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Coalition Crisis Brewing

A coalition crisis has been growing the past few days. The crisis resolves around the now disbanded, Plessner Committee and their recommendations on how to resolve the draft/national service issue for Chareidim and Arabs.

Kadima head, Shaul Mofaz has reportedly refused to meet with Netanyahu as a result. Avigdor Liberman refuses to accept a solution that only addresses the Chareidi draft, but excludes a solution for the Arabs. And UTJ/Aguda refuses to hear of any solution that changes the status quo.

The committee recommendations were supposed to be implemented into a new law that would replace the Tal Law, which expires on August 1 after the Supreme Court declared it unconstitutional.

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3 Responses to “Coalition Crisis Brewing”

  1. Maybe someone can explain it to me. How can the Bagat"z claim that something is "unconstitutional" when to the best of my knowledge, Israel has no constitution? From where does this authority derive?

  2. Stephen Leavitt says:

    A very important question.

  3. Charlie Hall says:

    Israel has a set of "Basic Laws" which to some extent take the place of a constitution:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basic_Laws_of_Israel

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