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Due to the loss of a majority: the coalition is considering postponing the vote on the Family Reunification Law - Walla! news

2021-06-25T05:34:51.940Z

The vote is expected to be postponed in the first phase to Wednesday, and if no agreement is reached it will be postponed again to the next Monday. At the same time, talks are continuing with members of the Knesset of RAAM, Meretz and Labor who have stated that they oppose the current law, in order to examine whether it can be changed in order to receive their support.



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Because of the loss of a majority: The coalition is considering postponing the vote on the Family Reunification Law

The vote is expected to be postponed in the first phase to Wednesday, and if no agreement is reached it will be postponed again to the next Monday.

At the same time, talks are continuing with members of the Knesset of RAAM, Meretz and Labor who have stated that they oppose the current law, in order to examine whether it can be changed in order to receive their support.

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Yaki Adamkar

Sunday, 20 June 2021, 15:52 Updated: 16:07

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The coalition is considering today (Sunday) postponing the vote on the Family Reunification Law to Wednesday, due to the loss of the majority. At the same time, talks are continuing with RAAM Knesset members who have stated that they oppose the law, as well as with MKs Musi Raz and Issawi Frij from Meretz and Abitissam Maraana from Labor, who have objected to it. The



vote is expected to be postponed to Wednesday, and if no agreement is reached, it will be postponed again until Monday. The coalition is working to extend the temporary ordinance for another year, allowing the state to prevent Palestinians married to Israelis from living with them inside the country. With the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee - and therefore the coalition is trying to transfer the law to another committee, where it has full control.The opposition as aforesaid are not willing to assist in the vote.



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It was learned that today, Thursday, the head of the opposition, Benjamin Netanyahu, addressed in a closed session of the Likud the storm surrounding the difficulty of the Bennett-Lapid coalition in promoting the extension of the law.

"They have given up the national and state interest and we are supposed to cover it up?", He attacked at the meeting.

He said, "This coalition has very serious cracks. We are facing one of them immediately. They formed the Shatnz government, formed a coalition with RAAM and now they say 'get us out of this coalition'.

Sorry?

What is this thing?

Are they coming to complain about Israel's security?

That they will not form a government with a RAAM.

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Netanyahu on family unification: "The coalition has given up the national interest and we will cover it?"

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Having a hard time getting a majority.

Coalition leaders (Photo: Walla !, Ariel Zandberg).

At the same time, Defense Minister Bnei Gantz on Thursday appealed to Netanyahu to act to pass an extension of the Family Reunification Law, saying that "security considerations must be put above all political considerations."

Gantz stressed that this is a law "necessary to maintain the security of the state and its Jewish and democratic character," and to that end he expects the opposition to "act responsibly" to pass it.

He added that "even in difficult political moments, we put Israel first."

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