The announcement that the coalition chairman is promoting Likud support for Shaked's bill is causing a stir in the political system • MK Qarai from the Likud: "The bill is a temporary band-aid that will not pass - because there is no majority in the vote" • Shaked responded: "Will the right come to vote or continue to whine?"
MK Lieberman at Yeshivat Yisrael Beiteinu, June // Photo Archive: Gideon Markovich
After the first publication in "Israel Today", according to which the chairman of the coalition, MK Miki Zohar, will recommend to the prime minister to vote in favor of MK Ayelet Shaked's bill in favor of the overcoming ruling, the chairman of Yisrael Beiteinu, MK Avigdor Lieberman, said this morning (Sunday) to "Kalmanliberman" here on Monday, that members of his party will vote against the proposal: "This is a distraction from the main thing."
Lieberman was not the only one to say he would oppose the proposal. MK Shlomo Krei attacked Shaked, saying that it was a "temporary band-aid, a disqualification of a regular law and only unanimous." In a tweet he wrote on his Twitter account, he wrote that The High Court is no longer a branch of March Shaked. "
• "I would recommend to the Prime Minister to support the overcoming clause"
• Senior jurists: "The overcoming clause is a necessity"
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In response, Shaked posted a picture on her Twitter account showing prominent figures from the coalition, including Transportation Minister Miri Regev, Coalition Chairman Miki Zohar and MK Karai, quoted as saying in support of the bill. "Speaking separately and actions separately? Stay true to your values and promises to the public. On Wednesday you will vote for the overcoming clause." In another tweet, Shaked wrote that in order to pass the law, an ordinary majority in the Knesset would be required - and not of 61 MKs. "Will the right-wing Knesset members come to vote or continue to whine?", She added.
Speech aside and deeds aside?
Stay true to your values and promises to the public.
On Wednesday you will vote for the overcoming clause pic.twitter.com/tHvJhGhcfk
- Ayelet Shaked ayelet shaked (@Ayelet__Shaked) August 2, 2020
After the publication, in blue and white, they said that "we will not allow anti-democratic legislation, this is what we promised the Israeli public and this is what we will do to preserve the State of Israel. This is what was agreed when we formed the unity government. We will abide by the agreements."
Coalition discipline is a particularly sensitive and explosive issue between Blue and White and the Likud. A few weeks ago, Blue and White threatened to dissolve the government after many Likud members abstained from voting on MK Bezalel Smutrich's proposal to establish a committee to examine the conduct of judges in Israel.
Then came the "revenge" of blue-and-white people, who voted in favor of the law banning conversion therapies and helped pass it on a preliminary reading. This is a vote that later complicated the Likud members, some of whom did not come to the plenum not to vote against the dictates of their conscience and were even punished for it.