(photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)
The Knesset Law Committee voted unanimously Tuesday for an amendment that would allow three ministers in Likud to quit the Knesset and return if they leave the cabinet.
The bill, if passed into law Wednesday, would result in three new MKs in Likud: Canadian-born, Australian-educated Sharren Haskel, gay activist Amir Ohana, and Temple Mount activist Yehuda Glick, who was born in the United States.
The amendment was supported by left-wing MKs, including Michal Rosin of Meretz and Yael German from Yesh Atid, who wanted to embarrass Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, who opposed the amendment.
Ohana was present in the meeting and encouraged Likud MKs to vote in favor of the amendment.
The so-called Norwegian Law, did not originally include large parties such as Likud, but only small parties with less than a dozen MKs. The amendment approved on Tuesday would change that.
The original bill passed in a preliminary Knesset reading
last week by a 67-53 vote with the support of MKs from the coalition and Yisrael Beytenu.
If passed into law the bill would allow for new MKs in Bayit Yehudi, Shas and United Torah Judaism as well.