Ulpana Bill Defeated in Knesset (13:48 IL)


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The settlement bill intended to legalize homes built in Yehuda and Shomron on contested land, specifically the five apartment buildings in Beit El’s Ulpana neighborhood was defeated in Knesset a short time ago.

The vote was 69-22 against the bill. 29 MKs absented themselves from the vote, including Shas, Yisrael Beitenu, some MKs from Yahadut HaTorah and others.

This was the last line of defense for the five apartment buildings, home to 30 families who will now be evicted by the government in compliance with a High Court of Justice order.

Details on the vote to be provided later as the information becomes available.

(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)


  1. Litzman & Mozes abstained, Eichler voted for the bill.

    The vote was largely symbolic, Netanyahu had a large majority (of the voting MKs) against the bill.

  2. sad that all the arab m.k.s and self hating Jews are allowed to throw Jews out of their homes they bought and built and that is legally theirs!
    shame on the government!

  3. I generally don’t read the N.Y, times – but today”s editorial is calling for Bibi to get much tougher with settlements & make much more consessions to the Arabs.