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26/10/2014   19th Knesset, Second Session, Summer Recess
Spotlight
Combating anti-Semitism: Justice Committee members meet with Czech counterparts in Prague
A delegation of the Knesset Constitution, Law and Justice Committee consisting of Chairman David Rotem and MKs Shuli Moalem-Refaeli and Moshe Mizrahi visited Prague this week for a series of meetings with Czech parliamentarians and government officials. On the agenda: The Czech Republic`s diplomatic efforts to curb anti-Semitism in Europe; Israel`s security situation in the aftermath of Operation Protective Edge in Gaza; and new regional threats such as ISIS


Feature: Knesset committees - at the heart of parliamentary activity
The committees of the Israeli parliament are tasked with preparing bills for the various stages of the legislative process; they also deal with requests by citizens addressed to the Knesset or government and may also initiate legislation themselves. Learn more about the four types of Knesset committees that function on a regular basis and the other two committees which convene only when needed


Press Releases
23/10/2014 - Combating anti-Semitism: Justice Committee members meet with Czech counterparts in Prague
23/10/2014 - Monday: Internal Affairs Committee to bid farewell to Minister Sa`ar; Minister Aharonovitch to brief committee on security situation in east Jerusalem
21/10/2014 - Finance Committee to discuss high cost of living in Israel
7/10/2014 - State Control Committee chairman: It`s easy to criticize youngsters who left Israel, but the state didn`t make their lives here any easier
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On the Public Agenda
During a meeting in Vienna with Austrian President Heinz Fischer, Knesset Speaker Yuli-Yoel Edelstein says ”a scenario in which Iran is permitted to develop its nuclear program for `peaceful purposes` or to produce nuclear energy will be unacceptable,” adding that Israel reserves the right to defend its citizens ”in every way possible”


Yesteryear
26/10/2010
Under the codename “Knesset Tamid” the Knesset holds a drill simulating two Grad rockets hitting the Knesset building. The purpose of the drill: to practice moving the Knesset’s activity to an alternative location, including the transfer of all necessary equipment to hold an emergency session, within four hours.



The Provisional State Council....



