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Efraim Halevy: ”Decision not to recognize Jewishness of many will lead to loss of Jewish majority”
During a Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee debate on ”US Jewry as a strategic asset for Israel`s security,” Foreign Ministry Director-General Dori Gold said ”I do not think Israel should reinvent itself in order to preserve the relations with the Jewish-American community, but the dialogue must certainly be deepened.” Later, a ceremony was held in the presence of Speaker Yuli-Yoel Edelstein, PM Benjamin Netanyahu, opposition leader Isaac Herzog and other dignitaries

Knesset Sergeant-at-Arms urges Arab MKs to uphold Temple Mount visitation ban
In a letter sent to MK Masud Ganaim, Yosef Grif addressed an announcement by members of the Joint List faction that they intend to pray at the Al-Aqsa Mosque during Ramadan. Grif wished to remind the MKs that Police Commissioner Roni Alsheich announced a renewed open-ended ban on Israeli MKs visiting the Temple Mount, and that the Ethics Committee ruled that visiting the holy site will be considered an ethics violation that carries sanctions (Photo: Andrew Shiva)

Press Releases
26/5/2016 - Knesset Sergeant-at-Arms urges Arab MKs to uphold Temple Mount visitation ban
26/5/2016 - Efraim Halevy at the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee: ”Israel`s decision not to recognize many people`s Jewishness will lead to loss of Jewish majority”
25/5/2016 - Jewish-American donations to Israel doubled over the past 25 years
25/5/2016 - Yehuda Glick, Yakov Asher sworn in as Knesset Members
24/5/2016 - Wednesday: Knesset to mark 100 years of Jewish-American involvement in the Yishuv and the State of Israel with a series of committee meetings and events
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On the Public Agenda
Addressing a report showing that Israel has the highest level of inequality among children in the world’s 41 developed EU and OECD countries, the head of the Welfare Committee said ”a country that neglects its children is a country with no conscience.” The CEO of UNICEF Israel noted the gaps between legislation aimed at aiding children, and the implementation of such laws. MK Jabareen: ”In Israel there are two states: one is rich and the other is poor and neglected”

The Israeli government announces an agreement with the European Economic Community to establish a free trade zone and economic cooperation. Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Yigal Allon: ”The opening of the gates of one of the largest and most developed economic blocs to Israeli goods; a bloc that is actually a continent in which more than 250 million people live and enjoy an advanced quality of life and a high rate of consumption. In Israeli terms at least, it has unlimited purchasing power.”

An incident in 1949 involving Avraham Tzfati in which no one was hurt....

In the Committees
29/5/2016 11:30 - Tour of urban renewal sites in Haifa
30/5/2016 09:30 - Motion for the agenda regarding permission to mine phosphate at Sde Barir and the expected harm to...
30/5/2016 10:00 - Committee plenum- presentation of the IDF Ombudsman's annual report, 2015
30/5/2016 10:00 - Counterterrorism Bill, 2015
30/5/2016 10:00 - Transparency in handling and data of police violence investigations
30/5/2016 11:00 - Handling of secondary legislative processes in the government system - State Comptroller's report,...
30/5/2016 11:00 - Follow-up meeting on the promotion of a credible solution to the issue of enhancing security on the...
30/5/2016 11:30 - Bill to amend the Traffic Ordinance (no. 112), 2013
30/5/2016 11:30 - 1. Foreign workers for the tourism industry in the city of Eilat 2. Establishing a City Hall in...
30/5/2016 12:00 - Dealing with alcohol consumption among IDF soldiers, follow-up meeting
30/5/2016 12:30 - Regulations for litigation agreements in family disputes (temporary order), 2016
30/5/2016 12:30 - Financial Services Oversight Bill (legislative amendments), 2016 - proposal to convert the Capital...
30/5/2016 14:00 - Gas Directive (safety and licensing) (extending the period stated in article 8 of the law), 2016
31/5/2016 08:30 - Combining means of public transportation with park-and-ride facilities for buses, taxis, and...
31/5/2016 10:00 - Animal disease regulations (chemical preparations) (amendment), 2016
31/5/2016 10:00 - 1. Basic Law: the Knesset (amendment no. 45) (suspending an MK in accordance with article 7a) 2....
31/5/2016 10:00 - Encouraging women to obtain academic degrees
31/5/2016 11:00 - Communications Bill (Bezeq Telecommunications and broadcasts) (amendment no. 57) (authority and...
31/5/2016 11:00 - Absence of transparency, lack of right of argument and unclear regulations in the Inter-ministerial...
31/5/2016 14:00 - Celebratory meeting marking the 25th anniversary of the Gesher Theater
31/5/2016 14:00 - National Authority for Urban Renewal Bill, 2015
31/5/2016 14:00 - Verbal abuse towards the LGBT community in Israeli basketball
1/6/2016 09:00 - Clearing of Sde Dov, development and maintenance of domestic airports and landing pads - State...
1/6/2016 09:00 - Financial Services Oversight Bill (non-institutional financial services), 2015
1/6/2016 09:00 - Standards Bill (amendment - laboratory certified to approve the importing of goods), 2015
1/6/2016 09:30 - Postal ordinance (amendment to law's appendage) - 2015
1/6/2016 09:30 - Removing obstacles in the training of psychologists of Ethiopian descent
1/6/2016 09:30 - Means to promote energy efficiency and savings, as well as the obstacles
1/6/2016 10:00 - Postal regulations (monetary services - qualification terms regarding a position in a company and...
2/6/2016 10:00 - Committee members tour Beit Halochem in Tel Aviv
6/6/2016 09:00 - State's activity to encourage the integration of the Arab population in the job market -State...
6/6/2016 09:30 - Prohibition of Discrimination in Products, Services and Entry to Places of Public Entertainment...
6/6/2016 10:30 - Preparation of local authorities and government ministries for the absorption of immigrants, with...
6/6/2016 11:00 - Cost of domestic gas for consumers
6/6/2016 11:45 - Regulations for arrangements in the state economy (legislative amendments) (gas market - replacing...
6/6/2016 12:30 - Financial Services Oversight Bill (legislative amendments), 2016
6/6/2016 12:45 - Regulations for arrangements in the state's economy (legislative amendments) (processes for...
7/6/2016 09:00 - Request for the State Comptroller's opinion on: air pollution in the Haifa Bay - follow-up meeting...
7/6/2016 09:30 - Development of environmental agriculture and the family farm
7/6/2016 11:00 - State conversion system - State Comptroller's report
7/6/2016 11:30 - Minister of Environmental Protection's review of his office's activity
7/6/2016 11:30 - Giving representation to civil society in teams dealing with the climate conference in the...
8/6/2016 09:00 - Standards Bill (amendment - certified laboratory to approve the importing of goods), 2015
13/6/2016 09:30 - Mandatory Tenders Bill (amendment - preference in tenders for small and medium-sized businesses),...
13/6/2016 10:00 - Examining the environmental repercussions of the hydraulic fracturing technique to extract oil and...
13/6/2016 12:00 - Evacuation and Reconstruction Bill (agreements to organize evacuation and reconstruction...
13/6/2016 13:15 - Evacuation and Reconstruction Bill (compensations) (amendment no. 4) (evacuation due to...
14/6/2016 10:00 - Continued activity of the TeLeM program (employment, studies and housing in kibbutzim for young...
21/6/2016 14:00 - Planning and Building Regulations Bill (Ordinance) (amendment- obligation to facilitate the...
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