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14/02/2016  
Spotlight
This week in the Knesset
On Monday the Knesset will hold a panel discussion honoring a delegation of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations. During the week, the Internal Affairs Committee will discuss the torching of holy books and synagogues; the Economic Affairs Committee will debate wide-scale public transportation on Shabbat; and the Defense Committee will discuss security in Judea and Samaria… Click here for the schedule of committee meetings


Immigration Committee: Increase government support for crisis hotlines servicing new immigrants
The Committee for Immigration, Absorption and Diaspora Affairs toured the ERAN emotional crisis hotline, which is in need of additional funding to train volunteers who speak French, Russian and Amharic. ”They save hundreds of lives each year; the government offices must help them,” stated MK Naguisa, the committee`s chairman. Head of the IDF`s mental health unit: ”Treatment by mental health officers is not enough, so our cooperation with ERAN is crucial”... Read more


Press Releases
14/2/2016 - Immigration Committee chairman calls on ministries to increase financial support for crisis hotlines servicing new immigrants
11/2/2016 - Bill to institute Aliyah Day approved in preliminary vote; MK Zohar: ”It`s meant to remind those who claim we are a conquering nation that we arrived here 3,500 years ago”
11/2/2016 - PM says Labor Party ”beginning to understand where we live”; opposition leader Herzog in response: ”Alternative is a Jewish-Arab state that will destroy Israel as a Jewish state”
10/2/2016 - Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee Chairman Hanegbi to Azeri delegation: ”Our countries face similar challenges”
10/2/2016 - MK Zohar on Alon Liel: ”It is unthinkable that a person who slanders Israel wherever he can is responsible for our high school students”
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Announcements
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On the Public Agenda
”The Arab public suffers most from offenses involving illegal weapons,” Public Security Minister Erdan said during the debate in the committee headed by MK Amsalem. MK Sa`adi called illegal firearms ”a cancer in the body of Arab society,” while fellow Joint List MK Ghattas said ”the history of the relations between the police and the Arab population is filled with suspicion and prejudice.” MK Peri: ”Embrace Arab leaders` willingness to cooperate”… Read more


Yesteryear
14/2/1966
The Knesset marks 70 years since the first printing of the book ”The Jewish State” by Theodor Herzl. From the years 1896-1898, Herzl attempted to receive support from wealthy Jews - the Baron Maurice de Hirsch and the Baron Edmond de Rothschild - for the establishment of the Jewish State. He also tried to receive approval from the Ottoman Empire for a Jewish settlement in Israel, meeting with the Sultan and the Grand Vizier.



The Fourth Knesset....



