20th Knesset, Second Session, Summer Recess
”We were deeply saddened to hear of the tragic earthquake that struck central Italy,” Knesset Speaker Yuli-Yoel Edelstein said in a letter to Italian Chamber of Deputies President Laura Boldrini. ”On behalf of the Knesset and the people of Israel, I send deepest condolences to the families of the victims and prayers for a speedy recovery for the wounded. We stand as one with the Italian people in this difficult hour”
Education Minister Naftali Bennett briefed the committee headed by MK Yakov Margi on his ministry`s plans and announced that the goal is to have 18,000 students pass the five unit matriculation exam in math within four years. A similar plan will for the upcoming schoolyear will see the addition of 2000 hours of English studies for all the educational institutions. Other goals include reducing the number of drop-outs and narrowing the educational gap between the center and the periphery
During a Diaspora Affairs Committee meeting on the EU`s efforts to combat anti-Semitism, Chairman MK Avraham Neguise lauded the agreement with social media companies to remove hate speech inciting to violence within 24 hours, while EU Ambassador to Israel Lars Faaborg-Andersen said ”We are 100 percent committed to fighting this despicable phenomenon.” MK Aliza Lavie: ”History has shown us what happens when displays of hatred and violence are not dealt with”
| ||The United Worker’s party submits the first motion of no confidence against the government over the purchase of military equipment from the United States. MK Yitzhak Ben-Aharon: ”This is one of the few cases where the government used its majority to not only approve its position, but also to prevent bringing the problem up for debate. Yet still I am not certain whether the majority in this house will lend a hand to holding an open and comprehensive debate on this question.” || |
In the Committees
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The 120 Knesset members are elected directly by the public to four-year terms. They represent all of the State of Israel's citizens.
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