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Knesset floor erupts after MK Zoabi calls IDF soldiers who took part in Gaza flotilla raid ”murderers”
During a debate on the reconciliation deal with Turkey, in which Israel agreed to compensate the families of Turkish nationals who were killed during the 2010 raid on a Gaza-bound flotilla, MK Zoabi said ”The IDF soldiers who murdered need to apologize.” In the ensuing commotion, Jewish and Arab MKs nearly came to blows. MK Oren: ”An MK calls IDF soldiers murderers, and she still gets a salary from the Knesset. Does anyone doubt that the suspension bill is necessary?”

Knesset marks 85 years since the establishment of the ”Irgun”; PM: ”Its actions expedited the Mandate`s end”
During a special plenary debate commemorating the founding of the pre-state Jewish underground organization, Knesset Speaker Yuli-Yoel Edelstein said ”We do not forget for a moment, even during the incessant campaign for our safety, that the ultimate goal is peace.” Knesset Member Tzipi Livni: ”Now that the State of Israel has been established and the IDF is the most powerful army in the region, the time has come to negotiate from a position of power”

Press Releases
30/6/2016 - Knesset erupts after MK Zoabi calls IDF soldiers ”murderers”
29/6/2016 - 1,165 Arab citizens murdered since 2000; Internal Affairs Committee chairman: ”State`s basic duty is to protect every citizen”
29/6/2016 - In condolence letter to his Turkish counterpart, Speaker Edelstein expresses Knesset`s ”shock and outrage” over the ”vile” terror attack at Ataturk airport”
29/6/2016 - ”Unity Day” at the Knesset: Ministers, MKs host panel discussions with academics, elected officials, university students and NGO reps
29/6/2016 - Knesset marks 85 years since the establishment of the ”Irgun”; PM Netanyahu: ”Its bold actions expedited the end of the Mandate”
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On the Public Agenda
At the IPU`s headquarters, MKs Ksenia Svetlova and Erel Margalit, along with the Knesset`s senior diplomatic adviser Oded Ben-Hur, met with lawmakers from Egypt, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, as well as representatives of the Palestinian Authority, to discuss solutions to the Mideast water crisis. Knesset Speaker Yuli-Yoel Edelstein: ”This is a clear example of the strength of `parliamentary diplomacy` and the ability to create a different kind of dialogue which can help build trust”

Minister of the Interior, Israel Bar-Yehuda, publishes instructions for officials who deal with nationality registration at the Population Registry, according to which nationality registration will be the choice of each individual. ”Any person who innocently declares that he is a Jew should be registered as a Jew, without any need for other proof.” A governmental crisis ensued and the National Religious Party ministers resigned from the government, creating a severe coalition crisis.

Next to the planned convention center ("Binyanei Hauma")....

