Politics: Stormy seas ahead

With haredi enlistment, electoral reform and Beduin land claims in the Negev coming to a vote in the next few months, Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein encourages MKs to act with decorum in the legislature’s turbulent winter session – but won’t hesitate to make his own positions felt.

Sometimes, a Knesset speaker is like the captain of a ship, working day and night to make sure the vessel stays on course in even the stormiest of weather. After a little more than six months on the job, Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein has already safely sailed through rough waters, but he expects the turbulence to continue in the Knesset’s winter session, which begins on Monday and continues until Passover. Continue reading

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