Blue and White’s ‘Equality Bill’ gets initial nod by Knesset, angering Likud

The Blue and White party’s proposal to anchor equality in Israel’s quasi-constitutional laws has cleared a preliminary reading in the Knesset, against the wishes of its coalition partner Likud.

“The Basic Law: Equality” is “aimed to enshrine the right to equality and the prohibition of discrimination,” according to Gantz.

It’s part of a batch of bills opposed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud that Blue and White is raising as the short-lived coalition appears poised to collapse.

The bill would require three more votes to become law.

It passes its initial reading 56-54.

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