A New Israel Law Makes Peace Even More Difficult, Time Reports

Time reports A New Israel Law Makes Peace Even More Difficult Israel’s new law requiring that any withdrawal from East Jerusalem or the Golan Heights be approved either by two-thirds of the legislature or in a popular referendum has lengthened the odds against the country’s conflicts being settled by negotiation. The 120-seat Knesset passed the law — initiated by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud Party — late Monday, by a vote of 65-33, raising further obstacles to Washington’s longstanding efforts to broker peace through territorial compromise.

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