(Communicated by the Cabinet Secretariat)

At the weekly Cabinet meeting today (Sunday), 20 June, 2004:

1. IDF Chief-of-Staff Lt.-Gen. Moshe Ya’alon briefed ministers on security matters from last week and noted that there had been a large number of attempted terror attacks which were thwarted by the security establishment. Chief-of-Staff Ya’alon emphasized that there is high motivation to perpetrate terror attacks, specifically suicide bombings.

2. Minister Natan Sharakansky, responsible for Jerusalem, social and Diaspora affairs, briefed ministers on his recent testimony to the US Congress regarding anti-Semitism including Islamic anti-Semitism.