Netanyahu absent from from Knesset vote on “Norwegian Law”

Amid rising acrimony between two leading coalition partners, the Knesset Monday night passed the law sought by Kahol Lavon allowing cabinet ministers to temporarily resign their seats in parliament in favor of an influx of party members. The law was carried by a vote of 66 to 43 after PM Binyamin Netanyahu and Benny Gantz sat down over the widening differences between their parties on key issues of government business, including West Bank annexation. Netanyahu’s absence from the vote infuriated Kahol Lavan.

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