(Communicated by the Cabinet Secretariat) 5 February 1995

At the weekly Cabinet meeting today, (Sunday), 05.02.95:

1. Within the framework of the Ministerial Committee on National Security, the Cabinet was briefed by the Prime Minister on the summit conference held in Cairo on 02.02.95.

2. The Prime Minister briefed the Cabinet on the discussions held by the security establishment on the issue of the closure.

The Cabinet discussed the issue, regarding both its political and security consequences, and the principle of separation between the population of sovereign Israel and the Palestinian population of Judea, Samaria, and the Gaza Strip.

3. The Prime Minister announced his intention to fill the Interior and Religious Affairs portfolios in the near future.

4. The Cabinet approved the Finance Minister’s proposal for a draft law cancelling the capital gains tax.