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        7/28/2013, Av 21, 5773

      Committee Approves Raising of Knesset Threshhold


      The Knesset Constitution, Law and Justice committee approved for initial reading, Sunday, the second part of a bill changing the system of governance in Israel. The first reading could come as early as Monday.

      The portion of the legislation approved by the committee would raise the percentage of the vote needed for Knesset representation to four percent. The measure is expected to make it hard for the predominantly-Arab parties to be elected individually.