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Israeli Democracy Dealt Blow with ‘Governance Act’

Last night, the "only democracy in the Middle East" became a lot less democracy and a lot more Middle East.

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Left wing Meretz party leader Zahava Gal-On wept at the Knesset podium over the passage of a new law requiring each party to win close to 5 seats before receiving their first seat.

Left wing Meretz party leader Zahava Gal-On wept at the Knesset podium over the passage of a new law requiring each party to win close to 5 seats before receiving their first seat.
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Haredi MK Israel Eichler (Torah Judaism) announced his solidarity with the Arab parties: “I want the world to know that we have here a government that fights its own citizens,” he declared—in Arabic! “This is how the government is becoming anti-Jewish and anti-democratic. This constitutes the Exclusion of the Arab and Haredi minorities.”

One Yesh Atid MK, Adi Kol, had to apologize publicly for abstaining during the threshold vote, and then her boss, Yair Lapid, still took away her committee assignments. Another Yesh Atid member, Education Minister Shai Piron, stood silent for one minute in solidarity with the opposition – and then voted to eliminate them from future elections.

Additional “goodies” in the Governance Act included limiting the number of government ministers to 19 (20 with the PM, get it?), only 4 deputy ministers, and no “ministers without portfolio” whatsoever. Also, the new bill kills the “Mofaz Law” which says any 7 MKs can leave their faction if their number constitutes less than one third of the members.

Last night, the “only democracy in the Middle East” became a lot less democracy and a lot more Middle East.

Yori Yanover

About the Author: Yori Yanover has been a working journalist since age 17, before he enlisted and worked for Ba'Machane Nachal. Since then he has worked for Israel Shelanu, the US supplement of Yedioth, JCN18.com, USAJewish.com, Lubavitch News Service, Arutz 7 (as DJ on the high seas), and the Grand Street News. He has published Dancing and Crying, a colorful and intimate portrait of the last two years in the life of the late Lubavitch Rebbe, (in Hebrew), and two fun books in English: The Cabalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption, and How Would God REALLY Vote.


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