Tali Gottlieb (Maariv)
The Knesset's ethics committee decided today (Tuesday) to punish MK Tali Gottlieb of the Likud. This, after Gottlieb accused Supreme Court President Esther Hayut of the attack that took place in the Ramot neighborhood of Jerusalem, in which three people were murdered. Gottlieb responded: "I will not participate in the votes, "I am not a puppet"
"Member of the Knesset Gottlieb did not apologize nor did she find it appropriate to refine her statement, or to provide clarifications that would neutralize the serious offensive charge accompanying her statement," said the members of the committee, including Knesset members Yanon Azoulai, Pnina Tamno Sheta, Amit Halevi and Ron Katz. At the same time, the committee considered the fact that this is a new member of the Knesset."
Finally, the members of the committee decided that "Gottlieb committed a serious ethical violation in her statement", and that her words are not included in the scope of "freedom of expression". As a result, Gottlieb was denied the right to speak in the plenary for two days. and in committees for three days.
In response to the committee's decision, Gottlieb wrote in the Likud's WhatsApp group that she will leave the Knesset in protest and will not participate in the votes until the punishment period she received has passed.
"I am ashamed of the ethics committee's decision on matters that threaten me," Gottlieb wrote in the group.
Gultiv also added and said that "Beyond the essential immunity I have, freedom of expression, my right and duty to speak my mind, who is this committee that will vote unanimously in these circumstances? The essential immunity is clear and important. Apparently the Likud wants to calm the spirits at my expense. As I remember, I am not a puppet. I I will return to work when my right as my duty to speak will return to me. I understand that this will lead to a delay in the votes, but I'm sorry."
Last month, two days after the attack, Gottlieb wrote on her Twitter account that "I blame the President of the Supreme Court for the attack. I blame her for the sense of chaos in the people of Israel. I blame her for the destruction and severe damage to democracy and the rule of law," Gottlieb also added and wrote, "She intimidated the government Right. Not because of the reform. So what if there is chaos here, then what if our enemies turn their backs on us because they recognize a weakness in our neighbor, everything is kosher on the way to overthrowing right-wing rule."
Many of the opposition parties attacked Gottlieb for tweeting.
Moreover, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu also came out against the words of his party member and said that "the one to blame for the attack is the Palestinian terrorist and no one else."
Last month, 6-year-old Yaakov Israel Plai, 8-year-old Asher Menachem Plai and 20-year-old Alter Shlomo Lederman were murdered in a stampede attack in the Ramot neighborhood of Jerusalem.
The terrorist, an Israeli Arab from East Jerusalem who was known to the police for criminal offenses he committed in the past, was shot dead by an off-duty police officer.