Occupied Jerusalem, ALRAY - Israeli ministerial committee for legislation approved Sunday Unified Jerusalem Bill that bans dividing occupied Jerusalem in any future settlement.
A bill spearheaded by Bayit Yehudi Leader and Israeli Education Minister Naftali Bennett designed to make dividing Jerusalem virtually impossible was vetoed by Prime MInister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday afternoon after the former made clear his intentions to put the so-called ‘Unified Jerusalem Bill’ to the vote without proper prior coalition consultations.
According to the proposed legislation, any decision taken on Jerusalem’s fate would require the consent of eighty MKs in the Knesset.
The leader of the party, "Naftali Bennett," was quoted as saying that Jerusalem survived the disaster of division during the era of former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, noting that the law prevents the division of Jerusalem in the future and keeps it under Israeli sovereignty.
It is impossible to provide a majority of 80 Knesset members who support granting east Jerusalem to the Palestinians, while the law requires to be submitted to the Knesset for a vote in the three readings in order to be effective.