Knesset Okays Preliminary Reading of Controversial Bill That Would Make It Harder to Topple Government

Likud MK Rivlin slams bill; Opposition leader Yacimovich brands it 'dictatorial.'

The Knesset passed the preliminary reading Wednesday of the controversial governance bill, after a stormy debate, by 51 to 43. Opponents of the bill included members of the coalition, Likud’s Reuven Rivlin and Moshe Feiglin.