Knesset plenum
Knesset plenum Adina Wallman, Knesset Spokesperson

The Knesset on Monday evening approved the second and third readings of the Norwegian Law, which will allow ministers to resign from the Knesset and allow other members from their party to serve as MKs.

66 MKs supported the bill and 43 opposed it. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu was absent from the plenum during the vote, while Alternate Prime Minister Benny Gantz took part in the vote.

MK Ofer Shelah (Yesh Atid-Telem) attacked the bill before the vote, saying, "It would be more appropriate if they called it the Pig Law. The pig has no respect for anything but the manger from which it eats, the trough from which it drinks, but like the pig, your day will also come."

The discussion on the law took place after agreements were reached between the Likud and Blue and White regarding the coalition agreement. Initially, there were thoughts about postponing the vote, but Netanyahu and Gantz agreed to hold it anyway. In the end, as noted, Netanyahu was absent from the vote.

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