Jerusalem, 13 November 1994


(Communicated by the Cabinet Secretariat)

At the weekly Cabinet meeting today (Sunday), 13.11.94:

1. Within the framework of the Ministerial Committee on National Security, the Cabinet was briefed by the Prime Minister and leaders of the security establishment on security issues, especially the attack at Netzarim Junction.

The Prime Minister and Defense Minister emphasized the Government’s obligation and determination to wage war to eliminate terrorism, within the framework of the law, and to prevent terrorism from achieving its goal of disrupting the peace process.

The Prime Minister briefed the Cabinet on the planned itinerary for his upcoming visit to the United States which is to include meetings with President Clinton and leaders of the American Jewish community.

2. The Cabinet authorized the Ministerial Committee on Legislation and Law Enforcement to approve, at the Cabinet’s behest, the draft Security Service Law (consolidated version, amendment #8) and to table it in the Knesset.

The proposed amendment is designed to allow conscript soldiers to carry out security-related activities within the framework of the Israel Police, similar to the current situation regarding the Border Police, and to provide a legal basis for soldiers to serve in various security bodies besides the IDF and to carry out various national missions such as teaching, working with immigrant absorption, etc.

3. The Cabinet, in accordance with its authority under the Council for Higher Education Law, decided to approve the Council for Higher Education’s decision to permit the College for Arab Teacher Training in Haifa to open and maintain an institution of higher learning.

4. The Cabinet ratified a cooperation agreement with Ukraine on crime prevention and law enforcement, and a commercial and industrial cooperation agreement with South Africa.

5. The Cabinet following previous decisions on the issue decided not to authorize, at this time, the establishment of the settlement of Ramat Kidron (between Ma’ale Adumim and Tekoa).