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Jewish Democracy in Action

Monday, May 11th, 2015

Members of the Bayit Yehudi party voted on Sunday for the coalition deal. From a quick look at the hands in the air, it appears that support was overwhelming.

If you look more carefully, you can find Waldo in there, giving the thumbs up instead of waving.

Supreme Court Slaps Down Lapid’s Appeal to Freeze Netanyahu Coalition

Monday, May 11th, 2015

The Israeli Supreme Court Monday morning dismissed Yesh Atid party chairman Yair Lapid’s appeal to rule against moves to expand the proposed coalition Cabinet.

The outgoing Cabinet approved the expansion bill that would remove the limit of 18 Cabinet ministries, and the Knesset is to vote on the legislation this week, paving the way for the inauguration of the new coalition.

The court, despite its decision not to freeze the legislative process, still has not yet ruled on Lapid’s appeal  questioning the legality of the expansion.

The Knesset’s attorney, Eyal Yinon, argued before the court that Lapid’s appeal was “baseless” and “unprecedented” as an attempt to interfere with legislation even before the Knesset votes on it.

The Cabinet cannot exceed 18 ministries, under current law. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu wants it expanded to satisfy the demands of coalition partners, which is exactly why the Knesset previously passed a law limiting the size of the Knesset.

The expansion costs taxpayers millions of dollars and more importantly opens the door again to politicians auctioning off their participation in the government.

Lapid’s appeal was typical of his grandstand political style, but if the court eventually rejects his appeal, it will be one more defeat in his growing list of failures.

Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked Receives Bodyguards After Leftwing Threats

Monday, May 11th, 2015

Soon-to-be-appointed Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked (Bayit Yehudi) has been assigned a full-time security detail and armed guards, by the Knesset security department, after incitement and threats by Israeli leftists were posted on social media, according to Galei Tzahal.

The left are upset by Shaked, as she plans to implement much-needed reforms in Israel’s judicial system.

A previous and leftwing Justice Minister, Yosef Paritzky (Shinui), said that the only thing good about Shaked is that she would make a nice pinup for a garage calendar. He even reportedly said “and she is very beautiful – like many of the Reich’s women. Oops, sorry, one must not compare.”

A photo of Shaked dresses as a Nazi was posted on Facebook too.

Shaked has advocated for judges to be appointed by the democratically-elected Knesset, and not by an inner circle of judges and non-elected bureaucrats.

Shaked is known as an outspoken and intelligent advocate for Zionism and democracy.

A photo of Ayelet Shaked superimposed on a Nazi was also posted onto Facebook.

A photo of Ayelet Shaked superimposed on a Nazi was also posted onto Facebook.

Ayelet Shaked Has Armed Escort following Death Threats

Monday, May 11th, 2015

A personal armed guard now is escorting Bayit Yehudi (Jewish Home) Knesset Member Ayelet Shaked following death threats.

Shaked is slated to be the Justice Minister, an appointment that has riled up the left-wing, which usually goes to bat for women but not if they are on the “wrong side” of the road.

The decision to escort Shaked with a guard was made by Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein.

Yesh Atid Tries To Block Netanyahu Cabinet Expansion

Sunday, May 10th, 2015

The Yesh Atid party — once a member of Binyamin Netanyahu’s Likud-led coalition government — is now trying to tear it down.

Lapid’s left-centrist party submitted a petition to the High Court on Sunday asking for a temporary injunction against the cabinet approval of an amendment to the Basic Law: The Government, increasing the number of cabinet ministers from 18 to 20.

Yesh Atid was a member of the previous coalition but quit the government in a bitter feud just prior to an internal battle that led to Netanyahu finally disbanding the government altogether. The party is now sitting in the opposition and lost more than half of its support.

In its petition, it asked the Court to rule on the matter by 8 am Monday in order to prevent a “trampling of the rules of democracy day by day.”

The Knesset plenum was expected to vote on the expansion by Monday in order to enable the ministers to be sworn in by Wednesday.

Cabinet Approves Expanding Cabinet to Meet Coalition Demands

Sunday, May 10th, 2015

The last Cabinet session of the outgoing government unanimously approved Sunday morning adding a number of ministries to satisfy demands of coalition partners in the new government.

If all of the ministers competing for the status of bang called “Minister” had their way, there would be approximately 61 ministries in the new government, one for every Knesset Member.

The Knesset later will approve the expansion, which will cost taxpayers a hundred million dollars.

Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein said Sunday that he might rule that the coalition is not legal if there were specific agreements to allot a specific amount of money to different parties for earmarked projects.

Israel governments have a tradition of buying off coalition partners with promises for money for their pet projects.

Tzipi Hotovely Wants to Be First Religious Woman Minister

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

Likud Knesset Member Tzipi Hotovely said Thursday she is will to settle for any ministry so long as she can be the first religious women to hold a Cabinet post.

Hotovely was a deputy minister in the last government

She told Reshet Bet (Voice of Israel) radio, “It does not make any difference what [ministry] – culture, tourism [or] technology.

 

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