Knesset cracks down on info leaks

By
May 18, 2017 00:51
Breaking news

Breaking news. (photo credit: JPOST STAFF)

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

The Knesset House Committee established rules Wednesday meant to reduce the amount of confidential information leaked from the legislature’s committees.

Though the meeting took place as Israel dealt with the fallout from reported leaks of top-secret intelligence it had provided to the US by US President Donald Trump to Russia, the timing was coincidental, as the meeting had been planned in advance and was the continuation of past discussions of the matter.

The committee unanimously voted to make it an ethics violation for Knesset members to reveal secret or top-secret information they receive as part of their job.

Repeated ethics violations could lead to an MK being suspended from the Knesset and his or her salary being docked.

In addition, the committee unanimously voted to ask MKs to sign a declaration that they will “keep the confidentiality of the secret information I will be exposed to in the framework of my activities in this committee and its subcommittees.”

The lawmakers cannot be required to keep their promise, because of their broad parliamentary immunity, but the document is meant to serve as a reminder.

Related Content

Breaking news
August 19, 2018
Brexit minister to meet with EU negotiator in attempt to speed process

By REUTERS