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The JNF board approves a budget of NIS 38 million for the purchase of land in the settlements - Walla! News

2021-02-25T15:46:29.231Z

The decision will be implemented subject to the approval of the new official policy for settlement expansion, unveiled at Walla! NEWS. The vote was close, and officials who attended the hearing said he was "violent." Representatives of the center-left on the board tried to postpone the approval of the budget after the election, but the chairman refused



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The JNF board of directors has approved a budget of NIS 38 million for the purchase of land in the settlements

The decision will be implemented subject to the approval of the new official policy for settlement expansion, unveiled at Walla!

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The vote was close, and officials who attended the hearing said he was "violent."

Representatives of the center-left on the board tried to postpone the approval of the budget after the election, but the chairman refused

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Tens of millions for land acquisition.

Beitar Illit and the Palestinian village of Wadi Pokin (Photo: Reuters)

The JNF Board of Directors today (Thursday) approved a budget of NIS 38 million for the purchase of land in the West Bank, following the decision two weeks ago unveiled in Walla! NEWS to change policy and officially purchase land for the expansion of settlements. And in the Negev, but its implementation is still subject to final approval of the policy change by the JNF board - which will take place only after the election.



In recent days, representatives of the center-left KKL-JNF board have tried to postpone the vote on the budget and demand that it be postponed after the election, along with a change in overall policy. However, KKL-JNF chairman Avraham Duvdevani refused to postpone Cherry even refused to allow a counter-proposal to be put to the vote.

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The JNF has approved the decision that will allow it to formally act to expand settlements

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Refused to reject.

Cherry (Photo: Flash 90, Jonathan Zindel)

Decisions in the KKL-JNF are usually passed by consensus or by a large majority, but the vote that took place today was very close and passed with a majority of 19 supporters against 17 opponents, including one of the right-wing representatives Israel Malachi. Duvdevani even used the double vote he holds as chairman.



Sources who participated in the discussion that took place in Zoom said that he was "violent" and included shouting and closing microphones.

KKL-JNF members from the center-left called the move by Cherry today "snatching", 17 members of the board who voted against left the post-vote protest in protest. They are now considering appealing and demanding another hearing.

Violent discussion.

The JNF Building in Jerusalem (Photo: The JNF Photo Archive, Avi Hayun)

Dror Morag, a member of the management of the Zionist Organization on behalf of Meretz, told Walla!

NEWS that "the vote today was on a budget and is conditional on approval in principle in a discussion that will take place after Passover. The close result in the vote shows that there is no consensus for the purchase of land in the territories among the JNF board.

It is not possible for the chairman of the JNF to act against the wishes of half of the Jewish world represented on the board. "



Morag added that Meretz, which also presented a counter-opinion banning the purchase of land," will ask for a re-vote and act to thwart the move. Only in areas over which there is the consent of all streams and organizations in the Jewish world. "



At the same time, in recent days, members of the JNF's board of directors have been given a legal opinion formulated at the request of the JNF's left-wing parties, which is contrary to the opinion on which the decision to change the policy was based, drafted by retired judge Yosef Alon.

Adv. Shachar Ben Meir formulated a counter-opinion that denies Alon's interpretation and the JNF's legal authority to purchase land in Judea and Samaria and states that any policy change is subject to the approval of the Minister of Justice.

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