Ariel pulls Prawer bill from Knesset discussion as Joint List threatens ‘war’

Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel decided to temporarily withdraw the Prawer bill to resettle the Negev Beduin from discussion in the Knesset on Sunday, saying that the decision came after talks over the weekend with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Beduin representatives.

“In the future, I will hold extensive public hearings with all parties in order to form a proper plan that would end the current situation,” said Ariel, adding that after that “we will continue to promote the law.”

In response to Ariel’s decision, the Joint List said that Netanyahu should not stop with freezing the Prawer bill, but cancel it and start over by initiating a new dialogue with the Arab public.


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