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Questions to the Knesset correspondent

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David Simon asks: JAMES, tell us something we don’t know about what is going on in the Knesset, because the government has only one seat majority and even that is wavering. So is the government winning any votes?

Hello David: On Tuesday night, the opposition once again made it very difficult for the government to pass legislation that will allow a committee of religious judges (Dayanim) to decide on matters of kashrut and conversion. Opposition parties used the “filibuster” tactic to delay the move. But at 3am and after 35 long hours, the government won the votes needed to turn the passage into law.

Also on Monday, the bill for the Prime Minister, rotation agreement between Bennett and Lapid passed into law. This was a major priority because without it, the government would struggle to function. There are still plenty of loopholes in the deal, but a lot is based on trust.

However, most of the Knesset committees (including education, interior, health, state controller, labour & social welfare and others) have still not be formed, after almost seven weeks of a new government.

The opposition have accused the coalition of “steamrolling” them in........

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