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      Two-Day March from Givat HaUlpana to Knesset Begins

      Hundreds of activists, residents of Givat HaUlpana begin protest that will peak during Wednesday's vote.
      By Gil Ronen
      First Publish: 6/4/2012, 12:31 PM

      The march begins
      The march begins
      Yoni Kempinski

      Hundreds of Jewish nationalists and residents of the threatened Givat HaUlpana neighborhood in Beit El began a two-day protest march Monday. The march began at the Givat HaUlpana neighborhood and will end Wednesday outside the Knesset, as the Regulation Bill that could save the neighborhood from demolition comes to a vote.

      On its way to Jerusalem, the march will pass through Givat Assaf, another neighborhood facing the threat of bulldozing by the state unless the Regulation Law is passed.

      On Sunday, the Attorney General and Legal Advisor to the Government Yehuda Weinstein held a discussion in his bureau regarding the idea of moving the Givat HaUlpana buildings to the military base next to Beit El. He then met with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to share the discussion's conclusions.

      Various reports later said that Weinstein thinks the idea of moving the buildings raises legal problems and requires more in-depth discussion. Weinstein reportedly has a problem with construction of the homes on land meant for military, not civilian construction.  

      Netanyahu is expected to continue to demand that his ministers vote against the Regulation Law. It is not clear if he will also threaten to fire ministers who disobey him.