The left could win a referendum

Published in Haaretz

Naftali Bennett plans to push forward a law requiring that any future negotiated peace settlement with the Palestinians be brought to a national referendum before being ratified by the Knesset. The Habayit Hayehudi chairman and Economics and Trade Minister claims that such an agreement would be so far-reaching that Israeli citizens should be given the chance to come together to directly endorse or reject it. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu actively supports the referendum idea and Finance Minister Yair Lapid is debating what to do.

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