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  3/10/2014, Adar Bet 8, 5774

Shas Chairman Threatens Support for Territorial Withdrawals

The bills to be discussed this week include the Governance Bill, significantly raising the voting threshold and endangering small Knesset parties; the Enlistment Bill, sending hareidi yeshiva students to the draft for the first time in Israel’s history; and the National Referendum Bill, requiring a national referendum on Israeli land withdrawals.

That bill does not include Judea and Samaria, as they are not currently under Israeli sovereignty, but would cover land-swaps. In the alternative Opposition meeting, held at the Knesset's Negev Hall, Arab, hareidi and leftist MKs united to attack the government.