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The Knesset’s Tuesday session lasted about three hours. No bills were discussed. A motion on the Struggle against Poverty Day was the highlight of the day. Changes to the Knesset protocol were passed with complete agreement among the parties.

 

Non-Bills Summary

* 16 MKs gave speeches during the one minute speech segment that opened the session.

* A motion on the Struggle against Poverty Day was discussed by Speaker Rivlin, Environment Minister Erdan (Likud) and 12 MKs.

* House Committee Chairman Levin (Likud) announced cosmetic and technical changes to the Knesset protocol. The changes were approved 8-0.

* House Committee Chairman Levin announced which disputed bills would be discussed in which committees.

* Environment Minister Erdan answered two queries at the end of the session.

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This was the Knesset Jeremy English translation protocol of the Knesset’s February 14, 2012, session.

Official protocol in Hebrew: http://www.knesset.gov.il/plenum/data/00971112.doc

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