Until New Coalition Is in Place, MKs Won’t Be Burning the Midnight Oil

Before Netanyahu forms Israel's new governing coalition, even parliamentary committee assignments cannot be finalized by members of the 19th Knesset.

The 19th Knesset will convene for its first working session on Monday. But the members of the newly elected parliament, who were sworn in with such pomp last week, will not exactly be straining themselves this year. At most they will be working for seven months in 2013.