The Knesset passed on its first reading Monday night one of the key building blocks for reform in the Israel Lands Administration. The law assures the rights of workers and retirees in the ILA. The law thus allows the government to proceed with procedural and organizational reforms in the Administration. The reforms, two years in the planning, were stymied by the lack of agreement with ILA workers.
Forty one MKs voted for the law, and 11 were opposed. The law is set to come up for a vote on its second and third reading within the next two weeks.