The Knesset opened the summer session after a 39-day spring recess, excluding two special sessions. The session was twelve minutes, perhaps the shortest in Knesset history. The no confidence motions and most of the bills that were to be discussed were all withdrawn in order to allow the MKs to attend the funeral of Benzion Netanyahu.


Non-Bills Summary

  • Speaker Rivlin opened the summer session. He announced that the summer session, scheduled until July 25, will most likely be this government’s last and that the government will not survive until the next scheduled elections on October 22, 2013. He stated that he will send the Knesset back into recess the day the new election date becomes final. He went on to eulogize Professor Benzion Netanyahu, Prime Minister Netanyahu’s father, who had passed away earlier that day.
  • Justice, Law and Constitution Committee Chairman Rotem (Y.B.) asked the Knesset to approve his committee’s request to split a bill into two. The Knesset approved the request 12-0.


This was the Knesset Jeremy English translation protocol of the Knesset’sApril 30, 2012, session.

Official protocol in Hebrew: