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The Knesset approved in first reading the law on a unified Jerusalem

On Wednesday evening, 26 July, the Knesset approved the first reading of the draft law on a unified Jerusalem. This bill promoted the faction of the «Bayt Yehudi». According to the text of the bill for any alteration of the municipal boundaries of the city will require a majority of 80 Knesset members.

Voted for the bill, 51 MP, 41 voted against.

Earlier, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu soobshil the head of the organizing Committee of the Knesset Yoav Keisha that he supports the bill. «Netanyahu ordered to submit a bill for consideration at the next session of the Knesset,» — said the Prime-Minister.

Recall that this bill has caused first disagreements in the coalition, and the Prime Minister has veto in the inter-Ministerial Commission on legislation. Promotion law became possible only after its revision, was finalized jointly by Minister Naftali Bennett and environment Minister Zeev Elkin.

The Knesset approved in first reading the law on a unified Jerusalem 27.07.2017

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