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Schoolboy giggling "penetrates" Israel's parliament

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Schoolboy giggling "penetrates" Israel's parliament


Israel’s education minister burst into a laughing fit in parliament on Tuesday after making a reference to “penetration” in his speech in the country’s parliament.

Shai Piron, who is also a rabbi, could not get past the first sentence of his address, on a proposed law against smuggling cell phones into Israel’s prisons, before beginning to chuckle.

Born in Kfar Vitkin on 25 January 1965, Piron is an Israeli rabbi, educator and politician. A religious Zionist, he is member of Yesh Atid and was placed second on the party’s list for the 2013 Knesset elections.

He is the CEO of “Hakol L’Chinuch” which works to improve state education and he helped found the Tzohar organisation, which runs numerous projects to foster harmony between the religious and secular.

In 2013 Piron was appointed as Israel’s Education Minister replacing Gideon Saʼar.

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