Committee okays East Jerusalem Referendum Bill

Posted on September 8, 2008 In Press Releases

A joint panel of the Knesset House and Law committees on Sunday approved a proposal amending the national referendum bill, so that it now states a vote must be held before concessions on any territory under Israeli legal jurisdiction, including Jerusalem. The committee also rejected Central Elections Committee director-general Tamar Edri’s proposal that a public holiday be declared for such a referendum, citing the NIS 1.3 billion cost.

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