The Knesset Presents: How Not to Protect Circumcision

A special Knesset debate on a resolution by the toothless Council of Europe to increase supervision of ritual circumcision reached heights of absurdity.

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, an unelected body of representatives from 47 countries with no formal powers, passed last week a resolution calling upon its member-states to improve medical supervision of ritual circumcision practiced by Jews and Muslims.