Cabinet Secretary Tzvi Hauser briefed ministers on the initiative to formulate a national digital heritage plan in conjunction with the State Archives and the National Library.

 Cabinet communique

 

Israeli Cabinet meeting (Reuters archive photo)

(Communicated by the Cabinet Secretariat)

At the weekly Cabinet meeting today (Sunday), 20 November 2011:

1. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made the following remarks:

"I would like to turn to all doctors in Israel: You are doing holy work. With your own hands, you save lives on a daily and hourly basis. I would like to turn especially to medical residents. I understand your desire to improve your conditions of employment but none of us, nobody in the State of Israel, is above the law and we must all honor court decisions – because otherwise there would be anarchy here. I call on you: Go back to work immediately and leave the patients out of the struggle.

Less than three months ago, an agreement was signed that improves your salaries by tens of percent. No responsible government can countenance a situation in which agreements that were just signed are reopened, and these are long-term agreements that affect the entire economy.

I will continue to accompany the dialogue process and I will make certain that the process will be substantive. Naturally, in this process, not all of your demands will be met, but we will be attentive to improving your working conditions in the framework of the agreement that has been signed. Our public health system is strong and we are working so that it will continue to be among the strongest in the world. We all need to work together on this important mission."

2. On the occasion of National Road Safety Day, Transport and Road Safety Minister Yisrael Katz and senior National Road Safety Authority personnel briefed ministers on road accidents in Israel. They noted that over the past five years, there has been a 15% drop in the number of those killed in road accidents and an 18% drop in the number of those injured. The NRSA personnel also reported – inter alia – on its 2012 working plan.

3. In the framework of State Archivist Dr. Yaacov Lozowick’s annual briefing on the activities of the Israel State Archives, Cabinet Secretary Tzvi Hauser briefed ministers on the initiative to formulate a national digital heritage plan in conjunction with the State Archives and the National Library, as well as with both public and private museums and libraries.

4. National Library Director-General Oren Weinberg briefed ministers on the activities of the Library.