Bennett to block all coalition bills in response to settlement bill removal

November 30, 2016 13:22


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The anticipated Knesset vote on a bill to retroactively legalize thousands of settler homes on private Palestinian property, including the Amona outpost, was pulled from Wednesday's agenda following ongoing disputes within the coalition.

In response, Education Minister Naftali Bennett moved to block all coalition bills from going to a vote until the settlement bill is put back on the docket. This includes the controversial bill that would ban the Muslim call to prayer from being blared via loudspeaker before dawn, proposed by a member of Bennett's own Bayit Yehudi party.

Kulanu stopped the bill from continuing in the legislative process as the party does not want to leave the option to block court orders in the bill, on grounds that it is protecting the judiciary's standing.

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