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MKs, Australia, Challenging Israel on ‘Prisoner X,’ Black Prisons

MK Gal'on: Liberman should be reminded that we are not in Putin's parliament…
Justice Minister Yaakov Ne'eman getting off the podium after being pummeled by MKs on "Prisoner X" affair.

Justice Minister Yaakov Ne'eman getting off the podium after being pummeled by MKs on "Prisoner X" affair.
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Then she asked: “How does that sit with proper democracy and the rule of law?”

Minister Ne’eman, who was at the podium to say farewell to the Knesset at the end of four years of government service, said he was unable to answer the inquiries (there were more), because his ministry is not in charge of homeland security or the prisons. On Wednesday, Minister of Public Security Yitzhak Aharonovich will take the podium to answer MKs further inquiries.

Israel Beitenu Chairman Avigdor Liberman accused the MKs—especially Tibi, whom he accused of lending aid and comfort to Hamas and Hizbollah—of attempting to damage Israel’s security.

“From what I understand, there was once again an attempt to harm state security,” Liberman told various media outlets. “These people are trying again and again to harm, to justify the enemy. They even identify with the enemy in time of war.”

Liberman accused those MKs of supporting the terrorists in operation Pillar of Defense.

Meretz leader Zahava Gal’on responded that Liberman does not understand what democracy is, nor what the role of a member of Knesset. “He should be reminded that we are not in Putin’s parliament, and that in a civilized country the government would have volunteered a report to the Knesset and the public about this serious case.”

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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