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Answering opposition demand, quarantining Bennett to appear in Knesset

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett will appear in the Knesset despite officially being in quarantine, several Hebrew-language news outlets report.

Bennett will attend a Knesset session from a special isolation booth in the viewing gallery.

His appearance at the Knesset is meant to mollify opposition members, who had threatened to filibuster all Knesset work unless he showed up for a discussion under rules requiring his presence if 40 MKs sign a petition demanding it.

It’s not clear what the debate will be on. Such debates normally take an hour, during which an opposition and the prime minister normally present differing views on a subject, followed by a short discussion and a vote.

The Likud party had demanded that Bennett show up shortly after his spokesman announced that the premier’s daughter was suspected of carrying the Omicron variant of the coronavirus and that he would therefore self-isolate and work from home.

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