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Political: January 6, 2013

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The Knesset’s Ethics Committee announced that it has decided to deduct four days’ pay from the wages of Foreign Minister, Avigdor Lieberman (Likud-Beitenu) for missing 22 plenum sessions – four more than permitted – in the Knesset’s summer session. (Ynetnews)

(Hebrew – Ynet)

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January 6th, 2013 at 10:59 pm

Political: February 26, 2012

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The Knesset Plenum is expected to approve a bill proposed by MK Zion Finian (Likud) which would match the compensation given to Polio patients who contracted the disease abroad to those who contracted the disease in Israel.  The Knesset’s Ethics Committee decided to allow Finian to promote the bill, despite the objection of the Knesset’s legal advisor, attorney Eyal Yanon, because the bill’s approval would see Finian himself pocket hundreds of thousands of Shekels, as he himself contracted Polio as a child in Morocco.

(Hebrew - Haaretz)

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February 26th, 2012 at 11:57 pm