MKs spar over bill allowing them to suspend colleagues

MKs in the Law, Justice and Constitution Committee debated the pros and cons of an initiative allow 90 MKs to vote out another lawmaker for hours on Tuesday.

Committee chairman Nissan Slomiansky (Bayit Yehudi) proposed a draft that would allow 61 MKs to request that the Knesset House Committee suspend an MK, and after a process in the committee, 90 MKs would have to approve the suspension for it to take effect.

The grounds for suspension would be those listed in Basic Law: Knesset for banning a party or person from running: Incitement to violence or racism, support for armed conflict against Israel or negating Israel as a Jewish and democratic state.


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