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Livni Opposes Referendum on Peace Agreement

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Tzipi Livni. Photo: Antje Wildgrube/Wikimedia Commons.

Times of Israel – Justice Minister Tzipi Livni on Sunday came out against Finance Minister Yair Lapid and Economics Minister Naftali Bennett following reports that the two were weighing the possibility of legislating a national referendum on any peace agreement with the Palestinian Authority.

Bennett insisted on a referendum as a condition for his Jewish Home party’s joining a coalition with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party in the weeks following the January 22 elections. However, it appears that without the support of Lapid’s Yesh Atid party, Bennett’s proposal has no chance to pass a Knesset vote.

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