End proportional representation - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • 14.10.09 | 15:19 (IST)

    Israel needs to end proportional representation so that it can have stable governments. Racist garbage like this latest from Shas and its realistic threat to bring down the government prevents Israel from taking any effective action. It's like the US Senate with its filibusters and holds. How can anyone--the US, the Palestinians, anyone--deal with Israel when the PM's word is subject to veto by extremist parties representing only a small fraction of Israel?

    from the article: Yishai: Deporting foreign children preserves Israel's Jewish identity
    First published 02:38 14.10.09 | Last updated 04:07 14.10.09
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