The Knesset’s Tuesday session lasted about an hour and a half. One bill was advanced after passing its first reading. The bill would allow those who volunteer before army to receive benefits when they quit their jobs to enroll in the program.

 

Non-Bills Summary

* 15 MKs spoke during the one minute speech segment. The main topic was the Likud primaries that were being conducted that day.

* Four MKs asked queries to Immigration and Absorption Minister Landver (Y.B.) during a question hour.

 

Bills Summary

Amendment to the Severance Bill

MK Shai (Kadima) explained his amendment would give the same benefits to citizens who quit their jobs to spend a year after high school volunteering as it does to those who quit their jobs to go into the military. He said these volunteering citizens are allowed to defer their military service a year and there is no reason why they shouldn’t get the same benefits when they quit their job to perform their service. He said the government should be promoting giving back to society among teenagers.

The bill passed its first reading 4-0 and was sent to the Welfare Committee.

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This was the Knesset Jeremy English translation protocol of the Knesset’s January 31, 2012, session.

Official protocol in Hebrew: http://www.knesset.gov.il/plenum/data/00694912.doc

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