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29/07/2015   20th Knesset, First Session, Summer Assembly
Ethics Committee reprimands Deputy Minister Mazuz over comments ”bordering on racism towards Arabs”
During a June 24 plenary session devoted to a request by the Arab Joint List to cancel an article in the Citizenship and Entry into Israel Law, Mazuz called on Arab lawmakers to return their Israeli identity cards and said ”we are doing you people a favor by even allowing you to be seated here – terrorists won`t be allowed to sit here.” The Ethics Committee ruled that his remarks ”undermine the very legitimacy of the Arab Knesset members` tenure in the Knesset and their existence as Israeli citizens with equal rights”

Knesset marks decade since Gaza disengagement; Speaker Edelstein: ”It was a cynical and cruel plan”
During a special plenary session marking the 10th anniversary of the uprooting of Jewish communities in Gaza and northern Samaria, Knesset Speaker Edelstein said ”the promises and predictions turned out to be one big illusion,” adding that a civil war was averted ”only due to the exemplary behavior of the evacuees.” MK Ghattas of the Joint Arab List stated that ”it was only natural to correct the injustice and evacuate the settlements from the Gaza Strip,” while Minister Ariel asked: ”Will we learn the lesson? Time will tell”

Press Releases
29/7/2015 - Ethics Committee reprimands Deputy Minister Mazuz over comments ”bordering on racism towards the entire Arab population”
29/7/2015 - Knesset marks decade since uprooting of Gush Katif and north Samaria settlements; Speaker Edelstein: ”It was a cynical and cruel plan”
28/7/2015 - Ivory Coast National Assembly President Soro visits the Knesset as a guest of Speaker Edelstein; parliamentary cooperation agreement signed
28/7/2015 - Knesset holds special session marking 120th birth anniversary of PM Levi Eshkol
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On the Public Agenda
During an Education Committee debate on the BDS campaign, with the participation of researchers and university heads, Committee Chairman MK Yakov Margi said ”If the countries of Europe are not driven by universal values and not by humanitarian values – what is motivating them? I have no doubt that this is the old evil anti-Semitism.” MK Hanin Zoabi: ”There is a crime whose name is occupation, and the whole world recognizes it”

The Knesset expresses its appreciation for the military reserve corps and holds a discussion on reservists and their service. Speaker of the Knesset Reuven Rivlin: ”Precisely because of the devaluation of the social status of reserve soldiers, this day in the Knesset is given added importance. If there is a necessity, in the past it was obvious, to express gratitude for all the reservists, it should start here in the Knesset and not just with nice words.”

The Knesset started to use its first electronic voting system in 1989....

In the Committees
29/7/2015 09:00 - Public Broadcasting - continuing the broadcasts and preparations for the establishment of the new...(canceled)
29/7/2015 09:00 - Plenary session with the participation of the head of the National Security Council
29/7/2015 09:00 - 1. Report on the book industry in accordance with the Law to Protect Literature and Authors...
29/7/2015 09:00 - Aspects of promoting the integration of Ethiopian-Israelis - essential flaws in managing the...(canceled)
29/7/2015 09:00 - Transparency of defense budget
29/7/2015 09:30 - 1. Reducing water tariff rates and failure to implement decision of the Balinkov Committee on the...
30/7/2015 11:30 - Agenda to be announced
3/8/2015 10:00 - Monitoring implementation of law to expand proper representation of Ethiopian-Israelis in the...
3/8/2015 10:00 - Government measures to integrate disabled people in job market - State Comptroller's Report
5/8/2015 09:30 - Treatment of secondary legislative processes in the government system - State Comptroller's Report
9/8/2015 09:00 - Tour of Mount Zion to examine security and desecration of tombs - with Jerusalem Police Commander
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