The Knesset approved today in a preliminary hearing 11 bills for dispersing Israel's parliament. An overwhelming majority of 110 legislators without anyone objecting supported the bills. The 11 similar bills — nine by the opposition and two by the coalition — were joined into one package, requiring one single vote.
Yesh Atid legislator Boaz Toporovsky said, "This is a sad day for democracy. We are doing it with a heavy heart but without regrets, because the good of the state has always been and will always be before anything else."