Ministers Back Bill Requiring 66% Knesset Majority to Negotiate Jerusalem Status

Only with approval of 80 MKs could cabinet negotiate city's future, if bill approved; Lapid declines to join Livni in effort to torpedo the bill.

The cabinet won't be able to even negotiate the status of Jerusalem without the approval of a two-thirds majority in Knesset favoring talks, according to a bill the Ministerial Committee for Legislation approved on Sunday.