The Knesset’s Tuesday session lasted about three hours. No bills were discussed. Three motions were discussed. After many debates on the topic in the Knesset plenum over the years this was the first time the Armenian Genocide’s Anniversary was marked with an official motion.

Non-Bills Summary

  • 21 MKs gave speeches in the one minute speech segment that opened the day. Most of the speeches were by MKs who wanted to  speak on the topics of the three motions of the day but were choosing to leave Knesset early.
  • A motion on the Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide was marked by speeches from Speaker Rivlin, Environment Minister Erdan (Likud) and ten MKs.
  • A motion on the Prime Minister’s decision to approve construction of 850 housing units in Judea and Samaria was discussed by  nine MKs and Minister Erdan. The motion will be discussed further in the plenum following an 11-0 vote.
  • A motion on the efforts to persuade the President of the United States during his meeting with President Peres to free Jonathan Pollard was discussed by MK Ben Ari (N.U.) and Minister Erdan.

Bills Summary

No Bills were discussed during Day 19.


This was the Knesset Jeremy English translation protocol of the Knesset’s June 12, 2012, session.

Official protocol in Hebrew: