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Israeli Knesset committee approves bill limiting prime minister’s term to 8 years

07:15 PM

Sunday 14 November 2021

Ramallah – (USA):

Today, Sunday, the Ministerial Committee for Legislation in the Israeli Knesset approved a bill presented by Justice Minister Gideon Sa’ar, limiting the prime minister’s term to “eight” years.

The committee approved the bill as a prelude to submitting it to the Knesset for approval in the first reading, and the laws are approved in the Knesset in three readings, after which they become effective.

The Israeli Minister of Justice said that “the adoption of the law is an important principle based on the perception that the government will work for the benefit of the citizens and not for them and for the benefit of their survival, which will strengthen Israel as a Jewish and democratic state.”

It is worth noting that this law will not affect the possibility of the return of former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to power, because it does not affect it retroactively. And Netanyahu could, if he can, return for another eight years.

This law differs from another bill that Gideon Sa’ar intends to introduce and prevents the accused in criminal cases from forming a government, and this is what will prevent Likud Party leader Benjamin Netanyahu from returning to power.

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