Final Vote on Knesset Dissolution Won’t Be Held Before Tuesday

By Hamodia Staff

MK Nir Orbach, leads a Knesset House Committee session, Monday. (Olivier Fitoussi/FLASH90)

YERUSHALAYIM – Parliamentary wrangling over the dissolution of the Knesset and the setting of a date for new elections was not likely to be resolved by Monday night as coalition forces had hoped.

Knesset House Committee chairman MK Nir Orbach said during a discussion of the relevant bills on the agenda that a motion for dissolution could be brought to the plenum for a preliminary reading by Monday night, but the process would not be completed until Tuesday at the earliest, according to The Times of Israel.

Disputes between the coalition and opposition on a final date for elections and outstanding legislation to be passed before dispersal have slowed the process.

“We don’t agree on the date and the final legislation to be passed,” said Likud MK Yoav Kisch during the meeting. Meanwhile, United Torah Judaism chairman Rabbi Moshe Gafni informed opposition leader Binyamin Netanyahu that after consulting with Hagaon Harav Gershon Edelstein shlit”a, that UTJ will “make every effort to prevent these unnecessary elections. And if we do not succeed, then the date should be October 25, 30 Tishrei.”

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