Public pressure is mounting on PM Netanyahu and Education Minister Naftali Bennett not to allow an additional postponement of the vote on the bill to apply sovereignty to Maale Adumim.
At the moment, the bill is to go on Sunday to deliberations and a vote in the Knesset Law Committee. However, it is possible that the Prime Minister will request to delay the vote by several days, as he has done in recent months.
Maale Adumim Mayor Benny Kashriel said today, Friday, to Netanyahu and Bennett: “ Don’t delay the vote. Continue on your path as leaders of Zionism. It’s only in your hands. Don’t miss the historic opportunity.”
Chairman of the Jewish Home party in Maale Adumim, Nuriel Gatz, called earlier for Jewish Home representatives in the Knesset and government to take action, saying that “residents of Maale Adumim and settlement as a whole turn their eyes to the Jewish Home.”
“Dear Naftali Bennett, Ayelet Shaked, and Uri Ariel, it is forbidden this time to give up and postpone the vote in the Law Committee. When you stand steadfast, nobody can coerce us. They’ve already been talking for 50 years about ‘the correct and proper timing,’ and the time has come for action, as the timing will never be perfect. Maale Adumim enjoys a national consensus, Foot-dragging on the part of Likud doesn’t have to bother us,” Gatz said.