Monday’s session lasted three hours. It was marked as a special session, and only one motion- on the fire up north- was discussed. Most of the MKs did not have a chance to speak because it had been previously determined that the session would end at 15:00. Deputy Speaker Avraham Balila (Kadima) assured the rest of the MKs that they would have a chance to speak about the fire later in the week.


Non-Bills Summary

  • Speaker Rivlin opened the session with a motion on the Disaster up North. Homeland Security Minister Aharonovitch (Y.B.), who led the government’s response to the fire, summarized the ordeal. 27 MKs and ministers discussed the fire, and most of them called for an investigation into the fire and to increase the fire fighters’ budget.
  • Speaker Rivlin greeted Columbia’s Vice President Garson with a warm speech and thanked him for visiting Israel and the Knesset.