Analysis: Israel can’t get rid of its ‘bad boy’ MKs

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This isn’t the Knesset’s finest hour, to put it mildly.
Within less than 12 hours of each other, two very embarrassing incidents came to light and became the big news stories of the day, with every channel, station, website and news breathlessly reporting the story.

“SHAME,” read the front page of Yediot Aharonot the next morning, bearing the photos of MKs Oren Hazan (Likud) and Yinon Magal (Bayit Yehudi), who caused the scandals.

The question that seemed to be asked over and over again, whether by talk radio hosts or by legislators was: “How can we get rid of them?”

And the answer is, in short, that you basically can’t, and even the long-shot scenario in which you can probably won’t happen anytime soon. Continue reading

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