Jerusalem, 28 September 1994


(Communicated by the Cabinet Secretariat)

At the weekly Cabinet meeting today (Wednesday), 28.09.94:

1. In accordance with its decision of 11 September, and after having examined all aspects related to the American request that Israel send police personnel to participate in the multi-national force in Haiti, the Cabinet acting in accordance with Paragraph 29 of Basic Law: The Government approved the dispatch of police personnel to Haiti.

2. Within the framework of the Ministerial Committee on National Security, the Cabinet was briefed on on-going security matters, including the recent meeting between the Prime Minister Rabin and the PLO Chairman.

3. In response to a question regarding prayer arrangements at the Cave of Machpelah, the Prime Minister announced that the security establishment is implementing the Shamgar Commission Report, and after examining the security aspects involved has decided that Jewish and Muslim prayers will be held in separate areas within the Cave area, which will be partitioned so as to accommodate this. Security officials are currently preparing to re-open the Cave by the end of October.

4. The Cabinet approved a tax treaty with the United States.

5. The Education, Culture, and Sport Minister briefed the Cabinet on a master-plan for developing the higher education system by the year 2000. The Cabinet approved the Minister’s proposals on the subject.

6. Further to a previous decision, the Cabinet decided to postpone making the Agranat Commission’s report on the 1973 Yom Kippur War available to the public until 31 December 1994.