This referendum bill is totally unacceptable for two reasons
1. I doesn’t require a super majority to pass and
2. It doesn’t apply to give aways of Judea and Samaria.
Since no one expects there will be a deal this time around to give up Jerusalem or the Golan, the referendum will not be needed. But if there is to be an interim deal, it will include give aways of Parts of Judea and Samaria. The public should also have the right to vote on such giveaways. Ted Belman
By Jason Maoz, JEWISH PRESS
The Israeli Cabinet approved a measure that would require a public referendum or vote on any peace agreement that involves withdrawing from land Israel captured in the 1967 Six Day War.
The legislation was to be brought to a vote of the full Knesset by midweek for a first reading.
“It is important that every citizen have a direct vote on what will determine the future of the state,” Benjamin Netanyahu told the Cabinet before the vote.
But, the legislation only refers to land under Israel’s sovereign control, meaning a referendum will not have to be held in order to give away areas of the West Bank to the Palestinians. Any peace deal that requires giving away parts of Jerusalem or the Golan Heights, or land swaps, will have to be put to a popular vote.