Bitan appointed chairman of the Economic Commission
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has appointed Likud MK David Bittan as chairman of the Knesset Economic Commission, but has yet to stop a seething uprising by a dissatisfied coalition.
Bittan, a former coalition whip on trial for allegedly taking bribes, nodded despite his harsh criticism of Netanyahu’s handling of negotiations last month.
Meanwhile, the three lawmakers who died for sweetheart minister posts or other high-profile parliamentary duties suggest they won’t shut up. David Amsalem and Almog Cohen are skipping the Knesset activity on Wednesday.
Both Likud MKs say they feel sick. Cohen previously said his disappearance was due to a decision to end tax breaks for residents of several cities in the Beersheba region.
According to the Ynet news site, Golan was offered a post on the Economic Commission but turned it down, claiming it owed Bittan.
Goran and Cohen had previously been promised slots as one of four deputy ministers in the prime minister’s office until it turned out that only two were allowed by law.
Golan’s only hope is [Netanyahu] He will keep his promise to appoint her as government minister,” said a source close to the lawmaker.