Follow-up: Government moves to â€œburyâ€ Jewish-exclusive land law
Only a week after it voted to support the law that allows allocation of land for Jewish exclusive urban settlements, the Israeli government has decided to pass the law (once again) through â€œNeâ€™eman committeeâ€ in what was regarded as an attempt to â€œburyâ€ the law.
This new step is a result of public outcry and fierce objection in the Labour party and other coalition members that came after the vote in the government.
The Neâ€™eman committee was established a week ago to discuss issues related to principal laws (principal laws is the closest thing Israel have to a constitution.) The committee already discussed the possible outcomes of the new law several months ago. Internal political sources estimate the step was decided in order to remove the law from the media spotlight and from the national political agenda.