Jerusalem, 28 May 1996

CABINET COMMUNIQUE

(Communicated by Cabinet Secretariat)

At the weekly Cabinet meeting today (Tuesday), 28.05.96:

1. The Cabinet, sitting as the Ministerial Committee on National Security was briefed by the Police Inspector-General on current security issues and on the deployment of the Israel Police and the other security forces for tomorrow’s elections.

The Interior Minister drew the Inspector-General’s attention to the fact that in heavily ultra-orthodox areas of Jerusalem, there is open forging and purchasing of identity cards, and said that the Police should deal with the matter immediately.

The Minister of Public Security and the Inspector-General noted that the police are prepared to deal with the matter in Jerusalem and Bnei Brak.

2. Criticism was voiced over the racist and undemocratic election campaign leaflets being distributed by the Habad movement. The Attorney-General will examine whether anything in these leaflets may have violated the law.

3. The Prime Minister sharply criticized the legal situation which enables the late Prime Minister’s murderer to vote in the Knesset elections. He defined this as being a case of "you murdered and also voted."

4. The Cabinet unanimously approved a bill to establish a center to commemorate the late Yitzhak Rabin.