Netanyahu, Gantz clash over Palestinian, Arab family reunification

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Netanyahu, Gantz clash over Palestinian, Arab family reunification
The coalition needs the support of right-wing opposition MKs to pass the family reunification ordinance because it is opposed by Ra'am.
By GIL HOFFMAN
JUNE 17, 2021

Former prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu told his Likud faction on Thursday that the party’s policy will be to repeatedly vote against its ideology in an effort to bring down the new government and return to power. Netanyahu met with Religious Zionist Party leader Bezalel Smotrich on Thursday night in an effort to persuade him to adopt the same strategy. “The coalition has very serious cracks,” Netanyahu told the Likud MKs in Tel Aviv. “We need to take advantage of the cracks in order to get rid of them.”

Netanyahu and Defense Minister Benny Gantz sparred over an ordinance preventing family reunification of Palestinians and Israeli Arabs that Interior Minister Ayelet Shaked intends to bring to a vote in the Knesset next week. The coalition needs the support of right-wing opposition MKs to pass the ordinance, because it is opposed by Ra’am (United Arab List). But the Likud has responded that it would not help the coalition solve its problems.

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