The Outgoing Israeli Parliament Will Be Remembered for All the Wrong Reasons

Failure to advance major legislation, fear of standing up to the government and survival games were all trademarks of the 23rd Knesset

Jonathan Lis
Jonathan Lis
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The current Knesset will go down in history mostly for the way it dissolved: At midnight, with the Knesset hall empty of lawmakers, without any dramatic vote or shocking resignation of the government. “At midnight the mandate ended,” declared Knesset Speaker Yariv Levin last Tuesday. “Since the state budget for 2020 was not approved, I declare the dissolution of the 23rd Knesset.”