Bill: Two-thirds of Knesset needed to approve talks on dividing Jerusalem

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to Israel’s Ministerial Committee for Legislation on Sunday approved a bill proposed by Member of Knesset Yakov Litzman (United Torah Judaism) stating that the Israeli government cannot conduct negotiations with a foreign entity about the division of Jerusalem or its partial relinquishment without receiving the approval of 80 Knesset members—two-thirds of the legislature.

Jerusalem. Credit: Berthold Werner.

The bill states, “Jerusalem is a city that was reunited. It will not be divided and no part of it will be handed over to anyone. Jerusalem’s sanctity was not given to outsiders. This bill prevents the possibility that at any stage in any political process there will be a discussion about the status of the city of Jerusalem, the joy of the people in Israel.”

Posted on October 21, 2013 .