Opposition MK Slams 'Farcical' Committee

MK Stav Shaffir calls for greater transparency in Ministerial Committee for Legislation, calls on MKs to prove 'loyalty' to Israeli public.

Hezki Baruch ,

MK Stav Shaffir
MK Stav Shaffir
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MK Stav Shaffir (Zionist Union) will promote on Sunday a bill calling for transparency within the Ministerial Committee for Legislation. 

The bill states that the Ministerial Committee should "conduct its deliberations according to protocol, which will include counting, the voting and submitting the information to the public."

According the Shaffir, "the Ministerial Committee's lack of transparency enables hypocrisy that is not normal. The ministers say and promise one thing in the media, and then go and vote something else."

"The public has no way of knowing this," Shaffir charged, "or to demand accountability."

"It is unacceptable that a public official will hide from the public what he or she has decided to do in its name."

According to Shaffir, "this proposal has been served up in every Knesset for the past few years. It's time to put an end to this farce and approve something as elementary as this."

"In recent months I have heard many ministers tell the media that they will support the publication of their votes," Shaffir added, "and this is their opportunity to show they are really loyal to the Israeli public."