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Israeli shame: bad journalist is the best politician

MKs have fielded a second law aimed against Yair Lapid, a silly and opinionated journalist who has decided to run for a seat in the parliament. The new law will require aspiring politicians to disclose their sources of income as soon as they announce their decision to enter politics, even before they are registered for elections.

Clearly, the law is absurdly broad, and it also makes little sense because laundering political donations through a fund is a slam-dunk affair.

But even more absurd is that the Knesset is so weak intellectually that its members tremble at the prospect of competition from a sharp-tongued journalist.

Yair Lapid

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