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Smotrich, Deri Laws pass first reading in Knesset plenum, votes counted 63-52

The Smotrich and Deri Laws passed their first reading on the Knesset floor at [time] on Friday. The votes were counted 63-52, with both as amendments of Basic Law: The Government.

The "Deri Law," aims to enable Shas chairman MK Arye Deri to serve as a minister despite his conviction of tax offenses in January.

The "Smotrich Law" aims to enable RZP chairman MK Bezalel Smotrich to serve as a minister within the defense ministry, responsible for civil matters in the West Bank.
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