Who wants a lone rider in the Knesset?
The local political system does not encourage one-man factions in the Knesset as they jeopardize governability - but they are also some of the most original and courageous politicians.
A member of the first Knesset, Ari Jabotinsky, once demanded that the parliament's cafeteria offer both kosher and nonkosher food, including ham sandwiches. Jabotinsky, son of the head of the Revisionist movement, was among the leaders of the campaign against religious coercion. His demand did not reflect the decision of his parliamentary faction: He started out in the Knesset in Herut, but quit and became a...
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