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News Brief

  6/1/2014, Sivan 3, 5774

Terrorist Pardon Bill will be Debated in Security Cabinet


Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu decided Sunday that instead of having the government vote on a bill that would make it possible for judges to prevent the release of terrorist prisoners, the bill would be discussed by the Diplomacy and Security Cabinet together with the recommendations of the Shamgar Committee on prisoner releases.

Economics Minister Naftali Bennett, who heads the Jewish Home party, was reportedly enraged by the decision not to vote on the bill, and according to Maariv-NRG, stormed out of the meeting after Netanyahu announced his decision. However, other reports say he was mollified when Netanyahu promised to bring the matter to the Diplomacy and Security Cabinet next week and said that he would support the bill there.