(photo credit: Marc Israel Sellem/The Jerusalem Post)
MKs will decide who reviews their salaries, appointing members to a public
committee on the matter in a Knesset House Committee meeting on
Professor Reuven Grunau, chairman of the Knesset Public Committee
for the last 10 years, finished his term, and the new chairman will be Prof.
Haim Levi, former dean of the Hebrew University School of Business
The Knesset Public Committee decides whether or not MKs
should get a raise or not, and includes three public representatives – including
at least one university professor.
The other two committee members are
Haggai Sitton, an attorney, judge in the Bar Association’s internal court, and
former chairman of several museums, and Prof.
Ivan Friedman, chairman of
the antiquities authority and head of the General History Department at Bar-Ilan
The Public Committee was founded in 1994.
Knesset Speakers appointed public figures to review lawmakers’ salaries, but
were not legally required to do so.