Likud MK Oren Hazan’s title of Deputy Knesset Speaker was given to MK Hamad Amar (Yisrael Beytenu) Wednesday, while the former was on a trip to the US that included a stop at an outlet mall.
Amar received the title as part of an agreement with Yisrael Beytenu, which joined the coalition last week. The other Deputy Speaker from Likud, MK Nurit Koren, retained her title.
The changes were made in the Knesset House Committee with no opposition, as Hazan was abroad. On Tuesday, he admitted on Twitter that he was going shopping in Jersey Gardens, a New Jersey outlet mall popular with Israeli tourists visiting New York.