Why Did Israel’s Government Almost Collapse This Week? Haaretz Answers Your Questions

A crisis over planting trees next to Bedouin communities exposed the government’s fragile standing. What does it all have to do with a decades-old split within Israel’s Islamic Movement? Haaretz explains

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This week, the Israeli government came close to falling when the United Arab List, led by MK Mansour Abbas, threatened to withdraw its support, in response to the forestation work undertaken by the Jewish National Fund on agricultural land used by Negev Bedouin.

The government backed down and promised to negotiate the future of the planting work and other land-related issues with the Bedouin, ending this crisis for the time being.

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