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Lapid said to urge Sa’ar not to make any moves without another vote on settler law

Foreign Minister Yair Lapid (L) and Justice Minister Gideon Sa'ar speak in the Knesset plenum on October 27, 2021. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)
Foreign Minister Yair Lapid (L) and Justice Minister Gideon Sa'ar speak in the Knesset plenum on October 27, 2021. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)

Foreign Minister Yair Lapid implored Justice Minister Gideon Sa’ar not to take any steps that could decide the government’s future without another vote being held to extend Israeli law to settlers in the West Bank, according to Channel 13 news.

The report says Lapid made the entreaty during a meeting he and Sa’ar held with Prime Minister Naftali Bennett ahead of this evening’s vote on the bill, which currently appears not to have sufficient support to pass.

It was unclear how Sa’ar responded.

The network also reports that Bennett and Interior Minister Ayelet Shaked met with MK Nir Orbach of their Yamina party to make sure he doesn’t surprise them with an announcement to resign after tonight’s vote.

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