Saturday, January 20, 2018

(TPS) Meretz Party Chairwoman Zehava Galon filed a challenge to the Minimarkets Law and opponents of the bill continued to speak out against the measure Tuesday, hours after the bill was voted into law in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

 

The Knesset ratified the controversial measure by a razor-thin margin of 58-57, after the five-member Yisrael Beiteinu party voted to reject the bill and Likud MK Sharren Haskel and  Kulanu MK Tali Ploskov both abstained from the vote, and independent MK Orly Levi-Abekasis joined the opposition to vote “no.” In addition, all 13 members of the Joint List party, who normally abstain from votes related to religion and state, voted with the opposition in an attempt to strike a political blow to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and the governing coalition.

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