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(photo credit: Marc Israel Sellem/ The Jerusalem Post)
The Yisrael Beyteinu central committee will meet in Jerusalem Sunday to decide whether to continue its partnership with the Likud Party that began ahead of January’s election.
While it was initially expected that Yisrael Beyteinu would decide to break the partnership, now the most likely scenario is that the central committee will decide to maintain the bond until ahead of the next general election and then decide or at least until the Likud makes its own decision about the bond. Yisrael Beytenu ministers will convene with party leader and Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman ahead of the meeting to make a final decision.
The Likud’s Law and Constitution Committee has been meeting over the last few days to decide on proposals that will be voted on at the party’s convention in two weeks. The fate of the bond with Yisrael Beyteinu will be on the convention’s agenda, along with proposals to strengthen and weaken the role of Likud leader Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.
The committee is expected to decide on nearly 300 proposals by as early as this Tuesday.
Party activist Daniel Tauber, who heads the Likud Anglos forum, presented a series of proposed changes in the Likud constitution to the committee on Thursday.
Tauber wants the Likud to enact a code of ethics for party members, make primaries almost impossible to cancel, require primaries for all public positions, lower party membership fees and other reforms.
“I told the committee that the party is in the dark, and in the era of the internet and social media, in which Israelis are asking why they don’t have more control over their lives, the party has to abandon its system of political deals and adopt more democratic methods,” Tauber said.