Knesset, The Israeli Parliament
Division(s) within the Parliament with a role or interest in biosecurity:
Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee
The Committee deals with the following issues: the foreign affairs of the state, its armed forces and its security.
Science and Technology Committee
The Committee deals with the following issues: Policy on civilian research and development (R&D), advanced technologies, environmental R&D, academic scientific research, non-academic scientific research, research institutes, chief scientists in government offices, National Council of R&D, research foundations, and information/computer technology.
Israel Institute for Biological Research (IIBR)
IIBR is a governmental, applied research institute specializing in the fields of biology, medicinal chemistry and environmental sciences.Backed by five decades of experience, IIBR combines highly trained personnel with cutting-edge technologies and infra-structure to conduct applied research and development in the fields of biology, medicinal chemistry and environmental sciences, in addition to basic research studies closely related to IIBR’s applied projects.