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bemildred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-13-11 11:45 AM
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1. Netanyahu postpones controversial bill on vetting Supreme Court candidates
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu decided on Sunday to postpone the vote on a controversial bill that gives the Knesset Constitution Committee the right to vet Supreme Court candidates.

At the same time, Netanyahu expressed support for a different bill that would limit foreign funding for human rights organizations, but said he wants to amend it before it is brought to a vote.

The two bills, which cover the same ground, were submitted by Likud and Yisrael Beiteinu MKs respectively.

Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein also voiced his objection to the vetting bill, saying it will infringe on the freedom of expression, is unconstitutional and would probably not withstand a petition to the High Court of Justice.
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