Opposition bill to force ministers to vote on Bar-Ilan Speech

New legislation by MK Yoel Hasson (Zionist Union) may create an awkward situation for the Ministerial Committee for Legislation on Sunday, as it calls to implement the ideas in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s 2009 “Bar-Ilan Speech,” calling for a two-state solution with a demilitarized Palestinian state.

Sunday’s vote on the Bill to Implement the Principles of the Bar-Ilan Speech is the first time the speech will be brought to a vote in the Knesset or cabinet. The bill is unlikely to be approved by the ministers.

Ahead of this year’s election, Netanyahu said that there will not be a Palestinian state based on pre-1967 lines under his watch, but in his speech to the UN General Assembly last month, he repeated that there should be a demilitarized Palestinian state.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Politics-And-Diplomacy/Opposition-bill-to-force-ministers-to-vote-on-Bar-Ilan-Speech-426095

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