In the Committees
27/10/2014 09:00 - Not opening the after-school centers - follow up meeting
27/10/2014 09:30 - Supervision of Jewish Religious Endowments - State Comptroller Report 64c, pp. 1119
27/10/2014 10:00 - 1. Setting a discussion framework for the Prime Minister's declaration of the opening of the 3rd...
27/10/2014 10:00 - Market centralization and the price of living - review by professor David Gila, Antitrust...
27/10/2014 10:00 - Bill for the Regulation of Traffic Oversight (No. 112), 2013
27/10/2014 10:00 - Conclusion and farewell meeting for Minister of the Interior MK Gideon Saar 1) Presentation of the...
27/10/2014 10:00 - Bill for the Limitation on the use of Spaces for the Sake of Preventing the Carrying Out of Crimes...
27/10/2014 10:00 - There is no age for breast cancer - increasing together the awareness for early detection diagnosis...
27/10/2014 10:30 - Ethics rules for members of Knesset
27/10/2014 10:30 - Emergency debate: Fear of serious harm to those looking to convert due to the initiative to...
27/10/2014 11:00 - 1. Mandatory Tenders Bill (amendment - Ministry of Education), 2013 - support services for sick...
27/10/2014 11:00 - Raising the fee for employing infiltrators beginning in 2015
27/10/2014 11:30 - VAT Bill (amendment No. 45), 2014 - sections 4, 5-12 (no tax on building service providers in...
27/10/2014 11:30 - Public transportation services and the Rav Kav card
27/10/2014 11:30 - Entrance into Israel Order (exemption from approval) (amendment), 2014 - Moldova
27/10/2014 12:00 - Review by the Minister for Internal Security on the following topics: a)The personal security...
27/10/2014 12:00 - Freedom of Information Bill (amendment No. 10) (application to institutions of higher learning),...
27/10/2014 12:00 - Examinations to approve of the right to receive nursing care for new immigrants over 80 - with the...
27/10/2014 12:00 - Garbage dumps lead to pollution - the residents of Petah Tikwa are suffering - follow up meeting to...
27/10/2014 12:30 - 1. Petition by the head of the Finance Committee on the matter of the VAT Bill (tax benefit for a...
27/10/2014 13:00 - Bill for the Regulation of Beekeeping and Honey Production, 2014
27/10/2014 13:00 - Some students received parts of the psychology examination beforehand
28/10/2014 09:00 - Those who push education for elderly citizens - Marking Elderly Citizen Day
28/10/2014 09:00 - 1. Internal criticism in the public sector - State Comptroller Report 63c, pp. 75 2. Internal...
28/10/2014 09:30 - Transportation Services Regulations (amendment), 2013, on the matter of transporting gas
28/10/2014 09:30 - Bill for the Regulation of Partnerships (No. 5) (corporate governance of a public limited...
28/10/2014 09:30 - School secretaries' status
28/10/2014 09:30 - Within the framework of the special day for senior citizens: Conclusions of the inter-ministerial...
28/10/2014 10:00 - Regulations for the encouragement of research and development in industry (rules for bonus rates in...
28/10/2014 10:30 - Committee approval to apply Continuity Law to the Bill for the Prevention of Infiltration (crimes...
28/10/2014 11:00 - The consequences of raising the retirement age on the elderly populations as part of marking...
28/10/2014 11:00 - Licensing Services for Cars Bill, 2013
28/10/2014 11:00 - Civilian burial among immigrant families
28/10/2014 11:00 - Women in the political-security dialogue - with Judge emeritus Saviona Rotlevi
28/10/2014 11:00 - Children with mental disturbances: Rights and services in the heath, services and educational...
28/10/2014 11:30 - A unified methodology for calculating arnona and caring for the distortions that exist today
28/10/2014 12:00 - 2014 budgetary changes
28/10/2014 12:00 - 1. Urgent debate on the matter by MK Zehava Galon: A draconian ruling on legal costs as a tool to...
28/10/2014 13:00 - Parole Bill (confession), 2014 by MK Miri Regev, MK David Rotem, MK Dov Khenin, MK Zvulun Kalfa, MK...
28/10/2014 13:00 - Equal Rights for People with Disabilities Regulations (accessibility adjustments for health...
28/10/2014 13:00 - Debate
28/10/2014 13:30 - Antitrust Bill (amendment No...) (different provisions), 2014
28/10/2014 14:00 - Developing Bedouin towns in the north
28/10/2014 14:00 - Including Biometric Identification Methods and Details on Identification Documents and Databases...
28/10/2014 14:00 - Including Biometric Identification Methods and Details on Identification Documents and Databases...
28/10/2014 14:00 - Including Biometric Identification Methods and Details on Identification Documents and Databases...
28/10/2014 14:30 - Prison Oversight Regulations Bill (No. 41) (employing prisoners), 2011 - preparation for a second...
29/10/2014 09:00 - Oversight over Financial Services Regulations (provident fund) (non-applicability of the provisions...
29/10/2014 09:00 - Religious Councils - their makeup and expected changes - with the Deputy Minister for Religious...
29/10/2014 09:00 - 1. Legal Assistance Bill (amendment No. 12) (legal assistance for those who uncover acts of...
29/10/2014 09:00 - The opening of the academic year
29/10/2014 09:00 - Aspects of running the institutions of the Israel Basketball Association - State Comptroller's...
29/10/2014 09:00 - 1. Examining the responses to the phenomenon of adult prostitution in Jerusalem -with the General...
29/10/2014 09:30 - Council for Higher Education Bill (amendment No. 18) (reservation for assisting students), 2014 by...
