Netanyahu nixes vote on latest Jewish State bill

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered the Ministerial Committee for Legislation to remove the latest version of the controversial Jewish State bill from its agenda on Saturday night.

The panel was expected to vote on Sunday on legislation by MK Avi Dichter (Likud) meant to anchor Israel’s status as the Jewish state in law in recent years.

The Likud’s spokesman said that Netanyahu had the vote canceled because the coalition agreement states that a committee with representatives of all coalition factions will draft a Jewish State bill that will get government support, and not a private member bill.


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