Knesset speaker: Israeli distrust in Knesset amid deadlock is a ‘great danger’

Knesset Speaker Yariv Levin of Likud warns that Israel’s four consecutive national elections are causing Israelis to lose faith in their leaders.

The growing distrust is a “great danger” to the country and “democracy itself,” he says.

“The downsides of democracy are many, including the difficulty to reach an agreement that will enable the long and stable leadership of the elected representatives. But democracy has been, and continues to be, a better system than any other.”

He expresses hope this Knesset will be long-lived.

Following his comments, the swearing-in of the 120 lawmakers begins.

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