Bill on peace deal referendum edges closer to becoming Basic Law
Knesset committee approves bill for second and third reading; bill would give near-constitutional status to a requirement that any Israeli decision to cede land must be put to referendum.
A Knesset committee approved Wednesday the government-backed "referendum bill" for its second and third reading. The bill would enhance the status of existing legislation - which provides for a referendum over any future Israeli decision to cede sovereign territory in a peace deal - to a basic law.
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