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Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Video: Israel's Knesset hard at work

Here's a candid moment from Israel's Knesset.

Under current law, a faction may only split from a party and join another party or set up a new party if they are one third of the original party's faction. This week, the Knesset passed the Mofaz law, which allows seven members of a party to split off from the party even if they are less than one third of the party's Knesset faction. It's not called the Mofaz law because Mofaz originated it. It's called the Mofaz law because Prime Minister Netanyahu is hoping that it will induce Kadima's number 2, Shaul Mofaz, and six other Kadima MK's to leave their party and join the Likud. Unfortunately for Netanyahu, rumor has it that it may lead seven Likud MK's to leave their party and join National Union, which would change the Knesset's make-up completely.

Anyway, this is how government minister Binyamin (Fouad) Ben Eliezer kept himself busy during the debate until someone said something about it.

Let's go to the videotape.

I have a great story about doing crossword puzzles during Criminal Procedure class in my last year of law school, but I'll save it for another time.



At 3:57 AM, Blogger Findalis said...

Just like the US Congress!


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