Commissions of Inquiry
- Basic Law: The Knesset provides for the creation of commissions of inquiry to investigate matters determined by the Knesset:The Knesset may appoint commissions of inquiry—either by empowering one of the permanent committees in that behalf or by electing a commission from among its members—to investigate matters designated by the Knesset; the powers and functions of a commission of inquiry shall be prescribed by the Knesset; every commission of inquiry shall include also representatives of party groups which do not participate in the Government, in accordance with the relative strength of the party groups in the Knesset.The Agranat, Kahan, Shamgar, Ciechanover, and Or Commissions have investigated a range of subjects.
Historical Dictionary of Israel. Bernard Reich David H. Goldberg. Edited by Jon Woronoff..
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