Vote on new public broadcaster delayed until after Passover

A vote to implement the agreement reached last week between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon regarding the new public broadcaster is postponed until after the Passover holiday, the coalition says.

The vote — originally scheduled to be held in a special session on Wednesday — is reportedly being delayed after the Likud-led coalition realized the bill would not be ready in time.

Members of the new broadcaster are expected to petition the High Court of Justice in an effort to overturn Thursday’s deal, which dismantled the news division of the yet-to-air network.

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