Justice Minister Ayelet shaked (the»Bayt Yehudi») introduced the inter-Ministerial Commission on legislation the draft law «on Jerusalem.» This information edition NEWSru.co.il confirmed in the office of the Minister of justice.
The bill will be submitted to the Commission contrary to the intention of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to freeze the progress of this legislative initiative submitted by the party of the «Bayt Yehudi».
Recall that in accordance with the draft law, the decision on the division of Jerusalem may not be taken less than 80 Knesset members.
The formal author of the bill is the Deputy Shuli Moalem-Rafael (the»Bayt Yehudi»), however, it signed the heads of all the coalition factions with the exception of David Bitana («Likud»). At the same time, several members from the Likud put their signatures under the bill.
This bill is almost an exact copy of the bill, which was initiated in the Knesset of the 17th convocation of Likud Gideon Saar. Then, under the bill signed Benjamin Netanyahu, Gilad Erdan, Yisrael Katz, Yuli Edelstein, Moshe Kahlon, Yuval Steinitz. In response to the appeal NEWSru.co.il Gideon Saar declined to comment on this initiative «Bayt Yehudi».
In the Likud argue that it is a populist bill, which aims to bring Bennett political dividends at the expense of the Likud.
The leadership of the coalition refused to give this bill priority.
The Walla quoted sources in the ruling party, according to which the bill will not be considered by the Commission.
The head of the «Zionist camp» Isaac Herzog also criticized this legislative initiative is criticized. «Bennet with his own hands destroys the chances for peace and destroy the peace process — said the head of the opposition. Who in such a difficult time impose such baseless initiative, is not interested in Jerusalem. All it takes is the desire to destroy any chance for the peace process and at ensuring the future of Israel as a Jewish and democratic state».
«In practice, it is Netanyahu divides Jerusalem, and we join it in the framework of a political settlement,» added the Duke.
In response, Naftali Bennett said: «the Only way to achieve stable peace is at once to make it clear that Jerusalem is not a topic for negotiations».