Voting on the state budget is not fun for MKs, to say the least.
There are no speeches to interrupt with clever comments, just hour after hour of responding to manual roll call votes called by the opposition to intentionally drag out the legislative process as long as possible and exhaust the coalition.
So, how do MKs pass the time in the plenum? Some of the government’s most senior ministers brought books to read.
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu read The Last Lion, a biography of his idol, former UK prime minister Winston Churchill in English, occasionally taking notes. Continue reading