Wednesday, November 22, the Committee on internal Affairs continued its discussion of the draft law on the police prohibition on the publication of the recommendations after the investigation is completed.
Initially it was planned that at today’s meeting, the Commission will vote on a bill, and it will be approved to vote in the first reading. However, during the meeting of the Commission deputies Baths begin (Likud) and ROI Folkman («Kulan») demanded that the bill applies only to investigations that will begin after final approval. This means that the law will not affect the investigation being conducted against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
«We always said that we will not allow the adoption of personal laws. If the law is not personal, there is no reason to apply it to already started investigation. We propose to start its action with those investigations, which will open in the future, or to postpone the commencement of the act within a reasonable time», — said the head of the faction «Kulanu».
The head of the Knesset’s internal Affairs, who is also the author of the bill, David Amsalem adjourned the meeting and announced that discussion of the bill resumed on 23 November.
Later in the plenary hall of the Knesset heated debate between MPs Amsalem, Bitanem and Begin. Head of the coalition tried to convince him to change his mind. Journalists present in the courtroom reported that the discussion was raised, and several times it was interrupted by the guards of the Knesset.