(Communicated by the Cabinet Secretariat)

At the weekly Cabinet meeting today (Sunday), 4 June 2006:

1. Israel Security Agency Director Yuval Diskin and the IDF Intelligence Corps Director of Research briefed ministers on the current state of affairs in the Palestinian Authority.

2. The Cabinet decided to allocate NIS 40 million in 2006 to repair the damages (to highways, the electricity grid and sewage/drainage infrastructure) stemming from the floods that struck the Wadi Ara and western Galilee districts as a result of the strong rains that fell in April of this year.

3. Pursuant to article 18 of Basic Law: The President of the State, the Cabinet approved President Moshe Katsav’s upcoming official visits to Bulgaria and the Czech Republic, at the invitation of Bulgarian President Georgi Parvanov and Czech President Vaclav Klaus, respectively. The Cabinet also noted that Prime Minister Ehud Olmert will travel to Sharm e-Sheikh today in for a meeting with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.