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Watch MKs go ballistic at each other over suspension bill

For anyone who might think Israel’s Knesset is an august house of diplomacy and good manners, this video from a yelling match at the Knesset Law Committee from earlier Monday will set you straight.

The fireworks start about a minute in, as a discussion over a controversial bill to allow the booting of lawmakers who misbehave goes off the rails and descends into a shouting contest fit for a Jerry Springer episode.

As Committee head Nissan Slomiansky feebly attempts to maintain control and starts throwing people out like an MLB ump, several MKs begin arguing back and forth, in line with Robert’s Rules of Disorder.

Among those kicked out of the meeting are Joint List MKs Dov Khenin and Abdullah Abu Arrouf, who repeatedly bangs his hands and says the law will not pass before being escorted out.

 

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