The coalition has turned the tables

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The coalition has turned the tables
Bennett and Lapid reasoned that if the Knesset was going to fall in any case in order to pass the West Bank laws, they might as well take credit for being the responsible side.
By ELIAV BREUER
Published: JUNE 22, 2022

Yair Lapid’s decision to head to an election was made to ensure that the West Bank laws do not expire, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett explained on Monday night, because the Knesset’s dispersal automatically extends them until after the next election. Bennett pulled the trigger when he understood that rebel MK Nir Orbach had made a decision to vote in favor of the Knesset’s dissolution, for this exact reason, and framed the decision as the responsible thing to do, so as not to let the country descend into chaos

Bennett and Lapid reasoned that if the Knesset was going to fall in any case in order to pass the West Bank laws, they might as well take credit for being the responsible side before the opposition did. From a political standpoint, the situation this week was similar to the days leading up to the vote on the IDF scholarship bill that passed into law on May 24.

During that debate, the coalition insisted that it was going through with the vote even though they did not have a majority in the Knesset, as Ra’am declined to participate in the vote. Coalition MKs argued that if the opposition choose to strike down the law, it proves that their politics were more important than benefits for Israeli soldiers.

more............. https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/article-710122
 
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