Edelstein: Constant Knesset scandals endanger democracy

The focus on scandals and poor behavior of MKs instead of on the legislature’s work and importance is a danger to democracy, Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein warned Tuesday.

Speaking at a special meeting in honor of the Knesset’s 67th birthday, which takes place next week, and the 50th anniversary of the dedication of the Knesset building, Edelstein discussed the need for MKs to be a better example for the public – a theme expounded upon in subsequent speeches by President Reuven Rivlin, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and opposition leader Isaac Herzog.

“On this day, we must remember that the Knesset is important…

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Politics-And-Diplomacy/Edelstein-Constant-Knesset-scandals-endanger-democracy-442046

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