Struk: Kerry Deal? Not Under This Government

By Tova Dvorin
Date: 5th of Jan 2014
Jewish Home MK, in interview with Arutz Sheva, explains why a deal will never be passed under the current coalition.

A US-brokered deal between Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA) is not in Israel’s immediate plans, according to one MK.

MK Orit Struk (Jewish Home), Head of the Lobby for the Land of Israel in the Knesset, related to Arutz Sheva on Saturday night that the current government will not allow United States Secretary of State John Kerry to dictate terms of a peace deal.

The reason: the Referendum Bill – passed in July – which would require a national vote on any deal proposed between Israel and the PA.

Struk was one of the initiators of the bill.  “I’m one of three sponsors of this bill, along with caucus chairman MK Yariv Levin, and Chairman of Jewish Home MK Ayelet Shaked,” she explained, “and [as such], I must reiterate that a peace deal will not be passed through the government just by a positive referendum vote alone.”

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