Knesset prepares to approve Netanyahu-Gantz coalition deal

The Knesset resumes deliberations of the bills to anchor in law the controversial premiership rotation deal between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party and Benny Gantz’s Blue and White.

The Knesset members are set to begin voting on — and, according to all indications, pass — the measures in the coming minutes.

Lawmakers had been expected to vote last night to approve the deal, but a maneuver by opposition lawmakers to torpedo the agreement saw it delayed until today.

The deal survived a serious legal challenge yesterday after the Supreme Court unanimously rejected a series of petitions seeking both to prevent Netanyahu from forming a government due to the criminal charges against him and to block controversial clauses of the coalition agreement.

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