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Israel's Knesset dominated by extremist bills

Despite the objection of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to the Settlement Regularization bill, and despite the objection of President Reuven Rivlin to the law against the muezzin call, the right-wing camp advances both law proposals in the Knesset.
Israeli lawmakers attend a preliminary vote on a bill at the Knesset, the Israeli parliament, in Jerusalem November 16, 2016. REUTERS/Ammar Awad - RTX2TXTG
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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s weekly statement to the press, made from the Likud Party’s chambers in the Knesset on Nov. 28, conveyed a sense of sheer euphoria both for Netanyahu and the large numbers of Likud activists who came to rub shoulders with the government.

Netanyahu made his grand entry into the crowded hall like a victor returning from the battlefield. He stopped to shake hands with the many Likud supporters who packed the room and to compliment himself on the way his government handled all the fires and arson that raged across the country last week.

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