Right, Left ready for Knesset comeback
Left seeks to disperse Knesset; Labor mayors, central committee moves to push idea of annexing parts of W. Bank if UN Palestinian state resolution passes.
By GIL STERN STERN HOFFMAN
May 15, 2011 03:24
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Knesset session 311.
(photo credit: Courtesy)
Knesset members from across the political spectrum made their final preparations
over the weekend for the Knesset’s summer session, which begins on Monday after
a lengthy recess.
The summer session is expected to be focused on
diplomatic issues, starting with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s trip to
Washington this week and key speeches that will be made by Netanyahu and US
President Barack Obama.
Katz: Palestinian state will be an Iranian foothold
'Annexation for declaration' idea advancing in Knesset
MKs and key activists on the Right will hold a
strategy meeting at the Knesset on Monday to decide how best to pressure
Netanyahu not to deliver unilateral concessions to the Palestinians in
Likud mayors and central committee members will spend the day
lobbying Netanyahu and the party’s ministers. Many of them will push the
ministers to adopt the idea of annexing part of Judea and Samaria if the
Palestinians declare a state at the UN General Assembly in
Meanwhile, on the Left, Labor leadership candidate Isaac
Herzog intends to submit a bill calling for the Knesset to be
“Netanyahu is steering Israel to a diplomatic crisis,” Herzog
said at a rally at Kibbutz Beit Hashita, between Afula and Beit
“An investigative committee should already start probing how we
failed so dismally to persuade 150 countries in the UN.”