Yacimovich resigns Ethics Committee leadership

By REBECCA ANNA STOIL
May 10, 2011 20:54

 
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

After months of conflict paralyzed the Knesset’s secretive Ethics Committee, Committee Chairwoman Shelly Yacimovich announced earlier this week that she would temporarily resign her position.  Yacimovich explained that she was leaving the position in order to focus her energies on the upcoming battle to lead the Labor Party in advance of the party’s primaries, which are set for September.

Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin has decided to appoint MK Yitzhak Vaknin (Shas) to take over the leadership of the committee, which is supposed to hold closed-door meetings to discuss potential ethics violations by MKs. 

The committee, which is empowered to place sanctions against MKs found to have violated ethical standards, has barely functioned after Yacimovich refused to allow the committee to discuss MK Hanin Zoabi’s (Balad) participation in the Gaza Flotilla almost one year ago.

Since then, a number of members have boycotted most of the committee’s sessions, reducing the usually powerful committee’s efforts to a near-standstill.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

Breaking news
November 13, 2018
Palestinian Report: Senior Islamic Jihad official released from detention

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF