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Outgoing speaker decries last Knesset as ‘low point’ for Israeli discourse

Knesset Speaker Mickey Levy at the swearing-in of the new Knesset, November 15, 2022. (Noam Moskowitz/Knesset Spokesperson)
Knesset Speaker Mickey Levy at the swearing-in of the new Knesset, November 15, 2022. (Noam Moskowitz/Knesset Spokesperson)

Knesset Speaker Mickey Levy decries the political discourse in the previous parliament, in a seeming shot at members of the prospective right-religious coalition who opposed the outgoing government.

“From my experience in the Knesset I say with great pain: the previous Knesset was a low point in the country’s history, in offensive and disparaging discourse, the challenging of the legitimacy of a government that received the Knesset’s vote, and the breaking of all the accepted rules of the game that this institution has known,” he says.

Levy adds: “The swearing-in of a new Knesset is a desired time for change, renewal and different conduct.”

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