Settlements, Palestinian NGOs Rock Israeli Government Ahead of Key Date

The illegal outpost of Evyatar, Israeli settlement expansion and Gantz's labeling of six Palestinian NGOs as terror groups are jeopardizing the gov't's stability

Michael Hauser Tov
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A number of issues are creating divisions within the Israeli government, and threatening its stability just two weeks before the last date to approve the state budget. Most coalition heads believe, however, that these issues won't prevent the passing of the budget.

During a meeting of coalition leaders on Sunday, Labor head Merav Michaeli and Meretz leader Nitzan Horowitz demanded that Prime Minister Naftali Bennett put the brakes on several controversial issues: Re-establishing the illegal outpost of Evyatar, advancing 1,300 housing units in the settlements as well as Defense Minister Benny Gantz's labeling of six Palestinian NGOs as terror groups. Bennett said he would hold a discussion on Gantz's announcement when the defense minister returns from a visit abroad.

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