In the Committees
3/7/2016 11:00 - Tour of heritage sites in northern Israel
3/7/2016 13:00 - Tour of the "Little Steps" association's farm for training dogs to assist children with muscular...
4/7/2016 09:00 - 1. Absence of national master plan for the construction of senior citizens' homes 2. Dealing with...
4/7/2016 09:00 - Personal Accidents Insurance for Students Bill (legislative amendments), 2016
4/7/2016 09:00 - Strapping and isolation of patients in psychiatric hospitals
4/7/2016 09:30 - 1. Ministry of Environmental Protection's report determines that buses are the most polluting...
4/7/2016 10:00 - Proposal by the House Committee chairman, MK Yoav Kisch, for a bill on behalf of the House...
4/7/2016 10:00 - Motion for the agenda on the topic "Five years since the 'cottage' protest: lawlessness in the food...
4/7/2016 10:00 - 1. Basic Law: the Knesset (amendment no. 45) (suspension of a Knesset member in accordance with...
4/7/2016 10:00 - "Distinguishing identification" policy in paternity suits filed by Ethiopian Israelis
4/7/2016 10:30 - Increase in the interest on mortgages despite the fact that, according to the Bank of Israel, no...
4/7/2016 10:30 - Education system in the Druze sector
4/7/2016 11:00 - Threat of canned tuna price hike - continued debate
4/7/2016 11:00 - Failure to appoint civil society representatives to planning committees
4/7/2016 11:00 - Transparency in religious local councils
4/7/2016 11:30 - Changes to the 2016 budget
4/7/2016 11:30 - Postal Bill (amendment no. 12), 2014
4/7/2016 12:00 - Real Estate Regulations (reinforcing shared homes for the event of an earthquake) (salary of...
4/7/2016 12:00 - Education system in Jisr az-Zarqa
4/7/2016 12:00 - Standards Bill (amendment - certified lab for approving imported goods), 2015
4/7/2016 13:00 - Water Bill (amendment no. 27), 2016
4/7/2016 13:30 - Installation of smart meters in Israeli homes by the electricity, water and gas authorities
4/7/2016 14:00 - Public petitions lodged by Ashdod residents regarding public transportation problems in the city
5/7/2016 09:00 - Television Broadcasts from the Knesset Bill, 2016
5/7/2016 09:30 - The Ministry of Energy has concealed for two years a report according to which the amount of...
5/7/2016 09:30 - Class Action Bill (amendment no. 10) (settlements and forgoing inheritance), 2016
5/7/2016 09:30 - Education system in Holon
5/7/2016 09:30 - Tour of the Standards Institution of Israel
5/7/2016 10:00 - Procedures for issuing new licenses to search for oil and natural gas
5/7/2016 10:00 - 1. Jobs in the health professions - shortage, challenges and plans for the future 2. Women's health...
5/7/2016 10:00 - Policy for treating addictions among women
5/7/2016 10:45 - Preparation of the Israeli Public Broadcasting Corporation for the beginning of its broadcasts
5/7/2016 11:00 - 1. Youth Bill (judgment, punishment and treatment (punishment options - temporary order), 2016 2....
5/7/2016 11:00 - Motion for the agenda on "the report issued by the Education Ministry's National Authority for...
5/7/2016 11:30 - Trauma during treatment: Sexual harm and psychiatric hospitalization - situation report and...
5/7/2016 13:00 - Planning and Construction Bill (temporary order) (amendment - duty to ease the construction of...
5/7/2016 14:00 - National Authority for Urban Renewal Bill
5/7/2016 14:00 - Transferring broadcast of main game from Channel 1 to the Sports Channel
5/7/2016 14:00 - Regulations pertaining to equal rights for disabled persons (personal accessibility adjustment for...
5/7/2016 15:00 - Sheriff (Hotza'ah Lapo'al) Bill (amendment - cancellation of interest on debtors' delayed...
6/7/2016 08:45 - Ways of dealing with the sinkholes in the Dead Sea area
6/7/2016 09:00 - 1. Financial Services Oversight Bill (legislative amendments), 2016 2. Debate and vote
6/7/2016 09:30 - Consumer Protection Bill (amendment no. 47) (cancellation of hawking and sales transactions from...
6/7/2016 09:30 - Animal Welfare Regulations (protecting animals) (raising egg-laying battery hens), 2016
6/7/2016 09:30 - Connection between parental responsibility during a separation and custody of young children
6/7/2016 10:00 - Flag, Emblem and National Anthem Bill (amendment no. 7) (increasing punishment), 2016
6/7/2016 10:00 - 1. Examining the consequences of the Entry into Israel Regulations - geographical regions 2. Work...
11/7/2016 09:00 - Severe environmental hazard as a result of charcoal wafting in Palestinian Authority areas A and B ...
11/7/2016 09:30 - Bill to extend the copyright term on music albums and performers' rights (legislative amendments),...
11/7/2016 10:30 - The Shkufim ("transparent people") - women without status
11/7/2016 12:00 - Motion for the agenda: "The rate of delinquency among immigrant teens is double their percentage of...
11/7/2016 12:00 - Disabled women and mothers with special needs in the Negev's Bedouin population - presentation of a...
11/7/2016 12:00 - Evacuation and Reconstruction Bill (agreements for arranging evacuation and reconstruction deals),...
11/7/2016 13:00 - Request for the State Comptroller's opinion on the effects of the change in the customs fee on the...
11/7/2016 13:15 - Evacuation and Reconstruction Bill (compensation) (amendment no. 4) (evacuation due to unreasonable...
12/7/2016 09:00 - 1. Waste of public money on the biometric identification cards project 2. Biometric identification...
12/7/2016 10:00 - 1. Barriers to women's housing rights 2. Sexual harassment in Amidar
12/7/2016 11:00 - 1. Housing assistance to the eligible - State Comptroller's report 2. Failure to exhaust social...
12/7/2016 11:00 - Planning and construction in Shfar'am's Abu Shach neighborhood
12/7/2016 12:30 - Planning and construction in Isfiya
12/7/2016 12:30 - Preparation of treatment and rehabilitation authorities for the closure of brothels near the old...
12/7/2016 14:00 - Television Broadcasts from the Knesset Bill, 2016
13/7/2016 09:00 - Television Broadcasts from the Knesset Bill, 2016
13/7/2016 09:00 - Home Front Subcommittee - status of the plan to evacuate the population and examining the...
13/7/2016 09:00 - 1. Financial Services Oversight Bill (legislative amendments), 2016 2. Debate and votes
13/7/2016 09:30 - Making public transportation accessible to women in unrecognized villages
18/7/2016 10:30 - Security meeting with the participation of Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman
18/7/2016 11:00 - Preventing the closure of the SPECTR center of preventive medicine and Chernobyl-related services
18/7/2016 12:00 - Promotion and representation of women in institutions of higher learning
18/7/2016 12:00 - 1. Financial Services Oversight Bill (legislative amendments), 2016 2. Debate and votes
19/7/2016 10:00 - Head of the Shin Bet security service, Nadav Argaman, briefs the committee's plenum
19/7/2016 14:00 - Women's sports in Israel - situation report
26/7/2016 14:00 - Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai hillula (celebration) in Mt. Meron 2016 - drawing conclusions
28/7/2016 09:00 - Visit to facilities in Haifa which treat women who are on the addiction continuum
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