Israel extends 63-year state of emergency – over ice cream and show tickets

25.05.2011                      21.Ijar, 5771                      Tag 36 des Omer

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Israel extends 63-year state of emergency – over ice cream and show tickets

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….