Lawmakers approve rules change allowing PM immunity debate to begin

The procedural change allowing the formation of a Knesset House Committee passes overwhelmingly in the Knesset Arrangements Committee, clearing the way for convening the former committee and beginning the debate on Netanyahu’s immunity request in three corruption cases.

The vote is 16 to 1 after Likud and other right-wing MKs storm out of the room.

Chairman MK Avi Nissenkorn (Blue and White) says the committee will reconvene at 2:30 p.m. to begin staffing the permanent committees of the Knesset — a reference to the House Committee, which is expected to begin debating Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s immunity request within days, much to the premier’s consternation.

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