Knesset approves establishment of Arrangements Committee; right-wing bloc boycotts vote

The Knesset approves the establishment of the Arrangements Committee, which deals with procedural issues and setting up other key parliamentary panels.

The vote is 61 in favor and zero against, with right-wing and religious lawmakers allied with Prime Minister Netanyahu boycotting the vote.

Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein, a member of Netanyahu’s Likud party, abstains.

Blue and White MK Ram Ben-Barak waiting to vote in the Knesset public gallery, to separate him from other lawmakers due to him being in quarantine over coronavirus fears, March 23, 2020. (Shmulik Grossman/Knesset)

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