The Knesset approved a new law for handicap access
The Knesset Labor and Welfare Committee has approved a decree that requires to provide service to people with disabilities by priority. According to the decision, persons presenting a valid disability certificate shall not be required to wait in line for services.
The decree applies to all public places including restaurants, banks, clinics, offices of “Bituach Leumi”, supermarkets, and so on.
The decree has been prepared by the Subcommittee for the Regulations for Equal Rights for the Handicapped, led by MK Ilan Gilon (Meretz ).
According to the newspaper “Israel and Yom” the law is set to be gradually implemented between 2014 and 2018.