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22/05/2015   20th Knesset, First Session, Summer Assembly
Spotlight
PM Netanyahu to Knesset Speaker Edelstein: ”I`ve succeeded in forming a government”
In a letter relayed to Knesset Speaker Yuli-Yoel Edelstein late Wednesday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said ”In accordance with clause 13 (b) of Basic Law: The Government, and after I had been tasked with forming a government, I am honored to inform you that I have been successful in forming a government, which I will request is brought before the Knesset for its approval as soon as possible”


Knesset debates Ethiopian-Israeli protests; MK Naguisa: ”Rage has been building up for a long time”
”The straw that broke the camel`s back was the brutal attack by two police officers on IDF soldier Damas Pakada,” MK Naguisa said during the plenary session. MK Lavie called on the government to ”immediately recognize the existence of discrimination against Ethiopian-Israelis,” while MK Tibi said police violence is directed ”mainly against the weaker populations – Arabs, haredim and Ethiopians.” Deputy Minister Akunis in response: ”Tibi making cynical use of the incident”


Press Releases
21/5/2015 - Deputy defense minister ”surprised” by decision to suspend bus segregation plan in Judea and Samaria
20/5/2015 - Knesset signs cooperation agreement with Rwandan parliament
19/5/2015 - Speaker Edelstein hosts ADL chiefs, stresses the need to strengthen Israel`s ties with Diaspora Jews
19/5/2015 - Knesset Marks Jerusalem Day; Speaker Edelstein: ”The term `united Jerusalem` must not remain on paper alone”
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On the Public Agenda
Following the death of four Jews at the Hyper Cacher market in Paris, Knesset Speaker Yuli-Yoel Edelstein says, ”One can hope that now there will be a better understanding that terror is terror, and that there is no difference between the terror of ISIS and that of Hamas. We must find a way to engage in dialogue with those who are willing to listen, and at the same time fight uncompromisingly against those who are on the other side of the red line”


Yesteryear
22/5/1967
Egyptian President Gamal Abdel-Nasser blocks the Straits of Tiran to Israeli ships. Prime Minister and Defense Minister Levi Eshkol gives a statement to the Knesset on the political and security situation. MK Yitzhak Rafael: ”(Nasr) must know that we want peace, but we will fight until the victory if he imposes war on us. He must know that for such a war we will recruit every (ounce) of strength, every (ounce) of unity, comradeship and national responsibility.”



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