Monday’s session was just over three hours, cut short due to Tisha B’Av. The opposition spent most of that time trying to bring down the government and failed in four consecutive votes. It should be noted that the Yisrael Beitanu MKs did not show up for the vote. The opposition succeeded in delaying all the bills the government wanted to pass and push them from Monday to Wednesday. Tuesday would have no session due to Tisha B’Av.

The Government defeated four no-confidence motions.

  • Kadima’s titled “Netanyahu is dividing the nation” was defeated 29-59 with two abstaining (30 MKs did not vote).
  • Meretz’s titled “The Israeli government creates a rift within the Jewish people due to the law of conversion” was defeated 28-61 with one abstaining (30 MKs did not vote).
  • Ra’am-Ta’al, Chadash and Balad’s titled “Netanyahu government’s policy towards the Arab public” was defeated 29-60 with one abstaining (30 MKs did not vote).
  • National Union’s titled “Government incompetence against the occupation of entire neighborhoods in Tel Aviv and other cities in the country by the tens of thousands of infiltrators from Africa” was defeated 26-60 with three abstaining (34 MKs did not vote).

Other Non-Bill Items

  • House Committee Chairman Levin (Likud) announced the committee’s decisions on which bills in doubt will be discussed in which committees.
  • Interior Committee Chairman Azulai (Shas) asked the Knesset to approve the splitting of one bill into two. The Knesset approved the split 34-0.