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Vote on Regulation Bill, Muezzin Bill postponed to next week

AJN.-After Kahlon says his party will abstain from vote on Regulation Bill, coalition does not have enough votes to pass the legislation that would legalize Jewish outposts in the West Bank, deciding to push it until Monday.

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The Israeli government on Wednesday decided to postpone the vote on two controversial bills the coalition proposed—the Regulation Bill and the Muezzin Bill—to next week.

The cabinet members convened on Wednesday morning to discuss the impending evacuation of the illegal outpost Amona, scheduled for December 25.

The Regulation Bill, which was supposed to go up to a vote in the Knesset later in the day, would retroactively legalize Jewish settlements in the West Bank that were built on privately-owned Palestinian land, including Amona.

At the outset of the cabinet meeting, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced that due to failure to obtain a majority for both bill proposals, the vote on them would be postponed.

Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon has said that if the Regulation Bill is put to a vote, he and his Kulanu party would abstain from the vote. In addition, other coalition members are abroad and would not be able to vote.

Bayit Yehudi leader Naftali Bennett said the postponement of the vote was the result of Kahlon breaching coalition discipline, and that therefore he, Bennett, considers himself free of any obligation to support other coalition bill proposals raised to a vote on Wednesday.

The Regulation Bill will instead be put to a vote on Monday, while the Muezzin Bill—which seeks to limit the use of speakers in the call to prayer at mosques—will go up to a vote next Wednesday. Coalition chairman David Bitan (Likud) will have until that time to muster up the required majority.

Meanwhile, coalition officials warned that the timetable to finding a solution for Amona is narrowing, and there is a possibility there won’t be enough time to implement any of the alternatives by the evacuation deadline.

The «Cypriot Model,» according to which a special land dispute tribunal will be established, will take too long to create, while the proposal to turn the regulation legislation into government regulation orders—which would make the law redundant—will also not be ready in time.

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Jewish communities congratulates the President elect of Argentina Alberto Fernandez

AJN Agency.- The principal jewish communities congratulated Fernandez after his victory in the national elections as he got elected President.

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AJN Agency.- The Delegation of Argentinian Israelis Asociations (DAIA) congratulates the President elect Alberto Fernández for the winning in the national elections of the last sunday.

DAIA’s President wish to work together in the fight against antisemitism, every time of discrimination and xenophobie in defense of human rights.

“We congratulate the President elect, Dr. Alberto Fernández. Is our wish to work together in the fight against antisemitism, every time of discrimination and xenophobie in defense of human rights”, said Jorge Knoblovits in representation of the jewish community of Argentina.

Knoblovits talk with the AJN News Agency and insist on his greets to Fernández and said he hope to: «have success in his work for Argentina».

The President of AMIA (Mutual Association Israeli Argentina), Ariel Eichbaum, felicitate this tuesday the elected President Alberto Fernández for the success in the national elections while he transmited his with of «every sector» accompany the transition process.

Talking with AJN News Agency, Eichbaum transmited the predisposition of AMIA for ‘cooperating’ with programs that facilitate a «bigest social inclusion».

“From AMIA we want to congratulate the President elect Alberto Fernández for the results in the election of the last sunday, in which argentian society could, in peace, expres their will and compromise with democracy and respect for the institutions”, said Eichbaum.

The Israeli Embassy in Argentina congratulate the President elect Alberto Fernández por the winning in the national elections that took place on sunday.

The Embassy published on Twitter: “We congratulate the President elect @alferdez and all the argentinian people for this new celebration of democracy”.

Also the Embassy added: “We will keep working together honoring the friendship between the people of Israel and Argentina”.

The ambassador Galit Ronen also greets the candidate of «Frente de Todos», Alberto Fernández, who win the elections in the first round with over the 48 per cent of the vots, beating the still President Mauricio Macri, who seeked reelection.

“It’s always important to celebrate the democracy. ¡Congratulation to @alferdez and all the Argentinian people!”, said Ronen on Twitter.

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Argentinian President Macri visited the historical synagogue of Basavilbaso

AJN Agency.- Only a few days away of Rosh Hashana and with Iom Kipur coming soon, Mauricio Macri, President of Argentina participate of the meeting at the synagogue Tefila L’Moisés at Basavilbaso, Province of Entre Ríos.

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AJN Agency.- The argentinian President, Mauricio Macri, assisted to the Synagogue Tefila L’ Moisés de Basavilbaso, one of the olders of Argentina, making himself the first argentinian president in visit that synagogue.

Macri send his best wishes for the jewish new year celebration and added: «I want to thank you for reciving me here, in your home. For us it has been very important this years working with the community».

Claudio Avruj, secretary of Human Rights of Argentina discribed that the visit of Macri «Represents with out dudes a huge tribute to the jewish inmigration in the historic colonies of Entre Ríos and a deep recognition to the permanent support to the development of the local communities».

At meeting were present the Rabbi Sergio Bergman, secretary of goverment in Environment and Sustainable Development, and the Minister of Interior, Public Works and Housing of Argentina, Rogelio Frigerio, among others.

In a letter written by Avruj, he assured his pride for the president and remarked the pluralism and respect of Macri.

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