CABINET COMMUNIQUE

(COMMUNICATED BY CABINET SECRETARIAT)

AT THE WEEKLY CABINET MEETING TODAY (MONDAY), 4.4.94:

1. WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK OF THE MINISTERIAL COMMITTEE ON NATIONAL SECURITY, THE CHIEF-OF-STAFF, POLICE INSPECTOR-GENERAL AND COORDINATOR OF ACTIVITIES IN JUDEA, SAMARIA AND GAZA BRIEFED THE CABINET ON ON-GOING MATTERS.

2. THE PRIME MINISTER AND MINISTER OF DEFENSE, AND THE FOREIGN MINISTER, BRIEFED THE CABINET ON THE PEACE NEGOTIATIONS WITH THE PALESTINIANS.

3. A REPORT WAS MADE TO THE CABINET ON THE INDUSTRY AND TRADE MINISTER’S WORKING VISIT TO CHINA.

4. THE CABINET APPROVED BY MAJORITY VOTE (11 IN FAVOR, 1 OPPOSED, 1 ABSTENTION) A REVISION TO THE PLANNING AND CONSTRUCTION LAW.

5. THE CABINET APPROVED BY MAJORITY VOTE (8 IN FAVOR, 2 OPPOSED, 4 ABSTENTIONS) REDUCING THE CURRENT BUDGETS OF GOVERNMENT MINISTRIES BY AN OVERALL ANNUAL TOTAL OF NIS 40 MILLION, TO FUND ANTI-POVERTY MEASURES, WITHOUT HAVING TO TAX CHILD ALLOWANCES.

6. A) THE CABINET DECIDED TO PERMIT THE PUBLIC, IN ACCORDANCE WITH PARAGRAPH 26(B) OF THE COMMISSIONS OF INQUIRY LAW, 1968, ACCESS TO THE AGRANAT COMMISSION REPORT ON THE YOM KIPPUR WAR, EXCEPT FOR SECTIONS DEALING WITH THE FOLLOWING SUBJECTS:

1) INFORMATION, SOURCES OF INFORMATION AND MODUS OPERANDI OF THE IDF INTELLIGENCE CORPS, WHICH STILL HAVE SECURITY IMPORTANCE FOR THE EFFECTIVE FUNCTIONING OF THE INTELLIGENCE CORPS.

2) METHODS AND CONCEPTS RELATING TO EMPLOYING THE IDF’S MILITARY FORCE AND ITS COMBAT DOCTRINE, WHICH STILL HAVE SECURITY IMPORTANCE.

3) DETAILS ABOUT THE ARMY’S PREPAREDNESS AND READINESS FOR EMERGENCY SITUATIONS AND WAR, WHICH STILL HAVE SECURITY IMPORTANCE.

4) INFORMATION ABOUT THE IDF’S ORDER OF BATTLE, NAMES OF UNITS, PLACES AND PEOPLE CONNECTED TO SUBJECTS DISCUSSED IN THE AGRANAT COMMISSION REPORT, WHICH HAVE STILL NOT BEEN PUBLISHED, AND WHICH HAVE SECURITY IMPORTANCE, OR WHOSE PUBLICATION COULD INVADE PRIVACY.

5) ANY OTHER INFORMATION WHICH IS STILL OF SECURITY IMPORTANCE, WHOSE PUBLIC EXPOSURE COULD CAUSE REAL DAMAGE TO NATIONAL SECURITY.

B) THE DECISION WILL BE BROUGHT BEFORE THE KNESSET FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND DEFENSE COMMITTEE FOR APPROVAL, IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LAW. SUBJECT TO APPROVAL, THE REPORT WILL BE PREPARED FOR PUBLIC SCRUTINY BY THE IDF FIELD SECURITY DEPARTMENT, AND WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC AT THE IDF ARCHIVES WITHIN THREE MONTHS FROM THE DATE OF THE KNESSET FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND DEFENSE COMMITTEE’S APPROVAL.