In the Committees
14/2/2016 10:00 - Vehicle Services Licensing Bill, 2013
14/2/2016 10:00 - Tour of hospitalization alternative
14/2/2016 11:00 - IDF's treatment of candidates for security service
14/2/2016 12:45 - Defense Minister's request to discuss again a bill for the payment of stipends to reserve soldiers...
15/2/2016 09:00 - Bill to amend the Municipalities Ordinance (no. 139) (publishing forms on the website and...
15/2/2016 09:00 - National Insurance Bill (amendment - extending stipend eligibility period for children with...
15/2/2016 09:00 - 1. Aspects of the integration of Israelis of Ethiopian descent - state comptroller's report,...
15/2/2016 09:00 - New government taskforces in the Finance Ministry that are operating according to the "Kendall...
15/2/2016 09:00 - Collective and excessive punishments by the Israel Football Association's court
15/2/2016 09:30 - Bill to extend the copyright period for an album and performers' copyrights (legislative...
15/2/2016 10:00 - Bill for the payment of benefits to functionaries in financial corporations (special authorization...
15/2/2016 10:00 - Bill to reduce the use of disposable bags, 2014
15/2/2016 10:00 - Bill to regulate out of bank loans (amendment no. 3), 2015
15/2/2016 10:00 - Closure of the Organization of Partisans Underground Fighters and Ghetto Rebels in Israel due to...
15/2/2016 10:00 - Accessibility to public transport services in the periphery
15/2/2016 10:30 - Expediting the process of granting immigrant status to eligible people who arrive in Israel as...
15/2/2016 10:45 - Changes to the 2016 State Budget
15/2/2016 11:00 - Securities regulations aimed at encouraging capital issuance: 1. Periodical and immediate reports...
15/2/2016 11:00 - Shipping regulations (seamen) (manning ships and tugboats with Israeli crews, 2015
15/2/2016 11:00 - Examining appointments in the new public broadcasting corporation
15/2/2016 11:00 - Physical aspects of out-of-home welfare frameworks, state comptroller's report
15/2/2016 11:00 - Transparency of parliamentary work
15/2/2016 11:30 - Tourism minister's report on his office's activity and work plan, and the implementation of the...
15/2/2016 12:00 - Regulations for the prevention of environmental hazards (civil lawsuits) (amending the addition to...
15/2/2016 12:00 - Bill to deepen tax collection and increase enforcement (means for the enforcement of tax payments)...
15/2/2016 12:00 - Monitoring the accessibility of theoretical driving tests to Amharic-speaking immigrants
15/2/2016 12:00 - Patients' Rights Bill (amendment no. 9) (consent to receive medical treatment on behalf of a minor...
15/2/2016 12:15 - 1. Proposal by MKs Tzachi Hanegbi and Merav Michaeli to amend the Knesset Rules of Procedure...
15/2/2016 12:30 - Mandatory Tenders Regulations (contacts of a higher education institution) (amendment), 2015
15/2/2016 12:30 - Financial Services Oversight Bill (non-institutionalized financial services), 2015
15/2/2016 13:00 - Lanes for electric bicycles in local councils and regulating riding on the vehicles
15/2/2016 13:00 - Military Jurisdiction Law (amendment - ban on the publication of the name of soldier who is under...
15/2/2016 13:00 - Lanes for electric bicycles in local municipalities and regulation of riding of these bicycles
16/2/2016 09:00 - Military Jurisdiction Bill (amendment no. 73) (Military Ombudsman's tenure), 2015
16/2/2016 09:00 - Taxation of rabbinical courts, Kabbalists and providers of religious services - state comptroller's...
16/2/2016 09:00 - Committee's tour of the Police's Internal Affairs Department
16/2/2016 09:00 - Supervision of private kennels
16/2/2016 09:30 - Motion for the agenda on wide-scale public transportation on Shabbat in light of the transition to...
16/2/2016 10:00 - Legal Capacity and Guardianship Bill (amendment no. 19), 2015
16/2/2016 10:00 - Initiative of the Constitution, Law and Justice Committee to amend Basic Law: the Knesset regarding...
16/2/2016 10:00 - Rehabilitation programs for people hurt by drug and alcohol abuse
16/2/2016 10:00 - Solutions for filtering hurtful content on the Internet
16/2/2016 11:00 - Credit Data Bill, 2015
16/2/2016 11:01 - Obligatory Tenders Bill (amendment – giving preference to small and medium businesses in tenders),...
16/2/2016 12:00 - Proposal to change Knesset Rules of Procedure regarding "Committees' obligation to hold monitoring...
16/2/2016 12:00 - 1. Torching of holy books and synagogues 2. Torching of synagogue in the Givat Sorek outpost
16/2/2016 12:00 - Failure to provide school transportation to children from Jish
16/2/2016 12:00 - History meets innovation - technological initiative for preserving Holocaust survivors' testimonies...
16/2/2016 12:00 - Public petitions regarding the issuing of paper drivers licenses and converting licenses in Israel...
