Ministers of Knesset returned on Monday from their 39-day Spring Recess to begin the Knesset’s Summer Session. Two special sessions were held during the break. Unless new elections are called, this year’s Summer Session will last less than three months, ending on July 25, 2012. The fifth sitting of the 18th Knesset will start on October 15, 2012, after an 81-day Fall Recess, if the Knesset completes its upcoming fourth sitting.
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This week’s average shows Likud Beitenu and Labor position similar to last week. Shas gains and takes the third position while Lapid’s Yesh Atid drops and falls into the fourth position. Hadash passes Meretz, while Kadima and Independence pick up gains. Am Shalem is also picking up steam. The right block gains ground this week with the help of Shas and Am Shalem’s gains.