Haredi parties to oppose Override Clause

Shas, United Torah Judaism say keeping coalition intact is more important than passing Override Clause.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

Aryeh Deri, Moshe Gafni, and Yaakov Litzman
Aryeh Deri, Moshe Gafni, and Yaakov Litzman
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The haredi Shas and United Torah Judaism parties issued a joint statement Sunday that they would not vote in favor of Yamina MK Ayelet Shaked's bill to implement the Override Clause.

The Override Clause is a step towards overriding the Supreme Court's knocking down of a law passed in the Knesset by having a special majority vote to reinstate it.

In their statement, the parties, which had previously supported similar proposals, said that the need to prevent the coalition from collapsing was the reason they would oppose it this time.

"Representatives of the Shas and United Torah Judaism factions decided today (Sunday) not to support the Override Clause bill that is due to be put to a vote in the Knesset this week by the opposition through MK Ayelet Shaked," the statement said.

"Representatives of the haredi factions have announced that they are committed to preserving the coalition and the prevention of elections, working to pass the state budget, and the fight against the coronavirus."

In doing so, the haredi factions joined the position of the chairman of Yisrael Beyteinu, MK Avigdor Liberman, who announced that he and his party would vote against the Override Clause.

"We will vote against the Override Clause. This is a distraction from the main thing," Liberman said in an interview with Reshet Bet.




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