During the legislature`s summer session, the committee headed by MK Braverman promoted competition in the Israeli market, worked to reduce the price of natural gas, approved regulations aimed at standardizing and securing the use of electric bicycles, and prevented water disconnections to customers in debt. In addition, the committee launched a pilot project in which drafts of its proposals are sent to MKs through electronic means in order to save paper
Since the launch Speaker Yuli-Yoel Edelstein`s flagship project, which is spearheaded by Director-General Ronen Plot, the Knesset has taken several environmental-friendly measures, including selecting a company that will install a 4,650- sq. m. solar array on the legislature’s roof; installing charging stations for electric cars in the Knesset parking lot; significantly increasing the use of recycled paper; and instructing the parliament`s committees to begin serving water in pitchers instead of bottles. For its efforts, the Knesset won a ”Green Globe” award
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
Throughout the month of August 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
Police official tells Knesset committee at least one of the recent incidents in which a synagogue was set on fire was nationalistically motivated; MK Tsur says investigations into phenomenon not yielding impressive results. MK Feiglin: ”Attacks on our holy places begin in the most sacred place – the Temple Mount”
| ||The Knesset holds its first meeting the new Knesset building. Knesset Speaker Kadish Luz: ”The inauguration of this house in Jerusalem has a historic significance for the nation of Israel, which renewed its political independence after a long period of dispersal, suffering and hardships...The vision of the prophets beats in our hearts. As the yearning for national independence began to be realized, the desires to repair human society also awakened.”|| |
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The 120 Knesset members are elected directly by the public to four-year terms. They represent all of the State of Israel's citizens.
Assembly of all the Knesset members in order to vote on bills, debate issues of national concern, and more.
The Plenum is the central body of the Knesset, and has the highest authority within it.
In the various committees, the Knesset members discuss issues presented by the Knesset Presidium and the Plenum, as well as issues on the public agenda.
They also prepare bills and approve them for a debate at the Knesset Plenum.