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22/07/2014   19th Knesset: Second Session, Summer Assembly
Spotlight
Knesset speaker hosts Rwandan FM, who expresses ”friendship and solidarity” with Israel
Knesset Speaker Yuli-Yoel Edelstein thanks visiting Rwandan Foreign Minister Louise Mushikiwabo for her country`s support of Israel in the international arena; the East African country`s top diplomat says visit has helped her understand the ”complexities” of the situation in Israel, adding ”we would be very happy to see a calm Middle East where peace prevails.” Rwanda holds the rotating presidency of the United Nations Security Council


Knesset Speaker Edelstein and President-elect Rivlin decide: Modest swearing-in ceremony due to Gaza op
Knesset Speaker Yuli-Yoel Edelstein and President-elect Reuven Rivlin agree to significantly limit Thursday`s ceremony in which Rivlin will be sworn in as the State of Israel`s 10th president. In a joint statement, they say ”while IDF soldiers are fighting and citizens of Israel are under threat from rockets, we think the ceremony should take place in a more modest and limited format.” The final part of the ceremony, a cocktail party in the Knesset`s Chagall Hall, has been canceled


Press Releases
22/7/2014 - Bill allowing Israel to re-arrest released terrorists approved for 1st reading
21/7/2014 - Knesset Speaker Edelstein hosts Rwandan FM Mushikiwabo, who expresses ”friendship and solidarity” with the State of Israel
21/7/2014 - MK Mitzna: ”We did not initiate Gaza war”
21/7/2014 - Defense Minister Ya`alon to Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee: ”Efforts to protect Gaza vicinity communities are bearing fruit”
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Announcements
Knesset closed to visitors on Thursday, July 24
On Thursday, July 24 there will be no guided tours of the Knesset for the general public due to the swearing-in ceremony of President-elect Reuven Rivlin


On the Public Agenda
Finance Minister Lapid tells Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee that his office plans to compensate employees and business owners living within 40 kilometers of Gaza for indirect damage they have sustained during the latest round of fighting between Israel, Hamas. Committee Chairman MK Elkin: ”Residents of south living in uncertainty”


Yesteryear
22/7/1957
Prime Minister David Ben Gurion announces that he received a letter from the widow of Baron James de Rothschild stating that the deceased left in his will a quarter million pounds, which are six million Israeli liras, to the Knesset, in order to build a permanent house for the parliament. Speaker of the Knesset Joseph Shprinzak: ”In the will of James Jacob Rothschild in relation to the building of the Knesset, the appropriate heir to his great father revealed not only his love for and loyalty to the land and the country, but also the great emotions and deep appreciation for the Hebrew legislature and the Knesset of the State of Israel.”



