Education Minister Naftali Bennett, Minister of Jerusalem Affairs Zeev Elkin came to the agreement on joint drafting of a law of «unity of Jerusalem», according to sources in the party «Bayt Yehudi».
Reportedly close Bennett in the coming days will be intense work on the text of the bill with the aim to submit it for consideration to the inter-Ministerial Commission on legislation as early as next Sunday, July 9.
Currently, environment Minister Elkin not comment on this information.
We will remind that on the eve of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vetoed the bill at the meeting of the inter-Ministerial Commission on legislation. The head of government is motivated by the fact that the proposed text of the bill was not coordinated with all coalition factions.
«Even the awarding of merit has its own rules. It is impossible to put forward a bill relating to Jerusalem is not cooperating with the Minister for Jerusalem Affairs Zeev Elkin. Figures in the party «Bayt Yehudi» know perfectly well that the Prime Minister supports the law because he supported him in 2007. They also know that according to the coalition agreement the extension of the Basic law requires the consent of all coalition partners,» — said in a statement the press service of the Likud.
Surrounded by Bennet said in response that «demonstrate a commitment to the unity of Jerusalem must be business. not words».
July 3 will be a meeting of the organizing Committee of the Knesset, which will discuss the question of whether, on consideration of what fee to pay the bill on the Jewish character of the state («hawk of LEOM»). In the «Bayt Yehudi» insist that the bill was discussed in the Knesset for legislation, headed by the MP from the party of Nisan Slomiansky and in the Likud require the creation of a special Commission, headed by a Deputy from the ruling party. In the Knesset, I believe that this dispute could become a new hotbed of conflict between the two parties.