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        10/15/2012, Tishrei 29, 5773

      Committee Okays Bill to Disband the Knesset


      Eleven members of the Knesset's House Committee voted unanimously, Monday morning, to grant exemptions that will put the government's bill to disolve the parliament on the agenda of this afternoon's opening of the Knesset's winter session.

      The proposal currently calls for the date of elections for the 19th Knesset to be January 22, 2013. Debate on the bill, which may result in a change of the date, is expected to mark the beginning of campaign rhetoric. After passage of the first reading of the bill, it is scheduled to return to the committee for approval, then proceed to the full Knesset for its second and third reading.