16/2/2016 13:00 - Fear of shortage in milk production quotas for 2016
16/2/2016 13:00 - Security factors in Judea and Samaria communities
16/2/2016 13:00 - Curriculum for gender equality - joint meeting with the Committee on the Status of Women and Gender...
16/2/2016 13:00 - Programs to promote gender equality
16/2/2016 13:30 - Privacy Protection Directive (deciding on public bodies), 2015 - Organization of Disabled Israel...
16/2/2016 14:00 - Regulations regarding equal rights for persons with disabilities (adjusting accessibility to health...
16/2/2016 14:15 - Seminars for investigators, attorneys and judges on sex offenses and victims of sex offenses
16/2/2016 14:30 - Curbing deadly road accidents - proposals for courses of action of non-parliamentary organizations...
17/2/2016 09:00 - Bill to restrict the use of a place in order to prevent offenses (amendment no. 2), 2014
17/2/2016 09:00 - Bill to deepen tax collection and increase enforcement (deterrence against money laundering)...
17/2/2016 09:00 - Regulations related to cruelty to animals (protection of animals) (raising laying hens), 2016
17/2/2016 09:00 - State system for conversion to Judaism system in Israel – State Comptroller's Report
17/2/2016 09:00 - What is really going on in the rental market? Transparency of data, law enforcement, benefits and...
17/2/2016 09:30 - Consumer Protection Bill (amendment - banning the prohibition on bringing to a place of business...
17/2/2016 09:30 - Government's decision to uproot the Bedouin community of Atir-Umm al-Hiran has been submitted again...
17/2/2016 09:30 - National Medical Record - between improving medical treatment and protecting the patient's privacy
22/2/2016 09:00 - Request for state comptroller's opinion, in accordance with article 21 of the State Comptroller's...
22/2/2016 09:30 - The Second Authority for Television and Radio Bill (amendment no. 40) (splitting broadcasts of...
22/2/2016 09:30 - Shortage of academics in the engineering, initiated by MK Robert Ilatov
22/2/2016 10:00 - Anti-Terror Bill, 2015
22/2/2016 10:30 - Consumer Protection Bill (amendment no. 44) (announcement on termination of transaction for a...
22/2/2016 11:00 - Council for Higher Education's treatment of students of Ethiopian descent
22/2/2016 11:00 - 1. Assistance for those who are eligible for housing – State Comptroller's Report 65c, p. 431 2....
22/2/2016 11:30 - Vehicle Services Licensing Bill, 2013
22/2/2016 12:30 - Bill to deepen tax collection and increase enforcement (means for the enforcement of tax payments)...
22/2/2016 14:30 - Public transportation in Arab communities
23/2/2016 09:30 - Status of temporary workers and dismissal of workers in the Israel Electric Corporation
23/2/2016 10:00 - Legal Capacity and Guardianship Bill (amendment no. 19), 2014
23/2/2016 10:00 - Supervision of youth employment in the summer
23/2/2016 11:00 - Request for state comptroller's opinion regarding the state authorities' treatment of the...
23/2/2016 11:00 - 1. Activity of the Israeli Academy of Sciences and Humanities 2. Scientific cooperation on a global...
23/2/2016 11:30 - Credit Data Bill, 2015
23/2/2016 13:00 - Communications Bill (Bezeq and broadcasts) (amendment no. 62) (harassing emergency hotlines), 2015 ...
23/2/2016 14:00 - Financial Services Oversight Bill (non-institutional financial services), 2015
24/2/2016 09:00 - Israel Prison Service Commissioner's briefing on its activities - presentation of the vision and...
25/2/2016 10:30 - Monitoring the implementation of the Public Protection from Sex Offenders Law
29/2/2016 09:30 - 1. Bill to regulate the placement of beehives and honey production, 2014 2. Bill to regulate...
29/2/2016 10:00 - Anti-Terror Bill, 2015
29/2/2016 10:00 - Twelve-step program and sources of support for recovering addicts in local councils
1/3/2016 11:00 - Examining the environmental repercussions of the hydraulic fracture technique (fracking) for the...
2/3/2016 09:00 - Interior Minister's briefing on his office's activity
2/3/2016 09:00 - Evacuation of Sde Dov Airport and maintenance of domestic airports and landing strips - state...
7/3/2016 09:00 - Food loss – social, environmental, and economical consequences – State Comptroller's Report 65c –...
7/3/2016 11:30 - Activity of the Chief Scientist in the Ministry of Economy and the process of establishing the...
14/3/2016 09:00 - Public transportation infrastructures - operational parking lots and night parking lots for buses
14/3/2016 10:00 - State's contact with private elements, follow-up meeting
21/3/2016 09:00 - Building infrastructures for educational institutions in the Bedouin sector, with the participation...
22/3/2016 10:00 - Supervision of youth employment in the summer
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