Jerusalem, October 23, 1994

CABINET COMMUNIQUE

(Communicated by the Cabinet Secretariat)

At the weekly cabinet meeting today (Sunday), 23.10.94:

1. Within the framework of the Ministerial Committee on National Security, the Cabinet was briefed on on-going security matters.

2. The Cabinet approved the peace treaty between the State of Israel and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan which was initialled on 17.10.94 in Amman.

The Cabinet authorized the Prime Minister to submit the treaty to the Knesset for approval.

The Cabinet authorized the Prime Minister to sign the treaty on behalf of the State.

3. Following previous decisions regarding the entry of 26,000 foreign workers into Israel for the construction sector, the Cabinet decided to extend the stay of these workers until 31 December 1995.

Similarly, the entry into Israel of 15,000 additional foreign workers for this sector will be permitted; their stay will be extended until 31 December 1995.

The Cabinet approved the absorption of 3,000 permanent foreign agricultural workers and 1,000 temporary foreign agricultural workers.