Gov´t Rejects Bill Annexing Jewish Communities (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Gil Ronen 05/13/12)
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The cabinet rejected on Sunday a bill proposed by MK Miri Regev
(Likud) to place Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria under full
Israeli sovereignty. If passed, the bill would have taken the
communities out of the purview of the military government in Judea
and Samaria, which is under the Department of Defense.
Ma´ariv/NRG reported that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said in
the cabinet session that he will vote against the bill if it is
brought to a vote, and asked to postpone the debate regarding the
bill to later date.
Speaking to Arutz Sheva, Regev denied "rumors" according to which the
Prime Minister´s bureau asked her to withdraw the proposal. "No one
from the Prime Minister´s Bureau has approached me on the subject or
requested that I take back my proposal," she stated. However, she
said Likud ministers had voted against the proposal, specifically
singling out Benny Begin as a "fig leaf" used by unspecified elements
for hiding behind.
"Rejection of the bill is pointless," she argued. "I have been
acting – and shall continue to act – in accordance with the Likud
constitution, according to which the communities throughout the Land
of Israel need to be developed and sovereignty must be applied to
Judea and Samaria."
"Regretfully, Minister Benny Begin has turned into a fig leaf for
opposing and passing laws in the government," she accused. "I am
certain the Prime Minister is familiar with the Likud constitution,
thanks to which he was elected," she added. "I am definitely
disappointed by the voting of the Likud ministers and the way in
which they brought down the law."
Regev is planning to announce the establishment of a Knesset lobby
for applying full Israeli sovereignty on Jewish communities in Judea
and Samaria. (IsraelNationalNews © 2012 05/13/12)
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