29/10/2014 09:30 - Minister of Housing and Construction's report on the policies and work plans of the ministry and...
29/10/2014 10:00 - The Center for Collection of Fines, Fees and Expenses (amendment - compensation for damages...
29/10/2014 10:00 - Complaints from cellphone company customers for higher fees without their knowledge
29/10/2014 15:00 - Submitting the State Comptroller Report 65a
2/11/2014 10:00 - Electronic Oversight for Detainees or Paroled Prisoners (legislative amendments), 2014
2/11/2014 10:00 - Electronic Oversight for Detainees or Paroled Prisoners Bill (legislative amendments), 2014
3/11/2014 09:30 - Regulation of the Activities of Credit Rating Agencies, 2014
3/11/2014 10:00 - Struggle against Terror Bill, 2011 - preparation for the second and third reading
3/11/2014 10:00 - Psychologists Bill (amendment - violating the duty to report and publicize decisions of the...
3/11/2014 11:00 - Preventing the cutting off of water from those who owe debt
3/11/2014 11:00 - Care for the Mentally Ill Bill (amendment No. 8), 2012
3/11/2014 11:00 - State Comptroller Bill (amendment No. 49) (circumstances for an order for the protections of...
3/11/2014 12:00 - Dangerous chemicals in products to straighten hair
3/11/2014 12:30 - Agreement on the financing of the transport of the deceased
3/11/2014 13:00 - National Insurance Institute Bill (amendment - exemption from paying insurance money for freed...
4/11/2014 09:00 - Preparations for the implementation of the Food Law - marking World Food Day
4/11/2014 10:00 - 1. Security Service Order (ultra-Orthodox institutions of learning), 2014 2. Security Service...
4/11/2014 10:30 - The Plants Production and Marketing Board Bill (production and marketing) (amendment No. 10), 2014
4/11/2014 11:00 - 1. Dealing with Palestinian underground warfare - State Comptroller report 57b, pp. 1055 - follow...
4/11/2014 11:00 - Approval of the monetary report of the State Comptroller Report in accordance with section 25 of...
4/11/2014 11:00 - Aspects of the work of The Central Bureau of Statistics - State Comptroller report 64c, pp. 231
4/11/2014 12:00 - Privacy Protection Regulations (fines) (regulations), 2014
4/11/2014 12:00 - Online bullying - using the application "Secret" (which allows complete anonymity for the writer)
4/11/2014 14:00 - Debate of the joint committee on the matter of declaring an emergency situation - after the...
4/11/2014 14:00 - Debate of the joint committee on the matter of declaring an emergency situation - after the...
5/11/2014 08:30 - Checking alternatives sites for an airport in the center of Israel.
5/11/2014 09:00 - Penal Code Bill (amendment No. 118) (prohibition on the consumption of obscene publication...
5/11/2014 09:00 - Organizational changes in the Ministry of Defense - State Comptroller's report 64b, pp. 43
5/11/2014 09:30 - Natural Gas Bill (amendment No. 6) (sale and marketing of natural gas by oil refiners), 2014 by MK...
5/11/2014 09:30 - Civil Service Bill, 2012
5/11/2014 10:30 - Companies Bill (amendment No. 26) (the process of appointing outside directors for an additional...
10/11/2014 09:00 - English studies
10/11/2014 09:30 - Dangerous Toy Oversight Bill, 2014
10/11/2014 10:00 - Struggle against Terror Bill, 2011 - preparation for the second and third reading
10/11/2014 11:00 - Request for the opinion of the State Comptroller in accordance with section 21 of the State...
10/11/2014 11:30 - Joint meeting of the Joint Committee for the Security Budget and the Subcommittee for Human...
10/11/2014 11:30 - Joint meeting of the Joint Committee for the Security Budget and the Subcommittee for Human...
11/11/2014 09:30 - Securities Bill (amendment - social funding for businesses), 2014 by MK Avishay Braverman
11/11/2014 10:00 - Bill for the Regulation of Partnerships (No. 5) (corporate governance of a public limited...
11/11/2014 11:00 - Setting the Date of the Start of the Provisions for Labeling pre-Packaged Food, 2014 by MK Ayelet...
11/11/2014 11:00 - Aspects of the private medical system - policy, regulation and supervision tools - State...
12/11/2014 09:00 - Standard Contracts Bill (amendment No. 4), 2010 - second and third reading
12/11/2014 09:00 - State Comptroller's Report on the Ministry of Finance - preparing the 2011-2012 budget and meeting...
12/11/2014 09:30 - Minister of Economics' report on the policies and work plans of the ministry and how the 2013...
18/11/2014 09:00 - 1. Bill for the Regulation of the Litigation of Family Disputes, 2014 - second and third reading...
18/11/2014 12:00 - Mandatory Tender Obligations (preference for Israeli products) (ordinance), 2014
19/11/2014 09:00 - Bill for the Limitation on the use of Spaces for the Sake of Preventing the Carrying Out of Crimes...
19/11/2014 09:00 - Request for the State Comptroller's opinion in accordance with section 21 of the State Comptroller...
24/11/2014 10:00 - Struggle against Terror Bill, 2011 - preparation for the second and third reading
25/11/2014 09:00 - Eavesdropping Bill (amendment No. 6), 2009 - preparation for a second and third reading
26/11/2014 09:00 - Criminal Procedure Bill (amendment No. 70) (The imposition of the obligation to avoid a crime after...
1/12/2014 10:00 - 1. Bill for the Regulation of the Litigation of Family Disputes, 2014 - second and third reading...
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