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Joint List MK: We’ll back coalition’s economic and crimefighting legislation

Carrie Keller-Lynn is a political and legal correspondent for The Times of Israel

Joint List MK Ahmad Tibi at the Knesset in Jerusalem, on June 22, 2021. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
Joint List MK Ahmad Tibi at the Knesset in Jerusalem, on June 22, 2021. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Joint List MK Ahmad Tibi says that his party plans to support the coalition’s legislation on economics and crimefighting in Arab society, slated for a vote today.

“Our opinion of the coalition is negative, very negative recently,” Tibi says, alluding to frustration with the conflict in Jerusalem’s Temple Mount, referred to by Muslims as the Al Aqsa Mosque compound..

However, he acknowledges that issues like cost of living and the Negev are at the heart of the Joint List’s interests, along with Al-Aqsa.

The Joint List has vacillated in recent weeks on whether or not the faction — itself comprising three separate parties — would cooperate with the flagging coalition to support specific pieces of legislation.

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