25.05.2011 21.Ijar, 5771 Tag 36 des Omer
Knesset committee extends state of emergency to supervise ice cream production, show tickets and amniocentesis tests despite petitions against it.
The Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee yesterday declared a "state of emergency" at the cabinet's request. This was not due to an expected outbreak of war or terrorism, but to ensure the state's continued supervision over such issues as ice cream production, show tickets and amniocentesis tests.
Actually, the state of emergency was declared 63 years ago. But the committee extended it for another year, rejecting a request by the Association for Civil Rights in Israel that the extension be limited to six months….