The bill promoted by former Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked in the Knesset encounters further opposition • The ultra-Orthodox parties have joined the mythical rival Lieberman and announced that they will not support the initiative: "Committed to preventing elections"
MK Lieberman at Yeshivat Yisrael Beiteinu, in June
Gideon Markovich (Archive)
MK Zohar at a meeting of the Corona Committee last month
Adina Welman, Spokeswoman for the Knesset (Archive)
Ayelet Shaked in the Knesset, May
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The ultra-Orthodox representatives join the opposition. Deri (right), Litzman and Gafni
Oren Ben Hakon
Following the first publication in "Israel Today", according to which coalition chairman 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 ultra-Orthodox parties announced they would not support the law, fearing it would lead to government dissolution and elections .
A joint statement issued by Torah Judaism and Shas stated that party representatives had decided "not to support the overcoming clause bill that is due to be put to a vote in the Knesset this week by the opposition through MK Ayelet Shaked," adding that they are "committed to coalition integrity The state and the fight against the corona virus. "
The announcement of the ultra-Orthodox parties joins the words of the chairman of Yisrael Beiteinu, MK Avigdor Lieberman, who told "Kalmanliberman" earlier this morning that members of his party will vote against the proposal
As you may recall, Zohar's recommendation comes in the knowledge that this will violate coalition discipline and that voting in favor of the bill will provoke outrage among blue and white members. MK Zohar told Israel Today: "I find it difficult to see us opposing the overcoming clause, I would recommend the prime minister to support it. This is in line with the ideology and what we promised the voters. It will be very difficult for us not to live up to what our voters expect of us. "
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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."
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. "
MK Hauser from White Brush also announced that he would oppose the vote. "Against anarchists, for unity and national responsibility. Against personnel laws. In favor of the Basic Law of Legislation, which will regulate the relationship between the legislature and the judiciary. Against an overcoming clause of 61 for the purpose of tralla. In favor of the coalition's maturity cessation and focus on the economic and health challenge. simple".
MK Ariel Kellner from the Likud also attacked Shekel's bill, calling it "nothing more." According to him, the right-wing bloc will be able to gain 59 supporters in the vote that will take place this week: This is the simple truth. "Kellner also attacked the High Court, saying that the court should" overcome laws enacted by the Knesset, not the other way around. Disqualification of a law should be in the full composition of the High Court and unanimously. There is no reason why the House of Representatives' decision should not be respected. "
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 Qara, quoting 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
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.