Ethics Committee reprimands MK Eldad for saying PM has 'blood on hands'

February 5, 2008 15:58


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The Knesset Ethics Committee reprimanded MK Arye Eldad on Tuesday for saying Prime Minister Ehud Olmert had "blood on his hands." Speaking at a Knesset session in January on the issue of relaxing the criteria for prisoner release, Eldad said: "Since we are already discussing this important question, I suggest another criteria for the term 'blood on his hands' - someone who knowingly strengthened a murderous terrorist organization...Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has blood on his hands." In its decision the ethics committee wrote: "At a time when the public discourse is heating up and there is a tendency to make more extreme statements, it is especially important that MKs refrain from crossing the appropriate lines of parliamentary discourse. There is a line between legitimate freedom of speech and irresponsible talk."

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