Netanyahu Never Intended Sovereignty? Deleting Paragraph 29?
Dr. Aaron Lerner 11 July 2020
Arutz 7 reports that tomorrow Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu intends to delete Paragraph 29 from the coalition agreement, thus giving Gantz veto power over applying Israeli law.
If this is indeed that case this will prove that all these years Mr. Netanyahu never really intended to make history.
Given the trend in the United States today Binyamin Netanyahu might end up selling more books and making more money on the lecture circuit as the man who single-handedly prevented the national camp from applying sovereignty.
16 April 2020
A coalition agreement for the establishment of an emergency and national
Held and signed on April 20, 2020 22 Nissan 5768
Likud faction in the 23rd Knesset (hereinafter: "Likud") and the
Blue and White Faction in the 23rd Knesset ("Blue and White")
28. The Prime Minister and the Alternate Prime Minister will work together
and coordinated to promote peace agreements with all of our neighbors and
promote regional cooperation in a variety of economic areas and the matter
of the corona crisis.
With regard to everything to President Trump's declaration, the Prime
Minister and Alternate Prime Minister will act in full agreement with the
United States, including with regard to the maps with the US and
international dialogue on the issue, all while pursuing the security and
strategic interests of the State of Israel and the need for maintaining
regional stability, maintaining the peace agreements and striving for
future peace agreements.
29. Notwithstanding Article 3, Article 20, Article 21 and Article 28 above,
and after a discussion and consultation are held between the Prime Minister
and the Alternate Prime Minister on the principles set out above, the Prime
Minister will be able to bring the agreement reached with the United States
on the application of sovereignty as of 1.7.2020 for discussion in the
cabinet and government and for approval by the government and/or the
If the Prime Minister wants to bring his proposal to the Knesset, he can
also do so through an MK, provided that he is from the Likud faction, who
would commit at the preliminary reading that the legislation be amended to
the same wording as presented by the Prime Minister in the cabinet and
government. After the preliminary reading, and if it is a government bill
after the first reading, the law will be passed as soon as possible, in the
quickest possible way, and in a way that will not disrupt and delay the
process by the chairman of the Knesset Committee and the Knesset committee
to debate it is the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee.
Subject to the foregoing, the Appendix on the Coalition's Ways of Operation
shall not apply for the purposes of this article.
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