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Monday, July 05, 2010

Septet maintains power to extend freeze

The Ministerial Legislation Committee handed Prime Minister Netanyahu a victory on Sunday when it voted 8-5 not to grant the full Knesset a veto over the possibility of extending the 'settlement freeze.' The result means that the power to extend the freeze will remain in the hands of the 'septet' - Netanyahu, Ehud Barak, Avigdor Lieberman, Benny Begin, Moshe (Boogie) Yaalon, Eli Yishai and Dan Meridor (pictured).
Knesset veto power over future settlement building freeze in the West Bank on Sunday afternoon.

Eight ministers from Likud and Labor opposed the proposal, including Ya'akov Neeman, Yitzhak Herzog, Benny Begin, Gideon Sa'ar, Dan Meridor, Michael Eitan, Shalom Simhon and Yossi Peled. Yuli Edelstein and Gilad Erdan from Likud, Ya'akov Margi and Meshulam Nahari from Shas and Daniel Hershkowitz from Habayt Hayehudi voted in favor of the proposal.

The bill would have drastically limited Netanyahu's power over settlement growth, requiring Knesset approval for future settlement construction.
I think the Post misinterpreted that last sentence. It's not Netanyahu's power over 'settlement' growth that the bill's proponents wanted to stop - they wanted to end Ehud Barak's power as Defense Minister to block 'settlement' growth.


At 12:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

can they have a vote to stop using the term "settlements"????

if i build a home in jerushalaim...it aint a settlement

israel isnt the new west...it is a modern country

as for the so called occupied territory...as long as israel doesnt force anyone to move there...an israeli has as much right to build in that area as does anyone else...and that is according to international law

therefore...there are no settlements anywhere in the country

the end

now take the power out of the knesset and send it to local planning authorities and we dont have a problem

case closed

At 1:02 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

The easiest way out is to terminate Israel's occupation of Yesha. The Defense Ministry can't explain why the Palestinians have self-rule but the Jews are treated as a colony with no real political or legal rights. Transfer jurisdiction over them to the Interior Ministry. There is no rational reason in the world why the revanants should be subjected to an Israeli form of apartheid rule.


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