Netanyahu decides not to bring natural gas plan to the Knesset

The government’s natural gas deal will not be brought to the Knesset for a vote, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu decided Monday.

The prime minister’s decision was made after Economy Minister Arye Deri clarified that he will not waver from his opposition to being the first person to ever sign Article 52 of the Antitrust Law, which would circumvent the antitrust commissioner’s objections if there were national security or foreign policy concerns.

MK Shelly Yacimovich (Zionist Union), one of the gas deal’s most outspoken opponents, said Netanyahu made the right decision in not bringing it to a parliamentary vote.


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