Speaker of the Knesset Yuli-Yoel Edelstein sent a letter last week to the heads of the Knesset factions requesting that they notify without delay of the placement of their members in the various Knesset committees.

Edelstein wrote ”As is known, despite the fact that two weeks have passed since the establishment of the government and despite the fact that the factions have been requested to assign their members to the Knesset committees, some of the factions have yet to do so…Needless to say, the delay […] does not allow the Knesset to begin its joint parliamentary work, neither legislative nor anything related to government oversight, but even more than that, it increases the public`s distrust of the parliament.”

”In light of the above, I request that you notify without delay of the placement of the members of your factions within the committees in order that next week the Knesset can work fully in accordance with its responsibilities and as expected from the public,” he added.