcasts) (amendment no. 57) (authority and...
31/5/2016 14:00 - National Authority for Urban Renewal Bill, 2015
1/6/2016 09:00 - Standards Bill (amendment - laboratory certified to approve the importing of goods), 2015
1/6/2016 09:30 - Postal ordinance (amendment to law's appendage) - 2015
1/6/2016 10:00 - Postal regulations (monetary services - qualification terms regarding a position in a company and...
6/6/2016 12:30 - Financial Services Oversight Bill (legislative amendments), 2016
8/6/2016 09:00 - Standards Bill (amendment - certified laboratory to approve the importing of goods), 2015
13/6/2016 12:00 - Evacuation and Reconstruction Bill (agreements to organize evacuation and reconstruction...
13/6/2016 13:15 - Evacuation and Reconstruction Bill (compensations) (amendment no. 4) (evacuation due to...
21/6/2016 14:00 - Planning and Building Regulations Bill (Ordinance) (amendment- obligation to facilitate the...
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