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21/09/2014   19th Knesset, Second Session, Summer Recess
Spotlight
Monday: Committee to discuss visits by Jews to Temple Mount during High Holy Days
The Knesset Internal Affairs Committee is scheduled to convene on Monday for another meeting on police preparations for visits by Jewish worshippers to the Temple Mount during the High Holy Days and Sukkot. During a previous meeting, Committee Chairwoman MK Regev said, ”All those who wish to pray at Temple Mount should be allowed to do so,” while MK Tsur proposed that Jews and Muslims be allowed on the site at different times


Feature: Knesset Museum to enlighten visitors on how sovereignty is created
”Beit Frumin” in downtown Jerusalem, which served as the temporary quarters of the Knesset from 1950 to 1966, will be renovated and transformed into a museum documenting the history of the Israeli parliament and its activities. Read more about the ”Old Knesset” building, where a grenade thrown from the balcony injured David Ben-Gurion and Golda Meir and where several landmark laws were passed


Press Releases
21/9/2014 - Economic Affairs Committee approves regulations to lower energy consumption of TV converters
17/9/2014 - The past week in the Knesset
17/9/2014 - State Control Committee instructs state comptroller to probe cabinet`s decisions during Gaza operation
16/9/2014 - Albanian president to visiting MKs Amar, Solomon: ”We must cooperate in war on terror”
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Announcements
Knesset closed to visitors in September
Throughout the month of September there will be no guided tours of the Knesset for the general public due to the summer recess and renovations that are being done in the parliament building. For additional information, please contact the Knesset Visitors Center at 02-6753337


On the Public Agenda
After years of ambiguity regarding compensation for property damage incurred during violent events related to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the Knesset Finance Committee approved regulations which obligate the State to offer compensation for property damaged incurred during such incidents. Committee Chairman Slomiansky: ”Authorities should prevent such acts of violence from occurring in the first place”


Yesteryear
21/9/2005
The Knesset commemorates the memory of Simon Wiesenthal, ”Nazi Hunter”. Speaker of the Knesset Reuven Rivlin: ”Simon Wiesenthal was a man who fought in the name of the six million killed in the Holocaust. His persistent work to locate the perpetrators of the worst crime - genocide - revealed the Nazi destruction machine, gave us a sense of justice and brought self-respect for the Jews...During his work to bring the Nazi criminals to justice, he aroused the world`s conscious and clarified to humanity that acts of murder and destruction are not just a Jewish issue.”



The “Declaration of the Establishment of the State of Israel."...



In the Committees
21/9/2014 10:00 - Energy sources regulations (maximum electricity output when a digital TV converter is in active...
21/9/2014 10:00 - 1. Israel Electric Company - pension regulation - State Comptroller Report 63a, pp. 289 - follow up...
21/9/2014 10:30 - Energy sources regulations (minimal optic efficiency for light fixtures), 2014(canceled)
21/9/2014 11:30 - Traffic regulations, 2013, regarding driving a motorized cart, parking a car, seatbelts,...
21/9/2014 12:00 - Aviation Order (delaying the application of section 87 (a) - (c) of the law), 2014
21/9/2014 12:15 - Traffic regulations (change to first, fourth, seventh and ninth addendums to ordinance), 2013, with...
21/9/2014 13:00 - Traffic regulations, 2013, regarding obligation to hire safety officer and his authority - 1....
22/9/2014 10:00 - Parole Bill (amendment no. 14) (prisoner with a lifetime sentence who was convicted of an unusually...
22/9/2014 10:00 - Students' Rights Regulations (conditions for being considered an art institution), 2014
22/9/2014 10:30 - Afterschool centers not opening
22/9/2014 10:30 - The price of confiscated tickets to Israeli Premier League
22/9/2014 11:00 - Police preparations for the pilgrimage of Jews to the Temple Mount during the holidays of Tishrei
22/9/2014 11:00 - Cuts made to higher Education, with the Chairman of the Planning and Budgeting Committee(canceled)
22/9/2014 12:00 - Freedom of Information Bill (amendment No. 10) (applying guidelines to institutions of higher...
22/9/2014 12:30 - Request by the State Comptroller to extend the period for submitting the State Comptroller's Report...
22/9/2014 13:30 - Domestic violence and the murder of women - rethinking the matter and the establishment of a...
28/9/2014 13:00 - Incorporating Ethiopian migrants into the IDF
30/9/2014 10:00 - Securities Regulations (written votes and proving ownership for options for the sake of a vote at a...
30/9/2014 11:30 - Online bullying - using the application "Secret" (which allows complete anonymity for the writer) -...
30/9/2014 12:30 - Rehabilitating prisoners - implementing amendment No. 42 of the Prison Ordinances
1/10/2014 10:00 - Including Biometric Identification Methods and Details on Identification Documents and Databases...
1/10/2014 10:00 - Including Biometric Identification Methods and Details on Identification Documents and Databases...
1/10/2014 12:30 - Equal Rights for People with Disabilities Regulations (accessibility adjustments for vocational...
1/10/2014 12:50 - Equal Rights for People with Disabilities Regulations (accessibility regulations for public...
1/10/2014 13:10 - Civil Defense Regulations (specifications for the construction of shelters) (amendment), 2013
1/10/2014 13:30 - Civil Defense Regulations (making shelters accessible), 2013
27/10/2014 09:30 - Supervision of Jewish Religious Endowments - State Comptroller Report 64c, pp. 1119
27/10/2014 12:00 - Examinations to approve of the right to receive nursing care for new immigrants over 80 - with the...
28/10/2014 11:00 - Civilian burial among immigrant families
29/10/2014 09:00 - Aspects of running the institutions of the Israel Basketball Association - State Comptroller's...
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