In Netanyahu’s coalition, parties jockey for headline-grabbing legislation

Judging from the news coming out of the Knesset the last few weeks, Jerusalem was saved from imminent danger of being split in a deal with the Palestinians, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu just barely avoided the police recommending his indictment, all the stores in the country are about to be shut down on Shabbat, and executioner is going to be a new, in-demand job when all the terrorists get the death penalty.

But that’s fake news.

All of these attention-getting bills spurred a lot of talk, but won’t bring about much change in practicality.

And on the way, they weaken the Knesset’s effectiveness by using it as a platform for virtue signaling.

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