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Gantz delays anti-discrimination law after majority of MKs oppose it

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Defense Minister Benny Gantz’s Blue and White party pulled a bill aimed at making discrimination illegal before it was to be voted on Wednesday, after failing to garner the necessary support for the measure from fellow lawmakers.

The proposal is part of a batch of bills opposed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud that Blue and White has raised as the short-lived coalition appears poised to collapse.

The measure had been scheduled to come up for a preliminary vote immediately ahead of a motion for the Knesset to disband, which passed on preliminary reading with Blue and White’s support, moving Israel closer to its fourth election in under two years.

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Blue and White withdrew the proposal because MKs Yoaz Hendel and Zvi Hauser of the coalition’s Derech Eretz party wouldn’t support it, according to the Haaretz daily, depriving the bill of majority support.........

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