Ministers to vote against annexation as Orbach decides coalition's fate

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Ministers to vote against annexation as Orbach decides coalition's fate
Yisrael Beytenu leader Liberman said at a cultural event in Beersheba on Saturday that he would talk to Orbach on Sunday in an effort to persuade him to enable the government to continue functioning.
By GIL HOFFMAN
Published: JUNE 18, 2022

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett's ministers are expected to vote unanimously against applying Israeli sovereignty to the West Bank at Sunday's Ministerial Committee on Legislation, even though it could encourage wavering MK Nir Orbach to bring down the government.

Religious Zionist Party leader Bezalel Smotrich purposely decided to bring the bill to a vote Sunday, a day before the Knesset is set to vote on the Judea and Samaria emergency bill, which is composed of temporary injunctions applying Israeli law to Jews in the West Bank that would not be needed if Israel annexed the territories.

"It's not connected to Orbach," a Smotrich associate said Saturday night. "[Finance Minister Avigdor] Liberman and other politicians in the coalition said this is a right-wing government and it's the opposition's fault that the Judea and Samaria emergency bill has not passed. So it cannot be that a few days later they would vote against applying sovereignty, which would solve that problem."

more............. https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/politics-and-diplomacy/article-709786
 
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