News Brief 10/21/2013, Cheshvan 17, 5774
Livni: Shocked That Ministers Would Prevent Talks on Jerusalem
Justice Minister Tzippy Livni on Monday spoke out against a law that would require any withdrawals from land within the city limits of Jerusalem to be approved by 80 MKs. The law was authored by MK Yaakov Litzman (UTJ).
The Knesset Ministerial Law Committee on Sunday authorized the law for a Knesset vote, with five ministers voting in favor, and four against. Opposing were ministers from Yesh Atid, along with Livni herself, while those in favor included ministers Uri Ariel, Uri Orbach, Yair Shamir, and Sofa Landver. Likud ministers abstained.