Sunday, June 25, the inter-Ministerial Committee of the Knesset approved the draft law on deprivation of private rabbinical courts ‘ authority in the field of conversion. About this informed the radio station «Kan bet».
The only Minister who voted against this decision, was Minister of immigrant absorption Sofa Landwehr (NDI).
In the party «Israel Our home» said the editorial NEWSru.co.il that the NDI has the legal right to appeal against the decision of the inter-Ministerial Commission to bring this to the attention of the government.
Shortly after the meeting, the party «Our house Israel» has submitted the appeal.
Flanked by the Minister of internal Affairs and leader of the SHAS party Aryeh Deri expressed confidence that the law will be adopted. Sources in the party said the editorial NEWSru.co.il that the bill is progressing with the knowledge of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Ministers from the coalition parties and is aimed at maintaining the status quo. In SHAS also believe that Avigdor Lieberman is not going to derail this bill, nor does he torpedoes the bills initiated by the other coalition factions.
Note that for today it is the second victory of the ultra-Orthodox parties. Earlier, the government decided to freeze the construction of additional plot at the Western Wall for the prayers of the representatives of heterodox currents.
According to published information, the decision was made under pressure from the ultra-Orthodox factions. SHAS and «yaadut Torah» sought full repeal of the compromise, however, the Prime Minister put to the vote the proposal to freeze the compromise. Ministers Yuval Steinitz (Likud) and Avigdor Lieberman (Yisrael Beiteinu) voted against.
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