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In the Committees
22/7/2014 08:30 - Preparations and presentations of labor plans for the upcoming Sabbatical Year (Shmita)
22/7/2014 08:45 - Tenant Rights in Public Housing Regulations (provisions regarding rights to live in public housing...
22/7/2014 08:45 - Tenant Rights in Public Housing Regulations (provisions regarding rights to live in public housing...
22/7/2014 09:00 - The collapse of a slope in the vicinity of populated houses in Isfiya. Motion for an urgent debate...
22/7/2014 09:00 - Bill for an Increase in the Collection of Taxes and Oversight (aid from a debt collection list -...
22/7/2014 09:00 - Child victims of violence - problems with reporting - with the Head of the Ministry of Welfare(canceled)
22/7/2014 09:00 - 1. State Comptroller Bill (amendment - widening the definition of corruption), 2013 by MK Micky...
22/7/2014 10:00 - Ethics rules for MKs
22/7/2014 10:00 - 1. VAT Bill (tax benefits on a deal to buy an apartment), 2014 2. VAT Bill (amendment - exemption...
22/7/2014 10:00 - 1. The obligation for common areas, as part of the Arnona Order in Local Authorities. Motion for...
22/7/2014 10:00 - 1. Lod municipality has taken advantage of the return of the Head of the Minister of Education and...
22/7/2014 10:30 - 1. Within the framework of Prevention of Senior Abuse Day: Increasing the punishment for senior...
22/7/2014 11:00 - The activities of the housing companies - the right to public housing and maintaining the apartments
22/7/2014 11:00 - 1. Interpretation Bill (amendment - definition of discrimination on the basis of gender identity or...
22/7/2014 11:00 - School at closed institutions - welfare institutions, prisons etc.
22/7/2014 11:00 - Request for the State Comptroller's opinion, in accordance with section 21 of the State Comptroller...
22/7/2014 11:00 - What about the children during the parents' struggle for public housing?
22/7/2014 11:30 - Bill for Oversight Efficiency and Protection of Public Safety (forfeiture and supervisory powers)...
22/7/2014 11:30 - 1. National Insurance Institute - special services for disabled children. Motion for an urgent...
22/7/2014 12:00 - Sports as a tool and an answer to solve the drug and alcohol problem(canceled)
22/7/2014 12:30 - Power lines in the Haruzim neighborhood in Ramat Gan are hurting the health of the residents....
22/7/2014 12:30 - National master plan - strengthening buildings from earthquakes - Residence Day in the Knesset
22/7/2014 12:30 - The criteria for public housing eligibility. Housing Day in the Knesset
22/7/2014 13:00 - Approving the parent payments for the coming school year
22/7/2014 13:00 - debate
22/7/2014 13:30 - Real Estate Agent Order (amendment No. 7) (delaying the period for bringing amendments for approval...
22/7/2014 13:30 - The decision of the committee on the matter of splitting the Bill for the Promotion of Building of...
22/7/2014 13:30 - The return of a sexual offender to the area of the victim's residence (canceled)
22/7/2014 14:00 - 1. Periodic report in accordance with the order for including biometric identification in ID...
22/7/2014 14:00 - 1. Periodic report in accordance with the order for including biometric identification in ID...
22/7/2014 14:00 - Follow up on the implementation of the Law for the Expansion of the Appropriate Representation of...(canceled)
22/7/2014 14:00 - 1. Periodic report in accordance with the order for including biometric identification in ID...
22/7/2014 14:30 - Customer Service given to HOT customers
22/7/2014 17:00 - The decision of the committee on the matter of splitting the Bill for the Promotion of Building of...
23/7/2014 09:00 - Bill for the Regulation of Municipal and Governmental Tax Oversight (exemptions) (exemption from...
23/7/2014 09:00 - Animal Disease Order (delaying the application of section 16(d), 16b- 17(c) of the ordinance), 2014
23/7/2014 09:00 - The decision of the committee on the matter of splitting the Bill for the Promotion of Building of...
23/7/2014 09:00 - Debt Collection Regulations (regulations), 2014
23/7/2014 09:00 - Follow up on the Dorner Report and presenting the Special Needs Bill - with Judge emeritus Dalia...
23/7/2014 09:00 - State Comptroller's report on the representation of women in senior positions within public service
23/7/2014 09:00 - State Comptroller Report on the representation of women in senior positions in the public service...
23/7/2014 09:30 - Council for Higher Education Bill (amendment - negating payments from the state budget for absent...
23/7/2014 09:30 - Plant Protection Regulations (preventing intrusion of lesions in the Arava) (regulation), 2014
23/7/2014 09:30 - Bad Check Regulation (reservations to the start of the law), 2014
23/7/2014 10:00 - Companies Bill (amendment - the process of appointing outside directors for an additional term),...
23/7/2014 10:00 - Allocating for a CT PET machine at Ziv Hospital in the north - with Professor Arnon Ofek, Head of...
23/7/2014 10:15 - Banking Order (early repayment fees) (amendment), 2014
23/7/2014 10:30 - Appointing the head of the President's Office in accordance with the Civil Service Law...
24/7/2014 09:00 - Touring the Agricultural Research Organization, Volcani Center in Beit Dagan
24/7/2014 09:00 - 1. Enforcement by the police and the prosecution - 2013-2014 sports season 2. Security and...
24/7/2014 09:00 - 1. Enforcement by the police and the prosecution - 2013-2014 sports season 2. Security and...
27/7/2014 11:00 - Animal Cruelty Regulations (protecting animals) (raising and maintaining pigs for agricultural...
28/7/2014 09:00 - Adjustments to tests
28/7/2014 09:30 - Traffic Regulations (amendment No.), 2013 on the matter of the obligation to employ a security...
28/7/2014 11:00 - Matters related to the Sabbatical Year - State Comptroller report 59b, pp. 1049
29/7/2014 09:00 - Training students in courts
29/7/2014 09:00 - Presentation of the poverty within the education system report by Eli Alalouf
29/7/2014 09:00 - Aspects of rehabilitating prisoners - State Comptroller's report 64c pp. 475
29/7/2014 10:00 - Ethics rules for MKs
29/7/2014 10:00 - 1. Media warfare. Motion for an urgent debate by MK Eitan Cabel 2. Media warfare. Motion for an...
30/7/2014 09:00 - Extending the Period for Copyrights for Recordings and Performers Rights Bill (legislative...
4/8/2014 13:00 - Tour of the safety and health institution
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