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28/08/2015   20th Knesset, First Session, Summer Recess
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Edelstein ahead of UN inter-parliamentary conference: ”Legitimacy Iran receives bolsters its terror machine”
Before leaving for the Inter-Parliamentary Union`s Fourth World Conference of Speakers of Parliament, which will be held at the UN, Yuli-Yoel Edelstein said that during his scheduled meetings with several parliament heads, as well as with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, he will express Israel`s ”unequivocal opposition to the fact that Iran is receiving international legitimacy for its nuclear program, despite having systematically violated the international community`s resolutions”


Knesset research: Impact of legislation on gender equality in Israel
Click on headline to view a report prepared by the Knesset`s Research and Information Center , at the request of MK Merav Michaeli, which examines the degree to which the 2007 Impact on Gender in Legislation Law has been implemented; study also reviews the implementation of similar laws in other countries, including the US, Britain, Finland, Norway, Canada and France


Press Releases
26/8/2015 - Knesset Speaker Edelstein ahead of inter-parliamentary conference at the UN: ”International legitimacy that Iran receives bolsters its terror machine”
18/8/2015 - Knesset Speaker Edelstein announces special plenary session during recess in order to pass state budget in first reading
18/8/2015 - Knesset transparency committee says will work towards expanding `Lobbyists Law`
13/8/2015 - Economic Affairs Committee refuses to approve directives for regulating Yom Kippur kapparot ritual
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Announcements
The Knesset will be closed from Monday, August 17 through Tuesday, September 1 due to the parliament`s summer recess


On the Public Agenda
Speaking during a special plenary session to honor the memory of the Revisionist Zionist leader Ze’ev Jabotinsky, PM Netanyahu said the deal was ”bad on all counts” and criticized the Western powers for their ”willingness to accept tyrannical regimes.” Speaker Edelstein: ”This agreement is the beginning of the collapse of the Western wall of resistance against the murderous takeover of radical Islam”


Yesteryear
28/8/1969
Prime Minister Golda Meir issues a statement on the status of the Iraqi Jews. The foreign minister notes: ”Bloodcurdling statistics show that 53 people, including 11 Jews, have been hanged in Iraq over the past seven months. Seven other Jews were tortured to death in prisons in Baghdad. Dozens of additional Jews have been put in prison since the Six-Day War.”



The Zealots’ Alliance was the name of a radical religious underground that operated in Israel during the years 1950-1953....



In the Committees
30/8/2015 09:00 - Electing committee chairman
30/8/2015 09:15 - Public Broadcasting Bill (amendment), 2015
1/9/2015 08:00 - Opening of school year in special education institutions(canceled)
3/9/2015 11:00 - Examination of the readiness of the Transportation Ministry and public transport companies to...
9/9/2015 12:30 - 1. Continued debate on cooperation between the police and the Fire and Rescue Services
10/9/2015 10:30 - Variables according to which the compulsory car insurance fee will be determined - updating the...
10/9/2015 10:30 - Variables according to which the compulsory car insurance fee will be determined - updating the...
16/9/2015 12:00 - Tour in Or Akiva - redevelopment projects
21/9/2015 10:00 - 1. Joint meeting of the Special Committee to discuss the National Authority for Urban Renewal Bill,...
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