Livnat calls to abolish Knesset Ethics Committee

MK Limor Livnat (Likud) called on Tuesday to abolish the Knesset Ethics Committee after its decision not to punish MK Azmi Bishara (Balad) for shouting obscenities at Likud MK Gilad Erdan in December. According to Livnat, "Over the years, the committee has been an institution that, although composed of politicians, could be relied upon. Unfortunately, the Ethics Committee's decision today shames the committee and the Knesset." The incident in question happened during an argument between the two MKs in the Knesset plenum, when Erdan shouted at Bishara, who had recently returned from a controversial trip to Syria along with two other Arab MKs, "Why don't you go back to Syria?" Bishara then shouted back, "Why don't you go f--- yourself!"