Tuesday’s session was only an hour and a half, due to the 17 Tammuz fast day. Because there were no bills, motions or queries on the agenda, the one minute speech segment was extended by Speaker Rivlin into a two minute speech. The topic of the day was Gilad Shalit.

Short Summary on Non-Bills

  • Almost all of the 21 speakers spent their two minute speeches discussing the Gilad Shalit march and expressing their support. Just about every speaker took advantage of there being nothing else on the agenda for the day and spoke longer than their allotted two minutes.