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Sunday, January 03, 2010

Golan law to be amended to require MK supermajority?

An amendment to the Golan Law to be proposed in the Knesset on Sunday would require that 80 MK's out of 120 approve any expulsion of Jews from any part of the State of Israel. The amendment would also affect Jerusalem (which has been annexed by the State of Israel in its entirety), but not Judea and Samaria.
A law proposed by MK Carmel Shama (Likud) that would require a majority of 80 Mks before bartering away any part of the State of Israel will come up before the Ministerial Law Committee Sunday. The law is an amendment to the existing "Golan Law," which already requires an absolute majority of Mks to approve such bartering. MK Shama believes the Committee will authorize the law for presentation to the Knesset, as it is being jointly sponsored by 25 Mks from the coalition and opposition.

"The law guarantees that the future of the Golan will be decided only with wide national agreement, and not be a narrow coalition of interests. Thus, in any negotiations, formal or informal, it will be impossible to bring up the question of surrendering the Golan," MK Shama said.
I have no faith in these supermajority provisions. Ultimately, when the politicians want to give the country away, they will find a way to do so.


At 8:13 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

Carl - agreed. There are existing legal provisions on the books that forbid the Israeli government from surrendering Israeli sovereignty and they have been ignored. If the politicians want to give away the country, a super-majority provision won't stop them.


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